Rent to Own Homes near Southfield, MI

Top Reasons to Live in Southfield MI

  • Southfield, Michigan, is a city just outside Detroit in affluent Oakland County. Southfield's name came from it being the "south fields" of Bloomfield Township. The city is home to over 70,000 people, some of whom work in one of Southfield's many office parks. Southfield's population grew significantly between the 1950s and 1990s, and today it has a diverse culture and a great selection of housing.

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1 Bed, 1 Bath on Evergreen Rd
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Southfield, MI 48075

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School: Children's Technological Academy
Grocery: Hiller's Markets Inc
Restaurant: Crescent Centre Cafe
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Westland Dr
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Southfield, MI 48075

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School: Southfield Regional Academic Campus
Grocery: Arts Liquor & Party Store
Restaurant: No 1 Chinese Food
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Avon Ln
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Southfield, MI 48075

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School: Brace-Lederle K-8 School
Grocery: 8 Mile Foodland
Restaurant: Cheetah
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Stahelin Rd
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Southfield, MI 48075

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School: Brace-Lederle K-8 School
Grocery: 8 Mile Foodland
Restaurant: Cheetah
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Coral Gables St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Southfield, MI 48076

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School: Thompson K-8 International Baccalaureate Academy
Grocery: Southfield & Lincoln Food Mart
Restaurant: Savory African Cuisine Inc
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2 Beds, 2 Baths on Southfield Rd
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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Southfield, MI 48076

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School: Crescent Academy
Grocery: Thirteen & Southfield Mobil
Restaurant: Ziggy's Cheesesteaks
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Fairfax St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Southfield, MI 48076

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School: Vandenberg Elementary School
Grocery: Altas International
Restaurant: Casablanca Restaurant Inc
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3 Beds, 3 Baths on Edwards Ave
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Southfield, MI 48076

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School: Vandenberg Elementary School
Grocery: Altas International
Restaurant: Casablanca Restaurant Inc
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Pierce St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Southfield, MI 48076

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School: Thompson K-8 International Baccalaureate Academy
Grocery: Eddie's Gourmet
Restaurant: Sticky Fingers
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  • HousingSouthfield's median home price for the period of May to July 2013 was a very reasonable $70,000, which is significantly below the national average of $208,000. Southfield also has an almost exactly even mix of renters and home owners, with 47 percent of homes occupied by owners and 41 percent rented. This represents about 10 percent more renters than the national average. An additional 11 percent of homes and apartments are vacant. The good news for you is that if you're looking to rent, you have lots of options. Choosing a home to rent to own can help you build roots in a community while avoiding the large down payment and closing costs.
  • Transportation and CommutesSouthfield is an attractive location because it's conveniently located near several major highways that can take you anywhere else in the metro Detroit area. There is easy access to both I-696/Reuther Freeway and M-10/Lodge Freeway. Southfield has several skyscrapers and office buildings, including the 2,200,000-square-foot Southfield Town Center.
  • School SystemsThere is a good selection of public schools in Southfield, but it is not known for being a particularly strong schooling system. There are several middle schools, elementary schools, and high schools, each serving a particular district in town. For the town's best academics, residents say to send your kids to school in a different district or to a private or parochial school. Additionally, there are eight small colleges within Southfield's city limits, including Oakland Community College and Lawrence Technical University.
  • Arts and CultureThe city of Southfield offers a wide variety of arts and cultural events for the thousands of residents who call it their home. The Southfield Art Fair is held in August every year and features exhibits from local artisans and performances from musicians and artists. The city also offers a weekly Eat to the Beat series of free concerts at lunchtime at City Centre Plaza during the summer and early fall.
  • NightlifeIf you like to have a good time after the sun goes down, you can do it in Southfield. Groove Lounge on Franklin Road is a local favorite dance club where you can get down to live music. Harem Nightclub over on Telegraph Road is also a favorite for locals who like to go out and dance; and it features salsa music.