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604 Apartments for rent in Detroit, MI

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Last updated February 19 at 12:04pm
Downtown Detroit
15 Units Available
Detroit City Club Apartments
1431 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,155
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1188 sqft
High-rise community minutes from I-75. A stunning community recently renovated to include hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. On-site pool, tennis courts, 24-hour concierge service and game room. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated February 19 at 04:43am
Franklin Park
15 Units Available
Cornerstone Apartments
18450 W Chicago St, Detroit, MI
1 Bedroom
$575
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$650
726 sqft
Cornerstone Apartments invites you to live life on your own terms, providing one of the most desirable and affordable communities in Detroit, MI.
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Last updated February 19 at 06:22am
Downtown Detroit
37 Units Available
Riverfront Towers
250 Riverfront Dr, Detroit, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,304
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1302 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,196
3983 sqft
Great location, close to Detroit Riverwalk, Hart Plaza, and West Riverfront Park. Units feature great views, spacious floor plans, and fully equipped kitchens. Community has grilling stations, onsite restaurant, and pool.
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Last updated February 19 at 12:04pm
Downtown Detroit
20 Units Available
City Club Apartments CBD Detroit
313 Park Ave, Detroit, MI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,855
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,340
1064 sqft
Redefine your lifestyle at City Club Apartments Detroit. Our pet-friendly apartments offer first-class amenities, incredible community features, and a variety of floor plans you can't deny.
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Last updated February 19 at 04:42am
Downtown Detroit
8 Units Available
DuCharme Place
1544 East Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,520
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1034 sqft
DuCharme Place is located at 1544 E. Lafayette Street Detroit, MI and is managed by Friedman Management Company, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.
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Last updated February 19 at 04:42am
Downtown Detroit
11 Units Available
Pavilion Apartments
1 Lafayette Plaisance St, Detroit, MI
Studio
$835
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,097
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,564
1140 sqft
Large city apartments near I-375, right downtown. Recently renovated with large windows and views of Detroit skyline. Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Community has pool and tennis court. Elevators.
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Last updated February 14 at 05:03pm
University
7 Units Available
Cathedral Tower
80 E Hancock St, Detroit, MI
Studio
$675
338 sqft
1 Bedroom
$825
445 sqft
Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown, Cathedral Tower offers spacious and affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments for rent.
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Last updated February 19 at 04:43am
Downtown Detroit
3 Units Available
Village of Hyde Park
2 Lafayette Plaisance Street, Detroit, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1500 sqft
Step inside The Village of Hyde Park and discover our beautiful two-bedroom townhomes.
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Evergreen
1 Unit Available
17400 Huntington
17400 Huntington Road, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1565 sqft
Beautiful Home Available Now - Property Id: 174044 Beautiful Spacious home in the Southfield & Mcnichols area available for rent section 8 welcome. Call or text George directly at 313 318-5388 for an immediate showing.
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Evergreen
1 Unit Available
21500 W 7 Mile Rd 214
21500 W 7 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$725
875 sqft
Leasing Agent - Property Id: 181792 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/181792 Property Id 181792 No Pets Allowed (RLNE5543111)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
The Eye
1 Unit Available
24235 W. McNichols Rd. 19
24235 West Mcnichols Road, Detroit, MI
1 Bedroom
$625
800 sqft
Leasing Agent - Property Id: 181991 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/181991 Property Id 181991 No Pets Allowed (RLNE5542456)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Harmony Village
1 Unit Available
16614 Pinehurst St
16614 Pinehurst Avenue, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$790
1200 sqft
Spacious brick bungalow home located South of McNichols and East of Meyers. This home features fireplace, dining room, large bedrooms, and an unfinished basement. Section eight is not accepted. No pets allowed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5541575)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit
1 Unit Available
1047 Junction St
1047 Junction St, Detroit, MI
2 Bedrooms
$850
(RLNE5541576)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Tireman
1 Unit Available
8083 Bryden St
8083 Bryden Street, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$750
Wow , This updated 3 bed room house features 2 bed rooms on first floor one large on upper, Full basement driveway fence in backyard No Pets Allowed (RLNE5538775)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Harmony Village
1 Unit Available
14842 Ohio
14842 Ohio Avenue, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$800
3 bedroom west side home - Must see (RLNE5538413)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Evergreen
1 Unit Available
19929 Faust
19929 Faust Avenue, Detroit, MI
2 Bedrooms
$750
2 bedroom west side ranch - Drive by (RLNE5538050)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Finney
1 Unit Available
5108 Wayburn
5108 Wayburn Street, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$725
934 sqft
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Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Grandmont
1 Unit Available
13990 Piedmont St
13990 Piedmont Street, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$850
927 sqft
- (RLNE5536948)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Finney
1 Unit Available
5267 Maryland St
5267 Maryland Street, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$925
Beautiful 3 bedroom, two full bathroom recently renovated home. Hardwood flooring throughout, new kitchen cabinets. Section 8 welcome (RLNE5536062)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Mackenzie
1 Unit Available
11414 Ward St
11414 Ward Avenue, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$750
1050 sqft
Nice brick bungalow home located South of Plymouth and East of Schaefer Hwy. This home features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, fresh paint, dining room, and an unfinished basement. Section eight is not accepted.
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Bagley
1 Unit Available
18411 Washburn St.
18411 Washburn Avenue, Detroit, MI
4 Bedrooms
$1,175
1637 sqft
$1175 - 4 Bedroom Brick Home for Rent in Bagley - Fully remodeled home in the Cornerstone Village neighborhood of Detroit. This beautiful 1,600 sq. ft.
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Finney
1 Unit Available
6209 University PL
6209 University Place, Detroit, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1100 sqft
$1050 - 3 Bedroom Brick Bungalow for Rent in Cornerstone Village - Fully remodeled home in the Cornerstone Village neighborhood of Detroit. This beautiful 1,100 sq. ft.
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Pershing
1 Unit Available
20531 Moenart
20531 Moenart Street, Detroit, MI
4 Bedrooms
$800
4 bedroom east side home - Must see (RLNE5532609)
Last updated February 19 at 12:23pm
Warrendale
1 Unit Available
6914 Auburn St
6914 Auburn Street, Detroit, MI
2 Bedrooms
$850
Recently renovated 2 Bedroom Ranch and close to schools, museum and public transportation.

