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Studio - $962+5%
1 Bed - $1,495+25%
2 Beds - $1,795+11%
Last updated 3/29/2023

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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.

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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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