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279 MADISON Avenue
279 Madison Avenue
Clawson, MI | Clawson
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1036 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Location, location, location! This Clawson ranch home features 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath with brand new carpet and vinyl flooring throughout the home.
1 Unit Available
739 W Maple
739 West Maple Road
Clawson, MI | Clawson
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
983 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Lovely condo for lease in Clawson on W. Maple. Well cared for and attractive complex with carports and plenty of additional parking.
1 Unit Available
333 S Rochester Rd 3
333 South Rochester Road
Clawson, MI | Royal Oak
1 Bedroom
$850
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Spacious 1 bedroom - Property Id: 343918 For immediate occupancy: large remodeled 1 bedroom 1bath apartment. New life proof flooring, new cabinets and countertops, new ceiling fan and light fixtures.
1 Unit Available
174 W Elmwood Ave
174 West Elmwood Avenue
Clawson, MI | Clawson
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1028 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Beautiful brick ranch in Clawson has been updated throughout. Open concept living, dining and kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, and breakfast bar seating as well! Refinished hardwood floors throughout most of the main floor.
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26 Units Available
Regent’s Club of Troy
2751 Melcombe Cir
Troy, MI | Downtown Troy
1 Bedroom
$1,525
1050 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,855
1255 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,370
1994 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:01 PM
Just minutes from Somerset Park Golf Course. Outstanding apartment upgrades including hardwood floors, granite countertops and walk-in closets. Available furnished. On-site game room, pool, playground and community garden. Guest suites available. Pet-friendly.
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4 Units Available
Arlington Townhomes & Apartments
3115 Evergreen Dr
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
1 Bedroom
$920
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
995 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:21 PM
Arlington Townhomes and Apartments provide a peaceful setting, while offering a highly desired Royal Oak location that puts you minutes away from the things that are important to you.
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7 Units Available
The Tremont
32500 Concord Drive
Madison Heights, MI | Madison Heights
Studio
$1,035
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
922 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
The Tremont offers brand new apartments in an urban mecca, perfectly located amidst shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues! Convenient living in a hustle-bustle setting, the community has two studio floor plans; perfect for those who need a
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8 Units Available
Amber Apartments of Royal Oak
3807 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$789
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
853 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Imagine living where you have great restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and more just minutes from your doorstep. Combine that with being just far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet at the end of the day.
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4 Units Available
Concord Towers
32600 Concord Dr
Madison Heights, MI | Madison Heights
1 Bedroom
$790
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
925 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Make your home at Concord Towers Apartments and enjoy peaceful living in a vibrant downtown setting. Our entire community was designed for your convenience and enjoyment.
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1 Unit Available
Briarwood Park
2400 Parmenter Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,565
1243 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:48 PM
Briarwood Park Apartments is a secluded enclave of luxury apartments within the upscale, well located, North Royal Oak area. This magnificent community is the ultimate blend of nature and convenience nestled among a quiet neighborhood.
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59 Units Available
Somerset Park
1911 Golfview Dr
Troy, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,099
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
1330 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,560
1500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:22 PM
Located just minutes from I-75, I-696 and area parks. Just 30 minutes from downtown Detroit. On-site amenities include a walking trail, pools, park and nearby golf course. Granite countertops, designer cabinetry and spacious layouts.