Median Rent in Detroit

Last updated Jan. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Detroit is $690, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $898.
Studio
$571
1 Bed
$690
2 Beds
$898
3+ Beds
$1,193
City GuideDetroit
"There is a resilience that rises from somewhere deep within your streets. You can't define it, but you can feel it. You can feel it overflowing from the people who call you home, from people who are always proud to declare, 'I'm from Detroit'." (Eminem - "Letter To Detroit").

Welcome to Motor City! Detroit is the hard-working city that put the automotive industry on the map—and the one currently struggling to keep it there.

Due to population transition in recent years, Detroit is undergoing a sort of accommodation renovation. Thus, apartment hunting in Detroit may feel daunting. Perhaps it’s a bit like thrift-store shopping in Bolshevik Russia. There are some splendid gems—but you’ll have to sort through the torn coats and empty vodka bottles to find them. Fear not: that’s why we’ve crafted this guide. Heed our counsel and you’ll be enjoying that International Skyline in style and comfort. First, however, here are some questions you may be too embarrassed to ask.

Detroit Redwings win the Stanley Cup

Renaissance Center & new GM headquarters

Casino at Belle Isle

Do people even live in Detroit anymore?

One of the most staggering figures from Detroit’s much-reported population decline was the following: from 2000 to 2010, one person left Detroit every 22 minutes. This figure is slightly misleading, however. The zone considered Detroit proper by the census bureau is far smaller than the metropolitan area. And most of those “leavers” actually just moved a little further out to one of Detroit’s many suburbs.

