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    1501/1551 E. Lansing Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    410 Pine Forest Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    3075 Endenhall Way, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    5520 Timberlane, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    531 Glenmoor 1-C, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    6180 Gossard Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1342 Old Canton Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1790 Woodside Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    215/217 Spartan Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1122 Beech Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    204 E Pointe Ln, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    314 Oakhill Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    6120-6263 Gossard Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    2430 Burnt Tree Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    218 Milford, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1547 North Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1530 Cambria Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1800 Haslett Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1040 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    252 River Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1850 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1000 Village Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    324 Michigan Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    4632 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    414 Michigan Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    233/235 Delta Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1732 Cambria Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    2771 Northwind Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    295 Arbor Glen Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    2700 Marfitt Rd, E. Lansing, MI 48823
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    1308 Haslett Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    6080 Carriage Hill Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1135 Michigan Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    223 Delta Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1031 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    251 River St., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    208 W. Saginaw St., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    139 Woodmere Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    220 Cedar Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    430 Glenmoor Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1705 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    5030 NORTHWIND DRIVE, STE. 120, EAST LANSING, MI 48823
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    136 Reniger Court, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    2950 E Mt Hope Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
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    1128 Victor Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1654 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1700 East Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1130 Beech Street, East Lansing, MI 48823
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    129 Highland Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
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    1050 Waters Edge Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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Average rent in East Lansing, MI

$1,395/mo East Lansing, MI average rental price, September 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in East Lansing, MI is $1,395.

East Lansing, MI apartment rent ranges

About 22% of apartment rents in East Lansing, MI range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 10% of apartments. Around 48% of East Lansing’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 19% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

East Lansing, MI rent trends

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in East Lansing, MI last updated?

Prices and availability in East Lansing, MI were last updated on 5 Oct 2022.

What are the best apartments in East Lansing, MI?

The best apartments in East Lansing, MI are: Eastwind Apartments, Hidden Tree Apartments and Townhomes, Castle Pointe, Raleigh House Apartments and 531 Glenmoor 1-C.

What is the average rent in East Lansing, MI?

The average rent in East Lansing, MI is $1,395. Start your search for apartments in East Lansing, MI now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI is between $350 and $1,913. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in East Lansing, MI now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI is between $350 and $2,294. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in East Lansing, MI is between $350 and $2,519. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in East Lansing, MI.

What type of rental buildings are in East Lansing, MI?

In East Lansing 60% of the housing is rented out compared to 40% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 11% of East Lansing’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 76% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 13% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in East Lansing, MI?

The average age of rental buildings in East Lansing is 37 years old, with 36% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 93% are garden-style apartment communities, 7% 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 East Lansing, MI?

Studio apartments in East Lansing are around 4% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 22% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 49% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Renter's guide to East Lansing, MI

East Lansing, Michigan is perhaps best known for being the home of Michigan State University. But it's a great place to live for non-college students too. According to NerdWallet, East Lansing is the 25th Best City in Michigan for young families, based on factors like family friendliness, quality of education, prosperity and growth, and home affordability. Wallethub also named it the 41st Safest City in Michigan.

The city is 14 square miles, which is three times smaller than Lansing, the state capital. Speaking of Lansing, it's just 5 miles away, while Ann Arbor is 64 miles, Grand Rapids is 71 miles, and Detroit is 89 miles. 

The weather in East Lansing is a little chilly, to say the least. Average winter snowfall is 36 inches, a full 10 inches more than the national average. But things warm up a bit in the summer, with average highs of 82°F in July.

Tips for renting in East Lansing, MI

Clearly, East Lansing is a great place to move. Before you do though, there are a few things you should know about renters’ rights.

 In Michigan, you have the right to end your lease early if you're ever the victim of domestic violence and need to move to a safer location. It’s also important to know that landlords in the state can only charge as much as one and a half times the monthly rent for a security deposit.

If you haven't caused any damages and don't owe any back rent, you're entitled to get that money back upon moving out.

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East Lansing, MI demographics

East Lansing, MI has a population of 48,437 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,674 of East Lansing’s residents are women and 23,763 are men. The median age of those who live in East Lansing, MI is 21.4.

