Eastpointe is a pretty down to earth place, so you’ll have fewer hoops to jump through to get an apartment here than if you were to try to rent an apartment in a Detroit suburb like Farmington Hills or Birmingham. If you want to find an apartment for rent in Eastpointe, a good apartment locator can help you find what you’re looking for. If you have greater needs than just a basic one-bedroom apartment, such as needing a larger apartment or needing a pet-friendly apartment, an apartment locator is more familiar with the local options and can point you in the right direction.
Because Eastpointe is laid back, it will be easier to get an apartment if you have any challenging situations. However, renting an apartment is always a smoother process if you have a good work history, excellent references from previous places you’ve rented, and a good credit report. Although some apartment complexes may have move-in specials, you should also be prepared to spend up to first and last month's rent for a security deposit, and most places want your monthly income to be two to three times greater than the rent.
Eastpointe apartments are more affordable than in many other suburbs in the Detroit area. But it’s also important to determine in advance how much you think you can afford for monthly housing, and don’t forget to include all the extra incidentals like cable TV, phone service if you still have a landline, water, heating and electricity. You may want to see if you can find an all-bills-paid apartment to take your mind off of worries about utilities – especially because cold Michigan winters can lead to some scary high utility bills that can really break the budget.
In terms of nightlife, Eastpointe has a lot of bars to choose from when you want some place to relax after work and on the weekend. Some popular hot spots in Eastpointe include The Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill, O’Hara’s Irish Pub, McGee’s Lounge, and Waterfalls Bar and Grill. In addition, nearby suburbs like St. Clair Shores, Roseville and Clinton Township each have their own share of fun places to meet friends for a burger and a beer.
If more exciting nightlife is what you’re looking for, you’re close enough to the city of Detroit that you can still take in all of the big events that come to the area. Whether you want to watch a Detroit Tigers or Detroit Red Wings game or see your favorite musician’s latest tour, the venues where you can do any of these things are usually available with less than a 30-minute drive.
When deciding where to settle in Eastpointe, you’ll want to consider where you work and how much of a commute you can handle. If you work in downtown Detroit, you’ll probably want to be on the southern edges of Eastpointe. The city of Eastpointe has a higher than average number of people who take public transportation and the city center is only about 9 miles away from an Amtrak station in Detroit. Eastpointe is also conveniently located near I-94 and I-696, as well as major roads like Gratiot Avenue, 8 Mile Road (yes, like the movie starring Eminem) and 9 Mile Road.
Eastpointe isn’t the flashiest town. It’s not where you move when you want to impress people with your address. But let’s face it: there’s more to life than that anyway. Eastpointe is a nice place to settle down, rent or buy a home that you can afford to live in and where you can be surrounded by good people. In the end, that's all that matters.