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142 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Last updated April 26 at 1:56am UTC
491 MILLER Avenue
Rochester, MI
Updated April 25 at 10:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2981 Powderhorn Ridge
Shadow Woods
Rochester, MI
Updated April 25 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3509 TREMONTE Circle N
Rochester, MI
Updated April 25 at 5:20am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3602 CHARLWOOD Drive
Rochester, MI
Updated April 22 at 8:26pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
1575 MEADOW SIDE Drive
Rochester, MI
Updated April 22 at 8:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated April 18 at 5:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
730 Birch Tree Ln
Knorrwood Hills
Rochester, MI
Updated April 18 at 4:01am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1855 Blue Grass
Vintage Estates
Rochester, MI
Updated April 16 at 10:44pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
1847 Flagstone Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated April 12 at 10:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
723 Ludlow Ave
Chapmans Ludlow Avenue
Rochester, MI
Updated April 11 at 10:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1854 Flagstone Cir
Rochester, MI
Updated April 5 at 10:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
504 QUARTER Street
Rochester, MI
Updated April 5 at 10:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Downtown Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated April 4 at 5:29pm UTC
1693 Riverside
Rochester, MI
Updated March 28 at 1:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1139 Tienken Court
Rochester Court
Rochester, MI
Updated March 22 at 5:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1562 GRANDVIEW Drive
North Fairview Farms
Rochester, MI
Updated March 6 at 9:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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1972 Monarch Drive Bldg. 3 Unit 21
Utica, MI
Updated April 24 at 9:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
599 WILLARD Avenue
Eysters Bloomer Park
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated April 11 at 11:37pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Rochester, MI
5560 Pine Aires Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated April 25 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated April 19 at 8:01am 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

April 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the April 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

Rochester rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $990 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,290 for a two-bedroom. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Taylor has seen rents fall by 0.2% 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 $880.
  • Warren has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $980, while one-bedrooms go for $750.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,300; rents rose 2.4% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Rochester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Rochester, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. 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 1.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Grand Rapids and 2.2% in Lansing.
  • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,290 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 2.6% increase in Rochester.
  • While Rochester's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Baltimore saw a decrease of 0.9%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rochester than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,260, 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 -0.0% 0.8%
Warren $750 $980 -0.4% 7.5%
Sterling Heights $810 $1,060 -0.2% 1.1%
Dearborn $990 $1,280 -0.9% 4.0%
Livonia $920 $1,190 0.3% 1.1%
Westland $730 $950 0.2% 2.0%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -0.0% 2.4%
Southfield $890 $1,160 0.1% 1.2%
Taylor $680 $880 -0.4% -0.2%
Pontiac $730 $950 0.3% 1.9%
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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.