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138 N SAGINAW Street
138 North Saginaw Street
Pontiac, MI | Pontiac Downtown
Studio
$1,700
1666 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Great centralized location in downtown Pontiac. It's close to the Court House and Hospital so it makes it perfect for an associated office or business that is looking to be nearby.
1 Unit Available
79 N SAGINAW Street
79 North Saginaw Street
Pontiac, MI | Pontiac Commercial Historic District
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
You will be pleasantly surprised when entering this unit. Large rooms, sky lights provide lots of natural lighting. Right across the street from court house and walking distance to hospital. Parking in rear of the building (one covered spot).
1 Unit Available
77 N SAGINAW Street
77 North Saginaw Street
Pontiac, MI | Pontiac Commercial Historic District
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
You will be pleasantly surprised when you see this apartment. Right across the street from the court house and walking distance to the hospital. Parking in rear of the building. In unit washer & dryer. Lots of natural light.
1 Unit Available
66 N JESSIE Street
66 North Jessie Street
Pontiac, MI
3 Bedrooms
$850
999 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Pontiac Bungalow available for lease. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath bungalow for immediate occupancy upon application acceptance. Updated full bath. Large upper level bedroom. Tenant pays all utilities and upkeep. No pets - No smoking. Easy access to freeways.
1 Unit Available
188 Cedardale Ave
188 Cedardale Avenue
Pontiac, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
900 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Must see, 900 sq. ft. 3 bed, 1 bath Pontiac Ranch (Woodward and South Blvd.) with full, partially finished basement, carport and shed. Fresh paint and updated kitchen and bath. Wood floors in Living room and newer carpet in bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
857 Brandon Ave
857 Brandon Avenue
Pontiac, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1575 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Spacious 1,500 sqft. 3-bedroom condo in desirable Walton Pond complex, on Walton Boulevard, close to Great Lakes Crossings Mall, restaurants and businesses. Available 08/01/2020. Community house with shared pool and sauna, fitness center.
1 Unit Available
537 Judson Ct
537 Judson Court
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$795
850 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Spacious ground level unit of duplex, lg yard, basement Accepts Section 8. (RLNE1994568)
1 Unit Available
23 Thorpe St
23 Thorpe Street
Pontiac, MI
4 Bedrooms
$875
1380 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Cute spacious home with full basement Accepts Section 8. (RLNE40175)
1 Unit Available
79 Summit St
79 Summit Street
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$725
966 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Nice north side of City family area. Spacious 2 bedroom apartment ( one of 3 unit apartment ) Accepts Section 8. (RLNE207308)
1 Unit Available
137 Dresden Ave
137 Dresden Avenue
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$710
765 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Nice SW ranch home,just fully remodeled, full partly finished basement Accepts Section 8. (RLNE506483)
1 Unit Available
688 E Mansfield Ave
688 East Mansfield Avenue
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$700
850 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Very sharp, brand new carpet and paint and remodeled kitchen, full basement, on north side, great family area. Accepts Section 8. (RLNE205827)
1 Unit Available
612 Markle Ave
612 Markle Avenue
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$800
793 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
Nice N. side family neighborhood location, remodeled home, full basement, fenced rear yard Accepts Section 8. (RLNE2715117)
1 Unit Available
121 Ogemaw Rd
121 Ogemaw Road
Pontiac, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1504 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Please contact via email for prompt response. Tenant to supply own appliances. $35 application fee per applicant. No pets. No smoking inside the house. Each household occupant over 18 years of age must submit separate application.
1 Unit Available
165 Chippewa Rd
165 Chippewa Road
Pontiac, MI | Seminole Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1408 sqft
