The Red Cedar neighborhood is located right outside of the MSU’s West campus. Though this neighborhood is largely populated by MSU students, it is much quieter than other MSU neighborhoods like Chesterfield, Glencarin, and Oakwood. Spartan Village – the University’s campus apartments for upperclassman and grad students – is located only a few minutes south. This same crowd bleeds over into the Red Cedar community. Though its further away from the main academic buildings, Red Cedar is a great option for MSU students looking to live off campus, without the ragin’ undergrad culture.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 East Lansing Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2022 key findings and figures for the East Lansing rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in East Lansing and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of East Lansing average rent prices in the chart below.
East Lansing rent prices increased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a 1.75% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a East Lansing one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $873.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, East Lansing experienced a 3.69% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a East Lansing two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,321.0.
Rent prices have increased in East Lansing over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the East Lansing suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Okemos, MI, Holt, MI .
Rent decreased in Lansing, MI, Cortland, NY, Haslett, MI.
2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of East Lansing.
3 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of East Lansing.
Rent growth in East Lansing over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, East Lansing average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a East Lansing one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's September 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about East Lansing and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR September||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR September||2 BR M/M % Change|
|East Lansing, MI||$858.0||1.78%||$1,274.0||3.83%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.