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345 Apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

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Last updated October 22 at 2:40pm UTC
39393 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 22 at 2:40pm UTC
Studio
$1,275
14800 19 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 22 at 2:40pm UTC
Studio
$1,200
35253 TURNER Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 22 at 2:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
13399 Forest Ridge Blvd
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 16 at 5:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
3031 FOX HILL Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 12 at 7:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
34781 RYAN Road
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 11 at 12:59am UTC
Studio
$3,800
43120 Utica
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 8 at 10:57pm UTC
Studio
$1,100
33740 Schoenherr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 5 at 10:51pm UTC
Studio
$1,400
4464 Berkshire Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 3 at 10:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
35406 MONTECRISTO Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 3 at 2:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
43522 Pendleton Cir Bldg # Unit 2
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 22 at 1:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
43184 Dequindre
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 13 at 11:22pm UTC
Studio
$2,501
38112 Lordstown
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 13 at 7:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
40889 FIRESTEEL
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 13 at 3:18am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
13927 Plumbrook Road
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 1 at 10:32am UTC
Studio
$3,300
43085 BURLINGTON Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 18 at 6:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
35396 CONNECTICUT Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 16 at 6:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
37201 TAMARACK
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated October 12 at 7:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
5611 Fox Hill Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 28 at 5:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
37778 Gregory Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 26 at 9:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Ask
14342 Shadywood Dr.
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 19 at 5:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
13830 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated September 4 at 11:03pm UTC
Studio
$5,983
11700 15 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 28 at 4:23am UTC
Studio
$4,500
11445 15 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 25 at 10:56pm UTC
Studio
$1,800
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.

October 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 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.

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Rent Report
Sterling Heights

October 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 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 moderately over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $820 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 1.0%, but exceeds the national average of 0.9%.

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, 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 1.5% 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 $870.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,330; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.5% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Sterling Heights, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Sterling Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Lansing and 1.2% in Grand Rapids.
  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Sterling Heights.
  • While Sterling Heights' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-2.3%), El Paso (-1.4%), and Chicago (-0.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sterling Heights 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 $680 $890 -0.2% 0.3%
Warren $760 $990 -0.4% 3.9%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 -0.3% 1.0%
Dearborn $1,010 $1,320 -0.1% 1.8%
Westland $740 $960 0.1% 1.1%
Troy $1,020 $1,330 0.5% 1.5%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.1% 1.3%
Taylor $670 $870 -0.3% -1.5%
Pontiac $730 $950 0.2% 0.8%
Royal Oak $830 $1,080 -0.1% 0.2%
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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.