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Average Rent in Detroit, MI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Detroit Studio - $1,310+30%
Detroit 1 Bed - $1,602+10%
Detroit 2 Beds - $2,200+26%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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See what Detroit, MI has to offer.

Local Reviews

Great parks nearby. Festivals for crafts, and a farmer's market. Lots of public art in several places.

I walk everyday around the neighborhood and nearby trails with a friend from down the street. I also have many small mom and pop shops that I am able to frequent.

Everyone knows most people.we do our best to work together. Hoping that everyone feel safe and protected.

I like that there are options and things to do around here. Tons of places to eat, go shopping, take walks, etc.

I like the local bars and restaurants. They're hidden treasures. I enjoy going out with my family and friends.

Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

80%

3 people

16%

4 people

4%

5 people

0%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

5%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

1%

10-20

3%

20-45

69%

45-65

17%

65+

9%

Affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Downtown, Detroit, MI

In Detroit, MI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,310 to $2,200. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Detroit, MI is $1,310. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,602. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,200.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+30%

Changed from $1,008 to $1,310
1 Bed

+10%

Changed from $1,456 to $1,602
2 Beds

+26%

Changed from $1,746 to $2,200
Last updated 6/19/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

1.4%

Compared to National Average

1.8%

The cost of living in Downtown, Detroit, MI is 1.4% higher than the state average and 1.8% higher than the national average. Downtown, Detroit, MI housing is 7.5% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 5.4% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.9% more in Downtown, Detroit, MI than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 3.9% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Detroit, MICompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
7.1%
7.5%
Utilities
2%
5.4%
Food
1.7%
2.9%
Transportation
1.1%
0.1%
Healthcare
0.8%
3.9%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Livonia$2,565+2%
Farmington Hills$2,039+22%
Madison Heights$1,919+12%
Canton$1,869-15%
Troy$1,850+14%
Royal Oak$1,850--
Warren$1,822+3%
Novi$1,762+3%
Ann Arbor$1,744+3%
Rochester Hills$1,3620%
Detroit$1,310+30%
Dearborn$1,250-46%
Westland$1,250+59%
Auburn Hills$1,109-34%
Southfield$860-5%
Sterling Heights$860-3%
Ferndale$845-43%
Clinton Township$585--
Pontiac$575+3%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Rochester Hills$1,820+4%
Troy$1,650+6%
Detroit$1,602+10%
Novi$1,527+18%
Dearborn$1,364-2%
Royal Oak$1,3000%
Auburn Hills$1,267-28%
Farmington Hills$1,260+2%
Canton$1,206-11%
Southfield$1,199+12%
Livonia$1,167+2%
Sterling Heights$1,160-5%
Howell$1,1270%
Fenton$1,050+11%
Ypsilanti$1,030+7%
Clinton Township$990-12%
Eastpointe$975+20%
Madison Heights$965-2%
Westland$958-5%
Warren$949+1%
Ferndale$940-35%
Pontiac$799+3%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Troy$2,352+24%
Ann Arbor$2,331+20%
Detroit$2,200+26%
Rochester Hills$2,177+25%
Novi$1,922+15%
Auburn Hills$1,695-15%
Farmington Hills$1,612+2%
Sterling Heights$1,610-1%
Canton$1,562-6%
Royal Oak$1,540+20%
Southfield$1,467+15%
Dearborn$1,4340%
Clinton Township$1,426-2%
Ferndale$1,400-47%
Howell$1,378-1%
Livonia$1,377-11%
Westland$1,220-2%
Fenton$1,220-1%
Madison Heights$1,202+4%
Ypsilanti$1,1240%
Warren$1,090+7%
Pontiac$1,017-2%
Eastpointe$1,0000%

Compare Neighborhoods

Conner

$650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Osborn

$665

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Cody-Rouge

$750

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Detroit, MI?

For renters in Detroit seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Conner, Osborn, and Cody-Rouge, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $650, $665, and $750 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Franklin Park and Brooks, where the rents are $750 and $750, a favorable comparison to Detroit's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,602.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Detroit, MI?

In Detroit, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Corktown, Grand Circus Park Historic District, and New Center. A 1-bedroom apartment in Corktown averages at $2,275, in Grand Circus Park Historic District it averages $2,235, and in New Center, the average is $2,089. For additional high-end living options, Brush Park offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,635, and Cass Corridor at $1,600. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,602 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Detroit, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Detroit, MI?

