Best Apartment Rooftops in Minneapolis

Known as the Land of Lakes, Minneapolis is one of those rare cities that seamlessly combines natural beauty with stunning cityscapes. Because of this, it's also one of those cities where you really benefit from having an elevated view of your surroundings.

With so much scenery to soak up, apartments all around Minneapolis are doing their best to entice new renters by providing residents with their own private perch from which they can enjoy the city with their friends and neighbors.

Whether you're a rooftop griller, an all-day tanner or anything in between, you'll find what you're looking for on this shortlist of the best apartment rooftops in Minneapolis.

The Link Minneapolis

Rooftop fire pit at The Link Minneapolis

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The Link Minneapolis has one of the largest, most beautiful rooftops in all of Minneapolis. Equipped with a gorgeous circular fire pit and lined with multiple four-top tables, there's something for everyone at this stunning elevated oasis.

Located right on the Mississippi River, the rooftop at this 336-unit Prospect Park community is protected by wind-blocking glass walls, making it a great place to be anytime the sun is shining down on The City of Lakes.

Did we mention there's also a pool? That's right, this isn't just a great spot to soak up the sights, it's also a great spot to soak up the sun while you enjoy the cool waters all throughout the spring and summer months.

Heritage Landing

Upscale rooftop lounge at Heritage Landing

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The rooftop at Heritage Landing is packed with fresh greenery, filled with ample seating and equipped to handle everything from a 30th birthday party with old friends to a quiet cup of coffee early on a Monday morning. Versatility is the name of the game and the rooftop at Heritage Landing certainly sets the standard in that department.

In addition to the rooftop terrace, this 229-unit Warehouse District community also boasts an elevated courtyard. This secluded courtyard features multiple circular tables situated under umbrellas and a professional-grade cornhole setup sitting atop artificial turf. There's not a better place in the city for good eats and great times than the elevated outdoor amenities at Heritage Landing.

Dock Street Flats

Rooftop bar and grill at Dock Street Flats

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The large rooftop terrace at Dock Street Flats is one of the more relaxing places in Minneapolis to enjoy the spring and summer months. With a professional-grade grilling station surrounded by circular tables under a shade-providing metal framework, there isn't a bad seat in the house atop this private perch.

Boasting a sizable bar sitting in front of a large flatscreen TV, this 185-unit North Loop community embraces a fun-in-the-sun attitude and provides residents with all the resources they need to link up with old friends, meet new neighbors or enjoy a little quiet time on their own.

The Central

Indoor-outdoor lounge on the rooftop at The Central

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As the name implies, The Central is located in Central Minneapolis. Right in the heart of the hustle and bustle, this boutique 49-unit apartment complex is surrounded by the sights, sounds and local attractions that make Minneapolis such a marvelous place to call home.

Sitting atop this exclusive apartment community is a serene private rooftop with a grilling station, ample seating and a seamless transition between the outdoor space and the indoor lounge. Inside the lounge, residents are free to enjoy the shuffleboard tables, flatscreen TV and well-equipped demonstration kitchen. Regardless of how you're looking to pass the time, this place has what you need to enjoy Minneapolis to the fullest.

240 Park Avenue

Demonstration kitchen at 240 Park Avenue

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The rooftop lounge at 240 Park Avenue is an upscale and undeniably comfortable place to kill a few hours on a lazy day. Boasting a beautiful demonstration kitchen with a professional-grade gas range stove, a massive marble island and stunning views of U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding area, this is the place to be if you want to enjoy the scenery of Minneapolis without exposing yourself to the often unruly elements.

Beyond the Gordon Ramsay-approved (we're guessing) communal kitchen, this 201-unit Downtown East community also features a rooftop park for your pup. This artificial turf dog run makes midday bathroom breaks for your four-legged roommate as convenient as possible.

To top it all off, the rooftop also houses a massive outdoor lounge. This lounge boasts everything from bar seating with stunning views to fire pits surrounded by plush couches to meticulously manicured greenery and more, this elevated oasis truly has it all and leaves residents wanting for nothing more.