Last updated May 12 at 09:25 AM
Application is pending on this home Must see rental property located in Historic Seminole Hills. 3 bedrooms, 2 Full bath Colonial Style Home. Large living room features a decorative fireplace.
1 Unit Available
20 Jefferson St
20 Jefferson St
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$750
1050 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 10:26 AM
Very nice, recently updated 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Some updates include: new carpet, fresh paint, new blinds, light fixtures, outlets etc.
1 Unit Available
568 Raskob St
568 Raskob Street
Pontiac, MI
3 Bedrooms
$800
1200 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
N Side desirable family location, full basement, 3rd bedroom is in finished attic (RLNE107483)
1 Unit Available
30 E Sheffield
30 East Sheffield Avenue
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$775
739 sqft
Last updated April 1 at 05:55 AM
2 Bedroom home in Pontiac - Nice, ready to move in 2 bedroom 1 bath home with garage located in Pontiac. Fresh paint and ready to move in. $775 per month plus $800 security deposit. Must have proof of income and no eviction. $50 application fee.
1 Unit Available
24 STEPHEN
24 Stephens Court
Pontiac, MI
2 Bedrooms
$795
1000 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 10:26 AM
Nice,large Apartment in Duplex , just renovated,with 2 bedrooms,living room,family room, full bathroom, large kitchen,double size yard,ample parking,quiet street near main street,2 minutes from downtown bars & restaurants great location ,Near Wide
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Bloomfield Place Apartments
1655 Bloomfield Place Dr
Bloomfield Hills, MI
1 Bedroom
$869
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
850 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:37 PM
Located in the prestigious Bloomfield Hills area in a natural area. Nestled near a pond with fantastic views. On-site amenities include bike racks, picnic areas, and a pool. Apartments are spacious with newer appliances.
1 Unit Available
1585 Inverness Street N
1585 Inverness
Sylvan Lake, MI | Keego Harbor
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1265 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Fantastic location.Vacation home all year around.Lake privileges,short walk to the private beach with basketball and tennis fields barbecue etc. One of the most prettiest city in Michigan.
1 Unit Available
42160 WOODWARD AVE UNIT 46
42160 Woodward Avenue
Oakland County, MI
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1535 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
One of the best locations in the complex! This spacious first floor condo offers 2 bedrooms- 2 baths- large living room, dining room. Kitchen w/ eating area and laundry room- including washer & Dryer.
1 Unit Available
908 UPPER SCOTSBOROUGH Way Way
908 Upper Scotsborough Way
Oakland County, MI
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1933 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
This pristine home is light and bright with neutral paint & carpeting. It has large a great room w beautiful gas fireplace & door wall to spacious & private deck. Light and bright kitchen w granite counters.
1 Unit Available
2449 MULBERRY SQ APT 31
2449 Mulberry Square
Oakland County, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1443 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo On Upper Level. Featuring Brand New Premium Carpet, New Paint, New Kitchen Countertop and Sink.
1 Unit Available
1862 COLONIAL VILLAGE WAY APT 3 Way
1862 Colonial Village Way
Waterford, MI
1 Bedroom
$900
713 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:07 PM
Be the first to live in this totally remodeled unit in desirable well maintained Colonial Village Condo Complex. New carpet and paint, new kitchen cabinets, counters, stone backsplash, tile floor.
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While some Pontiac properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Pontiac properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Pontiac?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Pontiac. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Mott Community College, Concordia University-Ann Arbor, College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Pontiac. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Mott Community College, Concordia University-Ann Arbor, College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

