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379 Apartments for rent in Southfield, MI

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Last updated April 21 at 6:25am UTC
Southfield Downtown
Southfield, MI
Updated April 20 at 11:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
21420 WALLACE Drive
Southfield, MI
Updated April 20 at 2:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
21324 Mada
Southfield, MI
Updated April 20 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
21250 Donovan Ct
Southfield, MI
Updated April 19 at 11:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Southfield, MI
Updated April 19 at 8:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
17454 GATEWAY Circle
Southfield Downtown
Southfield, MI
Updated April 18 at 5:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
15670 Mount Vernon St
Southfield, MI
Updated April 18 at 4:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
29146 Rambling
Southfield, MI
Updated April 14 at 10:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
17550 W ELEVEN MILE Road
Downtown Lathrup Village
Southfield, MI
Updated April 11 at 8:17am UTC
15778 Meadowood Ave
Southfield, MI
Updated April 7 at 10:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
21561 Negaunee St
Southfield, MI
Updated April 1 at 10:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Southfield, MI
Updated March 25 at 5:24pm UTC
29718 Farmbrook Villa Ln
Southfield, MI
Updated April 18 at 4:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
20851 Secluded Ln
Southfield, MI
Updated April 15 at 10:59am UTC
4 Bedrooms
24399 TELEGRAPH Road
Southfield, MI
Updated April 15 at 7:29am UTC
Mada Avenue
Southfield, MI
Updated April 19 at 7:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Shelley Street
Southfield, MI
Updated March 30 at 7:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Skyscrapers of Metro-Detroit

First off, Southfield is home to the Southfield Town Center, a giant office complex encompassing over 2 million square feet of office space, including a hotel and conference center. This building houses the headquarters of many local and global businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and foreign consulates. Actually, its office space is larger than all of Detroit’s central business district, so it draws a lot of commercial attention to the city. And that’s only the beginning.

To Do: Most of Southfield’s recreation includes its 780 acres of parks, nature preserves, and hiking trails. It has all your typical suburban amenities, such as community centers, golf courses, and sports facilities. Like most of Metro-Detroit, shopping and commerce is mainly found within malls and big-box stores.

Getting Around: Southfield is served by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) which operates a handful of inter-city and local buses. The majority of Southfieldians drive, as Metro Detroit is a pretty car-friendly place. Traffic on the freeways can be a pain at rush hour though, so beware!

Southfield Living

Now that you’re a little more familiar with Southfield’s atmosphere, let’s get more specific about living here. One of the city’s big draws is its home-y, suburban feel combined with its proximity to everything, both in and outside of town. Almost half of its population rents, which means options, options, options!

What to Expect: Southfield is unique in that it has many different types of housing available, from luxury high-rise condos to cozy apartments or single-family homes. Of course, detached houses are the most common, but large apartment complexes are also plentiful, with town houses and smaller apartment buildings available, as well.

Extras and Fees: When renting a stand-alone house, don’t expect to find any utilities included, though if you’re looking for an apartment, you may be able to score some included with a little bit of searching. Both houses and apartments will have appliances included and hook-ups for a washer and dryer (if they’re not included), though that may vary depending on the quality of the apartment. Pets are negotiable in most places, often with a fee, and parking (lot or garage) is often included, as well.

Southfield is full of tight-knit little communities, many with their own neighborhood organizations. The area can range from quaint and suburban grids of residences to more spacious, rural homes on wide lots, and even urban-feeling high-rise apartments. Southfield is a gathering place for businesses offering a variety of perks from its Metro Detroit location to the comforts of home. Still not sure if it’s the place for you? Well, why not check it out for yourself?

Rent Report

April 2018 Southfield Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Southfield Rent Report. Southfield rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Southfield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Southfield rent trends were flat over the past month

Southfield rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Southfield stand at $890 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. Southfield's year-over-year rent growth lags 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 Southfield, 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 were up 2.4% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Southfield rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Southfield, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Southfield 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.
  • Southfield's median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is slightly below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 1.2% increase in Southfield.
  • While Southfield's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Fresno (+5.0%), Las Vegas (+4.9%), and Charlotte (+2.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Southfield than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,260.

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.

Southfield Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Southfield ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A- Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
C- Recreational activities
A- Affordability
D Quality of schools
F Weather
A Commute time
C+ State and local taxes
F Public transit
C- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Southfield from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Renters in Southfield expressed overall satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “However, they did give many categories below-average scores.”

Key findings in Southfield include the following:

  • Southfield renters give their city an A overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Southfield was commute times, which received an A score.
  • Other well-rated categories in Southfield were safety (A-) and affordability/cost of living (A-).
  • Renters seemed generally satisfied with local job and career opportunities (B-).
  • Some of the larger areas of concern here were the quality of local schools (D), weather (F), and access to public transit (F).
  • Overall, renter satisfaction in Southfield is much higher than in nearby Detroit (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.