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159 Apartments for rent in Arlington Heights, IL

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21 Units Available
Waterford Place
313 W Happfield Dr
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,117
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,283
990 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:45 PM
Newly renovated apartments packed with great features, including hardwood floors, walk-in closets and patios. The peaceful and pet-friendly community is close to schools, parks and a golf course.
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27 Units Available
One Arlington
3400 W Stonegate Blvd
Arlington Heights, IL
Studio
$1,299
622 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,599
909 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1333 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:25 PM
This community offers residents a pet-friendly environment with an on-site pool, clubhouse and 24-hour gym. Units feature walk-in closets and hardwood flooring. Convenient to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area.
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11 Units Available
The Pointe
1601 W Woods Dr
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,340
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
989 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:22 PM
First-class amenities! Free cyber lounge & poolside Wi-Fi, heated pool with sundeck, 24-hour fitness center. Enjoy perks such as included washer and dryer package and easy access to Route 53 and I-90.
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29 Units Available
Hancock Square at Arlington Station
180 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL | Central Business District
Studio
$1,350
608 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,396
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,655
1032 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:16 PM
On major public transportation line, near parks, restaurants and Metropolis Performing Arts Center. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments in recently renovated building. Units have in-suite laundry facilities, granite counters and walk-in closets. Pets welcome.
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75 Units Available
Arlington Heights
2134 S Goebbert Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,010
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
879 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,589
1128 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:09 PM
Beautiful landscaping near Roosevelt University. Open floor plans. Volleyball court, playground, beautiful pool, and business center on-site. Updated amenities include hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and lots of space. Pet-friendly.
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6 Units Available
Orion Arlington Lakes
909 E Golf Rd Apt 1
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,572
1060 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,421
1190 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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4 Units Available
Brook Run
2734 N Buffalo Grove Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,350
959 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
A resort-style community with a large fitness center, pool, and grilling area. Modern living just minutes from Chicago. Apartments feature cathedral ceilings, private balconies or patios, and in-home washers and dryers.
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Stonebridge Of Arlington Heights
650 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,199
1010 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1640 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:04 PM
Five minutes from Highway 53, these one- and two-bedroom homes feature gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets and spacious floor plans. Community amenities include basketball and tennis courts, bike storage, and a fully equipped clubhouse.
1 Unit Available
1525 North Patton Avenue
1525 North Patton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1302 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:43 PM
Great neighborhood, close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, Route 53 and Interstate 90. Home has an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, updated baths, sliders to deck, 6 panel doors, hardwood floors, fenced yard.
1 Unit Available
1108 South Haddow Avenue
1108 South Haddow Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL | Feurborn Klodes Arlington Manor
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
1149 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:43 PM
Beautiful maintained home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Stainless Steel appliances, granite counter-tops, espresso stained hardwood floors! 2.
1 Unit Available
1820 East Robinhood Lane
1820 Robinhood Lane
Arlington Heights, IL | Arlington Terrace
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
2368 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Spacious, updated 4BR, 2.5BA split level in wonderful neighborhood in John Hersey school district. Features beautiful vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors througout main level.
1 Unit Available
1709 West Miner Street
1709 West Miner Street
Arlington Heights, IL | Reuters Westgate
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1046 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Lovely ranch home near the heart of Arlington Heights.
1 Unit Available
603 East Falcon Drive
603 East Falcon Drive
Arlington Heights, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 603 East Falcon Drive in Arlington Heights. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
77 South Evergreen Avenue
77 South Evergreen Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL | Central Business District
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1482 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
LOCATION - SECURITY - EASY LIVING This 3rd floor unit will offer comfortable living in a dressed up fashion. Newer neutral carpet, decor, fully applianced kitchen, windows galore and so much more. Master suite with walk in closet.
1 Unit Available
711 East FALCON Drive
711 East Falcon Drive
Arlington Heights, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1070 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
SUN FILLED 1ST FLOOR CORNER UNIT WITH POND VIEW, BRAND NEW FLOOR THRU-OUT & FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR IN LIGHT GREY TONE, CLOSETS & BATHROOMS BETWEEN 2 BEDROOMS, SPACIOUS EAT-IN KITCHEN, WALKOUT TO OPEN FIELD FROM LIVING ROOM, NEWER PATIO DOOR
1 Unit Available
601 West RAND Road
601 North Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
2000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 601 West RAND Road in Arlington Heights. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1113 South Haddow Avenue
1113 South Haddow Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL | Feurborn Klodes Arlington Manor
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1149 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Great lovely home coming to market for rent in the HIGHLY HIGHLY sought after town of Arlington Heights with the best schools around. This well taken care of home offers one level of living, large eat-in kitchen, 3beds,1.5baths,2.
1 Unit Available
5 East Fremont Street
5 East Fremont Street
Arlington Heights, IL | Central Business District
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
2400 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
WALK TO THE METRA STATION, RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, LIBRARY, PARKS AND ALL THAT DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON HTS HAS TO OFFER FROM THIS RECENTLY UPDATED 2800SQFT 4BED+OFFICE / 3.
1 Unit Available
1426 North Hickory Avenue
1426 North Hickory Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1161 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
YOURS TO ENJOY, THIS COZY RANCH HOME IN A QUITE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH SCHOOLS, PARKS AND SHOPPING WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE 15' x 25' DECK, FENCED IN BACK YARD.
1 Unit Available
510 West EASTMAN Street
510 West Eastman Street
Arlington Heights, IL | Central Business District
1 Bedroom
$1,350
1150 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:40 AM
Great Arlington Heights Metra and Downtown Location! Steps to train, dining, shopping and parks.
1 Unit Available
2423 N Kennicott Dr 2F
2423 N Kennicott Dr
Arlington Heights, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1200 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Unit 2F Available 10/01/20 Arlington Heights-$1,425 /2BR/laundry/A/C/elevator - Property Id: 364078 Call/email Rita, Broker Associate at Century 21 Universal, at ritabhoj@gmail.
1 Unit Available
2640 N Windsor Dr 203
2640 North Windsor Drive
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,250
980 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Unit 203 Available 11/01/20 Condominium - Property Id: 165699 Beautiful condominium in a very desirable location*This home is very well maintained and in move-in condition*Updated kitchen and bath, freshly painted in neutral colors*Hardwood floors
1 Unit Available
603 E falcon 106
603 E Falcon Dr
Arlington Heights, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
950 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
603 E Falcon dr - Property Id: 85416 2 Bedroom 1 bath Condo for rent RENT INCLUDES HEAT HOT and COLD WATER GARBAGE PARKING and POOL. New wood look floors and installed and freshly painted. Updated bathroom with New vanity,toilet and lights.
1 Unit Available
500 W Rand Rd
500 North Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1200 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 08:44 AM
Hi, First month rent off!!!! We are trying to sublease our 2Bed and 2 bath apartment in arlingotn heights, IL. The apartment is unfurnished and the lease would be for 9 month term starting from September/ October.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Arlington Heights?
In Arlington Heights, the median rent is $1,068 for a studio, $1,240 for a 1-bedroom, $1,459 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,866 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Arlington Heights, check out our monthly Arlington Heights Rent Report.
How much is rent in Arlington Heights?
In Arlington Heights, the median rent is $1,068 for a studio, $1,240 for a 1-bedroom, $1,459 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,866 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Arlington Heights, check out our monthly Arlington Heights Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Arlington Heights by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Arlington Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Arlington Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Arlington Heights?
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How can I find off-campus housing in Arlington Heights?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Arlington Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Arlington Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.

