189 Apartments for rent in Rockford, MI

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Last updated October 18 at 7:23AM
6818 Kitson Drive NE
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated September 27 at 1:56AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
6875 Goldenrod Ave NE
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 14 at 10:25AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
320 Adolph St
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 13 at 10:33AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
10834 Northland Dr NE
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 15 at 1:49AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
174 N Monroe St
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 18 at 1:27AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
6584 Bella Vista NE
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 18 at 1:40AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
Northview Harbor Apartments
2625 Northvale Dr NE
Northview, MI
Updated October 16 at 5:52PM UTC
Studio
$600
1 Bedroom
$725
2 Bedrooms
$900
Results within 5 miles of Rockford, MI
Results within 10 miles of Rockford, MI
922 Franklin St SE # 1
South East End
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 11 at 10:22AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
1145 Powers Ave NW
West Grand
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 7 at 9:18AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
1040 Powers Ave NW
West Grand
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 7 at 9:18AM UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,250
201 Honey Creek Ave NE
Forest Hills
Forest Hills, MI
Updated September 27 at 11:18AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
635 Clancy Ave NE
Belknap Lookout
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 18 at 1:28AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
6191 George Ann Ct.
, MI
Updated October 12 at 10:48AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
500 Paris Ave. SE 1
Heritage Hill
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 3 at 12:29PM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1410 Mason St NE
Northeast Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
Updated October 17 at 5:33PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
Parmeter Ave NE
Rockford
Rockford, MI
Updated October 18 at 7:23AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,725
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City Guide
Rockford
Moving to Rockford

As a growing community, Rockford always has plenty of rental properties to choose from and, happily for renters, the abundance of two-bedroom apartments for rent, rental houses, and condominiums for rent means that finding a property to suit your needs is usually a straightforward process. The hard decision is deciding where you want to live. Would you prefer to live within walking distance to the shops and restaurants downtown, or would you prefer the peace and land that comes with being a few minutes' drive out of town? Perhaps you prefer to live in a multi-unit apartment complex (not the whole thing, of course, though hopefully you don't need me to tell you that). Rockford's relatively small size means that daily commute times needn't be a major consideration when you're looking for your property, but make sure you do some homework before you move. Visit the town, figure out your budget, and set up some appointments to see a number of places to make sure you get the place that is perfect for you -- it's out there if you look for it!

Renting

While most rental properties in Rockford have one or two bedrooms, it is possible to find larger, 3 bedroom houses for rent, and in some case even more than that. In addition, though the average monthly rent is slightly above that of other suburban areas, rent in Rockford is often lower than the Michigan average, but this depends on where in town you want to live. As with most other places, rent typically decreases and size of property increases the further away from downtown and, in Rockford's case, the further from the river you get. Once you've found a place that interests you, you'll need to go through the standard application processes. If you're looking at apartment complexes, be prepared to pay an application fee and to submit to a criminal background check as well as a credit check and proof of income. This may not be required for individual rentals, but all rented properties will require a deposit, which will be roughly equivalent to one month's rent.

Neighborhoods

Rockford is a small city and doesn't have any individual neighborhoods -- it's all one big community here -- but there are still different areas which renters should be aware of:

Central Rockford: This is where most of the action takes place. Downtown is here, as is the most interesting part of the Rogue River in Rockford, as well as a number of trails and parks.

South Rockford: The southern part of the city is a combination of residential houses and a plethora of public parks. It also features the most prominent part of the White Pine Trail State Park in the city.

East Rockford: Mostly residential, this part of the city offers more spacious properties, wider streets, and, of course, a few more parks and nature trails.

Living in Rockford

Life in Rockford might be a little slower than that of nearby Traverse City, but the city still packs a lot into its 3.5 square miles. For a start, there are the activities on offer: Rogue River isn't just meant to be admired from afar, after all. Many of the locals count fishing, kayaking and canoeing among their favorite pastimes. However, it's not all about the river. The White Pine Trail is excellent for some hiking or a day spent on a bike. Rockford also hosts many community events like "The First Day of Summer" festival, which takes place each June and features a carnival atmosphere with parades, stalls, and entertainment all part of the fun. The community parks often have live music in the summers, which brings out all the families with their picnic baskets on warm evenings. When fall arrives, the city hosts the "Harvest Festival", a celebration of the end of the growing season that all the community residents participate in and enjoy. There are always fun things to do in Rockford, which is just the final cherry on top of an already pretty sweet deal.