The Bridges

Massive sundeck at The Bridges

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While not on the roof, the communal sun deck at The Bridges still makes this list for a number of reasons. Elevated high enough off the street level to allow for a total separation from the sounds and stresses of the streets below, this sunkissed communal space is perfect for maintaining a tan, grilling up some fresh eats for friends or hanging out on the couches in the shade and watching the day go by. Apartment life doesn't get much better than that.

Located just about as close to the University of Minnesota campus as possible, this 210-unit Dinkytown community was created to comfortably house students, young professionals and anyone else looking to enjoy downtown Minneapolis living at its best.

The Lago

Dining table with a view on the roof at The Lago in Minneapolis

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The rooftop at The Lago is, to put it simply, a lovely place to find yourself. Boasting two professional-grade grills, a sizable eight-person dining table and a fire pit surrounded by comfortable couches, this spot has it all. And that's not even to mention the view. The unobstructed views from this serene rooftop setup are truly second to none.

Always a great place to retreat to at the beginning of a tough week or the end of a long day, the rooftop at this 132-unit Lyndale community is capable of catering to your mood, regardless of if you're looking for rest, relaxation, recreation or anything in between.

Eitel Apartments

Rooftop dining area at Eitel Apartments

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If you're hoping to host a dinner al fresco in an apartment in Minneapolis, look no further than the rooftop at Eitel Apartments. Boasting a professional-grade grill flanked on either side by more than enough counter space to accommodate even the most elaborate prep work, this is an outdoor kitchen that is truly fit for a king.

But, what good is state-of-the-art cooking equipment if there isn't a good spot to enjoy the culinary creations? The rooftop at Eitel Apartments houses a massive, 10-person dining table that's perfect for hosting old friends, meeting new neighbors and anything in between.

Locating in Loring Park, this well-equipped rooftop space also has a line of lounge chairs sitting atop artificial turf. The perfect place to spend a sunny day in the city, residents here often sport superior tans compared to their counterparts in other apartment communities.

Artistry on 10th Apartments

Designer seating on the roof at Artisan on 10th Apartments

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Take one look at the rooftop at Artistry on 10th Apartments and it's easy to see that this space is designed to support fun above all else. With a massive flatscreen TV, funky designer furniture and pristine artificial turf underfoot, this is one of those places that put a smile on your face every time you see it.

This 307-unit Downtown West apartment community also houses a beautiful rooftop pool, as well. Featuring unique tilework, this artisan pool may not be large enough for swimming laps, but it is perfect for a Friday afternoon float with friends. Luxury lounge chairs and an ivy wall border the pool area. Needless to say, this is one of the better places to be on a beautiful day in Minneapolis.

Tula Apartments

Rooftop movies on the projector at Tula Apartments

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The rooftop at Tula Apartments was made to entertain. Boasting a huge projector for movies, sports and all sorts of entertainment on one wall, bar seating overlooking the ledge, a grilling station and a sizable dining table, this rooftop has everything you'd expect — and a few things you most definitely do not. Situated under string lights and peppered with large potted plants, there's something for everyone atop this private perch in the coveted Uptown area.

Easily within walking distance of Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles, two of Minneapolis' largest and most beautiful lakes, this rooftop leverages its stellar location to provide residents with a pleasing mix of views of cityscapes and stunning blue waters. You simply can't find that combination elsewhere.

Find your favorite rooftop in Minneapolis

From movie nights under the stars to dining for ten al fresco and more, these Minneapolis rooftops represent the best of the best in the better half of the Twin Cities (just kidding, St. Paul). Find your favorite and fill out an application today!

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Carson Sperry A native of the northern suburbs of Chicago, Carson made his way to the South to attend Wofford College where he received his BA in English. After working as a copywriter for a couple of boutique marketing agencies in South Carolina, he made the move to Atlanta and quickly joined the Rent. team as a content marketing coordinator. When he's off the clock, you can find Carson reading in a park, hunting down a great cup of coffee or hanging out with his dogs.

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