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Detroit rent map shows median prices across neighborhoods

The Qline passes the newly renovated Plaza in Midtown.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

A few weeks ago, we shared a couple reports on rental prices in the city and region. Today, another rental data group Zumper released findings for Detroit median rental prices for one-bedroom apartments for summer 2018—by neighborhood.

Of course, the neighborhood names don’t quite match up with what we call them, but we can at least see where rent prices generally fall across the city. No surprises here—downtown and Midtown both claim the highest median rent.

Where is it rising the most? Zumper points out University and Jeffries (Midtown/Cass Corridor and the North End, along with Woodbridge) as seeing the highest jumps in price at 14 percent and 12 percent.

Zumper says that rent prices for one-bedroom apartments are up 15 percent over the past year.

The map shows what we see often—neighborhoods just under the top price range include Lafayette Park/Eastern Market, the Villages, the Riverfront, and Corktown.

For those looking for an apartment but can’t afford these neighborhoods, Grandmont-Rosedale, Southwest Detroit, the University District/Bagley, and East English Village are all still affordable, comparatively.

Detroit is still coming in well below the national rent average, and ranks as the 97th most expensive rental market in the county.

Zumper aggregates data via MLS and a variety of rental websites. They also use data for new construction and leave out rent prices for units currently occupied. More on the methodology here.