City Guide

Pontiac
Pontiac is home to two of the most renowned haunted houses in all of the world. Visiting the Realm of Darkness will give you the heebie jeebies, and since it's been ranked as one of the most frightening in America, the city around you may not seem all that scary after all.
Pontiac is home to two of the most renowned haunted houses in all of the world. Visiting the Realm of Darkness will give you the heebie jeebies, and since it's been ranked as one of the most frightening in America, the city around you may not seem all that scary after all.

With about 60,000 inhabitants living within a 20 square mile radius, it may feel a little cluttered in Pontiac. Of course, this is much lower than in Detroit, so hey, it's definitely possible to deal with it. Of course, you'll also have to put up with the cold. During the summer, average temperatures top out around 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Just wait until January, though, when your average high will still be below freezing. If you can deal with this weather and... ahem... a few other things, you'll pay some of the lowest rent prices you'll come across this close to the Great Lakes.

Finding an Apartment in Pontiac

If you're in a hurry to find a place in Pontiac because you think vacant apartments are going to get snatched up quickly, just calm down and have a sandwich. These places aren't going anywhere. With a staggering vacancy rate of 18%, you'll have plenty of time to search for the best possible apartment before settling on something. If you're looking for great prices on a place to live, you've definitely found the right place, and if you do your homework, you can end up in a decent area. So sit back, calm down, and commence searching.

How Much Will It Cost?

If you're looking for one of the lowest cost places that you're going to find in Michigan, you found it in Pontiac. The median income of all Pontiac residents is just a little over $27,000. When you look at income per capita, however, you end up with just a little over $15,000. As with anywhere else, rent is going to vary depending on where you stay, but honestly, it's not going to vary that much. Might as well buck up, pick up that extra shift, and pay s little extra to stay somewhere in Pontiac with a lower than average crime rate. Rent can range from inexpensive to downright cheap. It's advisable to stay away from the downright cheap areas... just a suggestion.

The Best Time to Rent

In all honesty, any time is a good time to rent in Pontiac. As mentioned, the vacancy rate in the city is, in a word, excessively high. Yes, that was two words, but the situation warranted it. Fortunately, this means that there's not much incentive for landlords and apartment communities to alter their rental rates too often. This means that if you find a nice apartment for around for an affordable rent in July, there's a good chance it will cost the same, if available, in December. Of course, the temperatures drop excessively low during the winter. Frosty the Snowman would probably get frostbite here, so it's not a bad idea to choose a move-in date during the warmer months to make it more comfortable. Honestly, with the vacancy rate as high as it is, starting to look for an apartment one to two months in advance should be efficient to secure the best possible place.

What to Bring With You

Some self defense classes. Just kidding! Most parts of town are actually pretty safe; we promise. Keep in mind, though, that just because rent is really low in these areas doesn't mean that a landlord is going to let just anyone rent from them. Come looking your best and bring along a rental application and a letter of employment. With rent as low as it is in some areas of Pontiac, landlords likely worry that someone without a job and with an inability to pay rent on time simply searched through the couches and got up enough for a single month of rent. Don't be that guy. Let the landlord know that you're serious and prepared to take great care of their apartment.

Finding an Apartment in Pontiac
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If you're in a hurry to find a place in Pontiac because you think vacant apartments are going to get snatched up quickly, just calm down and have a sandwich. These places aren't going anywhere. With a staggering vacancy rate of 18%, you'll have plenty of time to search for the best possible apartment before settling on something. If you're looking for great prices on a place to live, you've definitely found the right place, and if you do your homework, you can end up in a decent area. So sit back, calm down, and commence searching.

How Much Will It Cost?

If you're looking for one of the lowest cost places that you're going to find in Michigan, you found it in Pontiac. The median income of all Pontiac residents is just a little over $27,000. When you look at income per capita, however, you end up with just a little over $15,000. As with anywhere else, rent is going to vary depending on where you stay, but honestly, it's not going to vary that much. Might as well buck up, pick up that extra shift, and pay s little extra to stay somewhere in Pontiac with a lower than average crime rate. Rent can range from inexpensive to downright cheap. It's advisable to stay away from the downright cheap areas... just a suggestion.

The Best Time to Rent

In all honesty, any time is a good time to rent in Pontiac. As mentioned, the vacancy rate in the city is, in a word, excessively high. Yes, that was two words, but the situation warranted it. Fortunately, this means that there's not much incentive for landlords and apartment communities to alter their rental rates too often. This means that if you find a nice apartment for around for an affordable rent in July, there's a good chance it will cost the same, if available, in December. Of course, the temperatures drop excessively low during the winter. Frosty the Snowman would probably get frostbite here, so it's not a bad idea to choose a move-in date during the warmer months to make it more comfortable. Honestly, with the vacancy rate as high as it is, starting to look for an apartment one to two months in advance should be efficient to secure the best possible place.

