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168 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Last updated February 23 at 3:55am UTC
417 Parkdale
Rochester, MI
Updated February 23 at 2:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2574 HELMSDALE Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated February 23 at 2:00am UTC
4 Bedrooms
3152 Harrison
Brooklands Park
Rochester, MI
Updated February 17 at 2:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1932 Flagstone Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated January 3 at 3:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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Utica, MI
Updated February 7 at 1:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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Kirkway Apartments
8891 Christopher St
Macomb County, MI
Updated February 23 at 2:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated February 23 at 2:01am UTC
4 Bedrooms
3531 Oakmonte Blvd
Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated February 22 at 11:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1618 Rivers Edge
Crestwood Village
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated February 22 at 11:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
44857 Marigold Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 22 at 10:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
56700 LONGHORN Drive
Utica, MI
Updated February 22 at 1:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1192 Alameda Blvd
Rochester Road
Troy, MI
Updated February 21 at 11:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2840 Lower Ridge Dr
Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated February 21 at 11:37am UTC
1 Bedroom
3757 Cherry Creek Lane
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 20 at 5:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
8300 waschull
, MI
Updated February 20 at 1:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
55070 Westchester Dr
Utica, MI
Updated February 19 at 12:16pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
55218 Westchester Dr
Utica, MI
Updated February 19 at 12:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
5235 Twin Oaks
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 18 at 11:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
56875 Scotland
Utica, MI
Updated February 17 at 11:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6383 Windemere
Utica, MI
Updated February 17 at 11:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3256 Silverbrook Dr
, MI
Updated February 16 at 11:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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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.

Rent Report

February 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2018 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents declined 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 rents declined over the past month

Rochester rents have declined 1.4% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $990 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,280 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October of last year. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, but trails the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Rochester, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Troy has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,300; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.3% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Rochester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Lansing and 1.1% in Grand Rapids.
  • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,280 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 2.5% rise in Rochester.
  • While Rochester's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+5.7%), Las Vegas (+4.9%), and Charlotte (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rochester than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,250, 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 0.3% 1.3%
Warren $760 $990 0.1% 9.0%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,060 0.2% 2.8%
Dearborn $1,000 $1,300 0.3% 6.2%
Livonia $910 $1,190 -0.1% 2.0%
Westland $730 $950 0.1% 2.6%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -0.2% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.1% 1.4%
Taylor $680 $890 0.1% 0.5%
Pontiac $720 $940 0.2% 2.2%
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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.