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Southgate, Michigan: the citys mayor dubbed it "the Dining Capital of Downriver" because of its vast array of chain and small, family owned restaurants. Read Guide >
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South Pointe Apartments
16505 Grace Ct
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 01:21am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$990
Close to I-75 and within a short drive of Dix-Toledo Highway. Attractive apartment homes have modern kitchen appliances, garbage disposal, and private laundry amenities. Resident facilities include a pool and 24-hour gym. Pet friendly.
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Village On The Park
13210 Village Park Dr
Southgate, MI
Updated January 16 at 02:20pm
Studio
$670
1 Bedroom
$775
2 Bedrooms
$870
14640 Pennsylvania Rd
14640 Pennsylvania Road
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,320
13132 Plum Street
13132 Plum
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$950
15775 Lakeside Dr Apt 3
15775 Lakeside Dr 2
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
15775 Lakeside Dr Apt 3
15775 Lakeside Dr 6
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 08:38am
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
15830 FORT ST
15830 Fort Street
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
Studio
$1,600
14714 PEARL Street
14714 Pearl
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
3 Bedrooms
$975
13105 JOBIN Street
13105 Jobin
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
2 Bedrooms
$950
12148 DIX TOLEDO Road
12148 Dix-Toledo
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
Studio
$1,000
13181 Turnberry
13181 Turnberry Ct
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 11:04am
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
14745 NORTHLINE Road
14745 Northline
Southgate, MI
Updated January 22 at 09:04am
Studio
$2,850
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Riverview Crossings
15027 Brookview Drive
Riverview, MI
Updated December 15 at 01:24am
1 Bedroom
$781
2 Bedrooms
$841
1447 Oak St
1447 Oak St
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
1 Bedroom
$650
3219 21st St
3219 21st Street
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
18650 Marsha St
18650 Marsha
Riverview, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
3912 17th St
3912 17th
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
4171 Hubbard Ave
4171 Hubbard
Lincoln Park, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$975
2243 19th St
2243 19th
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1507 18th St
1507 18th
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1495 13th St
1495 13th
Wyandotte, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
10185 Allen Pointe Dr
10185 Allen
Taylor, MI
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
2 Bedrooms
$850
1430 Ford Blvd
1430 Ford
Lincoln Park, MI
Updated January 22 at 08:38am
3 Bedrooms
$975
11139 Ziegler
11139 Ziegler St
Taylor, MI
Updated January 22 at 07:03am
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
City GuideSouthgate
Southgate, Michigan: the citys mayor dubbed it "the Dining Capital of Downriver" because of its vast array of chain and small, family owned restaurants.

Michigan may not elicit the warmest of descriptions lately, and Detroit's certainly leading in the "Look Away Awkwardly" category, but south of the Motor City is Southgate, a pleasant, community with a number of charming suburban amenities and warm, welcoming people. This quadrangle of greenery is located squarely within the Downriver area, a hot spot for Michiganites desperate for great (and often foreign) food, from family run restaurants to famous chains like Sonic (which was born here). And while the state may be struggling, it looks like Southgate is poised to be one of the first locations to bounce back, judging by the rising home prices and cost of living. Overall, Southgate has all the qualifications for prime real estate, and now is the time to settle in for the long haul.

Living in Southgate

You might at first expect Southgate to be a sort of stiff, squeaky-clean society. However, this little city by the river has surprisingly democratic tastes. Literally. The variety of ethnic foods available shows just how serious Southgaters are about mealtime, and they're fairly healthy about it too; Southgate has a low pre-school obesity rate (sadly, adults seem to have less self-control for themselves than for their children, or maybe the Pad Thai is just that delicious). And the city's proximity to the Detroit River ensures a sporty, athletic lifestyle. You can expect most costs to run about average, from housing to gas. Interrupting this paradisiacal revelry, unfortunately, is the weather.

The Weather

Michigan will not impress you with its yearly forecast. Sure, there are parts of this state that advertise their gloriousness come summertime; places filled with perfect camping spots, thrilling wildlife and scenic bodies of water. What they don't tell you is that it’s also humid as hell, or a sauna, or your bathroom when trying to blow dry your hair immediately after hopping out of the shower. Winters are bone chilling and winds are windy. Plus, partly cloudy and fully overcast days are common throughout the year. You're right next to Canada, for Pete's sake.