What does this mean for you, erstwhile apartment hunter? You guessed it! The housing industry is pulling out all the stops to get folks like you into their units. If you play your cards right, you can snag a dream apartment in the perfect location for a fraction of what your friends in New York and Los Angeles are paying.

Isn’t it close to Canada or something?

The Detroit River forms the boundary line between the U.S. and Canada. Windsor, Ontario, is the Canadian doppelganger to Detroit—though the two are less similar than their skylines might suggest. Because of its two universities and diversified economy, Windsor attracts many immigrants, making it the fourth most cosmopolitan Canadian city.

Easy access to Canada equates to not a few perks for Detroit residents, and they don’t all have to do with vice. (Although it’s important to know where you can take your underage brother out for a drink or secure a year’s supply of absinthe and Cuban cigars.) For one, Ontario boasts an extensive parks service. In fact, Windsor’s nicknamed the “Rose City” for its many parks and sunken gardens. So if brick and mortar get you down, take a short swim and trade the Motor for the Rose for a day.

It was a ’49, ’50, ’51 automobile…

Now that we’ve covered some of the big-picture questions one has when considering a move to Detroit, let’s zero in on the specifics. This car model/neighborhood breakdown is not comprehensive, but will give you a solid basis on which to build: the distinctive lifestyle and price range that each section of Detroit has to offer.

2012 Cadillac XTS: Pure luxury. If you’re looking for the “I want you to feel uncomfortable about the level of comfort I enjoy” mode of Detroit lifestyle, look no further than Downtown. Live mere blocks from the Fox Theatre or Grand Circus Park. Public transport in Detroit is pretty slim; but living inside the Fisher Freeway affords serious walkability. Smaller single loft apartments in this highbrow’s heaven start at $700/month (add $100/month for waterfront units). Expect a 12-month lease.

1973 VW Beetle: Bohemian culture thrives in the margins. Between the luxury of Downtown and the (depending on your perspective) banality of the Northern Suburbs, Midtown looms not-so-largely as the alternative hipster haven. Like biking to the Majestic for late-night bowling, then to the Bronx Bar, Detroit’s original dive? Think that dilapidated house on the corner gives your street the benefit of authenticity? Then Midtown’s the district for you. There’s also a fabulous incentives program supported by a coalition of government authorities and private institutions. $500/month will get you an alcove studio on Woodward St.; for as little as $300/month, you can find a room in a student house near Wayne State University. Rental agreements are substantially less stringent in Midtown.

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser: The east waterfront curves northward up around Grosse Pointe and Eastpointe, two highly attractive locations for commuters into Downtown Detroit. This area is known for its retirement community, so don’t be surprised if your neighbors frequently invite you to bingo or golf parties (at which they watch—not play—the Scottish sport). Commute time from the Pointes to the Renaissance Center is 15-20 minutes. $900/month for a two-bedroom condo near the Village shopping district in Grosse Pointe City is a steal—though check up on its renovation history, as this area catches a lot of inclement weather from Lake St. Clair.

2009 GM Minivan: Practical, spacious—the Northern Suburbs are white-collar bedroom communities. However, you don’t have to sacrifice decent food or nightlife to live here. Royal Oak is widely acknowledged to have one of the cutest Main Streets in the Midwest. $750/month will easily win you a two-bedroom duplex (add only $150/month more for another bedroom/office). Commute times from Oak Park and Ferndale range 20-25 minutes by car, 35-40 by bus. Birmingham, Southfield, and others further out will be longer and might not enjoy access to mass transit.

1990 Ford F150: Dearborn and the Eastern Burbs are typified as older, blue-collar communities. The general lack of full-time commuters into Detroit makes for stronger communities in these towns. Indeed, this is practically rural Michigan. Single apartments are sparse, but who needs ‘em when you can rent an entire two-bedroom house in Dearborn Heights for $650/month? Be sure to bring two personal references, though: out here, the opinion of a human matters more than your bank statements.