1 Unit Available
4829 MANSFIELD Avenue
4829 Mansfield Avenue
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
729 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
VERY BRIGHT UNIT!!! CLEAN AND FRESHLY PAINTED 2 BR. UPPER UNIT CONDO. BEAUTIFUL NEWLY REFINISHED KITCHEN AND HARDWOOD FLOORS WITH NEW LAMINATE FLOORING IN KITCHEN AND BATH - NEW REGRIGERATOR, STOVE AND MICROWAVE.
1 Unit Available
4835 BRIARWOOD AVE APT 1
4835 Briarwood Avenue
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
1 Bedroom
$950
750 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Updated 1 bedroom, ranch-style unit on the first floor. Enjoy this unit with an updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
2449 Samoset Rd.
2449 Samoset Road
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1008 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Move right into this recently updated condo. Beautiful wood vinyl flooring throughout and natural fireplace in the Living Room. Kitchen has newer light wood cabinets and adjoining granite snack/serving bar and plenty of storage.
1 Unit Available
2050 WICKHAM Street
2050 Wickham Street
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1280 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Beautiful & exceptionally well maintained 3BR, 2.5 bath townhouse end unit, gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Finished basement w/full bath and kitchen. Private patio , 1 carport and assigned parking, club house, common pool, park.
1 Unit Available
2659 MELCOMBE CIR # 2751
2659 Melcombe Circle
Troy, MI | Downtown Troy
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$2,525
1040 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
At Regents Club of Troy you will find a lifestyle unique among apartments.
1 Unit Available
1026 Midland Boulevard
1026 Midland Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1015 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
BRICK HOME W/HARDWOOD FLOORS, CERAMIC TILE, UPDATED KITCHEN, CERAMIC TILE BATH. 1.5 SD, $300 CLEAN FEE. $25.00 APP FEE. NO SMOKING. NO PETS. SEE ATTACHED APPLICATION PROCEDURE.
1 Unit Available
2715 GLENVIEW Avenue
2715 Glenview Avenue
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1080 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Fabulous brick townhouse perfectly located in a private setting just minutes from Downtown Royal Oak. Covered porch off the living room with hardwood floors, cove ceilings & large picture window.
1 Unit Available
141 GIRARD Avenue
141 Girard Avenue
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1102 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
LOCATION! LOCATION! This exceptional home is just minutes from downtown Royal Oak. Very comfortable home.This home features updated kitchen and bathrooms with hardwood floors throughout.
1 Unit Available
1120 AMELIA Avenue
1120 Amelia Street
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1013 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Great 3 bedroom with 2 full bath. Hardwoods, all appliances, 2 car garage. Lower level finished with gas fireplace insert and newer full bathroom. Ready to move in mid-December. No smokers and no pets.
1 Unit Available
2702 N MAIN Street
2702 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
907 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
GREAT LOCATION NEAR DOWNTOWN WAGNER PARK AND RED RUN GOLF CLUB * WELL MAINTANED THREE BEDROOM HOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN * FRESHLY PAINTED * BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOORING * UPDATED MAIN BATHROOM * MASTER BEDROOM HAS HALF BATH * PARTIALLY FINISHED
1 Unit Available
2956 N ALEXANDER Avenue
2956 North Alexander Avenue
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1129 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
Location, Location, Location! Enjoy the quiet and safe Red Run Neighborhood while still being less than 5 minutes from all that Downtown Royal Oak has to offer! This 2 bed bungalow features updates throughout, the upper level was transformed from 2
1 Unit Available
3812 Rochester Road
3812 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1200 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:19 PM
End Unit Condo in 3 Unit Building. Min. 2 year lease. Quiet and private location. Spacious unit with spacious living room/dining area, kitchen and lav. Upstairs 2 large bedrooms with full bath. Basement has laundry facilities.
1 Unit Available
3915 Devon Rd
3915 Devon Road
Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$1,475
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 09:22 PM
YOUR SEARCH STOPS HERE! THIS BEAUTFIULLY MAINTAINED AND UPDATED 3 BED 1 BATH APARTMENT IN ROYAL OAK WON'T LAST LONG. WITH PRIVATE ENTRY AND DRIVE WAY FOR PARKING THIS COZY UNIT WILL HAVE YOU FEELING AT HOME IN NO TIME.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Clawson. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Concordia University-Ann Arbor, College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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City Guide

