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255 Apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

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Last updated February 22 at 10:13am UTC
44857 Marigold Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 22 at 10:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
43976 Freeway Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 22 at 1:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
35850 Annette
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 22 at 1:33am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
3757 Cherry Creek Lane
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 20 at 5:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
5235 Twin Oaks
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 18 at 11:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
4154 Berkshire
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 14 at 2:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
12074 15 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 8 at 2:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
14200 IVANHOE Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 8 at 2:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$998
5749 Pine Aires Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 1 at 5:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
15028 Island
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 21 at 5:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$825
38800 Ryan
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 21 at 1:59am UTC
Studio
$1,200
3246 WARRINGTON DR.
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 19 at 10:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
3763 Cherry Creek Ln
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 15 at 6:58pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
14520 Vauxhall
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 13 at 2:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
3682 BATES Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 9 at 2:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
2318 Hidden Trail Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 8 at 11:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
37717 Agar
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 5 at 6:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
14585 VAUXHALL Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 3 at 9:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
38810 Ryan
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 3 at 3:16am UTC
Studio
$2,200
42250 RYAN Road
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 3 at 3:16am UTC
7 Bedrooms
$1,650
43109 Burlington
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 7 at 11:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
Fox Hill Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 8 at 8:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Veronica Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated February 8 at 8:33am UTC
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

February 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report. Sterling Heights rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $820 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,060 for a two-bedroom. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

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. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (0.3%).
  • Troy has seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Detroit metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,300.

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Sterling Heights, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Sterling Heights 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 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Lansing and 1.1% in Grand Rapids.
  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,060 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 2.8% increase in Sterling Heights.
  • While Sterling Heights' rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+5.7%), Las Vegas (+4.9%), and Charlotte (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sterling Heights than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,250.

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 0.3% 1.3%
Warren $760 $990 0.1% 9.0%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,060 0.2% 2.8%
Dearborn $1,000 $1,300 0.3% 6.2%
Livonia $910 $1,190 -0.1% 2.0%
Westland $730 $950 0.1% 2.6%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -0.2% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.1% 1.4%
Taylor $680 $890 0.1% 0.5%
Pontiac $720 $940 0.2% 2.2%
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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.