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212 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Last updated June 21 at 3:05am UTC
414 Miller
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 21 at 3:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
2971 Walbridge
Denison Acres
Rochester, MI
Updated June 21 at 3:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2717 HELMSDALE Circle
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 21 at 3:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
2013 Baron
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 21 at 3:04am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
1139 TIENKEN Court
Rochester Court
Rochester, MI
Updated June 21 at 3:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
327 WILLOW GROVE Lane
Hidden Hills
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 11:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
559 Harrow Ct
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 1:36pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
3067 SILVERBROOK Drive
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 2:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
509 E University Dr
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 1:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
5302 BROOKEMONTE Circle
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 19 at 9:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
418 Oak Street Street
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 19 at 2:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
5780 Rochester Rd
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 16 at 10:07am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,900
509 E UNIVERSITY Drive
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 16 at 2:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1295 E AUBURN Road
Brooklands Park
Rochester, MI
Updated June 15 at 6:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
1522 STREAMWOOD Court
Crestwood Village
Rochester, MI
Updated June 13 at 1:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
332 SILVERVALE Drive
Brookedale West
Rochester, MI
Updated June 10 at 11:43pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
385 MEADOW BRIDGE Drive
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 9 at 5:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
1675 Huntington Park
Huntington Park
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 2:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1609 Glen Meadow
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 20 at 2:40pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
2311 Walton Blvd
Stratford Village Manor
Rochester, MI
Updated June 19 at 2:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2377 WALTON Boulevard
Stratford Village Manor
Rochester, MI
Updated June 16 at 9:46pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
2077 LAGOON Drive
Rochester
Rochester, MI
Updated June 11 at 7:18pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
City Guide
Rochester
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.

June 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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.

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Rent Report
Rochester

June 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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 decline sharply over the past month

Rochester rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rochester stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,280 for a two-bedroom. Rochester's year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.5%.

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 0.8% 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 8.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,000, while one-bedrooms go for $770.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,300; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 1.1% over the past 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 moderately increase, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in Grand Rapids and 2.0% in Lansing.
  • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,280 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% 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 (+4.9%), Fresno (+2.9%), and Charlotte (+1.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,130, $1,020, and $1,110 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 $890 0.3% 1.0%
Warren $770 $1,000 1.2% 8.5%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 0.7% 1.8%
Dearborn $990 $1,290 1.0% 1.5%
Livonia $940 $1,220 1.4% 2.7%
Westland $740 $960 0.4% 1.3%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -0.1% 1.1%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.2% 0.9%
Taylor $680 $880 0.4% -0.8%
Pontiac $730 $940 -0.2% 1.1%
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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.

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.