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94 Apartments for rent in Portage, MI

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Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
1 Unit Available
1309 Warwick St
1309 Warwick Street, Portage, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath tri-level with sun room, family room, central air, and garage. (RLNE5065071)
Last updated August 21 at 07:42am
1 Unit Available
4821 Idlewood Ave
4821 Idlewood Avenue, Portage, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2400 sqft
Beautiful home in Foxwood Hills neighborhood. Hardwood flooring throughout main floor. Kitchen with center island. Open floor plan to adjacent family room with gas log fireplace. Formal dining room with crown molding & chair rail.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
2448 Bay Side Avenue
2448 Bay Side Avenue, Portage, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Beautifully maintained ranch with many updates. Kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and wood flooring.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
4534 Frontier Avenue
4534 Frontier Avenue, Portage, MI
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
Spacious traditional home in great South Portage neighborhood. Updated with newer flooring, stainless steel appliances, upgraded bathroom fixtures.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
5589 Downing Street
5589 Downing Street, Portage, MI
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
Lovely ranch home in Portage. This home offers 1400 sq ft of main floor living space plus a fully finished basement. Vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors throughout main floor.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
5416 Plateau Street
5416 Plateau Street, Portage, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Available immediately! Nicely maintained 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch home in the Portage school district. Big picture window lets in lots of light and enclosed back porch is perfect for relaxing.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
5748 Iowa Street
5748 Iowa Avenue, Portage, MI
2 Bedrooms
$850
Cozy ranch home in North Portage. A good sized living room welcomes you to this bright and cheery home. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and laundry area complete the living space. All appliances, washer & dryer included. Detached garage (no opener).
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
2706 Fleetwood Drive
2706 Fleetwood Drive, Portage, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Three bedroom, one and one half bath in the Hill n Brook neighborhood. Great location close to Westnedge corridor and easy access to I-94. Family room addition, large fenced back yard, two car attached garage and Portage schools.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
7342 Lovers Lane
7342 Lovers Ln, Portage, MI
2 Bedrooms
$925
This spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is situated on a private, wooded lot close to the Celery Flats. Recently renovated, open floor plan with newer hard plank flooring throughout.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
7837 Primrose Lane
7837 Primrose Lane, Portage, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
This beautifully maintained home is a must see! Walk into the foyer and spacious living room with 20 foot ceilings. Open floor plan features spacious kitchen and informal dining room with slider that opens to the beautiful deck and private backyard.
Results within 1 mile of Portage
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
Millwood
3 Units Available
Waverly Place
1412 Banbury Rd, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$925
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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About 10 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo and I94. This community features carports, a large pool with sundeck, and a fitness center. Each home includes washer and dryer connections, custom window treatments and ample storage.
Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
South Westnedge
2 Units Available
Pleasant Avenue Apartments
750 Pleasant Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$725
650 sqft
Spacious bedrooms Formal Dining Area Balcony Air Conditioning Laundry Facilities (RLNE4402389)
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
Millwood
1 Unit Available
2114 Golfview Avenue
2114 Golfview Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
This charming Cape Cod has been nicely updated throughout! New hardwood floors and fresh paint from top to bottom. Bright kitchen with lots of cupboard space and stainless steel appliances.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
7537 Cobblewood Drive
7537 Cobblewood Drive, Kalamazoo County, MI
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
This well maintained, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is a must see! Walk into the large 2 story foyer, with double sized coat closet and convenient half bath. Living room has beautiful bay window and opens to the formal dining room.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
6845 Annandale Drive
6845 Annandale Trl, Kalamazoo County, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
This home features a spacious open floor plan. Beautiful kitchen has maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Living room with vaulted ceilings and main floor office/den with lots of windows.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
11158 Sugar Island Drive
11158 Sugar Island Drive, Kalamazoo County, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
This lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house is waiting for you, just in time to enjoy beautiful Sugarloaf Lake! Walk into the 2 story foyer, and enjoy the hardwood floors throughout the entire main floor.
Last updated August 21 at 10:55pm
1 Unit Available
5661 Attleberry Avenue
5661 Attleberry Avenue, Kalamazoo County, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
Welcome to this well kept, spacious home in Applegate Trails! Beautiful kitchen with center island, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Spacious eating area with slider that opens to the deck.
Last updated August 21 at 10:48pm
Oakwood
1 Unit Available
2523 Stevens Avenue
2523 Stevens Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1010 sqft
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom ranch home in the Oakwood neighborhood featuring refinished red oak hardwood floors and modern paint colors throughout. Oversized back deck and fenced in backyard.
Results within 5 miles of Portage
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Last updated August 21 at 10:06pm
1 Unit Available
Countryside Apartments
7086 West Kl Avenue, Kalamazoo County, MI
Studio
$530
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
14 Units Available
Summer Ridge Apartments
5545 Summer Ridge Blvd, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
$960
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
988 sqft
Fully decked out community complete with poolside Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art fitness center, sand volleyball courts and basketball court. Modern layout with built-in shelving, full-size washer and dryer and large patio/balcony.
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Last updated August 21 at 06:11pm
Arcadia
25 Units Available
Nottingham Place
704 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
$680
2 Bedrooms
$735
3 Bedrooms
$860
White cabinets, tile floors and faux-granite counters. Pet friendly units located near Western Michigan University and other local schools. Close to nearby hotspots including SkyDeck, Central City Tap House, The Old Dog and more.
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
Arcadia
5 Units Available
Hunters Ridge
4130 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
$740
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$440
500 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$430
500 sqft
One- and two-bedroom homes with private patios, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Residents have access to covered parking, a fitness center and a picnic area, among other amenities. Minutes away from Western Michigan University.
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Last updated August 21 at 09:20pm
Vine
3 Units Available
Lovell Square
475 West Lovell Street, Kalamazoo, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,025
509 sqft
In downtown Kalamazoo, an apartment home community featuring a dedicated parking lot, a gym, a courtyard garden, and in-unit washers and dryers. On M-131 Business, close to major employer Western Michigan University.
Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
Burke Acres
1 Unit Available
2420 Upper Riverview Drive
2420 Upper Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo County, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1200 sqft
- (RLNE5108206)

