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Average Rent in Kalamazoo, MI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Kalamazoo Studio - $856-1%
Kalamazoo 1 Bed - $1,061-1%
Kalamazoo 2 Beds - $1,270+11%

Local Guide

See what Kalamazoo, MI has to offer.

Local Reviews

Almost everything I want is within a couple of miles from home. We have small restaurants and big businesses, so lots of places to go.

There are a lot of parks to walk and picnic. There are many restaurants and supermarkets. There are many stores to shop and a big college.

There is so much culture here. So many things are convenient to our neighborhood area. I love being apart of the inner city, and I love the size of this city.

I like that it's quiet, near shopping, near downtown, and near all the schools. I also like that we have friends in the neighborhood and overall we don't hear much about crime or loud noises.

I love having restaurants and shopping within walking distance as well as close access to public transportation

There is nothing near by that I would say is unique not the neighborhood I live in I mean the only thing I would say is that there are 3 parks basically in walking distance

Demographics

Education

High School

32%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

59%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

15%

20-45

47%

45-65

17%

65+

10%

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 Kalamazoo, MI

In Kalamazoo, MI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $856 to $1,270. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Kalamazoo, MI is $856. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,061. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,270.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $865 to $856
1 Bed

-1%

Changed from $1,072 to $1,061
2 Beds

+11%

Changed from $1,144 to $1,270

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
8%
39%
23%
15%
15%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Wyoming$2,099+18%
Kentwood$1,983+20%
Hudsonville$1,490--
Grand Rapids$1,272-2%
Coldwater$910-4%
Portage$770-12%
Elkhart$725+1%
Marshall$695--
Niles$5790%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Holland$1,785+60%
Hudsonville$1,754--
Lowell$1,695--
Wyoming$1,599+23%
Grand Rapids$1,487+18%
Byron Center$1,275--
Battle Creek$1,206+24%
Granger$1,177-27%
Grandville$1,085+16%
Elkhart$1,064-8%
Portage$1,047-10%
Benton Harbor$959+5%
Saint Joseph$900--
Paw Paw$8250%
Marshall$820--
South Haven$7850%
Charlotte$750--
Plainwell$7400%
Niles$676+19%
Coldwater$563+15%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Wyoming$2,175+56%
Jenison$1,950--
Hudsonville$1,876--
Lowell$1,795+14%
Grand Rapids$1,757+24%
Walker$1,650--
Granger$1,455-32%
Holland$1,381+9%
Portage$1,269-10%
Grandville$1,245+2%
Elkhart$1,227-9%
Battle Creek$1,187+13%
Benton Harbor$1,160+2%
Kentwood$1,050--
South Haven$970--
Marshall$970+5%
Paw Paw$8750%
Plainwell$8500%
Charlotte$820--
Niles$779+11%
Coldwater$651+12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Eastside

$775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Edison

$795

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Vine

$875

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Kalamazoo, MI?

For renters in Kalamazoo seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Eastside, Edison, and Vine, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $775, $795, and $875 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Oshtemo and Millwood, where the rents are $924 and $1,016, a favorable comparison to Kalamazoo's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,061.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Kalamazoo, MI?

In Kalamazoo, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Arcadia, South Westnedge, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Arcadia averages at $1,205, in South Westnedge it averages $1,166, and in Downtown, the average is $1,100. For additional high-end living options, Northside offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,100, and Parkview Hills at $1,090. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,061 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Kalamazoo, MI?

In Kalamazoo, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include South Westnedge, Vine, and Downtown. In South Westnedge, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,166. Vine sees average rents of $875 for a 1-bedroom unit. Downtown offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,100. For those seeking other popular areas, Edison presents 1-bedroom apartments at $795, and Parkview Hills at $1,090. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,061 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Arcadia$1,205+4%
South Westnedge$1,166+10%
Downtown$1,100-15%
Northside$1,100-15%
Parkview Hills$1,090-4%
Millwood$1,016-1%
Oshtemo$924+12%
Vine$875--
Edison$795--
Eastside$775--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$2,1000%
Northside$2,1000%
South Westnedge$1,358+12%
Parkview Hills$1,297+1%
Arcadia$1,200+72%
Millwood$1,127+5%
Oshtemo$1,113+19%
Edison$895--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

45%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4040

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 28 of 42 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 22 of 42 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 30 of 42 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

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

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Kalamazoo.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 11% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Kalamazoo.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 27% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Kalamazoo gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 77% more grocery stores than average
  3. 7% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 9% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 28% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Kalamazoo.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 94% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 71% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. 33% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Kalamazoo.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. 73% fewer shops than 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. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 19% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 35 of 42 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 34 of 42 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 34 of 42 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 42 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 32 of 42 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 31 of 42 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 31 of 42 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 28 of 42 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 28 of 42 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 27 of 42 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 25 of 42 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 24 of 42 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 24 of 42 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 22 of 42 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 23 of 42 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 25 of 42 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 27 of 42 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 30 of 42 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 33 of 42 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 35 of 42 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Kalamazoo

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About

Kalamazoo, MI

Overview of Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, MI, a large city equidistant from Chicago and Detroit, offers an abundance of recreational opportunities as well as a thriving local economy, enabling residents living in apartments for rent here to enjoy a truly balanced, prosperous lifestyle.

Living in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, named after a Native American Potawatomi word, was officially incorporated in 1884.Today, more than 74,000 people reside here and enjoy the quality of life that this prosperous city has to offer.

Sports fans will appreciate Kalamazoo's vibrant athletic scene, as the city hosts The Kalamazoo Growlers Summer Collegiate baseball team as well as the Kalamazoo Wings minor-pro hockey team. In addition, the city's four year college and two year community college both have several athletic teams.

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the city's monthly Art Hop, where residents can stroll the streets of downtown and check out all of the exhibits and events, and if you feel like browsing a museum with an impressive collection, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has more than 3,600 works with an emphasis on 20th Century American art. Aspiring animators will want to attend The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI), which is organized by the local community college designed to encourage and educate budding animation artists.

The city is renowned for its breweries, particularly Bell's Brewery. For a fun night on the town, stop by and try the variety of beers before heading to the Crawlspace Theatre Productions for a comedy show or the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for a classical performance.

In terms of public transportation, the city is served by the Kalamazoo Metro Transit, which operates 19 routes in the city's larger metropolitan area.

Apartments in Kalamazoo-Study

If you are living in a Kalamazoo apartment for rent and are looking into higher education opportunities, there are several options available to you. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Western Michigan University are all located right here in the city.

Apartments in Kalamazoo-Work

Kalamazoo is a diverse manufacturing area, which continues to attract startups and commercial economic growth. Prominent industries include pharmaceuticals, plastics, medical equipment, healthcare, fabricated metals, industrial robots, aircraft controls, chemicals and bedding plants. Some of the top employers here include the Pfizer Corporation, Bronson Healthcare, the Stryker Corporation, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, among others.

Kalamazoo Neighborhood Guides

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