Clawson
Clawson's name is actually a spelling error, as the town was named after a settler named John Lawson. Before being somewhat named for Lawson, Clawson was known as Pumachug and The Corners before assuming its current name.
Clawson's name is actually a spelling error, as the town was named after a settler named John Lawson. Before being somewhat named for Lawson, Clawson was known as Pumachug and The Corners before assuming its current name.

Clawson calls itself the "Little City With a Big Heart," and it's easy to see why, as this Detroit suburb of 11,825 has only 2.2 square miles of area. In that limited space is a town with considerable spunk and flavor, as its downtown area always has something going on, especially in the summer months. Its small size makes Clawson easily accessible on bike or foot for citizens and visitors alike, and City Park is the nexus of the town's many summertime recreational activities. Located in southern Oakland County, Clawson is 15 miles from Detroit and slightly further than that from Canada if scarfing down poutine is your idea of a fun time.

Moving to Clawson

As with many small towns, especially ones with Clawson's down-home community feel, it's not easy to find available housing in town. Three-quarters of Clawson housing properties are owned, and the vacancy rate is only 1.8%. So if you can find apartments to rent, rental condos or houses to rent, jump on them. While supply might not be extraordinarily high, the demand won't cause ridiculous Manhattan-esque price explosions. Clawson's cost of living is slightly below the national average, although much higher than if you wanted to renovate a burned-out abandoned house in Detroit.

Home Selection

There are plenty of avenues out there for house rentals, as there are over 1,000 homes that are used as rental properties in Clawson. These houses come in a variety of sizes, though one-bedroom/one-bath houses and two-bedroom/one-bath houses make up the majority of the house rental properties. Condos are also big, especially outside of downtown Clawson, and there are also quite a few apartments to rent . While these deals don't exist across the board, some apartment complexes will pay for utilities, such as water and heat. It's not an all bills paid situation per se, but discerning, careful homebuyers can generate quite a bit of savings if they are willing to put in some legwork.

Growing Better With Age

While you won't find relics from the Revolutionary War, like you'd find in New England, be prepared to live in a place that others have resided in. Don't fret though, as houses in Clawson are generally in good order no matter the age. If you are looking for a condo and apartment to rent, you'll find a younger housing stock, as many of those type of properties were built in the 1970s or later.

Before You Move

There really isn't a time where it's better or worse to move as far as vacancies and housing stock are concerned, but it's probably best to move in the spring or early summer to avoid brutally cold winter weather (especially after the obnoxious Polar Vortex craze of this past winter). As for what you'll need to move to Clawson, bring income verification (most places ask for pay stubs dating back 30 days from the date of inquiry), and be prepared for a background check and a credit check. As long as you aren't an unemployed criminal with a terrible credit history, you should be good to go.

Moving to Clawson
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As with many small towns, especially ones with Clawson's down-home community feel, it's not easy to find available housing in town. Three-quarters of Clawson housing properties are owned, and the vacancy rate is only 1.8%. So if you can find apartments to rent, rental condos or houses to rent, jump on them. While supply might not be extraordinarily high, the demand won't cause ridiculous Manhattan-esque price explosions. Clawson's cost of living is slightly below the national average, although much higher than if you wanted to renovate a burned-out abandoned house in Detroit.

Home Selection

There are plenty of avenues out there for house rentals, as there are over 1,000 homes that are used as rental properties in Clawson. These houses come in a variety of sizes, though one-bedroom/one-bath houses and two-bedroom/one-bath houses make up the majority of the house rental properties. Condos are also big, especially outside of downtown Clawson, and there are also quite a few apartments to rent . While these deals don't exist across the board, some apartment complexes will pay for utilities, such as water and heat. It's not an all bills paid situation per se, but discerning, careful homebuyers can generate quite a bit of savings if they are willing to put in some legwork.

Growing Better With Age

While you won't find relics from the Revolutionary War, like you'd find in New England, be prepared to live in a place that others have resided in. Don't fret though, as houses in Clawson are generally in good order no matter the age. If you are looking for a condo and apartment to rent, you'll find a younger housing stock, as many of those type of properties were built in the 1970s or later.

Before You Move

There really isn't a time where it's better or worse to move as far as vacancies and housing stock are concerned, but it's probably best to move in the spring or early summer to avoid brutally cold winter weather (especially after the obnoxious Polar Vortex craze of this past winter). As for what you'll need to move to Clawson, bring income verification (most places ask for pay stubs dating back 30 days from the date of inquiry), and be prepared for a background check and a credit check. As long as you aren't an unemployed criminal with a terrible credit history, you should be good to go.

Neighborhoods of Clawson

Even though you can hop, skip and jump around Clawson (although not in the winter, it's way too icy for such endeavors), there are a few different neighborhoods that you can choose from. Depending on where you need to go on a regular basis (mostly likely Detroit) and the type of property you are looking to rent, where you choose to live could be quite important.

Downtown Clawson: This is the best neighborhood to find studio apartments for rent. Centered around the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Main Street and bordered by Rochester Road to the east and Custer Avenue to the west, this is where the hustle and bustle of Clawson is found, with restaurants and shops dotting the area. Residents here enjoy checking out the Clawson Historical Museum on Main Street, along with doing some shopping at Leon & Lulu, a local furniture store with an artistic flair located at the site of the old Ambassador Roller Rink on 14 Mile Road.