Downriver

Weekends in Michigan call for a trip to Downriver, which as you might have guessed, is down river from Detroit. Several towns fall into the area known as Downriver, including Southgate, Riverview and Wyandotte. With a distinctive character resulting from its originating community of car manufacturer employees, Downriver developed into a recreational wonderland with a passionate base of hunters, fishers and bird watchers.

If you're into fascinating historical crime and who isn't, Downriver played a major role during the prohibition, bootlegging booze from Canada to all over the nation, and many, many people profited heavily from it. Nowadays, with alcohol legal again, Southgate instead loves it in some small breweries, with a number of intriguing pubs, bars and taverns dotting the Downriver interior.

Housing in Southgate

Southgate has a good mix of rental properties and homes for sale. People tend to assume that since Michigan was hit particularly hard by the market crash, there are homes available on every street and corner. But, with a vacancy rate at only four percent, you better plan ahead rather than hope for the best. The rental market isn't paved with gold any more than New York's streets were during the mid-19th century, or now. Fortunately, monthly rents are still around the national average, dipping a little below or above in some neighborhoods, but not by much.

Southgate: Located a few miles inland from the river, Southgate proper offers a good selection of rental homes and apartments for rent.You have easy access to both the I-75 and Fort Street. South Southgate is pricier than north.

Wyandotte: Sitting pretty on the shores of the river and directly east of Southgate is Wyandotte. Though everythinge runs pretty average, it does feature some of the lowest housing prices. A bit far from the freeway though.

Riverview: Ooh, you'll like it here since it has direct access to Grosse Ile and all its golf courses. Cost of living and housing is costlier here, duh, but still less expensive than Southgate itself.

Lincoln Park: If price alone is the key factor in your decision, LP is your place.

Allen Park: Next to Lincoln Park but a whole world away, AP is the priciest part of Downriver, with few rentals to explore and impressive graduation rates.Residents can zip into town via the I-75 or I-94.

Southgaters like to make the best of a bad situation. Weather sucks? Play anyway. Hunting, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, playing tag, these folks will find something fun to do no matter what the season. They also love amazing multicultural food and running into things. Seriously, the car accident rate in this county is off the charts. But they are proud, hardworking, welcoming and fun loving. It’s seen its share of bad days, but the sun’s coming out and Southgate is ready for a new dawn. Come join them.

January 2019 Southgate Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Southgate Rent Report. Southgate rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Southgate rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Southgate Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Southgate Rent Report. Southgate rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Southgate rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Southgate rents decline sharply over the past month

Southgate rents have declined 1.4% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Southgate stand at $770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,010 for a two-bedroom. Southgate's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Southgate 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.

    • Dearborn has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Troy has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,000.
    • Taylor has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents were up 0.4% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Southgate rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Southgate 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. Southgate is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents marginally increase, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 0.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Lansing and 0.2% in Grand Rapids.
    • Southgate's median two-bedroom rent of $1,010 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Southgate.
    • While rents in Southgate remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.4%), Charlotte (+2.7%), and Fresno (+1.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,160, $1,120, and $1,030 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Southgate than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,270.

    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
    $900
    0.1%
    1.2%
    Warren
    $790
    $1,020
    0.7%
    3.2%
    Sterling Heights
    $830
    $1,080
    0.3%
    2%
    Dearborn
    $1,040
    $1,350
    1.7%
    4.4%
    Livonia
    $930
    $1,210
    -1.5%
    1.5%
    Westland
    $740
    $970
    0
    1.5%
    Troy
    $1,000
    $1,300
    -2.2%
    -0.3%
    Southfield
    $900
    $1,180
    0.1%
    1.7%
    Taylor
    $680
    $890
    0.4%
    0.3%
    Pontiac
    $730
    $940
    -0.1%
    1%
    Royal Oak
    $830
    $1,080
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Southgate
    $770
    $1,010
    -1.4%
    0.2%
    Oak Park
    $980
    $1,270
    1.2%
    1.2%
    Auburn Hills
    $910
    $1,180
    -1.8%
    -2.3%
    Rochester
    $1,000
    $1,300
    0.8%
    0
    Howell
    $920
    $1,190
    0.4%
    4.3%
    Northville
    $1,190
    $1,490
    -1.5%
    3.2%
    Belleville
    $860
    $1,090
    1%
    3.3%
    Clinton
    $720
    $870
    -0.2%
    0.4%
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    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.

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    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.