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Detroit apartment comparisons: Riverfront edition

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent in various Detroit neighborhoods. Usually, we choose a price point to compare; this week, we’re looking at rentals along the Riverfront. What can you get if you want a one-bedroom apartment near the water? Here’s what’s available right now.

1001 W Jefferson Avenue

We’ll start at the Riverfront Towers, where a one bedroom, one and a half bath, 751-square-foot apartment will run $1,400 per month. Here, you’ll get views of Canada, a riverfront park for residents, a large heating/cooling unit in the living room, a small kitchen, a fitness center, laundry in-unit, and a pool. The towers are located near downtown and Corktown; development will pick up in this area in the next few years, as the Joe Louis Arena is demoed and the West Riverfront Park redesign takes shape.

150 Riopelle Street

Orleans Landing has a different one bedroom option available. This unit is fully furnished and available for month-by-month rentals. It has a balcony overlooking the riverwalk, views of downtown, and it’s just a few steps from the Dequindre Cut. It’s located close to downtown, and many shops and restaurants along East Jefferson and the East Riverfront area (which will also be undergoing a lot of development in the next few years). Amenities include a fitness center, pool, a community lounge, indoor bike storage, and an outdoor BBQ area. This 661-square-foot apartment is going for $2,600 per month.

Lofts at Rivertown, 6533 Jefferson Avenue

Across from Belle Isle, the Lofts at Rivertown have a few one bedroom options available, including a one bedroom, one bath unit at 850 square feet that’s listed for $1,350 per month. Amenities include a pool, a club house, a fitness center, and a garage space. It’s a few miles outside of downtown, close to Islandview and West Village, and across the street from Belle Isle, close to Gabriel Richard Park.

8200 East Jefferson, Apartment 308

Just past Belle Isle, this one bedroom, one bath, 750-square-foot apartment in Shoreline East rents for $1,000 per month. This one has less-than-stellar carpeting, laundry on-site but not in-unit, and a community penthouse with a deck overlooking Belle Isle. It’s close to West Village, shops and restaurants along East Jefferson, and clearly, Belle Isle.


Which waterfront apartment would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Riverfront Towers
    (50 votes)
  • 25%
    Orleans Landing
    (100 votes)
  • 51%
    Lofts at Rivertown
    (199 votes)
  • 9%
    Shoreline East
    (37 votes)
386 votes total Vote Now