What to Bring With You

Some self defense classes. Just kidding! Most parts of town are actually pretty safe; we promise. Keep in mind, though, that just because rent is really low in these areas doesn't mean that a landlord is going to let just anyone rent from them. Come looking your best and bring along a rental application and a letter of employment. With rent as low as it is in some areas of Pontiac, landlords likely worry that someone without a job and with an inability to pay rent on time simply searched through the couches and got up enough for a single month of rent. Don't be that guy. Let the landlord know that you're serious and prepared to take great care of their apartment.

Pontiac Neighborhoods

In Pontiac, it's all about the neighborhood you choose to stay in. Sure, rent prices are low throughout the city, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in the slums. In fact, it's probably best not to since there are only about 60 police officers in this town of 60,000. There are several differences between the different neighborhoods, and you should consider them all before making the move. The dollar signs below signify the prices you'll see in each neighborhood. Calm down, these are relative to the average price in Pontiac, so even 4 dollar signs could be cheaper than 1 in other cities.

Terry Lake: The Terry Lake neighborhood is just a short distance from Terry Lake, and since one out of every five residents are implants from other states, it seems like a decent place to move to. The rent is a little steeper than some other neighborhoods in Pontiac, but its close proximity to everything makes it ideal. Keep in mind though, the crime rate, especially property crimes, are a bit higher here than in other neighborhoods. $$$

Sterling Lakes: If you're looking for a less densely populated area, Sterling Lakes is your place. Seriously, there's under 800 people per square mile, and this only equates to about 100 people in the entire neighborhood. Of course, this comes with a price: the median rent price is a is a tad bit more (we're talking about the amount to have dinner with you family at an expensive diner.) Come on, though; how bad is that? In addition, Sterling Lakes has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, so that extra bit of rent goes a long way. You can give up one dinner out for all this! $$$$

Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake is in a great location, and when you consider the fact that it's got one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, you'll understand why the median rent price in the neighborhood is high, compared to the surrounding areas -- although, still inexpensive compared to Detroit. There are beautiful apartment complexes in the area and nearby... you guessed it... lakes. The median age of residents here is around 40, so they're much more mature than other areas of the city. It's so appealing, in fact, that 25 percent of its residents actually moved here from out of state. $$$$$

Downtown (Historic): Living in the downtown area will keep you close to the night scene and some great clubs, and with a median rental price that is significantly cheaper than the rest of the city, many people would wonder why downtown wasn't the perfect place to live. Well downtown is a big part of the crime problem in Pontiac, so while you'll be getting a good deal, you should likely stay in at night. $

Pontiac Neighborhoods
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In Pontiac, it's all about the neighborhood you choose to stay in. Sure, rent prices are low throughout the city, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in the slums. In fact, it's probably best not to since there are only about 60 police officers in this town of 60,000. There are several differences between the different neighborhoods, and you should consider them all before making the move. The dollar signs below signify the prices you'll see in each neighborhood. Calm down, these are relative to the average price in Pontiac, so even 4 dollar signs could be cheaper than 1 in other cities.

Terry Lake: The Terry Lake neighborhood is just a short distance from Terry Lake, and since one out of every five residents are implants from other states, it seems like a decent place to move to. The rent is a little steeper than some other neighborhoods in Pontiac, but its close proximity to everything makes it ideal. Keep in mind though, the crime rate, especially property crimes, are a bit higher here than in other neighborhoods. $$$

Sterling Lakes: If you're looking for a less densely populated area, Sterling Lakes is your place. Seriously, there's under 800 people per square mile, and this only equates to about 100 people in the entire neighborhood. Of course, this comes with a price: the median rent price is a is a tad bit more (we're talking about the amount to have dinner with you family at an expensive diner.) Come on, though; how bad is that? In addition, Sterling Lakes has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, so that extra bit of rent goes a long way. You can give up one dinner out for all this! $$$$

Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake is in a great location, and when you consider the fact that it's got one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, you'll understand why the median rent price in the neighborhood is high, compared to the surrounding areas -- although, still inexpensive compared to Detroit. There are beautiful apartment complexes in the area and nearby... you guessed it... lakes. The median age of residents here is around 40, so they're much more mature than other areas of the city. It's so appealing, in fact, that 25 percent of its residents actually moved here from out of state. $$$$$

Downtown (Historic): Living in the downtown area will keep you close to the night scene and some great clubs, and with a median rental price that is significantly cheaper than the rest of the city, many people would wonder why downtown wasn't the perfect place to live. Well downtown is a big part of the crime problem in Pontiac, so while you'll be getting a good deal, you should likely stay in at night. $

Life in Pontiac

Become a Movie Star!

Pontiac is the home of Motown Motion Picture Studios. Sure, Raleigh Studios ended their long-running relationship with the company, but this still hasn't stopped several movies from coming through the area.

Just imagine being an extra on the set of a movie starring James Franco. Well you already missed your chance because Oz the Great and Powerful was filmed in Motown Motion Picture Studios already. Even Transformers 4 had most of its filming done in Pontiac. Yeah... missed out, right?

Spend Some Time Downtown

While downtown might not be the most pleasant place to live, it does have some great places to hang out. Just make sure not to get too far off the main roads or hang out after the bars and clubs shut down. Come on people! You're 30 minutes from Detroit. This should be common sense!

Tonic and Club Visions are two of the go-to places downtown. Check out a few reviews and then have a blast. Ahh, so a bit fearful, huh? Never you worry. These places are on the main streets and relatively safe during business hours. You can also enjoy a show at The Crofoot. Seriously, this place has its own Wikipedia page, so it has to be awesome, right?

Getting Around Pontiac

There's honestly not many choices in Pontiac transportation. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) does, however, operate regional and local bus transit. You could take your bicycle around as well, but make sure you lock it up. Seriously.

For a little break from the city, Amtrak runs its Wolverine train service (yes, that sounds awesome) from Pontiac and travels through Chicago, Battle Creek, and Detroit. Wow... none of those places sound anymore appealing. At least there's stuff to see in Chicago, though! Become a Cubs fan!

Life in Pontiac
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Become a Movie Star!

Pontiac is the home of Motown Motion Picture Studios. Sure, Raleigh Studios ended their long-running relationship with the company, but this still hasn't stopped several movies from coming through the area.

Just imagine being an extra on the set of a movie starring James Franco. Well you already missed your chance because Oz the Great and Powerful was filmed in Motown Motion Picture Studios already. Even Transformers 4 had most of its filming done in Pontiac. Yeah... missed out, right?

Spend Some Time Downtown

While downtown might not be the most pleasant place to live, it does have some great places to hang out. Just make sure not to get too far off the main roads or hang out after the bars and clubs shut down. Come on people! You're 30 minutes from Detroit. This should be common sense!

Tonic and Club Visions are two of the go-to places downtown. Check out a few reviews and then have a blast. Ahh, so a bit fearful, huh? Never you worry. These places are on the main streets and relatively safe during business hours. You can also enjoy a show at The Crofoot. Seriously, this place has its own Wikipedia page, so it has to be awesome, right?

Getting Around Pontiac

There's honestly not many choices in Pontiac transportation. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) does, however, operate regional and local bus transit. You could take your bicycle around as well, but make sure you lock it up. Seriously.

For a little break from the city, Amtrak runs its Wolverine train service (yes, that sounds awesome) from Pontiac and travels through Chicago, Battle Creek, and Detroit. Wow... none of those places sound anymore appealing. At least there's stuff to see in Chicago, though! Become a Cubs fan!

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Pontiac
Pontiac is home to two of the most renowned haunted houses in all of the world. Visiting the Realm of Darkness will give you the heebie jeebies, and since it's been ranked as one of the most frightening in America, the city around you may not seem all that scary after all.
Pontiac is home to two of the most renowned haunted houses in all of the world. Visiting the Realm of Darkness will give you the heebie jeebies, and since it's been ranked as one of the most frightening in America, the city around you may not seem all that scary after all.

