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Detroit apartment comparisons: What $1,600 rents right now

Which neighborhood would you choose?

Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various Detroit neighborhoods. This week we’re aiming high and looking at rentals within $100 of today’s price: $1,600.

648 Van Dyke Street, #1

This week we’ll start in West Village with a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath flat right on Van Dyke Street. This apartment has two floors, with a balcony, dining room, and spacious kitchen. It’s walking distance to shops and restaurants and it’s close to Belle Isle. It’s listing under budget for $1,500 per month.

5834 4th Street

If you like the idea of having some wildlife in your neighborhood, this 4th Street apartment is a good choice. It has a washer and dryer in the kitchen, subway tiling in the bathroom, central air, two bedrooms, and plenty of living space. It’s close to TechTown, Wayne State, Midtown, and New Center. This apartment rents for $1,600, which includes gas, electric, heat, and water.

2233 Park Avenue, Apartment 5B

Downtown living can come at a steep price. This studio apartment is just 660 square feet, but comes in at $1,575 per month. Inside, find ample space in the kitchen, a lovely bathroom, and a washer and dryer. It’s located behind the Fox Theater, above Centaur, and close to everything downtown and near the arenas.

6200 2nd Avenue, Apartment 006

This two-bedroom garden-level loft in New Center is coming in at our price point. It has high ceilings but smaller windows for a loft. It’s located close to TechTown, the Fisher Building, the new Pistons Training facility, and Wayne State. It rents for $1,500 per month, gas and water included, with in-unit laundry $35 extra. Pets are welcome here.

1793 Field Street

If you’re looking for space, this updated Islandview apartment has it. With four bedrooms, two baths, two floors, and an open living area, this flat spans 1,700 square feet. It’s coming in at the high end of our budget at $1,700, and tenant pays utilities. It’s close to Belle Isle and West Village.


Which Detroit apartment would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    West Village
    (87 votes)
  • 11%
    4th Street
    (50 votes)
  • 24%
    (105 votes)
  • 14%
    New Center
    (62 votes)
  • 28%
    (124 votes)
428 votes total Vote Now