59 Apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

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Last updated July 22 at 12:03PM
Kingsley
34800 Moravian Dr
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 11 at 5:29PM
1 Bedroom
$745
2 Bedrooms
$885
37832 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 12 at 3:05AM
Studio
$2,200
43393 SCHOENHERR
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 16 at 10:45AM
Studio
$2,672
14269 SHADYWOOD DRIVE
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 4 at 6:46PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
33345 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 11 at 4:20AM
Studio
$2,733
33740 SCHOENHERR
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated June 6 at 1:22PM
Studio
$1,400
14211 IVANHOE Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 8 at 10:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
35927 MOUND
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 20 at 4:44AM
Studio
$3,502
2131 Ashley Ct
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 18 at 9:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
37647 ADRIAN Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 22 at 3:16AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
37824 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 12 at 3:05AM
Studio
$4,950
5977 14 Mile Road
Northwest Warren
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated June 6 at 1:22PM
Studio
$2,500
36824 Park Place Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 20 at 1:12PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
3056 Franklin Park
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 22 at 12:03PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
33249 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 11 at 4:20AM
Studio
$5,600
5955 14 Mile Road
Northwest Warren
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated April 25 at 5:33AM
Studio
$2,500
39150 DEQUINDRE
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 12 at 7:00PM
Studio
$3,768
11700 15 MILE Road
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 8 at 10:48AM
Studio
$4,500
33361 DeFour
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 8 at 9:51AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Fox Hill Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 22 at 7:58AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
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City Guide
Sterling Heights
Finding Your Home in the Heights

Get ready, because it's about to get rocky. The vacancy rate is 5.25% in Sterling Heights, and renters take up 22.54% of the population, so you can expect a bit of scouring before you can find the right place for you in this city--but you will find one, trust us. Here are some tips and things you need to consider if you want the experience to be a very pleasant one.

How Much Will It Cost? Though Sterling Height apartments or condos for rent don’t compare to expensive real estate properties in the US (cough, Manhattan, cough), you can find rental properties at both sides of the price spectrum.

Which Neighborhood? Different neighborhoods command varying price ranges, so make sure you choose somewhere that’s within the budget.

When to Rent? It’s best to stack the odds in your favor if you’re looking for a good deal. Winter’s a good time to start scouring the area if you wish to find an apartment in Sterling Heights.

What Will You Need? Get your documents ready if you want a smooth-sailing rental application process. Better have your previous landlord’s reference, proof of employment, credit history and check ready. Just for good measure, if pets are allowed and you have plans of bringing your dog with you, make sure you also have your pet’s documents.

Sterling Heights Neighborhoods

Sterling Heights is no New York in terms of rental prices, thank goodness, but it does have diverse rental properties in terms of amenities, size and price.

City Center: This suburban neighborhood features small and medium-sized family-homes and mobile homes.

Dequindre Rd./19 Mile Rd.: Variety of living options, but is a pricier neighborhood.

Dequindre Rd./15 Mile Rd.: The neighborhood is pretty walkable. The area mostly consists of high rise apartments and single family homes.

19 Mile Rd.: Neighborhood is very walkable, yet affordable.

Clinton River Rd./Schoenherr Rd.: Beautiful neighborhood, that has a sense of community.

Mound Rd./17 Mile Rd.: Features one of the lowest rental price ranges of the city.

Getting Around Sterling Heights

If you’re a fan of putting your legs to use on your way to work, there are many walkable neighborhoods in Sterling Heights. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are some neighborhoods that entail a commute. Most residents drive their own car to get to work, but quite a number of the population still believe in the community spirit, even in commuting. They carpool with friends, co-workers and family members.

While Sterling Heights doesn’t have the fast-paced lifestyle of San Francisco or the concrete jungle of New York, it holds its own with the neighborhood’s quaint charm. Once the city’s allure grows on you, it’s easy to see why. While it does not have the lights and glamour of big cities, the city’s rental properties and neighborhood have their own fair share of charm.

Rent Report
Sterling Heights

July 2017 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2017 Sterling Heights Rent Report. Sterling Heights rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sterling Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Sterling Heights rents declined slightly over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,040 for a two-bedroom. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.7%, but posts a similar trend to the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sterling Heights, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit metro, all of them have seen prices rise, and this trend can be seen throughout other areas in the state, as well. Michigan as a whole has logged a 2.7% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Royal Oak has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,080, while one-bedrooms go for $830.
  • Over the past month, Auburn Hills has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,140, while one-bedrooms go for $880.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,270; rents grew 0.4% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $880; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Ann Arbor is the most expensive of all Michigan's major cities outside the Detroit metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,270; of the 10 largest Michigan cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Ann Arbor experiencing the fastest growth (+5.1%).
  • Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo have both experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.1% and 2.7%, respectively).

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Sterling Heights has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Sterling Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,040 is below the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Sterling Heights remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Fresno (+5.5%), Chicago (+4.8%), Charlotte (+4.3%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,000, $1,290, and $1,100 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sterling Heights than most large cities. Comparably, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,290.

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 $880 0.1% 2.4%
Warren $710 $920 0.5% 1.2%
Sterling Heights $800 $1,040 -0.2% 2.9%
Westland $730 $950 -0.2% 2.2%
Troy $980 $1,270 0.4% 2.4%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.1% 2.3%
Taylor $690 $890 0.4% 1.3%
Pontiac $720 $930 -0.0% 3.3%
Royal Oak $830 $1,080 1.2% 3.4%
Auburn Hills $880 $1,140 -0.4% 2.8%
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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.