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What $1,600 rents in Detroit right now

There’s houses in Core City and Wayne State, apartments in Lafayette Park and near the riverfront

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 looking at rentals at or around $1,600.

Milwaukee Junction

Behold, the latest rehab from Alex Pereira, the residential developer responsible for several eye-catching homes in Woodbridge, including the “Up” and “Lorax” houses. This one, too, has a striking exterior, along with a flowery mural that reads “Dreamers Change the World.” The inside of this two-bedroom, 925-square-foot unit is fully redone, and includes a private deck that faces New Center. 89 Edsel Edsel Ford Freeway is renting for $1,600 a month.

Photos by Alex Pereira
Core City

This is another fully renovated home in a centrally located neighborhood, Core City, which hasn’t seen nearly as much of these kinds of renos as nearby Woodbridge and Corktown. It’s 2,200 square feet, and has four bedrooms and a nice-sized yard. Rent it with three of your friends and you’ve got nice deal. 4670 18th Street is renting for $1,600 a month. (It’s also on sale for $175,000.)

Photos by Stylish Detroit
East Riverfront

River Place Apartments has 301 units spread over three buildings, but most of the two-bedroom floorplans go for $1,600 a month. Originally a Parke-Davis pharmaceutical plant and later a Stroh’s Brewery, these apartment buildings are a short walk to the riverfront, Atwater Brewery (and other bars and restaurants), and even Belle Isle.

Courtesy of Princeton Management
Lafayette Park

Constructed in 2017, the DuCharme Place was one of the first new-build projects in this era of Detroit development. On site, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool and hot tub, second-level community green space, and more. Each apartment comes with a washer and dryer. There’s a number of different floorplans, but many of the one-bedroom units rent for between $1,475 and $1,650 per month.

Courtesy of DuCharme Place


Which unit or house would you rent?

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  • 8%
    Colorful Milwaukee Junction home
    (30 votes)
  • 22%
    Four-bed in Core City
    (80 votes)
  • 40%
    Apartment in the East Riverfront
    (145 votes)
  • 28%
    DuCharme Place in Lafayette Park
    (102 votes)
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