Osborne: A small neighborhood south of downtown, Osborne is made up of mostly two- and three-bedroom houses. There are a few apartments for rent, but houses are prevalent in Osborne. Children in the area have a lot of fun at Parkland Park on Parkland Road, which features a play area for children along with a decent-sized picnic area.

Clawson: This neighborhood encompasses the majority of the town and has a wide variety of rental options. The best place for apartment and townhouse rentals are along Crooks Road on the western border of town. The northwest border of the neighborhood borders the Oakland-Troy Airport, while Maple Avenue serves as the town's northern border. The largest of Clawson's five parks, Clawson City Park, is in this neighborhood and boasts a stadium with a football field and track along with several other athletic facilities and a 0.75-mile woodchip trail for exploring.

Neighborhoods of Clawson
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Even though you can hop, skip and jump around Clawson (although not in the winter, it's way too icy for such endeavors), there are a few different neighborhoods that you can choose from. Depending on where you need to go on a regular basis (mostly likely Detroit) and the type of property you are looking to rent, where you choose to live could be quite important.

Downtown Clawson: This is the best neighborhood to find studio apartments for rent. Centered around the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Main Street and bordered by Rochester Road to the east and Custer Avenue to the west, this is where the hustle and bustle of Clawson is found, with restaurants and shops dotting the area. Residents here enjoy checking out the Clawson Historical Museum on Main Street, along with doing some shopping at Leon & Lulu, a local furniture store with an artistic flair located at the site of the old Ambassador Roller Rink on 14 Mile Road.

Osborne: A small neighborhood south of downtown, Osborne is made up of mostly two- and three-bedroom houses. There are a few apartments for rent, but houses are prevalent in Osborne. Children in the area have a lot of fun at Parkland Park on Parkland Road, which features a play area for children along with a decent-sized picnic area.

Clawson: This neighborhood encompasses the majority of the town and has a wide variety of rental options. The best place for apartment and townhouse rentals are along Crooks Road on the western border of town. The northwest border of the neighborhood borders the Oakland-Troy Airport, while Maple Avenue serves as the town's northern border. The largest of Clawson's five parks, Clawson City Park, is in this neighborhood and boasts a stadium with a football field and track along with several other athletic facilities and a 0.75-mile woodchip trail for exploring.

Living in Clawson

With only 2.2 square miles of space, it's very easy to walk and bike around Clawson, and there's a lot for pedestrians to do. The downtown farmers' market is a popular Sunday pastime from July to September before moving inside to the Clawson United Methodist Church until December. Michigan might be known for its music and automobiles, but the produce from local farms makes these markets a must-visit. Main Street is filled with plenty of restaurants. Enjoy some Italian food at Due Venti, grab a drink at Tavern on the Main or Moose Winooski's or grab a tasty breakfast at the Clawson Grill. The Clawson Historical Museum on North Main is a good educational experience, while City Park, located northwest of downtown, hosts the town's Fourth of July celebration and several youth, high school and recreational sporting events. One can also drive into Detroit if they want to catch a game or a concert or head to the casino.

Living in Clawson
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With only 2.2 square miles of space, it's very easy to walk and bike around Clawson, and there's a lot for pedestrians to do. The downtown farmers' market is a popular Sunday pastime from July to September before moving inside to the Clawson United Methodist Church until December. Michigan might be known for its music and automobiles, but the produce from local farms makes these markets a must-visit. Main Street is filled with plenty of restaurants. Enjoy some Italian food at Due Venti, grab a drink at Tavern on the Main or Moose Winooski's or grab a tasty breakfast at the Clawson Grill. The Clawson Historical Museum on North Main is a good educational experience, while City Park, located northwest of downtown, hosts the town's Fourth of July celebration and several youth, high school and recreational sporting events. One can also drive into Detroit if they want to catch a game or a concert or head to the casino.

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City Guide

Clawson
Clawson's name is actually a spelling error, as the town was named after a settler named John Lawson. Before being somewhat named for Lawson, Clawson was known as Pumachug and The Corners before assuming its current name.
Clawson's name is actually a spelling error, as the town was named after a settler named John Lawson. Before being somewhat named for Lawson, Clawson was known as Pumachug and The Corners before assuming its current name.