Average Rent in Portage

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Portage is $729, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $906.
Studio
$595
1 Bed
$729
2 Beds
$906
3+ Beds
$1,235
City GuidePortage
Located in the heart of Kalamazoo County, Portage, Michigan is home to manufacturing plants for a number of major corporations. But that's not all that's in Portage; the city is also prized by locals for its huge network of historic parks and bike trails.

With a population of 46,292 (2010 Census), Portage may seem like a bigger city than it actually is, thanks to the presence of a large number of corporate manufacturing plants within the city limits. While Portage is known as a manufacturing headquarters for Stryker (a medical equipment company), FEMA (a hydraulic valve corporation) and Pfizer pharmaceuticals, it's even more famous for its 50 miles of city biking trails and 900 acres of park space. Because of this, Portage never comes across as a concrete urban jungle; rather it's an attractive, beautifully-landscaped cosmopolitan city that still manages to maintain its links to nature. It's also less than 15 minutes away from Kalamazoo, which means you can have the best of big city life without actually having to live there.

Moving to Portage

Whether you're looking for rental houses, apartments or condos for rent in Portage, you'll have a big selection to choose from at a variety of price points, so the best thing you can do is take a scouting trip to find a location that you like. By identifying a specific area of town, your search for apartments will go much more smoothly. The good news is that Portage isn't a tourist destination, so you don't have to get on a waiting list and hope somebody moves so you can find a decent place to live. On the flip side, places for rent are always in demand, so if you find something you like, you might need to make a quick decision so that someone else won't get it. Likewise, all bills paid apartments are a dying breed and something of a rarity, but Portage is the type of city where you might actually be able to luck into this kind of a bargain, so keep your eyes open for deals.

There's no peak renter's season in Portage, unless you have a thing about moving during wintertime (and Portage does get its share of snow), so don't expect to see any seasonal fluctuation in either prices or availability.

Neighborhoods in Portage

Here are a few of the most popular residential areas in Portage:

Austin Lake: Located in southeast Portage, Austin Lake is one of the city's original settlements, dating to 1833. Today, it's a lovely residential section that's especially popular for its large, multi-level homes and lakeside cottages.

South Portage: In this area, you'll find a number of rental properties, so if you're looking for a house, condo or apartment for rent, this may be a good place to start.

Kenmure Drive: This neighborhood has a number of popular apartment complexes that offer units at a wide variety of price points.

Oakland Farms: One of the city's newer neighborhoods, Oakland Farms is a residential development offering housing lots and newly-constructed homes for sale.

Auburn Woods Trail: This is a beautiful residential area that features beautifully landscaped homes, as well as amenities such as wooded lots and ponds.