Whichever model you decide to drive out of the lot in, consider your basic needs and lifestyle. The affordability of Detroit is impressive; but ensure that wherever you land you’ll be able to ingest the harsh winters. What makes a true Detroiter? The good news is it doesn’t cost a lot to find out!

February 2020 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Detroit Rent Report. Detroit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Detroit rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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February 2020 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Detroit Rent Report. Detroit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Detroit rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Detroit rent trends were flat over the past month

Detroit rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Detroit stand at $690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $898 for a two-bedroom. Detroit's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Detroit, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Dearborn has seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Detroit metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,363.
    • Southfield has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $922.
    • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $898; rents were up 0.5% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Detroit rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Detroit, a few comparable cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Detroit is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in Lansing and 0.5% in Grand Rapids.
    • Detroit's median two-bedroom rent of $898 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 0.5% increase in Detroit.
    • While Detroit's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+3.2%), Charlotte (+2.6%), and Fresno (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Detroit than most similar cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,285, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the price in Detroit.

    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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Detroit
    $690
    $900
    0
    0.5%
    Warren
    $790
    $1,030
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Sterling Heights
    $830
    $1,080
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Dearborn
    $1,050
    $1,360
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    Livonia
    $930
    $1,210
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Westland
    $750
    $970
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Troy
    $1,010
    $1,310
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Southfield
    $920
    $1,200
    0
    2.1%
    Taylor
    $690
    $900
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Pontiac
    $730
    $950
    0.1%
    0.7%
    Dearborn Heights
    $890
    $1,160
    0.3%
    -4.7%
    Royal Oak
    $830
    $1,080
    0
    0.5%
    Novi
    $1,040
    $1,350
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Roseville
    $760
    $980
    0
    0.8%
    Lincoln Park
    $680
    $880
    -0.1%
    -0.6%
    Eastpointe
    $780
    $1,020
    0
    0
    Port Huron
    $650
    $840
    0
    0.6%
    Southgate
    $780
    $1,010
    0
    0.2%
    Madison Heights
    $850
    $1,110
    0
    2.4%
    Oak Park
    $990
    $1,290
    0.3%
    1.1%
    Wyandotte
    $620
    $810
    0
    -1.1%
    Auburn Hills
    $930
    $1,210
    -0.2%
    2.4%
    Ferndale
    $730
    $950
    0.3%
    0.5%
    Mount Clemens
    $550
    $710
    -0.3%
    3.1%
    Rochester
    $970
    $1,260
    -0.1%
    -3.8%
    Highland Park
    $600
    $780
    0.1%
    3.2%
    Howell
    $940
    $1,220
    0
    2.9%
    Plymouth
    $800
    $1,000
    -0.1%
    2%
    Lapeer
    $690
    $890
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Brighton
    $920
    $1,200
    0.5%
    3.2%
    Walled Lake
    $960
    $1,250
    0.2%
    0.2%
    Belleville
    $880
    $1,120
    -0.3%
    3.1%
    Clinton
    $750
    $900
    0.1%
    2.9%
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    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Detroit’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Detroit renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment L...

    View full Detroit Renter Survey

    Here’s how Detroit ranks on:

    D
    Recreational activities
    C+
    Affordability
    D
    Social Life
    D
    Commute time
    C
    State and local taxes
    C
    Public transit

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Detroit’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Detroit renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

    Key Findings in Detroit include the following:

    • Detroit renters gave their city an F overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Detroit were affordability (C+), public transit (C) and state and local taxes (C).
    • The areas of concern to Detroit renters are quality of local schools, jobs and career opportunities, and safety and low crime rates, which all received scores of F.
      • Detroit did relatively poorly compared to other Rust Belt cities like Milwaukee (B-), Cleveland (C) and Pittsburgh (B+).
    • Detroit earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide like Reno (F), Newark (F), Tucson (D) and Tulsa (D).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love the new downtown." -Howard N.
    • "Crime rates are too high." -Anon.
    • "Detroit is on the up-and-up, but safety is still a concern. I like that I can walk to local shops, but unfortunately public transportation is unreliable." -Emelia M.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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