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Average Rent in Detroit, MI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Detroit Studio - $1,344+35%
Detroit 1 Bed - $1,630+17%
Detroit 2 Beds - $2,235+31%

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See what Detroit, MI has to offer.

Local Reviews

Houses are affordable. Easy access to streets, highways and public transportation. In great proximity to neighboring suburds

I live on a quiet street in an upscale neighborhood with a mix of original and new homes, surrounded a golf course and a lake. Stores for shopping are a couple miles away, four excellent grocery stores, some great restaurants are nearby.

It is lower cost living. My house is well built and insulated well. a waterpark is nearby, i enjoy going there.

The small mom and pop stores are great. They really get to know you cause you shop there all of the time . They are what helps living in the area

there is nothing i like living here for it has nothing to offer anyone who want a safe and quiet life

What I like most about where I live they are families that have been here for a long time so they do look out for one another

Demographics

Education

High School

52%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

9%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

26%

4 people

16%

5 people

9%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

70%

50-100k

22%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

14%

20-45

34%

45-65

24%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Detroit, MI

In Detroit, MI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,344 to $2,235. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Detroit, MI is $1,344. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,630. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,235.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+35%

Changed from $996 to $1,344
1 Bed

+17%

Changed from $1,393 to $1,630
2 Beds

+31%

Changed from $1,706 to $2,235

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
4%
24%
47%
13%
11%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Livonia$2,565+2%
Roseville$2,099-8%
Farmington Hills$2,099+40%
Canton$1,869-16%
Royal Oak$1,850+37%
Troy$1,850+14%
Ann Arbor$1,703+2%
Dearborn$1,250-36%
Westland$1,250+59%
Oak Park$1,185--
Sterling Heights$900+1%
Southfield$860-5%
Grand Blanc$799+15%
Pontiac$575+3%
Monroe$5750%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Dearborn$1,450+4%
Royal Oak$1,400+8%
Farmington Hills$1,250-2%
Canton$1,206-21%
Southfield$1,199+11%
Livonia$1,170+11%
Oak Park$1,165+50%
Sterling Heights$1,160-4%
Grand Blanc$1,071+6%
Fenton$1,050-6%
Ypsilanti$1,009+5%
Dearborn Heights$975--
Eastpointe$975+20%
Westland$966-5%
Garden City$950--
Ferndale$940+1%
Taylor$925+19%
Pontiac$915+18%
Monroe$850+21%
Redford$755+4%
Roseville$750+3%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Troy$2,253+20%
Ann Arbor$2,120+6%
Farmington Hills$1,621+1%
Sterling Heights$1,6100%
Canton$1,599-8%
Southfield$1,467+17%
Ferndale$1,425-2%
Dearborn$1,4240%
Royal Oak$1,360+6%
Grand Blanc$1,337+9%
Oak Park$1,255-11%
Westland$1,2400%
Livonia$1,150-26%
Fenton$1,149-3%
Ypsilanti$1,1240%
Dearborn Heights$1,095--
Pontiac$1,017-1%
Eastpointe$1,0000%
Monroe$1,000+18%
Taylor$930+3%
Roseville$860+1%
Redford$855+4%

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 Brightmoor, where the rents are $750 and $750, a favorable comparison to Detroit's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,630.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Detroit, MI?

