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Apartments in Detroit, MI

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City Guide for Apartments in Detroit
Like many major cities, Detroit has its fair share of both good and bad neighborhoods, so prospective movers should make sure to use a resourceful apartment guide as opposed to going solely on craigslist to find the right area. Luckily, there are a good number of great communities, excellent amenities, rich history, and affordable apartments for rent to choose from, many of which are at an affordable price. Those new to Detroit should first check out midtown and downtown.

Midtown is a hotspot for college students looking for apartments since Wayne State University is located right within town. Besides Wayne State, Detroit has several other colleges such as the University of Detroit Mercy and Eastern Michigan University.There is a thriving nightlife and an abundance of local stores such as the Great Lakes Coffee shop and City Bird, a shop that features locally designed jewelry, housewares, and gifts. Also, the area has seen an increase in development in recent years such as the introduction of a Whole Foods, so those looking for newly developed studio apartments or lofts that are close to conveniences will be in luck. With a combination of campus police and city police, this area is very safe for those new to town.

Downtown Detroit is also an excellent spot for those that want to live within walking distance to the Riverfront, or even find an apartment for rent with a view of the river. With the redevelopment of many warehouses into industrial lofts and apartments, downtown has put an active effort into priming the atmosphere of its urban core. This area is a great spot for those that want to be close to Detroit’s sports arenas or close to some of the finest restaurants in Detroit.Also, apartment searching in downtown will benefit new residents with easy access to the Detroit RiverFront. The RiverFront hosts many different types of events such as benefit races and live music. Reading &Rhythm, for example, is an interactive literacy program that provides children from southeast Michigan the opportunity to listen to local celebrity readers and see live children entertainment. This area has also been the focus of many industrial and luxury apartment developments over the last few years. The RiverFront is definitely an area of Detroit that should be checked out by apartment finders.

Downtown and midtown are excellent options for employees that would like to live near the Detroit Medical Center, the city’s largest employer. Besides the Detroit Medical Center, the four other largest employers of the city are the City of Detroit itself, Quicken Loans Inc., the Henry Ford Health System, and the Detroit Public School System. Quicken Loans Inc. and the Henry Ford Health System are also located in the downtown and midtown areas, thus making these neighborhoods great for those looking for a place to call home that is close to their new job.

For those looking for finer architecture and renting or owning a home, checking out the Historic Indian Village and Boston Edison Historic District will be your best bets. The Historic Indian Village prides itself on the rich history of the homes (one being the home of Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s son) within its neighborhoods as well as its many community groups and events such as the Men’s Garden Club and Women’s Garden Club. Meanwhile, The Boston Edison Historic District has over 900 homes for rent or to own that were constructed between 1905 and 1925.

Some of the finer and more expensive neighborhoods line alongside Lake St. Clair. Neighborhoods such as Grosse Pointe, Gross Pointe Woods, and Gross Pointe Shores are where you will find suburban areas that vary from middle to high class in terms of price and prestige, but offer a strong community atmosphere. The area is very pet-friendly as well with Balduck Memorial Park in the neighborhood, one of the nicest parks in Detroit to take your canine companion to.

If you want to be close to Detroit, but outside of the city, consider Ann Arbor. Reviewed and rated as one of the most educated towns in the U.S. by Forbes, Ann Arbor’s residency is comprised of many young professionals and graduate students unwilling to leave the lively college town. There is a large variety in rentable houses with all bills paid in the area that range from extra rooms in houses to cheap apartments with utilities included within complexes. Also, being only a 45 minute drive from the center of Detroit, the trade-off for a highly educated town compared to some of the less attractive neighborhoods of Detroit is worth considering.

In terms of entertainment, Detroit has a lot to offer. Detroit is one of twelve U.S. cities to host four professional American sports teams: The Lions, The Pistons, The Red Wings, and The Tigers. If sports are not your thing, Detroit has a flourishing art community that has progressively grown over the last few years. Third Thursday is an art event that happens every month where a number of galleries stay open late to showcase their art and the art of local artists. Also, check out the Detroit Institute of Arts which covers over 658,000 square feet, boasts 100 galleries, and contains Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection. Since Detroit is the home of Motown, movers should check out the Motown Historical Museum to learn about the record company that has had a major influenced on all genres of contemporary music. Also, check out the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, America’s fourth oldest Orchestra, or the Detroit Opera House for upscale entertainment.

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $796
1 Bedroom $1,183
2 Bedroom $1,347
3 Bedroom $1,119

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Detroit, Michigan: $1,230

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Great school district
This area is affectionally called "logo land" due to the fact that all the houses look similar, but just have different colors. It's in the Troy School district, one of the best high schools in this area.
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