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115 Apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, MI

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Last updated December 16 at 8:25am UTC
Ashgrove
15010 Ashgrove Drive
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 14 at 10:44pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$744
2 Bedrooms
$934
36420 Park Place Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 8:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
39701 University Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 8:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
11165 Hanna
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
44777 Hayes
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$2,406
43120 Utica
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$995
35234 TALL OAKS Drive
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
14800 19 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$1,200
13854 LAKESIDE CIRCLE
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$695
39393 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$800
7333 Triangle
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$3,783
4215 Angeline Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 9 at 10:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
4959 Vista
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
43456 Hartwick
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
2941 Belcher
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
2238 Parliment
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
34843 Schoenherr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$2,586
42560 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$2,000
35957 Mound
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$2,800
13462 E 15 Mile
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$900
13100 Hall Road
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$10,000
34851 Schoenherr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 5:28am UTC
Studio
$955
13744 Riverwood Dr
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
5027 Fox Hill
Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights, MI
Updated December 16 at 8:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
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.

December 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report. Sterling Heights rents increased 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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Sterling Heights

December 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Sterling Heights Rent Report. Sterling Heights rents increased 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 increased significantly over the past month

Sterling Heights rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sterling Heights stand at $830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,080 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Sterling Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

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.

  • Dearborn 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 3.2% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Taylor has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents were up 0.6% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Sterling Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Sterling Heights, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Sterling Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased marginally 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 1.2% in Lansing and 1.0% in Grand Rapids.
  • Sterling Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,080 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Sterling Heights.
  • While Sterling Heights' rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-1.2%) and El Paso (-0.2%).
  • 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 $690 $890 0.2% 1.1%
Warren $780 $1,020 0.8% 3.0%
Sterling Heights $830 $1,080 0.5% 2.1%
Dearborn $1,020 $1,330 0.5% 3.2%
Livonia $940 $1,220 0.1% 3.1%
Westland $740 $970 0.3% 1.6%
Troy $1,020 $1,330 0.1% 1.7%
Southfield $900 $1,180 0.3% 1.8%
Taylor $680 $890 0.6% 0.0%
Pontiac $730 $940 -0.1% 1.1%
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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.