In Detroit, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Corktown, Downtown, and New Center Commons. A 1-bedroom apartment in Corktown averages at $2,237, in Downtown it averages $2,197, and in New Center Commons, the average is $1,665. For additional high-end living options, Central offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,617, and Cass Corridor at $1,605. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,630 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 Central, North End, and Dexter-Linwood. In Central, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,617. North End sees average rents of $837 for a 1-bedroom unit. Dexter-Linwood offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $850. For those seeking other popular areas, Winterhalter presents 1-bedroom apartments at $800, and New Center Commons at $1,665. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,630 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Detroit, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Corktown$1,787+99%
Downtown$1,720+7%
Central$1,572+44%
New Center Commons$1,572+44%
Midtown$1,400+54%
Cass Corridor$1,310+32%
Wayne State$1,049+5%
Cody-Rouge$1,045--
Warrendale$1,045--
Lower East Detroit$1,025--
Woodbridge$950--
Art Center$950--
Lafayette Park$921+1%
West Village$905--
Southwest Detroit$850--
Vernor$850--
Conner$600--
Brightmoor$600--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Corktown$2,237+113%
Downtown$2,197-3%
New Center Commons$1,665+39%
Central$1,617+35%
Cass Corridor$1,605-1%
Woodbridge$1,500--
Midtown$1,500+16%
Wayne State$1,299-7%
Rivertown - Warehouse District$1,200--
Lafayette Park$1,1920%
Jefferson Chalmers$1,175+73%
Art Center$1,150-4%
West Village$1,095-8%
Rosa Parks$1,050+31%
Southwest Detroit$995--
Vernor$995--
Mackenzie$900--
Dexter-Linwood$850--
Far East Detroit$850--
Lower East Detroit$850-34%
Cornerstone Village$850--
North End$837--
Winterhalter$800--
Greenfield$760-9%
Cody-Rouge$750--
Franklin Park$750--
Brightmoor$750--
Osborn$665+19%
Conner$650--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Midtown$2,285+38%
Cass Corridor$2,255+13%
Rivertown - Warehouse District$1,850--
Lafayette Park$1,527-1%
Woodbridge$1,500-17%
Jefferson Chalmers$1,450+91%
North End$1,400+12%
Lower East Detroit$1,400-6%
Indian Village$1,400--
Cody-Rouge$1,320--
Warrendale$1,320--
West Village$1,295-13%
Greenfield$1,250+27%
McNichols$1,225--
Martin Park$1,225--
Rosa Parks$1,200+20%
Nardin Park$985+19%
Southwest Detroit$950--
Vernor$950--
Burbank$950--
Regent Park$950--
Art Center$9160%
Bagley$900-31%
Palmer Park$900+13%
Harmony Village$900--
Morningside$900--
Winterhalter$875+6%
Far East Detroit$850--
Cornerstone Village$850--
Mackenzie$795--
Osborn$775+15%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5959

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 109 of 172 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 128 of 172 renters

Percentage: 6060

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 96 of 172 renters

Percentage: 4343

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 95 of 172 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 133 of 172 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 38% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Detroit's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 35% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Detroit has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 26% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 19% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 28% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. Significantly more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Detroit is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 74% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Detroit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 45% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Detroit.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 68% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 148 of 172 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 136 of 172 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 127 of 172 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 125 of 172 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 121 of 172 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 114 of 172 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 112 of 172 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 108 of 172 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 106 of 172 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 96 of 172 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 91 of 172 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 88 of 172 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 88 of 172 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 90 of 172 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 94 of 172 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 94 of 172 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 106 of 172 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 118 of 172 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 150 of 172 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 155 of 172 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Detroit

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About

Detroit, MI

Overview of Detroit

Renting houses has become a more popular trend in recent years. The city of Detroit, Michigan, features many homes reflecting the Tudor or Victorian styles popular during its auto manufacturing heyday. In spite of a recent financial setback, the city is recovering nicely and has plenty to offer residents, from trendy restaurants, to city parks, to fascinating museums. The Henry Ford Museum is one such venue, housing vintage examples of early Ford models and recounting their history.

The city is not lacking in entertainment; Detroit is known for its music scene, with bars like the Town Pump Tavern dishing delicious food along with live music. Detroit's ethnic diversity gives rise to restaurants such as Xochimilco, one of the more famous Mexican eateries in the city. There are even casinos, such as the MGM Grand Detroit, to tempt those interested in trying their luck.

Rent.com can assist house hunters with their search for a home in Detroit by providing information that will inspire and aid them in their search. Check out a relevant Rent.com blog post here.

Searching for Houses in Detroit

Many people on the market for a home are choosing to rent a house rather than buy. Houses are a popular choice for families, gardeners or those with pets because they often include a private yard. Extra rooms and increased privacy are also popular reasons for choosing houses for rent. These homes are often in the suburbs, which provide a neighborhood setting that is far more relaxed than the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city. Houses can also offer a far larger amount of floor space than most apartment designs and often feature laundry hookups, garages and other desirable amenities. Rent for Detroit houses will range from $600 to $900 per month, often including some utilities such as water.

Typical Layout for Houses in Detroit

Many of the homes in Detroit are constructed from brick and feature period details such as plaster or carved wooden moldings, fireplaces or vintage tiles. Most houses have three or four bedrooms and one bathroom although some floorplans will include a second powder room. The entry will often open into the living area with an enclosed kitchen and dining area at the back of the home. Most homes will have a small yard or garden area, private parking, and may offer either a carport or garage. Layouts can vary between 800 and 1,100 square feet in size.

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