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A New Lease on Life with a Downtown Rochester Apartment

As Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" said, “There’s no place like home.” Downtown Rochester, Minnesota could be your next home sweet home! With many conveniences right outside your door in downtown Rochester (every service imaginable, you’re minutes away from where you need/want to be, entertainment options abound, etc.), it’s all about location, location, location! Find a new place to call home; have a look at the following Downtown Rochester rentals!

For Working Professionals

501 on First
Looking to upgrade your living arrangements? 501 on First is a great step up! This pet-friendly, adaptable apartment complex welcomes all searching for studio, one- or two-bedroom options. And it is abundant in amenities, like free high-speed internet, 24/7 fitness center or nearby walking trails, if you’d rather get outdoors, and its proximity to shopping and dining.

Civic Square Apartments
Have no trouble getting from one place to another when you live at Civic Square Apartments. These one- and two-bedroom apartments encircle a beautiful courtyard, perfect for enjoying beautiful summer days. With spacious floor plans, a dishwasher and laundry in every apartment, Civic Square Apartments are a coveted yet affordable choice for living in downtown Rochester.

Metropolitan Market Place
Just its name exudes upscale living! While it has the bonuses of urban dwelling, you will feel the homey charm of Metropolitan Market Place. Take your pick of a studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment, outfitted with free wireless internet, a washer, dryer, and every other appliance, and all-inclusive utilities. Don’t worry about where your car will live, either: the building offers secure, heated parking for those chilly winter days. On mild days, gather on the fully-furnished and landscaped terrace.

The Maven on Broadway
With views of the Zumbro River, The Maven opens mid-July 2019 and will feature retail space on the ground level, a spa, rooftop hang-out spot, and fitness center on the second, and a speakeasy lounge on the sixth floor. In between will be luxury apartments of studio, one- or two-bedrooms, penthouses and furnished residences.

Residences of Old City Hall
Unlike any place you will live in downtown Rochester, the Residences of Old City Hall are apartments retrofitted from 1932 art deco-style City Hall rooms! Its history can be found in the grand foyer, master staircase and courtroom benches that line the spacious corridors. However, a rooftop patio is its modern element to its outstanding home-like atmosphere.

For Students

318 Commons
University of Minnesota Rochester students, be the envy of friends and classmates when you mention living at 318 Commons! These apartments are brimming with contemporary features, like bamboo-style flooring, designer furniture and stainless-steel appliances. 318 Commons uses a revolutionary roommate-pairing system to find you someone compatible. The best part? All utilities are included in your rent, saving a little more cash for books! We agree “Hundo P” 318 Commons is the best place to live while attending UMR.

The Parker
Coming to downtown Rochester for college? No need to bring or to purchase any furniture when you rent from The Parker! These quaint yet fully furnished rooms come with all utilities included, community kitchen and month-to-month leases. Stay by yourself or with a friend; there are apartments available in single or double occupancy!

For Long-Term Mayo Clinic Visitors

Broadway Plaza
If you’re here for an extended Mayo Clinic visit, no need to bring along amenities from home. Rent a one- to four-bedroom apartment or penthouse at Broadway Plaza, a high-quality high-rise in downtown Rochester. The spacious apartments come furnished, unfurnished or serviced, depending on your preference, and feature walk-in closets, large floor plans and fully-equipped gourmet kitchens for your convenience. And it’s mere steps or a free shuttle away from Mayo Clinic.

Centerville Location
Stay as long as you need at Centerville Location apartments; monthly, weekly and even daily rentals accommodate your visit, a half block walking distance from Mayo Clinic. Your home-away-from-home experience includes a fully-equipped kitchen in an accessible studio or one-bedroom apartment.

Riverview Suites
Tired of living out of a suitcase? A home-like environment awaits you at Riverview Suites in downtown Rochester. Mayo Clinic is a walkable three blocks away or reachable with a free shuttle from your apartment. Riverview Suites has all the amenities of home: completely furnished spaces, a washer and dryer in all units and a kids playground on-site, all for daily, weekly or monthly rates.

For Assistance-Based Residents

Central Towers
Designed to fit its residents’ needs, Central Towers is situated off two main streets (Civic Center Drive and Broadway Ave) in downtown Rochester for easy access. This conveniently-located abode is part of the Housing and Urban development Division (HUD) subsidy, meant for low-income, older adults. Have your very own one- or two-bedroom apartment through a rent arrangement you can afford with the help of Home and Community Care (HACC).

Fontaine Towers
Get a river view of downtown Rochester while maintaining affordability. Fontaine Towers offers one- and two-bedroom living spaces for older adults with limited means. Tenants typically pay 30 percent of gross income for rent and work with HUD to afford a place to call theirs.

Park Towers
With 166 one-bedroom rental units, Park Towers is called home for approximately 245 people. Get to know your new neighbors when you join this income-based community. Located on Broadway Ave in downtown Rochester, these apartments are easily accessible to businesses, dining and services.

For Long-Term Residents

Charter House
Live actively, independently, and conveniently maintenance-free at Charter House in downtown Rochester! As the only owned and operated senior living community owned by Mayo Clinic, Charter House is a caring space for older people to reside. It's a well-connected place to live: walk to Mayo Clinic, downtown shops, dining and much more!

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