With about 60,000 inhabitants living within a 20 square mile radius, it may feel a little cluttered in Pontiac. Of course, this is much lower than in Detroit, so hey, it's definitely possible to deal with it. Of course, you'll also have to put up with the cold. During the summer, average temperatures top out around 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Just wait until January, though, when your average high will still be below freezing. If you can deal with this weather and... ahem... a few other things, you'll pay some of the lowest rent prices you'll come across this close to the Great Lakes.

Finding an Apartment in Pontiac

If you're in a hurry to find a place in Pontiac because you think vacant apartments are going to get snatched up quickly, just calm down and have a sandwich. These places aren't going anywhere. With a staggering vacancy rate of 18%, you'll have plenty of time to search for the best possible apartment before settling on something. If you're looking for great prices on a place to live, you've definitely found the right place, and if you do your homework, you can end up in a decent area. So sit back, calm down, and commence searching.

How Much Will It Cost?

If you're looking for one of the lowest cost places that you're going to find in Michigan, you found it in Pontiac. The median income of all Pontiac residents is just a little over $27,000. When you look at income per capita, however, you end up with just a little over $15,000. As with anywhere else, rent is going to vary depending on where you stay, but honestly, it's not going to vary that much. Might as well buck up, pick up that extra shift, and pay s little extra to stay somewhere in Pontiac with a lower than average crime rate. Rent can range from inexpensive to downright cheap. It's advisable to stay away from the downright cheap areas... just a suggestion.

The Best Time to Rent

In all honesty, any time is a good time to rent in Pontiac. As mentioned, the vacancy rate in the city is, in a word, excessively high. Yes, that was two words, but the situation warranted it. Fortunately, this means that there's not much incentive for landlords and apartment communities to alter their rental rates too often. This means that if you find a nice apartment for around for an affordable rent in July, there's a good chance it will cost the same, if available, in December. Of course, the temperatures drop excessively low during the winter. Frosty the Snowman would probably get frostbite here, so it's not a bad idea to choose a move-in date during the warmer months to make it more comfortable. Honestly, with the vacancy rate as high as it is, starting to look for an apartment one to two months in advance should be efficient to secure the best possible place.

What to Bring With You

Some self defense classes. Just kidding! Most parts of town are actually pretty safe; we promise. Keep in mind, though, that just because rent is really low in these areas doesn't mean that a landlord is going to let just anyone rent from them. Come looking your best and bring along a rental application and a letter of employment. With rent as low as it is in some areas of Pontiac, landlords likely worry that someone without a job and with an inability to pay rent on time simply searched through the couches and got up enough for a single month of rent. Don't be that guy. Let the landlord know that you're serious and prepared to take great care of their apartment.

Finding an Apartment in Pontiac
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If you're in a hurry to find a place in Pontiac because you think vacant apartments are going to get snatched up quickly, just calm down and have a sandwich. These places aren't going anywhere. With a staggering vacancy rate of 18%, you'll have plenty of time to search for the best possible apartment before settling on something. If you're looking for great prices on a place to live, you've definitely found the right place, and if you do your homework, you can end up in a decent area. So sit back, calm down, and commence searching.

How Much Will It Cost?

If you're looking for one of the lowest cost places that you're going to find in Michigan, you found it in Pontiac. The median income of all Pontiac residents is just a little over $27,000. When you look at income per capita, however, you end up with just a little over $15,000. As with anywhere else, rent is going to vary depending on where you stay, but honestly, it's not going to vary that much. Might as well buck up, pick up that extra shift, and pay s little extra to stay somewhere in Pontiac with a lower than average crime rate. Rent can range from inexpensive to downright cheap. It's advisable to stay away from the downright cheap areas... just a suggestion.

