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Apartments for Rent in Big Rapids, MI
14 Rentals Available

  • 1 day ago

    224 Baldwin Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
    2 BEDS $630
    3 BEDS $490+
    4+ BEDS $480+
  • 1 day ago

    15345 Venlo Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307
    4 BEDS $435+
  • Today

    331 W. Church St, Reed City, MI 49677
    Income Restricted
    1 BED $560+
    2 BEDS $560+

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Getting around in Big Rapids, MI

51 /100
Somewhat Walkable
34 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 51, Bike Score®: 34

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Big Rapids, MI last updated?

Prices and availability in Big Rapids, MI were last updated on 29 Sep 2023.

What are the best apartments in Big Rapids, MI?

The best apartments in Big Rapids, MI are: Tioga Park Apartments and Venlo Place Apartments.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Big Rapids, MI?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Big Rapids, MI is between $490 and $560. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Big Rapids, MI.

What type of rental buildings are in Big Rapids, MI?

In Big Rapids, 61% of the residents are renting compared to 39% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 6% of Big Rapids’s rentals, 71% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 22% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Big Rapids, MI?

The average age of rental buildings in Big Rapids is 0 years old, with none being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 0 stories, of which none are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Big Rapids, MI?

Rental apartments in Big Rapids come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 0% of all rentals in Big Rapids. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Big Rapids, MI

Home to Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, is a great place for renters to call home. Specifically, this small town features a safe environment and an above-average public school system. Plus, it also provides renters with a wealth of sports teams to cheer for. And, because it’s a college town, renters will find bars and casual dining within easy distance. Downtown Big Rapids is also home to many boutiques and dining options. Furthermore, if you enjoy green spaces, you’ll love renting an apartment in Big Rapids. That’s because there are 257 acres of dedicated parkland within the city, many of which are along the beautiful Muskegon River. Granted, there is one caveat if you’re considering moving to this quaint, small town: Michigan winters are notorious for their harsh weather, so pack a warm coat and snow-ready boots.

Renting in Big Rapids, MI

Big Rapids offers renters a dense, suburban environment. To that end, renters are just as likely to find a rental property in one of the residential neighborhoods (which are constituted primarily of detached, single-family homes) as they are to find a rental apartment in a low- to mid- rise community in a more densely populated area. As is common for a college town, there are more renters in Big Rapids than there are residents who own their homes. Another appeal of Big Rapids is its affordable cost of living. Here, living expenses are well below the state and national average. More precisely, if you’re moving to Big Rapids from a more expensive area, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cost of a rental apartment in this affordable college town. Note that, according to Michigan landlord-renter laws, landlords must collect a security deposit for a maximum amount equivalent to 1.5 times the monthly rent. They are also required to return it to renters within 30 days of the move-out date, minus any damages.

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Shopping in Big Rapids, MI

Big Rapids, MI, may be a small town, but you’ll have no difficulty finding everything you need to stock up the kitchen of your rental apartment, all within the city limits. In fact, many national supermarket chains have locations in Big Rapids, including Meijer, Aldi and Walmart. Alternatively, renters on a budget can find all of the essentials at Dollar Tree or Dollar General. Meanwhile, the Woodland Mall, located in Grand Rapids, MI, is the closest shopping mall.

Transportation in Big Rapids, MI

If you’re planning to move to Big Rapids, be sure to bring your car as you’ll most likely need it to run most errands in here. Of course, you may find some dining and shopping options within walking distance of your rental apartment if you can find an apartment for rent near the Ferris University campus. However, public transit is limited to one bus lane that runs from Big Rapids to Petoskey, MI.

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