In Detroit, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include North End, Central, and New Center Commons. In North End, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $837. Central sees average rents of $1,575 for a 1-bedroom unit. New Center Commons offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,575. For those seeking other popular areas, New Center presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,089, and Dexter-Linwood at $850. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,602 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Detroit, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
New Center$1,830+1%
Corktown$1,787+99%
Grand Circus Park Historic District$1,530--
Midtown$1,400+41%
Warren Prentis Historic District$1,400--
Brush Park$1,250--
Cass Corridor$1,250+14%
Central$1,145+5%
New Center Commons$1,145+5%
Lower East Detroit$1,025--
Woodbridge$950--
Art Center$950--
Cody-Rouge$945--
Warrendale$945--
West Village$905--
Lafayette Park$900-2%
Southwest Detroit$850--
Vernor$850--
East Village$845--
Elmwood Park$7020%
Brooks$6500%
Conner$600--
Brightmoor$600--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Brush Park$1,635-15%
Cass Corridor$1,600-3%
Central$1,575+32%
New Center Commons$1,575+32%
Lafayette Park$1,234+4%
Rivertown - Warehouse District$1,200--
Jefferson Chalmers$1,200+76%
Midtown$1,175-24%
Art Center$1,150-4%
Warren Prentis Historic District$1,150+13%
Elmwood Park$1,100+47%
West Village$1,095-8%
Rosa Parks$1,050+31%
Gold Coast$1,0290%
Southwest Detroit$995--
Vernor$995--
Mackenzie$900--
Lower East Detroit$850-34%
Far East Detroit$850--
Dexter-Linwood$850--
Cornerstone Village$850--
North End$837--
East Village$815--
Winterhalter$800--
Greenfield$760-9%
Cody-Rouge$750--
Franklin Park$750--
Brooks$7500%
Osborn$665+19%
Conner$650--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Brush Park$2,255-13%
Cass Corridor$2,245+12%
Warren Prentis Historic District$2,0000%
Rivertown - Warehouse District$1,850--
Lafayette Park$1,527-1%
Woodbridge$1,500-17%
Cody-Rouge$1,467--
Warrendale$1,467--
Jefferson Chalmers$1,450+91%
Central$1,400-31%
North End$1,400+12%
Gold Coast$1,3900%
Midtown$1,375-5%
Mackenzie$1,300--
West Village$1,295-13%
Elmwood Park$1,250+55%
Greenfield$1,250+27%
McNichols$1,225--
Lower East Detroit$1,200-14%
Rosa Parks$1,200+20%
Indian Village$1,200-14%
Burbank$1,200--
East Village$1,150--
Nardin Park$985+19%
Southwest Detroit$950--
Vernor$950--
Art Center$9160%
Palmer Park$900+13%
Winterhalter$900+9%
Morningside$900--
Bagley$900-31%
Brooks$8750%
Far East Detroit$850--
Cornerstone Village$850--
Osborn$775+15%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

48%

15-30 Mins

27%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9494

Walk Score®

Percentage: 7676

Bike Score®

Percentage: 7676

Transit Score®

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 57% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Downtown Detroit looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 80% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The spotlight is constantly on in Downtown Detroit.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 98% more theaters than average
  3. 79% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Downtown Detroit gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 41% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Detroit has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 58% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Downtown Detroit gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 47% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 90% more parks than average
  3. 73% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Detroit is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. 60% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 85% more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Downtown Detroit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. 93% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Downtown Detroit doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 84% more pet facilities than average
  3. 60% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 47% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Downtown Detroit doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 90% more medical facilities than average
  3. 13% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Downtown Detroit

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Detroit, MI 2.3 miles$1,602$2,200
Detroit Metro, MI 2.3 miles------
Southfield, MI 13.1 miles$1,199$1,467
Dearborn, MI 6.6 miles$1,364$1,434
Madison Heights, MI 10.9 miles$965$1,202
Sterling Heights, MI 17.1 miles$1,160$1,610
Ferndale, MI 9.8 miles$940$1,400
Canton, MI 22.2 miles$1,206$1,562
Warren, MI 10 miles$949$1,090
Farmington Hills, MI 19.8 miles$1,260$1,612

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 0.1 miles$1,667$2,290
Midtown 1.2 miles$1,175$1,375
Lafayette Park 0.8 miles$1,234$1,527
Corktown 1.1 miles$2,275$3,662
Brush Park 0.9 miles$1,635$2,255
Capitol Park Historic District 0.1 miles$2,247$3,295
Cass Corridor 1.7 miles$1,600$2,245
Grand Circus Park Historic District 0.2 miles$2,235$3,415
Eastern Market 1.2 miles------
Bricktown 0.4 miles------