The Best Time to Rent

In all honesty, any time is a good time to rent in Pontiac. As mentioned, the vacancy rate in the city is, in a word, excessively high. Yes, that was two words, but the situation warranted it. Fortunately, this means that there's not much incentive for landlords and apartment communities to alter their rental rates too often. This means that if you find a nice apartment for around for an affordable rent in July, there's a good chance it will cost the same, if available, in December. Of course, the temperatures drop excessively low during the winter. Frosty the Snowman would probably get frostbite here, so it's not a bad idea to choose a move-in date during the warmer months to make it more comfortable. Honestly, with the vacancy rate as high as it is, starting to look for an apartment one to two months in advance should be efficient to secure the best possible place.

What to Bring With You

Some self defense classes. Just kidding! Most parts of town are actually pretty safe; we promise. Keep in mind, though, that just because rent is really low in these areas doesn't mean that a landlord is going to let just anyone rent from them. Come looking your best and bring along a rental application and a letter of employment. With rent as low as it is in some areas of Pontiac, landlords likely worry that someone without a job and with an inability to pay rent on time simply searched through the couches and got up enough for a single month of rent. Don't be that guy. Let the landlord know that you're serious and prepared to take great care of their apartment.

Pontiac Neighborhoods

In Pontiac, it's all about the neighborhood you choose to stay in. Sure, rent prices are low throughout the city, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in the slums. In fact, it's probably best not to since there are only about 60 police officers in this town of 60,000. There are several differences between the different neighborhoods, and you should consider them all before making the move. The dollar signs below signify the prices you'll see in each neighborhood. Calm down, these are relative to the average price in Pontiac, so even 4 dollar signs could be cheaper than 1 in other cities.

Terry Lake: The Terry Lake neighborhood is just a short distance from Terry Lake, and since one out of every five residents are implants from other states, it seems like a decent place to move to. The rent is a little steeper than some other neighborhoods in Pontiac, but its close proximity to everything makes it ideal. Keep in mind though, the crime rate, especially property crimes, are a bit higher here than in other neighborhoods. $$$

Sterling Lakes: If you're looking for a less densely populated area, Sterling Lakes is your place. Seriously, there's under 800 people per square mile, and this only equates to about 100 people in the entire neighborhood. Of course, this comes with a price: the median rent price is a is a tad bit more (we're talking about the amount to have dinner with you family at an expensive diner.) Come on, though; how bad is that? In addition, Sterling Lakes has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, so that extra bit of rent goes a long way. You can give up one dinner out for all this! $$$$

Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake is in a great location, and when you consider the fact that it's got one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, you'll understand why the median rent price in the neighborhood is high, compared to the surrounding areas -- although, still inexpensive compared to Detroit. There are beautiful apartment complexes in the area and nearby... you guessed it... lakes. The median age of residents here is around 40, so they're much more mature than other areas of the city. It's so appealing, in fact, that 25 percent of its residents actually moved here from out of state. $$$$$

Downtown (Historic): Living in the downtown area will keep you close to the night scene and some great clubs, and with a median rental price that is significantly cheaper than the rest of the city, many people would wonder why downtown wasn't the perfect place to live. Well downtown is a big part of the crime problem in Pontiac, so while you'll be getting a good deal, you should likely stay in at night. $

Pontiac Neighborhoods
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In Pontiac, it's all about the neighborhood you choose to stay in. Sure, rent prices are low throughout the city, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in the slums. In fact, it's probably best not to since there are only about 60 police officers in this town of 60,000. There are several differences between the different neighborhoods, and you should consider them all before making the move. The dollar signs below signify the prices you'll see in each neighborhood. Calm down, these are relative to the average price in Pontiac, so even 4 dollar signs could be cheaper than 1 in other cities.