Living in Portage

Portage is served by the City of Kalamazoo Metro Transit, called KMetro, which has an extensive bus line running throughout Kalamazoo County. If you're into statistics, you might want to know that Portage has 147 miles of local streets and 72 miles of major streets, and if you're a realist, this will probably make you decide to go out and buy a car, if you don't already have one. Even with a comprehensive bus system, it's the kind of city layout where it helps to have a car, bike or scooter.

The climate in Portage isn't particularly extreme, but the winters do get cold and you can expect around 65 inches of snow every winter. If you need to invest in winter gear, consider waiting until you move because you'll find that all the local stores are well-stocked with everything that you'll need.

Portage may not be as well known as a lot of other cities this size, but it's a virtual treasure trove of best-kept secret destinations. For example, aviation buffs are well aware that Portage boasts one of the coolest aeronautic history centers in the country, The Kalamazoo Air Zoo. Also known as the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, this museum/amusement park features fabulous displays of WWI fighter planes and other artifacts, and also offers unique interactive experiences such as simulations of B-17 bombing missions. Afterwards, you can go outside and enjoy a fantastic flight simulator rocket trip to Mars, as well as other great aeronautical-themed rides.

If you love to get out and about, you'll be glad to know that Portage has an active commercial district with plenty of local bars and restaurants to suit every taste. For instance, if you love pizza then you're in luck because Portage boasts one of the region's most popular pizza parlors, Erbelli's Gourmet Pizzeria. Here you'll find decadent pies with wood grilled smoked meats and artisan cheeses. If you crave more exotic fare, check out the locals' favorite Fieldstone Grill, where you can enjoy delicacies such as citrus and curry salmon cakes, cheese fondue and cheese ravioli with sausage vodka cream sauce. For classic Americana cuisine, try Logan's Roadhouse, where you can get burger platters and thick hand-cut steaks.

If you're looking for a great place to have a drink, you'll want to visit Latitude 42 Brewing Company, an unpretentious, appealing tavern featuring artisan handcrafted brews. If sports bars are more your thing, you'll enjoy Burger Town Grille & Upper Deck Sports Bar, which offers plenty of screens for sports viewing as well as great burgers.

Even though you're not quite in the big city, you can still indulge your shopaholic tendencies, because Portage is home to one of the best shopping centers in the region. The Crossroads Mall features 100 nationally-known retailers and an awesome food court. You'll also find the usual assortment of mega retailers in town, including a Wal-Mart, a Sam's Club and a Target. Prefer shopping local? Check out the downtown area, where you'll find a variety of unique locally-owned stores. There's also the downtown Farmer's Market in Commerce Plaza, where you'll be able to take home baskets of homegrown produce and flowers and even craft items.

If your idea of a good time is to chase a little ball across a yard with a bag full of sticks, then you're probably a golfing fan, so you'll enjoy trips to The Moors Golf Club, a state-of-the-art members club that was designed by the legendary Arthur Hills. You'll also find a great public course at Oakland Hills Golf Club, a seasonal course designed by Lucien Axtell and Stuart Dustin that is open during the spring and summer months.

You don't have to be athletic to enjoy the great outdoors, and Portage has plenty of urban getaways, thanks to a mind-boggling 17 parks within the city limits. One of the most popular is Ramona Park, a free public beach that's open from May until September. In addition, there's a nearby wooded park that's open year-round. Another winner is the Eliason Nature Reserve, a 123-acre park featuring wetlands and superb nature trails.

Portage offers the best of both worlds: a great place to work, and a great place to live. It somehow manages to juxtapose a world of beautiful parks and nature trails alongside big city amenities without losing its own identity or civic pride. With all these qualities, Portage has its own unique, appealing vibe which is why so many of its residents consider it to be a best-kept secret among urban American cities.

August 2019 Portage Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Portage Rent Report. Portage rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portage rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2019 Portage Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Portage Rent Report. Portage rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Portage rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Portage rents decline sharply over the past month

Portage rents have declined 1.5% over the past month, but are up significantly by 4.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Portage stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $907 for a two-bedroom. Portage's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across cities in Michigan

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Portage, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Michigan, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Dearborn is the most expensive of all Michigan's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,373; of the 10 largest Michigan cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Dearborn experiencing the fastest growth (+2.4%).
    • Troy, Lansing, and Warren have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.0%, 1.0%, and 0.9%, respectively).

    Portage rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased significantly in Portage, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Portage is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Portage's median two-bedroom rent of $907 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 4.3% rise in Portage.
    • While Portage's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Dallas (+2.1%), and New York (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Portage than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Portage.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

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