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82 Apartments for rent in Westland, MI

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Last updated January 21 at 3:21am UTC
31804 Tuscola Ct
Westland, MI
Updated December 21 at 11:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1843 Ackley Ave
Westland, MI
Updated December 20 at 10:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
34044 Tonquish Trl
Westland, MI
Updated January 18 at 7:58pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2423 S. Wayne rd
Westland, MI
Updated January 11 at 11:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
33043 Creston
Westland, MI
Updated January 20 at 11:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
34238 Dayton Ct
Westland, MI
Updated January 18 at 7:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
31203 CHERRY HILL Road
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
7415 FLORAL Street
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2720 S NEWBURGH Road
Westland, MI
Updated January 16 at 2:03am UTC
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
30765 ANN ARBOR Trail
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
1834 South Karle Avenue
Westland, MI
Updated January 8 at 5:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
32214 Hillsdale
Westland, MI
Updated January 11 at 11:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
28032 Warren Road
Westland, MI
Updated January 12 at 1:46am UTC
Jermane St
Westland, MI
Updated January 3 at 8:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Woodview St
Westland, MI
Updated January 18 at 8:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Moving to Westland

The Westland real estate market covers a location of some 20 square miles in Wayne County, about 16 miles from Detroit. So people looking for houses to rent in Westland have more than enough geographical area to do their search and find a convenient residence to call home. And the best place to start, considering the size of the aforementioned geographical area, would be the Internet (then a realtor, if nothing impressive shows up.)

If you're looking to rent in Westland, you need to be convincing as terrific tenants to potential landlords -- as nothing else will give you access into their houses. So, arm yourself with documents that speak positively about your ability to pay the rent and also take care of the landlords property. Easy enough, right? Think credit report, employers note, paycheck or even a referral letter from your current landlord. Also check out the landlords take on pets, just in case there is any aversion -- or allergy -- of them.

Scoping the Neighborhoods

If you are going to live here, rest assured that you have made the right decision. The charm and serenity of Westland's neighborhoods are disarming for newbies. Below is a short description of the main neighborhoods.

Happiness Rd: You definitely won't be sad here. Rent is average in this area, and the vacancy rate is 14.3 %. There is a lot of hope should of finding a house, should you decide this is the place. You will have the option of settling into a 1- or 2-bedroom apartment or one of the many family houses that dot this locale. Commuting is not a problem, as it takes roughly 30 minutes to get to most places of work. If you take a dip in the carpool, then the time taken could be considerably shorter.$$$$

City Center: The average rental cost in Westland City Center is very low. However, the 2.7%-vacancy rate does not make things easy. This is a retiree's dream community, and perhaps that's the reason why no one is moving out soon. It's calm and peaceful, has a very low crime rate. And two local parks reside within this neighborhood's borders. $$

Joy Rd / Edward N Hines Dr: If you can navigate through the vacancy rate of 5.6 %, expect to land an averagely sized or small, single-family house. Apartment complexes also exist for those who like to tower above others.$$$

Warren Rd / N Wayne Rd: Expect to easily land a medium-sized, single-family house or spend your life living in an apartment complex if you end up in this neighborhood. A one-way commute to work could take you less than half an hour, if you dont take any detours to White Castle. $$$$

S Newburgh Rd / Avondale St: The average rental prices in this locale is higher than most neighborhoods in Westland. If you choose to move here, in the southern part of the city, expect to get a medium-sized or large family house or apartment. At prices that range from yikes to OMG.$$$$$

Cowan Rd / N Wayne Rd: This neighborhood is primarily comprised of medium sized to small, single-family, homes and townhomes. The average rent demanded by landlord is ridiculously inexpensive, and the vacancy rate is 4.7 %. Perfect for fishermen and fisherwomen--Nankin Lake is a wonderful summer hangout. $

Warren Rd / N Newburgh Rd: The vacancy rate in this neighborhood stands at 8.8 % and if convinced to live in this place, most job locations are a bit further from this community. Also expect to live in either a medium-sized, single-family home or an apartment. $$$

Ann Arbor Trl / N Middlebelt Rd: Both family homes and apartments are available in this side of town. The existing vacancy rate is a bit higher than other areas of Westland. The west portion of the Middle Rouge Parkway juts into this neighborhood. Great spot for strollin'.$$$$

Cherry Hill Rd / S Newburgh Rd: Located just east of the 275 highway, this area has a very low vacancy rate, and not as many cherry trees as one would expect. The neighborhood is primarily made up of medium-sized to large-family houses. $$$$$

Central City Pky / N Wayne Rd: This real estate locale is primarily comprised of average-sized apartment complexes and some single-family houses. Shoppers will be excited about--or scared of--the close proximity to West Ridge Shopping Center, Westland Center, and Westland Crossings Shopping Center. Confused yet?$$$

Life in Westland

Westland is very conducive for commuters, and it takes an average of 30 minutes to get to work. And when work is not in the cards, the local citizenry have many other options to keep them busy.

The Wayne/Westland Parks and Recreation Center has an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreational services to meet the needs of all ages, genders, shapes, and sizes. With about 37 parks, which includes athletic fields, bike parks, and playgrounds, one can easily tell what kind of leisure activities people in Westland value.

The Wayne Community Center, found at the edge of Howe Road and Annapolis, is a meeting place for people to take pleasure in each others company. This community center houses the Patrick J. Norton Recreation & Exercise Club, the Ice Arena, Ted D'Pulos Aquatic Area, and many other interesting activities. Who needs video games and cable TV? As for schooling, there are over 20 schools to choose from; if you have young children or are looking to start a family. So that area is well covered, too.

Rent Report

January 2018 Westland Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Westland Rent Report. Westland rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Westland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Westland rent trends were flat over the past month

Westland rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Westland stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Westland's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Westland, 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.

  • 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 $1,310.
  • Warren has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $990, while one-bedrooms go for $760.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents increased 1.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Westland rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Westland, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Westland 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 2.7% in Grand Rapids.
  • Westland's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 2.5% increase in Westland.
  • While Westland's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+5.6%), Las Vegas (+4.4%), and Baltimore (+2.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Westland 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 0.1% 1.1%
Warren $760 $990 0.5% 9.0%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,060 0.4% 2.8%
Dearborn $1,000 $1,300 0.4% 5.7%
Livonia $910 $1,190 -0.1% 2.7%
Westland $730 $950 0.1% 2.5%
Troy $1,000 $1,310 -0.2% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.0% 0.9%
Taylor $680 $890 0.1% 0.4%
Pontiac $720 $930 -0.0% 2.5%
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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.


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.