Terry Lake: The Terry Lake neighborhood is just a short distance from Terry Lake, and since one out of every five residents are implants from other states, it seems like a decent place to move to. The rent is a little steeper than some other neighborhoods in Pontiac, but its close proximity to everything makes it ideal. Keep in mind though, the crime rate, especially property crimes, are a bit higher here than in other neighborhoods. $$$

Sterling Lakes: If you're looking for a less densely populated area, Sterling Lakes is your place. Seriously, there's under 800 people per square mile, and this only equates to about 100 people in the entire neighborhood. Of course, this comes with a price: the median rent price is a is a tad bit more (we're talking about the amount to have dinner with you family at an expensive diner.) Come on, though; how bad is that? In addition, Sterling Lakes has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, so that extra bit of rent goes a long way. You can give up one dinner out for all this! $$$$

Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake is in a great location, and when you consider the fact that it's got one of the lowest crime rates in all of Pontiac, you'll understand why the median rent price in the neighborhood is high, compared to the surrounding areas -- although, still inexpensive compared to Detroit. There are beautiful apartment complexes in the area and nearby... you guessed it... lakes. The median age of residents here is around 40, so they're much more mature than other areas of the city. It's so appealing, in fact, that 25 percent of its residents actually moved here from out of state. $$$$$

Downtown (Historic): Living in the downtown area will keep you close to the night scene and some great clubs, and with a median rental price that is significantly cheaper than the rest of the city, many people would wonder why downtown wasn't the perfect place to live. Well downtown is a big part of the crime problem in Pontiac, so while you'll be getting a good deal, you should likely stay in at night. $

Life in Pontiac

Become a Movie Star!

Pontiac is the home of Motown Motion Picture Studios. Sure, Raleigh Studios ended their long-running relationship with the company, but this still hasn't stopped several movies from coming through the area.

Just imagine being an extra on the set of a movie starring James Franco. Well you already missed your chance because Oz the Great and Powerful was filmed in Motown Motion Picture Studios already. Even Transformers 4 had most of its filming done in Pontiac. Yeah... missed out, right?

Spend Some Time Downtown

While downtown might not be the most pleasant place to live, it does have some great places to hang out. Just make sure not to get too far off the main roads or hang out after the bars and clubs shut down. Come on people! You're 30 minutes from Detroit. This should be common sense!

Tonic and Club Visions are two of the go-to places downtown. Check out a few reviews and then have a blast. Ahh, so a bit fearful, huh? Never you worry. These places are on the main streets and relatively safe during business hours. You can also enjoy a show at The Crofoot. Seriously, this place has its own Wikipedia page, so it has to be awesome, right?

Getting Around Pontiac

There's honestly not many choices in Pontiac transportation. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) does, however, operate regional and local bus transit. You could take your bicycle around as well, but make sure you lock it up. Seriously.

For a little break from the city, Amtrak runs its Wolverine train service (yes, that sounds awesome) from Pontiac and travels through Chicago, Battle Creek, and Detroit. Wow... none of those places sound anymore appealing. At least there's stuff to see in Chicago, though! Become a Cubs fan!

Life in Pontiac
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Become a Movie Star!

Pontiac is the home of Motown Motion Picture Studios. Sure, Raleigh Studios ended their long-running relationship with the company, but this still hasn't stopped several movies from coming through the area.

Just imagine being an extra on the set of a movie starring James Franco. Well you already missed your chance because Oz the Great and Powerful was filmed in Motown Motion Picture Studios already. Even Transformers 4 had most of its filming done in Pontiac. Yeah... missed out, right?

Spend Some Time Downtown

While downtown might not be the most pleasant place to live, it does have some great places to hang out. Just make sure not to get too far off the main roads or hang out after the bars and clubs shut down. Come on people! You're 30 minutes from Detroit. This should be common sense!

Tonic and Club Visions are two of the go-to places downtown. Check out a few reviews and then have a blast. Ahh, so a bit fearful, huh? Never you worry. These places are on the main streets and relatively safe during business hours. You can also enjoy a show at The Crofoot. Seriously, this place has its own Wikipedia page, so it has to be awesome, right?

Getting Around Pontiac

There's honestly not many choices in Pontiac transportation. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) does, however, operate regional and local bus transit. You could take your bicycle around as well, but make sure you lock it up. Seriously.

For a little break from the city, Amtrak runs its Wolverine train service (yes, that sounds awesome) from Pontiac and travels through Chicago, Battle Creek, and Detroit. Wow... none of those places sound anymore appealing. At least there's stuff to see in Chicago, though! Become a Cubs fan!