Clawson calls itself the "Little City With a Big Heart," and it's easy to see why, as this Detroit suburb of 11,825 has only 2.2 square miles of area. In that limited space is a town with considerable spunk and flavor, as its downtown area always has something going on, especially in the summer months. Its small size makes Clawson easily accessible on bike or foot for citizens and visitors alike, and City Park is the nexus of the town's many summertime recreational activities. Located in southern Oakland County, Clawson is 15 miles from Detroit and slightly further than that from Canada if scarfing down poutine is your idea of a fun time.

Moving to Clawson

As with many small towns, especially ones with Clawson's down-home community feel, it's not easy to find available housing in town. Three-quarters of Clawson housing properties are owned, and the vacancy rate is only 1.8%. So if you can find apartments to rent, rental condos or houses to rent, jump on them. While supply might not be extraordinarily high, the demand won't cause ridiculous Manhattan-esque price explosions. Clawson's cost of living is slightly below the national average, although much higher than if you wanted to renovate a burned-out abandoned house in Detroit.

Home Selection

There are plenty of avenues out there for house rentals, as there are over 1,000 homes that are used as rental properties in Clawson. These houses come in a variety of sizes, though one-bedroom/one-bath houses and two-bedroom/one-bath houses make up the majority of the house rental properties. Condos are also big, especially outside of downtown Clawson, and there are also quite a few apartments to rent . While these deals don't exist across the board, some apartment complexes will pay for utilities, such as water and heat. It's not an all bills paid situation per se, but discerning, careful homebuyers can generate quite a bit of savings if they are willing to put in some legwork.

Growing Better With Age

While you won't find relics from the Revolutionary War, like you'd find in New England, be prepared to live in a place that others have resided in. Don't fret though, as houses in Clawson are generally in good order no matter the age. If you are looking for a condo and apartment to rent, you'll find a younger housing stock, as many of those type of properties were built in the 1970s or later.

Before You Move

There really isn't a time where it's better or worse to move as far as vacancies and housing stock are concerned, but it's probably best to move in the spring or early summer to avoid brutally cold winter weather (especially after the obnoxious Polar Vortex craze of this past winter). As for what you'll need to move to Clawson, bring income verification (most places ask for pay stubs dating back 30 days from the date of inquiry), and be prepared for a background check and a credit check. As long as you aren't an unemployed criminal with a terrible credit history, you should be good to go.

Moving to Clawson
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As with many small towns, especially ones with Clawson's down-home community feel, it's not easy to find available housing in town. Three-quarters of Clawson housing properties are owned, and the vacancy rate is only 1.8%. So if you can find apartments to rent, rental condos or houses to rent, jump on them. While supply might not be extraordinarily high, the demand won't cause ridiculous Manhattan-esque price explosions. Clawson's cost of living is slightly below the national average, although much higher than if you wanted to renovate a burned-out abandoned house in Detroit.

Home Selection

There are plenty of avenues out there for house rentals, as there are over 1,000 homes that are used as rental properties in Clawson. These houses come in a variety of sizes, though one-bedroom/one-bath houses and two-bedroom/one-bath houses make up the majority of the house rental properties. Condos are also big, especially outside of downtown Clawson, and there are also quite a few apartments to rent . While these deals don't exist across the board, some apartment complexes will pay for utilities, such as water and heat. It's not an all bills paid situation per se, but discerning, careful homebuyers can generate quite a bit of savings if they are willing to put in some legwork.

Growing Better With Age

While you won't find relics from the Revolutionary War, like you'd find in New England, be prepared to live in a place that others have resided in. Don't fret though, as houses in Clawson are generally in good order no matter the age. If you are looking for a condo and apartment to rent, you'll find a younger housing stock, as many of those type of properties were built in the 1970s or later.

Before You Move

There really isn't a time where it's better or worse to move as far as vacancies and housing stock are concerned, but it's probably best to move in the spring or early summer to avoid brutally cold winter weather (especially after the obnoxious Polar Vortex craze of this past winter). As for what you'll need to move to Clawson, bring income verification (most places ask for pay stubs dating back 30 days from the date of inquiry), and be prepared for a background check and a credit check. As long as you aren't an unemployed criminal with a terrible credit history, you should be good to go.

Neighborhoods of Clawson

Even though you can hop, skip and jump around Clawson (although not in the winter, it's way too icy for such endeavors), there are a few different neighborhoods that you can choose from. Depending on where you need to go on a regular basis (mostly likely Detroit) and the type of property you are looking to rent, where you choose to live could be quite important.

