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Student Housing Detroit 

Detroit is home to world-renowned universities, making it an eye-catcher for local and international students to stay there. The quality of higher education in Detroit is exceptional and is top-rated compared to other cities. Casita is a student housing company with hundreds of rooms in Detroit; there are many options, including en-suite rooms, self-contained studios, and one-bedroom apartments! Casita offers a wide range of student housing in Detroit for you to choose from according to your needs, budgets, and preferences. 

About Detroit

Detroit, the largest city in Michigan, is located in the southeast part of the state on the Detroit River. It is one of the largest manufacturing cities in the U.S. and is the centre of the automobile manufacturing industry. Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music. UNESCO named Detroit a "City of Design" and is the first city to be given that name. 

Detroit is also full of artists, designers, young professionals, and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds who are working on making Detroit a better place to live in. We cannot forget Detroit’s highly educated workforce, as it has the University of Detroit Mercy, considered the greatest university there. Many other local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching.

Suburbs in Detroit 

Detroit has plenty of suburbs and areas for students to call home during their study period there. The best suburbs to live in during your stay in Detroit include Huntington Woods, Grosse Pointe, Birmingham, Beverly Hills, and Berkley. 

Huntington Woods

Huntington Woods is always mentioned as one of Michigan's best suburbs and places to live in the Detroit area because it offers its residents a rural feeling. There are also a lot of parks in this suburb. Our student accommodation is a 15-minute drive away from Huntington Woods. 

Grosse Pointe

Grosse Pointe is a suburban area in Metro Detroit, sharing a border with northeast Detroit's historic neighbourhoods. Grosse Pointe has many famous historic estates, along with remodelled homes. French farmers in the 1750s first settled in this suburb after establishing the French Fort Pontchartrain. Casita offers an accommodation option just a short public transport ride away.


Birmingham is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit located along the Woodward Corridor. Birmingham offers one of the best shopping centres. Named one of the country's “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities”, Birmingham maintains a small-town feel while offering the recreational and cultural advantages of a prosperous urban area. 

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a village in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Metro Detroit and is about five miles north of the city of Detroit. The area was incorporated as a village named Westwood in 1958 and then changed its name to Beverly Hills. 


Berkley is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit located along the Woodward Corridor in southeastern Oakland County. Downtown Berkley is home to many restaurants, boutiques, clothing stores, and retail shops. 

Life in Detroit 

Detroit is a good place to live for anyone looking to live in a diverse U.S. urban area without having to over-extend financially to afford a big city lifestyle. Detroit attracts a talented and young crowd. The University of Detroit Mercy has a vital and diverse student population of approximately 5,227 students, of which 59 percent are female and 41 percent are male. It has one of the largest campuses in the United States. Students are not obligated to live on campus and may choose to live on or off campus. 

We can not forget Detroit’s highly educated workforce. Many local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. This high concentration of academic activity adds to Detroit’s vibrant, forward-thinking atmosphere. 

Cost of Living in Detroit 

The total living cost in Detroit consists of your housing rent, food, travel, books and supplies, health expenses, and personal expenses. The average cost of living in Detroit for students is $2,272 per month. Living in Detroit is more suitable for students studying at the University of Detroit Mercy

Transportation in Detroit 

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), which consists of 48 routes, is used by locals to get to work, enjoy sports entertainment in downtown Detroit, or have a safe night out. Detroit also has a bike-share system named MoGo. It was launched in 2017 and now has 75 stations. It is a pre-paid pass that costs $18 for two hours of riding, or $20 for a month.

Attractions in Detroit

Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is a zoo located in Royal Oak, Michigan, spanning 125 acres and housing more than 2,000 animals and more than 245 different species. It is recommended to visit the zoo in mid-October to April. There is also a picnic area for you to enjoy a day with your friends in the sun.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

It includes botanical gardens, natural areas with trails, and several research-quality habitats. People visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens to learn about a wide variety of plants that are only there. There is no admission charge to enter the Matthaei Botanical Gardens or Nichols Arboretum. 

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts, located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet with a major renovation and expansion project completed in 2007 that added 58,000 square feet.

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is a history museum that has four major permanent exhibits: The Hall of Evolution, The Michigan Wildlife Gallery, The Anthropology Displays, and The Geology Displays. 

Top Universities in Detroit 

The University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy is a private Roman Catholic university in Detroit, Michigan. It is sponsored by both the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy. The university was founded in 1877 and is the largest Catholic university in Michigan. Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance to the university.

Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan's third-largest university. Founded in 1868, Wayne State consists of 13 schools and colleges offering approximately 350 programs to nearly 25,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Our accommodation options are all within walking distance of the campus.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a private Roman Catholic seminary in Detroit, Michigan. It is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Detroit. In 2016–2017, 107 seminarians, representing eleven dioceses and two religious orders were enrolled in classes, along with 426 lay students. Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance to the university.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Detroit, Casita offers student accommodation in these USA cities as well: Troy, Southfield, Farmington Hills, and Bloomfield Hills.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for Detroit student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Detroit early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Detroit?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Detroit student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Detroit?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Detroit, specifically an apartment, is around $2,005. Other room types, like en-suite rooms or studios, may cost more depending on the provider.


How do I pay for my student room in Detroit?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Detroit student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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