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222 Apartments for rent in Rochester, MI

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Last updated August 21 at 7:31am UTC
2311 Walton Blvd
Stratford Village Manor
Rochester, MI
Updated August 21 at 3:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Hidden Hills
Rochester, MI
Updated August 20 at 6:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
6527 CHATHAM Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated August 20 at 6:19pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
948 ASPEN Drive
Great Oaks
Rochester, MI
Updated August 18 at 10:26pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
1402 ross lne
Stony Creek Ridge North
Rochester, MI
Updated August 18 at 3:07am UTC
4 Bedrooms
525 E University
Rochester, MI
Updated August 14 at 10:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rochester, MI
Updated August 14 at 2:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1654 Deepwood Cir Unit 13
Rochester, MI
Updated August 11 at 10:08am UTC
2 Bedrooms
749 Dunedin Court
Brookedale Woods
Rochester, MI
Updated August 9 at 10:35pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
2594 Helmsdale Circle
Rochester, MI
Updated August 1 at 6:59am UTC
4 Bedrooms
143 Meadow Lane
Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated August 21 at 6:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Heatherwood Village
Rochester Hills, MI
Updated August 4 at 6:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Utica, MI
Updated August 21 at 6:49am UTC
1609 Glen Meadow
Rochester, MI
Updated August 20 at 2:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2077 LAGOON Drive
Rochester, MI
Updated August 8 at 10:55pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Rochester, MI
2971 Walbridge
Denison Acres
Rochester, MI
Updated August 7 at 10:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Paint Creek Hills
Rochester, MI
Updated August 7 at 10:07pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Rochester, MI
Country Club Village
Rochester, MI
Updated August 6 at 10:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Oxford Estates-Adams West
Rochester, MI
Updated August 18 at 10:26pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
3733 Merriweather Ln
Hawthorn Hills
Rochester, MI
Updated July 3 at 7:23pm UTC
4 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.

August 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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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Rent Report

August 2018 Rochester Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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 1.9% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 0.6% 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 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Rochester over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 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 1.4% 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 8.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,000, while one-bedrooms go for $770.
  • Dearborn has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,310; rents grew 0.6% over the past month and 1.6% over the past year.

Rochester rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Rochester, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Rochester is also 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 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.9% in Grand Rapids and 1.6% in Lansing.
  • Rochester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,300 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.6% decline in Rochester.
  • While rents in Rochester fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.3%), Fresno (+1.9%), and Charlotte (+1.5%).
  • 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% 0.9%
Warren $770 $1,000 -0.9% 8.7%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 -0.1% 2.1%
Dearborn $1,010 $1,310 0.6% 1.6%
Livonia $940 $1,220 -0.1% 2.8%
Westland $740 $960 -0.2% 1.6%
Troy $1,010 $1,310 0.7% 0.9%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.1% 1.1%
Taylor $680 $880 -0.8% -1.4%
Pontiac $720 $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.


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.