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Urbane Lofts

West Village Commons, Dearborn

The Fifth, Royal Oak

Merrillwood Apartments, Birmingham

From stylish, modern new lofts in renovated high-rises to sprawling historic old mansions and 19th-century row houses, metro Detroit's housing stock is as diverse as its population. For those looking to buy, trulia.com and zillow.com are good places to start. For renters, start with this list of rental properties below. 
Royal Oak
 
Urbane Apartments
·       Hardwood floors
·       European-style brushed aluminum cabinets
·       New black appliances
·       Granite countertops
·       Dual showerheads
·       Free WiFi
·       French balcony
·       Multiple studio and one-bedroom floorplans
 
Amber Apartments
·       Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units available
·       Locations in Royal Oak, Clawson, Berkley and Troy
·       Dish washer
·       Many units have: hardwood floors, fireplace, in-unit washer/dyer hook-up, balcony, central A/C, balcony, private entry, inside garage or carport, private basement
·       Some locations pet-friendly
·       Starting at $625
 
Woodward North
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Dishwasher
·       Private entrances
·       Cats allowed
·       Carport parking
·       Starting at $620
 
Devon Park Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Dishwasher
·       Pool
·       Cats allowed
·       From $600
 
Arlington Apartments
·       One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available
·       Central air conditioning
·       Dishwasher
·       Water included
·       Starting at $660
 
Ferndale
 
Village Green Townhomes
·       Two bedroom units
·       Private entrances and patios
·       Three-floor brownstone townhomes
·       Resort-class clubhouse and pool
·       Hardwood floors
·       Above-range microwaves
·       Pet-friendly
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Central air conditioning
·       Fitness center
·       Billiards room
·       Raquetball and walleyball court
·       Starting at $885
 
Plymouth
 
Twin Arbors Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       24/7 fitness center
·       Pool with sundeck
·       Covered parking available
·       Laundry rooms in every building
·       Credit card payments accepted
·       Dishwasher
·       Central air conditioning
·       From $750
 
Lake Pointe Village Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Private balcony or terrace
·       Hot water included
·       Walk-in closets
·       Community building and pool
·       Sound conditioned
·       Spacious luxury living
 
Dearborn
 
Horizon Village Lofts
·       Fully-equipped kitchen
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Master bedroom with private bath
·       Walk-in closet
·       Gated parking available for additional $50/month
·       Starting at 1,045 square feet
 
Gateway Lofts
·       Fully-equipped kitchen
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Master bedroom with private bath
·       Walk-in closet
·       Free parking
·       Free WiFi
·       Starting at 1,000 square feet
 
Springwells Park
·       Two- and three-bedroom townhomes
·       Air conditioning
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Dishwasher
·       Oversized closets
·       Pet-friendly
·       Garage
·       Pool
·       Laundry facility
·       Clubhouse with fitness center
·       Accepts credit card and electronic payments
·       Hardwood floors
·       Heat included
·       Built-in bookcases
·       Starting at $665
 
Novi
 
The Heights of Novi
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Air conditioning
·       Dish washer
·       In-unit washer-dryer
·       Clubhouse, pool and sundeck
·       Tennis courts
·       Free weights
·       Fitness center
·       Furnished available
·       Cats and small dogs allowed
·       Carport parking
·       From $950
 
Novi Ridge Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom apartments
·       Two- and three-bedroom townhomes with private entrance and unfinished basement
·       24-hour fitness center
·       Clubhouse and pool
·       Tennis courts
·       Covered parking
·       Up to three pets
·       From $749
 
River Oaks West
·       One-, two-, and three-bedroom suites
·       Furnished and unfurnished units available
·       Attached garages with remote openers
·       9- and 10-foot vaulted and cathedral ceilings
·       Walk-in closets
·       Laundry rooms
·       Gas fireplaces
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Designer kitchen with self-cleaning ovens
·       Stainless steel appliances
·       Dishwasher
·       Snack/breakfast bar
·       Balconies/patios
·       Starting at $945
 
Pontiac
 
Lafayette Place Lofts
·       One- and two-bedroom floorplans
·       LEED-certified platinum design
·       Rooftop terrace
·       Electric car charging station
·       Secured bike racks
·       Outdoor patio
·       24/7 fitness center
·       Open floor plan
·       High ceilings
·       Exposed brick walls
·       Vintage hardwood floors
·       In-unit washer/dryer
·       Central air conditioning
·       Indoor and outdoor secured parking
·       Eclectic fixtures
·       Granite countertops
·       Hardwood cabinets
·       Brushed nickel kitchen fixtures
·       Designer appliances
 
Lincoln at Ivy Hills
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Air conditioning
·       Dishwasher
·       Pool
·       Fitness center
·       Business center
·       Cats and small dogs allowed
·       Carport parking
·       Starting at $560
 
Fox Pointe Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       Free heat and water
·       Dishwasher
·       Large closets
·       Carport parking available for an additional $15/month
·       Starting at $560
 
Detroit
 
Corktown
The majority of rental properties in Corktown are single-family homes and flats, and they go fast. For more information on Corktown rentals, contact O'Connor Real Estate and Development.
 
