65 Apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

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Last updated August 22 at 7:24PM
35311 Malibu
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:56AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
42460 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:50AM
Studio
$900
2605 MARLBANK
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 5:07AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
42470 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:50AM
Studio
$900
14426 15 MILE
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:59AM
Studio
$726
39150 DEQUINDRE
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 22 at 7:21PM
Studio
$3,466
14483 Vauxhall
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated July 1 at 9:17AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
5265 MANSFIELD Avenue
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:57AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
8401 18 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 22 at 7:24PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
44678 Marigold
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 22 at 12:03PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
34256 Viceroy Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:55AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
37770 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:55AM
Studio
$3,300
37824 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:55AM
Studio
$4,950
37710 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 20 at 11:30AM
Studio
$4,730
13305 15 MILE ROAD
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 10:46AM
Studio
$5,057
14830 KARA Lane
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 15 at 4:56AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
36626 ENGLESIDE Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 22 at 4:02AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
33329 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 18 at 1:32PM
Studio
$8,792
Catalpa St
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated August 18 at 7:40AM
Studio
$1,000
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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

August 2017 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Sterling Heights Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sterling Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Sterling Heights rents increase sharply over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $810 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,050 for a two-bedroom. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.5%, as well as 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. Michigan as a whole has logged a 2.5% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • 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.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,280; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 2.6% over the past year.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $880; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 2.1% over the past year.

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Sterling Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,050 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Sterling Heights' rents rose over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+6.1%), Chicago (+4.6%), and Las Vegas (+4.3%).
  • 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% 2.1%
Warren $710 $920 -0.0% 1.0%
Sterling Heights $810 $1,050 0.6% 3.1%
Westland $730 $950 -0.0% 2.2%
Troy $980 $1,280 0.4% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 0.0% 1.8%
Taylor $690 $890 -0.0% 1.0%
Pontiac $720 $930 -0.0% 3.0%
Royal Oak $830 $1,080 0.5% 3.4%
Auburn Hills $880 $1,150 0.7% 2.7%
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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.