Living in East Lansing, MI

Since East Lansing's a college town and is close to the state capital, it's a very diverse city with plenty of opportunities to be active with your neighbors. Another big advantage to living here is there's no city income tax.

Of course, Michigan's state tax is 91% higher than the national average, which will tend to offset much of your savings. East Lansing also spends much of the year covered in snow, meaning you may want to consider moving somewhere else if you don't love shoveling or building snowmen.

East Lansing, MI households

  • 4,958 Family
    8,472 Non-family
  • 2,128 Children
    11,302 No Children
  • 13,430Total Number of Households
  • 2.43Average People Per Household
  • $40,800Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 13,430 households in East Lansing, MI. 4,958 are family households and 8,472 are non-family households. There are 2,128 households with children in East Lansing and 11,302 households without children. On average, about 2.43 people live in a household in East Lansing, MI.

Things to do in East Lansing, MI

Between the local MSU campus and the city's proximity to the capital, there are plenty of things to keep you busy here.

Wallethub.com named East Lansing the 5th-best city for football fans, mostly due to the town’s ravenous love for the Michigan State Spartans. There's also another premier college football team just an hour away in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan Wolverines.

But even if you’re not a sports fan, you'll still find tons of entertainment options.

Annual events, like the East Lansing Film Festival, make the city come alive. You'll definitely want to check out the two-day Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, a summertime celebration of national and local jazz musicians.

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Annual events, like the East Lansing Film Festival, make the city come alive. You'll definitely want to check out the two-day Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, a summertime celebration of national and local jazz musicians.

For family fun in East Lansing, head to one of the 25 neighborhood parks. John M. Patriarche Park features a 1.2-acre playground, baseball fields, a basketball court, tennis courts, and picnic tables.

Pet lovers will enjoy the Northern Tail Dog Park, which offers two acres of off-leash fun – along with a water station and plenty of shade trees to help keep cool. In the summer, head to the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center for water slides, wading pools, and a splash zone.

For those cold winter days, head indoors to Pinball Pete’s ten thousand square-feet of pinball games, or take in a MSU Spartans hockey game at Munn Ice Arena.

For those cold winter days, head indoors to Pinball Pete’s ten thousand square-feet of pinball games, or take in a MSU Spartans hockey game at Munn Ice Arena.

There's fun to be had in some of the neighboring cities too, like the Potter Park Zoo and Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. Or take a short road trip to Detroit and catch a pro sports game, whether it's the Detroit Pistons, Red Wings, or Tigers.

Culture is a big part of any college town, but especially so in East Lansing. The Wharton Center for Performing Arts brings dance, music, and theatrical performances to the city. Or you can take in the talents of Community Music School students during recitals at the College of Music, then get a glimpse of contemporary art at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum.

Then there's the annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, three days of music, culture, and dance hosted in conjunction with the Michigan State University Museum and its Michigan Traditional Arts Program. If you have room on your calendar, be sure to make it to the East Lansing Art Festival as well, the best-selling art fair held every year before Memorial Day.

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East Lansing, MI employment & economy

MSU is key to the area's economy, providing a large number of jobs in education-related fields.  Tech jobs are also in demand in East Lansing, due to places like the university’s National Superconducting Cycolotron Laboratory, which is a hub for acceleration tech. In fact, MSU plays a big role in making Michigan the 4th-largest tech employer in the nation.

Michigan State’s Supply Chain Management program is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 2nd-best program of its kind in the country. Nearby Lansing is home to the General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, making the region a fertile ground for automotive jobs.

Education in East Lansing, MI

MSU is a big draw in East Lansing. In fact, it’s the largest education institution in the state, and the 7th-largest in the country. But nearby Lansing also has the country’s largest law school, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, as well as Davenport University and Lansing Community College.

The East Lansing Public Schools district includes six elementary schools, one middle school, and East Lansing High School, which U.S. News & World Report ranked as the 17th-best high school in the state.

East Lansing, MI education statistics

The level of education of the population of East Lansing, MI is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 30% completed some high school, 11% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 27% have a Bachelor Degree, and 25% have a Graduate Degree.

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