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289 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Village Green of Rochester
701 Green Cir
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:32am
1 Bedroom
$1,210
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
Pet friendly community with modern amenities like a sauna, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, and a putting green. Units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and granite counters for aesthetics. Proximity to downtown area.
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Orchard Brook
57163 Cypress St
Rochester, MI
Updated January 18 at 07:06pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,474
Quiet community close to golfing and outdoor recreation at Stony Creek MetroPark and Holland Ponds. Modern, comfortable units built on a single level. Private attached garages for residents.
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1905 Flagstone Circle
1905 Flagstone Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
427 6th Street
427 6th Street
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:05am
Studio
$2,365
804 N MAIN Street
804 North Main Street
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
1 Bedroom
$1,999
503 E UNIVERSITY
503 East University Drive
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1744 Deepwood Circle
1744 Deepwood Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 07:03am
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
961 OAKWOOD Drive
961 Oakwood Drive
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
Studio
$1,550
189 FRASER
189 Fraser Street
Rochester, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
2237 Austin Drive
2237 Austin Dr
Macomb County, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
140 Arlington Dr
140 Arlington Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1560 Meadow Side Dr
1560 Meadow Side Dr
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 08:38am
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1263 BEMBRIDGE Drive
1263 Bembridge Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1481 MILL RACE Road
1481 Mill Race
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
4 Bedrooms
$2,750
1385 E Horseshoe Bend Dr
1385 E Horseshoe Bend Dr
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:05am
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
543 ARLINGTON Drive
543 Arlington Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
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Kirkway Apartments
8891 Christopher St
Romeo, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:08am
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
This charming community offers easy access to M-53 and the area's best restaurants and shopping. Each townhome-style home features a gourmet kitchen and modern appliances. Pet-friendly. On-site bark park.
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Oaks at Hampton Apartments
643 Dorchester Dr
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:07am
1 Bedroom
$950
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
3 Bedrooms
$1,520
Residents enjoy a pool, tennis court and golf course. Units, both apartments and townhomes, feature walk-in closets, covered parking and washer/dryer. Close to I-75, within commuting distance of "Automation Alley" and downtown Detroit.
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Roanoke
6 Roanoke Lane
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 19 at 12:41am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$884
54796 Morningside Dr
54796 Morningside Drive
Macomb County, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
Aberdeen Village - Shelby Twp
56735 Scotland Blvd
Macomb County, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1818 White Water
1818 White Water Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
2297 London Bridge Dr Unit 26
2297 London Bridge Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
54189 Bay Pointe Drive
54189 Bay Point Dr
Macomb County, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
City GuideRochester
Drink to this! If you want to find the most historical site in Rochester, MI, technically it's on the property of a liquor store! So, the next time you're stocking up on beer for the weekend, just think about the first settlers of Rochester who lived in a log cabin at that very site nearly 200 years ago.

Rochester today doesn't resemble the early days when this town was home to settlers, and it's not an industrial center like it was during World War II when it was home to production facilities like the Western Knitting Mills Factory. Today, Rochester is a clean, safe suburb of Detroit in popular Oakland County. Madonna grew up here, and Eminem reportedly currently lives in the area, too. Rochester retains a charming small-town feeling while still giving you easy access to the rest of the metropolitan Detroit area.

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.

January 2019 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents increased 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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January 2019 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Rochester Rent Report. Rochester rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Rochester rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have remained steady in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $1,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,300 for a two-bedroom. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, 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.

    • Dearborn has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Troy has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,000.
    • Taylor has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents rose 0.4% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    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 marginally increase, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 0.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Lansing and 0.2% in Grand Rapids.
    • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,300 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 (+4.4%), Charlotte (+2.7%), and Fresno (+1.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,160, $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
    $690
    $900
    0.1%
    1.2%
    Warren
    $790
    $1,020
    0.7%
    3.2%
    Sterling Heights
    $830
    $1,080
    0.3%
    2%
    Dearborn
    $1,040
    $1,350
    1.7%
    4.4%
    Livonia
    $930
    $1,210
    -1.5%
    1.5%
    Westland
    $740
    $970
    0
    1.5%
    Troy
    $1,000
    $1,300
    -2.2%
    -0.3%
    Southfield
    $900
    $1,180
    0.1%
    1.7%
    Taylor
    $680
    $890
    0.4%
    0.3%
    Pontiac
    $730
    $940
    -0.1%
    1%
    Royal Oak
    $830
    $1,080
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Southgate
    $770
    $1,010
    -1.4%
    0.2%
    Oak Park
    $980
    $1,270
    1.2%
    1.2%
    Auburn Hills
    $910
    $1,180
    -1.8%
    -2.3%
    Rochester
    $1,000
    $1,300
    0.8%
    0
    Howell
    $920
    $1,190
    0.4%
    4.3%
    Northville
    $1,190
    $1,490
    -1.5%
    3.2%
    Belleville
    $860
    $1,090
    1%
    3.3%
    Clinton
    $720
    $870
    -0.2%
    0.4%
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    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.

    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.