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54 apartments for rent near Lansing, MI

Last updated April 24 at 11:36PM
920 W Lapeer St
Downtown Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 24 at 5:48PM
5 Bedrooms
$1,100
1731 Ray St
Baker-Donora
Lansing, MI
Updated April 22 at 10:26AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
706 E Mount Hope Ave Apt B
Clifford Park
Lansing, MI
Updated April 21 at 10:15AM
1 Bedroom
$475
1330 West HILLSDALE ST
West Laning
Lansing, MI
Updated April 24 at 11:36PM
3 Bedrooms
$880
2015 Worden St
Forest View
Lansing, MI
Updated April 7 at 11:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
1117 N Capitol Ave
Old Town
Lansing, MI
Updated April 14 at 3:15PM
1 Bedroom
$600
2410 W Willow St
Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 5 at 5:49PM
2 Bedrooms
$675
2410 W Willow St
Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 24 at 5:32PM
1 Bedroom
$575
4235 ARLENE DR
Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 18 at 12:40PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
5217 BOGART ST
Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 18 at 12:40PM
3 Bedrooms
$865
1407 Elmwood Road
Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 21 at 10:12PM
2 Bedrooms
$899
414 North HAYFORD AVE
Foster Your Neighborhood
Lansing, MI
Updated April 24 at 11:36PM
3 Bedrooms
$950
1824 Coleman Ave
Moores Park
Lansing, MI
Updated April 8 at 10:30AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
1824 Coleman Ave.-Upper Apartment
Moores Park
Lansing, MI
Updated March 24 at 10:05AM
1 Bedroom
$495
Fenton St
Old Everett
Lansing, MI
Updated April 19 at 12:18AM
3 Bedrooms
$800
Lincoln Ave
Clifford Park
Lansing, MI
Updated April 20 at 9:00AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
E Hodge Ave
Old Everett
Lansing, MI
Updated April 19 at 12:18AM
4 Bedrooms
$875
Rex St
Forest View
Lansing, MI
Updated April 19 at 12:18AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
602 N Walnut St
Downtown Lansing
Lansing, MI
Updated April 18 at 10:30PM
3 Bedrooms
$695
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City Guide
Lansing
Lansing under the Sun

Because the city’s winter months are unforgiving, the bulk of Lansing’s daytime activities are best enjoyed between mid-March and early November. As long as cruel Old Man Winter cooperates, though, there are plenty of outdoors activities to go around. The River Walk along the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers is a popular haunt for walkers, bikers, and mellow meanderers alike. Numerous parks, museums, lakes, and festival grounds dot the area as well, so you won’t find any shortage of daytime destinations.

Dancing In Lansing (And Some Other Nighttime Activities That Don’t Rhyme)

If you like bars, bars and more bars, you’ll like Lansing, Lansing, and more Lansing. From martini-sipping bistros and techno dance clubs to beer joints and live music hotspots, you’ll find plenty of places that wet your whistle in Lansing. Rule of thumb: It’s mostly watering holes and bars in downtown Lansing proper.

Of course, the pub ‘n club scene isn’t for all, but don’t worry, non-barflies: Lansing boasts thriving arts, theater, and music scenes as well.

Who Knows (And Who Cares?) How High Gas Prices Are?

People may not often think of Mid-Michigan as a model of effective public transportation, but it is, and we have the boring numbers to prove it. More than 300 percent more Michigan residents use public transit in Lansing than the rest of the state, and Lansing commuters use their city bus system (the Capital Area Transit Authority) nearly 50 percent more than the average American city. What does this mean for you? Well, it means that there’s a good chance you can survive in Lansing vehicle-free.

A vast fleet of taxis service the areas as well, but you should know that cabbies are much easier to come by in East Lansing, where they practically flood the streets (especially at night) than in the areas around the capital. Bike trails and paths are also more prevalent in East Lansing than in other parts of the city.

The Lansing Leaser’s Life

Good news: Just be sure to have proof of income and a recent bank statement (or a cosigner with these two nifty commodities) and you should be able to score an apartment, no problem. Occupancy rates tend to spike in the late summer months, but even then, units are almost always available at all the major rental properties on any side of the Grand or Red Cedar Rivers.

The average leasing cost is lingering at only $550, but rental prices vary depending on obvious X-factors like size, amenities, and location. In the recently re-juiced downtown area, for instance, the slew of recently remodeled lofts and apartments typically rent out from anywhere between $500 and $1100.

East Lansing rental units usually go for less than a grand, while lucky leasers can often find multi-BR townhouses, duplexes, and freestanding homes for less than $1100 or $1200.

Old Town Lansing (just north of downtown) is ripe with Victorian houses for rent (usually in the $700-$950 range), while other neighborhoods – REO Town and the suburban northwestern ‘hoods, for example – present viable renting options as well. Waiting lists are pretty much nonexistent in any Lansing neighborhood, so don’t rush into a lease unless you’re sure it’s your best option, and be sure to shop around for the best deal, because your options are plentiful.

Best of luck in Lansing, and happy hunting!

Lansing Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Lansing ranks on:
B Overall satisfaction
B Safety and crime rate
B Confidence in the local economy
F Plans for homeownership
D Recreational activities
A Quality of schools
A- Commute time
D State and local taxes
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Lansing's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Lansing renters report general satisfaction with their city, but rank extremely low in plans for homeownership," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and while Lansing does a good job of meeting the needs of this highly mobile demographic, its very low ranking in plans for homeownership may result in renters moving away in the long term."

Key findings in Lansing include the following:

  • Lansing renters give a B for city satisfaction. This puts Lansing at #49 in our ranking of 100 cities nationwide.
  • The city earned a B for its economy, with 27% of renters saying that they believe it's on the right track.
  • Only 36% of Lansing respondents reported plans for purchasing an apartment or house in the future - the second lowest ranking in our study of 100 cities.
  • Lansing's top grade was an A for quality of local schools, with 70% of respondents reporting that they are satisfied or very satisfied with schools in the area.
  • Lansing received its second worst grade, a D, for access to recreational activities.
  • Three Michigan cities ranked, with Grand Rapids earning an A+, Lansing following with a B, and Detroit earning a F.
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.