14th Street Lofts
·       Upscale one-bedroom units
·       Located on the Detroit Riverfront
·       Modern appliances and fixtures
·       Tall ceilings
·       Gated parking
·       Water included in rent
·       On-site laundry
·       Cats allowed
·       From $600
 
Midtown
 
Studio One Apartments
·       One- and two-bedroom units
·       Fitness center
·       On-site indoor parking
·       Washer/dryer in every unit
·       Bank and other retailers on first floor
·       10' high ceilings
·       Floor-to-ceiling windows (9' high)
·       Balcony off of every living room
·       Granite countertops
·       Rent ranges $870-1,395
 
The Lofts at Garfield
·       56 loft-style units
·       Open loft and two-bedroom floor plans
·       High-vaulted ceilings
·       Oversized windows
·       On-site laundry and storage facilities
·       From $685-1,250
 
Sheridan Court Apartments
·       Historic four-story building built in 1921, recently renovated
·       91 units
·       Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units available
·       Utilities included in rent
·       On-site laundry
·       Rent ranges $490-650
 
Blackstone Apartments
·       One-bedroom units
·       Newly remodeled
·       Free DSL
·       Exposed brick walls
·       Hardwood floors
·       Rent from $550
 
Milwaukee Park Lofts
·       Split-level and two-bedroom split-level lofts available
·       Rent includes water and heat
·       On-site parking
·       On-site laundry
·       Cats and small dogs welcome
·       Rent from $550
 
Sherbrooke Manor
·       One- and two-bedroom units available
·       795 sq. ft.
·       Original decorative wood trim and floors
·       Original hardwood floors
·       Large restored windows
·       Granite counters and stainless steel appliances
·       Washer/dryer in each unit
·       Rent from $850
 
Newberry Hall
·       Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units available
·       Heat, water and electricity included in rent
·       Secured, gated parking (additional)
·       From $875
 
Lafayette Park / Eastern Market / Near East Side
 
Lafayette Towers
·       Studios to three-bedroom units available
·       Secured, gated parking lot and garage (additional)
·       Free WiFi
·       Floor-to-ceiling windows
·       Rent includes heat and water
·       Fitness center
·       On-site laundry
·       Outdoor heated swimming pool
·       Cats welcome
·       Currently undergoing multi-million-dollar renovation
·       Historic Mies van der Rohe buildings
·       From $500
 
The Pavilion
·       Studios to two-bedroom units available
·       Fitness center
·       Outdoor swimming pool and sun deck
·       Grocery store, dry cleaners and hair salon in the building
·       Water, heat and air conditioning included
·       Parking available
·       Floor-to-ceiling windows
·       Historic Mies van der Rohe building
·       From $728
 
FD Lofts
·       Open floor plan lofts
·       900-1,700 sq. ft.
·       Exposed brick walls
·       Stainless steel appliances, gas oven
·       Washer/dryer in each unit
·       Secured, gated parking
·       Keyless entry
·       Outdoor patios and raised lofts in select units
·       From $1,100
 
Garden Court Apartments
·       One- to four-bedroom units available
·       700-3,400 sq. ft.
·       Fireplaces in units
·       Solid wood and French doors
·       Hardwood floors
·       Private balconies
·       High ceilings
·       Detailed moldings
·       Granite countertops
·       Classic pedestal sinks
·       Ceramic tile floors
·       Free private gated parking
·       Community rooftop terrace
·       Fitness center
·       Historic Albert Kahn Building
·       NEZ tax reduction zone for purchases
·       Valet services provided
 
Downtown
 
Kales Building
·       One- and two-bedroom units
·       Stainless steel appliances (select units)
·       Hardwood floors
·       High ceilings
·       Large wall-to-wall windows
·       Ceramic tile bathrooms
·       Attached parking garage
·       Fitness center
·       Tanning room
·       Secured entry
·       Historic Albert Kahn building
 
Lofts @ Woodward Center
·       Open floor-plan lofts
·       Up to 18' ceilings
·       Stained concrete floors
·       Washer/dryer in every unit
·       Parking included
·       Some split-level units available
·       Galvanized spiral ductwork
·       From $891
 
Millender Center
·       One- and two-bedroom units
·       11 units available
·       Washer/dryer in each unit
·       Two full-size tennis courts and jogging trail
·       24-hour fitness studio and yoga center
·       Oversized windows with balcony options
·       Indoor pool
·       From $730
 
Detroit City Apartments
·       One- and two-bedrooms units
·       Newly-renovated kitchens with new cabinetry, upgraded hardware, new countertops, energy-efficient lighting, wood vinyl flooring, and new Whirlpool appliances
·       Sky Park with outdoor pool, gourmet kitchen, tennis court, jogging track and fire pit
·       Fitness center and yoga room
·       Private balconies
·       Eve's Gourmet Market located on the first floor
·       From $865
 
The Lofts of Merchants Row
·       Studio to three-bedroom units
·       157 units available
·       Open kitchen with large center island
·       All wood cabinetry
·       Granite countertops
·       Stainless steel appliances and hardware
·       Porcelain tile in bathrooms
·       Exposed brick
·       Hardwood or stained cement floors
·       Spiral staircases
·       Washer/dryer in each unit
·       First floor retail
 
Broderick Towers
·       34-story historic building
·       Beamed ceilings
·       Porcelain tile floors throughout, carpet in bedrooms
·       Granite countertops and tile backsplash
·       Washer/dryer in each unit
·       Stainless steel appliances
·       From $850

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