Downtown Clawson: This is the best neighborhood to find studio apartments for rent. Centered around the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Main Street and bordered by Rochester Road to the east and Custer Avenue to the west, this is where the hustle and bustle of Clawson is found, with restaurants and shops dotting the area. Residents here enjoy checking out the Clawson Historical Museum on Main Street, along with doing some shopping at Leon & Lulu, a local furniture store with an artistic flair located at the site of the old Ambassador Roller Rink on 14 Mile Road.

Osborne: A small neighborhood south of downtown, Osborne is made up of mostly two- and three-bedroom houses. There are a few apartments for rent, but houses are prevalent in Osborne. Children in the area have a lot of fun at Parkland Park on Parkland Road, which features a play area for children along with a decent-sized picnic area.

Clawson: This neighborhood encompasses the majority of the town and has a wide variety of rental options. The best place for apartment and townhouse rentals are along Crooks Road on the western border of town. The northwest border of the neighborhood borders the Oakland-Troy Airport, while Maple Avenue serves as the town's northern border. The largest of Clawson's five parks, Clawson City Park, is in this neighborhood and boasts a stadium with a football field and track along with several other athletic facilities and a 0.75-mile woodchip trail for exploring.

Neighborhoods of Clawson
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Even though you can hop, skip and jump around Clawson (although not in the winter, it's way too icy for such endeavors), there are a few different neighborhoods that you can choose from. Depending on where you need to go on a regular basis (mostly likely Detroit) and the type of property you are looking to rent, where you choose to live could be quite important.

Downtown Clawson: This is the best neighborhood to find studio apartments for rent. Centered around the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Main Street and bordered by Rochester Road to the east and Custer Avenue to the west, this is where the hustle and bustle of Clawson is found, with restaurants and shops dotting the area. Residents here enjoy checking out the Clawson Historical Museum on Main Street, along with doing some shopping at Leon & Lulu, a local furniture store with an artistic flair located at the site of the old Ambassador Roller Rink on 14 Mile Road.

Osborne: A small neighborhood south of downtown, Osborne is made up of mostly two- and three-bedroom houses. There are a few apartments for rent, but houses are prevalent in Osborne. Children in the area have a lot of fun at Parkland Park on Parkland Road, which features a play area for children along with a decent-sized picnic area.

Clawson: This neighborhood encompasses the majority of the town and has a wide variety of rental options. The best place for apartment and townhouse rentals are along Crooks Road on the western border of town. The northwest border of the neighborhood borders the Oakland-Troy Airport, while Maple Avenue serves as the town's northern border. The largest of Clawson's five parks, Clawson City Park, is in this neighborhood and boasts a stadium with a football field and track along with several other athletic facilities and a 0.75-mile woodchip trail for exploring.

Living in Clawson

With only 2.2 square miles of space, it's very easy to walk and bike around Clawson, and there's a lot for pedestrians to do. The downtown farmers' market is a popular Sunday pastime from July to September before moving inside to the Clawson United Methodist Church until December. Michigan might be known for its music and automobiles, but the produce from local farms makes these markets a must-visit. Main Street is filled with plenty of restaurants. Enjoy some Italian food at Due Venti, grab a drink at Tavern on the Main or Moose Winooski's or grab a tasty breakfast at the Clawson Grill. The Clawson Historical Museum on North Main is a good educational experience, while City Park, located northwest of downtown, hosts the town's Fourth of July celebration and several youth, high school and recreational sporting events. One can also drive into Detroit if they want to catch a game or a concert or head to the casino.

Living in Clawson
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With only 2.2 square miles of space, it's very easy to walk and bike around Clawson, and there's a lot for pedestrians to do. The downtown farmers' market is a popular Sunday pastime from July to September before moving inside to the Clawson United Methodist Church until December. Michigan might be known for its music and automobiles, but the produce from local farms makes these markets a must-visit. Main Street is filled with plenty of restaurants. Enjoy some Italian food at Due Venti, grab a drink at Tavern on the Main or Moose Winooski's or grab a tasty breakfast at the Clawson Grill. The Clawson Historical Museum on North Main is a good educational experience, while City Park, located northwest of downtown, hosts the town's Fourth of July celebration and several youth, high school and recreational sporting events. One can also drive into Detroit if they want to catch a game or a concert or head to the casino.