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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Portage

It's close to the highway and center of town but quiet and has a fair amount of trees. Lot size is also nice, everyone has a good sized yard.

It's close to grocery stores and restaurants. We like going to the mall and out to eat. It's near a school. My favorite places are chipotle and mccallisters.

I think our neighborhood is unique because we do still care about each other and watch out for each other. And within a two mile radius we have many local businesses I love. Restaurants, coffee shops and local, not chain, grocery stores.

White neighborhood. dollar General store. Walmart supercenter lowes's and tractor Supply. Nice weather

Safe for my kids, which is VERY important. Friendly neighbors that look out for each other. Close to the grocery store.

It is large and great to walk around in and there's easy access to trails and natural areas. There's lots of wildlife and friendly people

Who Lives Here

Portage Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

21%

4 people

22%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

7%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

25%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Portage?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jun '24-$1047$1276$2519
May '24-$1056$1286$2546
Apr '24-$1065$1266$2419
Mar '24-$1078$1262$2409
Feb '24-$1074$1371$2399
Jan '24-$1049$1339$2399
Dec '23-$1117$1457$2273
Nov '23-$1117$1482$2273
Oct '23-$1142$1474$2305
Sep '23-$1120$1416$2498
Aug '23-$1116$1384$2498
Jul '23-$1165$1428$2498
Jun '23-$1165$1407$2488

*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 Portage

Portage Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

37%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 21 of 26 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 15 of 26 renters

Percentage: 5353

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 17 of 26 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Pet, Grocery

Things To Do In Portage

Top Score

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 43% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Portage.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 44% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Got a hunch you'll be dialing for lunch.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of restaurants here may leave a bad taste in your mouth.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 94% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 65% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Finding a bar around here is no small feat.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portage isn't on the top of our shopping list.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Portage ain't pulling its weight. A low score for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The gas stations here are few and far between.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Portage Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 23 of 26 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 23 of 26 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 23 of 26 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 23 of 26 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 20 of 26 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 20 of 26 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 26 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 18 of 26 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 17 of 26 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 17 of 26 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 16 of 26 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 26 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 15 of 26 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 15 of 26 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 18 of 26 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 18 of 26 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 19 of 26 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 24 of 26 renters

Portage Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Portage

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All About

Living in Portage, MI

Portage, Michigan is a town with just over 48,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in Michigan. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 68% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $834 a month is roughly equal to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Portage residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 47% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Portage. The four most common are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $74,000, Portage workers earn more than the average Michigan resident. The city's average income, however, is fairly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Portage has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.