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Apartments for rent in Traverse City, MI

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See what Traverse City, MI has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Traverse City

It is close to grocery stores and restaurants. There is lots of parking and the utilities are included in the rent.

Small town, country atmosphere. Decent sized yards. Nice park. Paved sidewalks. Good community. Business section growing

There's some nice forest trails for running,hiking, biking. The view is amazing, it's close to my school, town, and restaurants. And it's next to the water

Who Lives Here

Traverse City Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

54%

3 people

20%

4 people

19%

5 people

3%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

4%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

12%

20-45

31%

45-65

26%

65+

22%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Traverse City?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24-$1200$2670-
Apr '24-$1927$2670-
Mar '24-$2050$2670-
Feb '24-$1927$2650-
Jan '24-$1907$2594-
Dec '23-$2018$2642-
Nov '23-$1950$2662-
Oct '23-$1950$2617-
Sep '23-$1970$2617-
Aug '23-$1970$1950-
Jul '23-$1970$1700-
Jun '23-$1970$1700-
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*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 Traverse City

Traverse City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

54%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3838

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Top Scores: Health, Pet, Art

Things To Do In Traverse City

Top Score

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Traverse City.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 65% more gyms than average
  3. 14% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Traverse City doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 60% more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to 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. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Traverse City serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. An average number of restaurants
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Traverse City.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Traverse City is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 19% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Traverse City.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 35% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Traverse City.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. 44% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Traverse City's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. 9% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 66% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Traverse City Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Traverse City Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Traverse City

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Traverse City, MI

Traverse City, Michigan is a small city with slightly more than 15,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%). Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 63% of residents own their homes. At $904/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.

With an average commute time of about 17 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Traverse City residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 41% of commuters, while public transportation is not widely used. Not many residents (4%) commute to work on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Traverse City has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 19% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Traverse City residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Traverse City workers earn an average annual income of nearly $69,000, around $7,000 more than the Michigan average. However, Traverse City compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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