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106 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Last updated October 17 at 7:37am UTC
1481 MILL RACE Road
Stoney Creek
Rochester, MI
Updated October 17 at 7:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
440 BALDWIN Avenue
Rochester, MI
Updated October 16 at 6:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1630 River View Dr 43
Crestwood Village
Rochester, MI
Updated October 15 at 2:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
443 WESLEY Street
Rochester, MI
Updated October 13 at 8:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
5835 STONEHAVEN Boulevard
Rochester, MI
Updated October 13 at 5:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
451 MILLER Avenue
Rochester, MI
Updated October 12 at 2:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1654 Deepwood Cir Unit 13
Rochester, MI
Updated October 11 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Oxford Estates-Adams West
Rochester, MI
Updated October 11 at 7:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
804 N MAIN Street
Downtown Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated October 11 at 12:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
306 Linwood Ave
Rochester, MI
Updated October 10 at 5:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
306 Linwood Ave
Rochester, MI
Updated October 10 at 5:10pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
427 6th Street
Downtown Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated October 10 at 3:15am UTC
306 LINWOOD Avenue
Rochester, MI
Updated October 9 at 11:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3546 TREMONTE Circle N
Rochester, MI
Updated October 8 at 7:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1420 Tulberry Circle
Stony Creek Ridge North
Rochester, MI
Updated October 3 at 10:39pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated October 2 at 10:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1139 Tienken Court
Rochester Court
Rochester, MI
Updated September 25 at 4:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated September 22 at 8:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated September 21 at 12:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1519 PORTER Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated October 8 at 10:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated October 5 at 10:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1117 Oak Street Unit 2
Woodward Heights
Rochester, MI
Updated September 24 at 2:40pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
Moving to Rochester

Rochester has something for everybody, whether you are looking for a one-bedroom apartment or a house for rent. The quaint but bustling downtown Rochester area has apartments above shops, which could be perfect for people who want to be within walking distance of their latte fix. For people who prefer the privacy of large suburban lots, Rochester has that, too.

If you want to live in Rochester, you need to make sure your credit is in tip-top shape, or at least that you've got someone who can vouch for you. Rochester landlords like to make sure you have a good job and enough money to pay the rent, and that your previous rental references can convince them you won't trash the place.

Neighborhoods in Rochester

Rochester is a pretty typical suburban area and doesn't have a lot of strongly distinct neighborhoods, other than the well-designed downtown area. However, some places in town where people like to live include the following:

Adams: This is an established neighborhood that includes a good mix of apartments, townhomes and houses. You can find good rental property here, but it costs a little more than average.

Livernois-Tienken: This neighborhood has a lot of newer properties and considerably higher rents -- but it can be worth it with its easy access to major roads like Rochester Road and Dequindre.

Baldwin: This neighborhood has newer homes, many with four bedrooms, and is popular because it includes the Paint Creek trail and park area.

Living in Rochester

The city of Rochester works hard to make sure this a great place to live and that you'll never get bored. You're only 26 miles from the city center of Detroit, and that's good for when you want to go see a Tigers game or enjoy the Renaissance Center -- but you certainly don't have to leave quiet little Rochester when you want to have fun. Rochester has lots of city festivals and events, like the two-day Fire and Ice Festival and the "Rockin' Rods" classic car show.

Rochester also has some beautiful parks, even if they're buried under snow for nearly half the year. Put your skis on! The Rotary Gateway Park has pretty views and is a peaceful place to spend an afternoon, while the Paint Creek Trail is 8.5 miles long and connects Rochester to nearby Lake Orion.

October 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rochester rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report

October 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rochester rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Rochester rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month Rochester rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,320 for a two-bedroom. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Rochester throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 9 of of the largest 10 cities in the Detroit metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Taylor has seen rents fall by 1.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $870.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,330; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.5% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Rochester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Rochester has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Rochester is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Lansing and 1.2% in Grand Rapids.
  • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,320 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Rochester.
  • While rents in Rochester remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Las Vegas (+2.9%), Charlotte (+1.3%), Fresno (+1.3%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,140, $1,120, and $1,030 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rochester than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,270, which is undefined the price in Rochester.

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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Detroit $680 $890 -0.2% 0.3%
Warren $760 $990 -0.4% 3.9%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 -0.3% 1.0%
Dearborn $1,010 $1,320 -0.1% 1.8%
Westland $740 $960 0.1% 1.1%
Troy $1,020 $1,330 0.5% 1.5%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.1% 1.3%
Taylor $670 $870 -0.3% -1.5%
Pontiac $730 $950 0.2% 0.8%
Royal Oak $830 $1,080 -0.1% 0.2%
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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.


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.