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See what East Lansing, MI has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About East Lansing

It is close to my favorite grocery store. It is also within walking distance to my place of employment, along with great restaurants nearby.

Quiet neighbors. Not a lot of traffic. Close to things I need to get to. We are right outside of a larger city, so there is variety of things very close to us.

I typically shop down the street at Meijer, but I love going on my university campus to walk around. I take my friends to hockey games too.

Close to everything but far away. Quiet and great for families. Sidewalks and walkable There is a park in the middle of the neighborhood.

I like going to the beach with my family and the beach has a restaurant that is my favorite place to go

I like I guess that it does feel pretty safe and it is pretty affordable to live there and it is close to store

Who Lives Here

East Lansing Demographics

Education

High School

12%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

24%

Doctorate

11%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

23%

4 people

16%

5 people

8%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

5%

10-20

28%

20-45

50%

45-65

9%

65+

8%

Affordability

How expensive is it in East Lansing?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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---$1099$614
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---$900$614
---$937$614
---$987$579
---$987$600
---$900$599
---$900$570
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---$895$570

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around East Lansing

East Lansing Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

51%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

5%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 19 of 29 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 29 renters

Percentage: 7070

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 29 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Parks, Grocery

Things To Do In East Lansing

Top Score

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. East Lansing gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

East Lansing is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. East Lansing gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 33% more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 90% more restaurants than average
  3. 19% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in East Lansing.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in East Lansing.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 15% more gyms than average
  3. 36% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? East Lansing doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 33% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in East Lansing doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 88% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in East Lansing.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. 55% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 29% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

East Lansing Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 27 of 29 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 27 of 29 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 26 of 29 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 24 of 29 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 23 of 29 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 22 of 29 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 21 of 29 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 21 of 29 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 29 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 19 of 29 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 19 of 29 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 16 of 29 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 15 of 29 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 16 of 29 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 22 of 29 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 26 of 29 renters

East Lansing Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in East Lansing

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in East Lansing, MI

A small city in Michigan, East Lansing has a population of slightly less than 48,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will find no shortage of opportunities, as they account for a greater percentage of the population here (64%) than nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 29, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Michigan, ranking as the second-youngest municipality in the state. Only 35% of residents are homeowners in East Lansing, as renting is more common in the city despite an average rent of $1,083/month, significantly higher than the state average of $874.

Many East Lansing residents work in one of two industries: education and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of around $60,000, East Lansing workers take home about the same as the average Michigan resident. However, East Lansing compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), East Lansing has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 9% have a Bachelor's degree.

Averaging about 17 minutes, East Lansing's commute time is shorter than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (25%) drive their car to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Not many workers (8%) commute on foot, though the number is well above the national average.

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