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Frequently Asked Questions About Life At 412 Lofts, Minneapolis

Heading to Minneapolis for college? With a lively music and arts scene, inclusive community, and a vibrant nightlife, you’re guaranteed to have a blast. But, moving somewhere new can bring up lots of questions. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of FAQs to help you learn all about life in Minneapolis, and what to expect at our 412 Lofts. 

What US cities are easy to travel to from Minneapolis?

Minneapolis is within driving distance of several US cities, including Golden Valley (7.6 miles), Columbia Heights (5.2 miles), Robbinsdale (9.4 miles), Saint Louis Park (6.5 miles) and Roseville (8 miles). It’s also a less-than-two-hour flight away from a number of major cities like Kansas City, Chicago, Saint Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit.

What are the best student activities in Minneapolis?

All that studying is hungry work. And lucky for you, you’ll find plenty of incredible places to eat in Minneapolis. From fusion restaurants to classic American diners, and trendy neighborhood cafés to low-key BBQ spots, you’ll never get bored of exploring the food scene in Minneapolis.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’re in for a real treat. Minneapolis is home to breathtaking waterfalls, lakes, bike and running trails - and you’re never further than six blocks away from a park.

For a spot of retail therapy, you can’t go wrong with Mall of America – an iconic US megamall, featuring shopping and entertainment. With over 500 stores and restaurants, plus a cinema, aquarium, and theme park - you can easily spend a day here.

If arts and culture is more your thing, there are plenty of free museums and art galleries to discover across the city.

What are the must-see attractions in Minneapolis?

With 4,000 years of world history to explore in the form of photography, paintings, and prints, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a must-visit attraction. Or, why not visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, where you can enjoy iconic art like the Spoonbridge and Cherry in an outdoor setting. The best bit is, they’re both free!

Minnehaha Park is one of the city's most popular outdoor spaces, attracting over 850,000 visitors annually. There are bike paths, gardens, kayaking, a famous seafood eatery, and the main event – a striking 53-foot waterfall.

How big is Minneapolis?

Located in the central eastern area of Minnesota and the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is around 148.9 km². With a population of 425,336, it’s the largest city in the entire state of Minnesota. Getting around is relatively easy thanks to the city’s award-winning transit system with light rail and buses, plus taxis, Uber, Lyft, and bike rentals.

How close are the 412 Lofts to campus?

Our 412 Lofts are conveniently located just an 18-minute walk or six-minute bike ride from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Minneapolis College is located an 18-minute bike ride away or it’s a quick 25 minutes on the bus.

What facilities are available at the 412 Lofts?

The facilities at 412 Lofts are geared towards an on-the-go, active student lifestyle. You’ll find a 24-hour fitness center with all the latest equipment and a dedicated yoga area to help you unwind. Plus, there’s a coffee bar and a brand-new lounge room where you can chill out with friends or share a game of ping pong.

Are the 412 social spaces student only?

We welcome guests to 412 Lofts. However, all visitors are required to sign in and meet the security team before being allowed access to the building. And it goes without saying, all residents are responsible for their guests’ behavior.

Is there onsite parking?

Yes, there is a dedicated garage at 412 Lofts which you can use to park your car. However, there’s only a certain number of spaces, so we’d suggest that you book your space sooner rather than later. There’s also bike storage if you prefer to travel on two wheels.

Why Yugo?

Our student housing is more than just a place to live and learn. It’s a holistic living experience with great spaces across the US, as well as across Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

We give our students a supportive place to grow on and off campus. When you choose Yugo, alongside your desirable accommodation, you’ll experience the great lifestyle that 412 Lofts provides.

So, there you have it! Our top FAQs about life at 412 Lofts. We hope you found the answer you were looking for – but if you didn’t, please check out our USA FAQs or simply get in touch.