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The Landings At The Preserve Apartments
100 Minges Creek Pl
Battle Creek, MI
1 Bedroom
$755
2 Bedrooms
$950
The Landings at the Preserve in Battle Creek, Michigan feature updated kitchens with breakfast bars. Spacious floor plans and patios or balconies. In-unit washers and dryers.
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Starting at $1,240
Updated 11 hrs ago
100 Gethings Circle
100 Gethings Circle
Battle Creek, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,240
Starting at $500
Updated 24 days ago
15 Cliff St
15 Cliff St
Battle Creek, MI
4 Bedrooms
$500
Starting at $700
Updated 6 days ago
579 Upton Ave
579 Upton Ave
Springfield, MI
2 Bedrooms
$700
Starting at $2,000
Updated 7 days ago
10148 Castle Creek Cir
10148 Castle Creek Cir
Galesburg, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $2,500
Updated 9 days ago
6440 N 39th St
6440 N 39th St
Augusta, MI
5 Bedrooms
$2,500

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Battle Creek

April 2018 Battle Creek Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Battle Creek Rent Report. Battle Creek rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Battle Creek rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Battle Creek rent trends were flat over the past month

Battle Creek rents have remained steady over the past month, but have decreased slightly by 0.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Battle Creek stand at $690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $860 for a two-bedroom. Battle Creek's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

    Rents rising across cities in Michigan

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Battle Creek over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in Michigan for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.7% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Ann Arbor is the most expensive of all Michigan's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,290; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Flint, where a two-bedroom goes for $720, is the only other major city besides Battle Creek to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.7%).
    • Warren, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.5%, 4.0%, and 3.7%, respectively).

    Battle Creek rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen slightly in Battle Creek, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Battle Creek is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Battle Creek's median two-bedroom rent of $860 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Battle Creek.
    • While rents in Battle Creek fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Battle Creek than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Battle Creek.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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