Median Rent in Arlington Heights

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Arlington Heights is $1,240, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,459.
Studio
$1,068
1 Bed
$1,240
2 Beds
$1,459
3+ Beds
$1,866
City GuideArlington Heights
Biggest "village" in the whole of U.S. of A!
Biggest "village" in the whole of U.S. of A!

If you are lured to Arlington Heights to enjoy rustic charm, taken in by its official designation as a “village,” be prepared for the shock of your life. This “village” is the most populous community in the entire United States, and ironically situated in a place where trees did not grow! Rather, being just 25 miles north of Chicago, this community oozes urbanity and radiates the big city charm all the way, with a distinct Midwestern charm thrown in.

With a density of 7,633.3 villagers and 11,933.3 houses per square mile, the 16.6 square miles of this “village” in Chicagoland is packed to the brim, populated by 75,101 “villagers.” The Interstate 90, 290 and 94, Illinois Route 53, and Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line offer fast and seamless connectivity to both downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. But unless you happen to work in Chicago, you wouldn’t need to go there often. Don't worry. You won't miss it because you would find the living comfortable and lively here with several high-rise condos, thriving restaurants, the famed Arlington Park Race Track, the reputed Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Centennial Park, Frontier Park, the two country clubs, and many other altars of urban civilization. For the shopaholics, Schaumburg, one of the largest shopping malls in the Midwest, is very close.

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Finding an Apartment

Development and popularity can very well be a curse, as house hunters in Arlington Heights are finding out the hard way. The top-notch urban infrastructure, vibrant community life, , stable communities, plethora ofamenities and hospitals make Arlington Heights one of the best places in which to live. What this means is that people who come usually stay put. And that’s bad news for the newcomers. Finding an apartment ranges anywhere between next-to-impossible to tough, depending on your preferred neighborhood. Don’t despair! Even as most neighborhoods have vacancy rates in the low single digits, and some actually have 0% vacancy rates, there are also a few neighborhoods with astonishingly high vacancy rates and modest rentals to boot, something usually too good to be true.

How Much Does it Cost?

You will have guessed it by now: the high-quality lifestyle comes at a price. Arlington Heights apartments cost about 35% more than elsewhere in Chicagoland, and overall cost of living mirrors likewise. If this is of any solace to you, an average household here earns about 33% more than what the average household earns in rest of the state.

There is a lifeline, though. Arlington Heights is noted for its diversity in accommodation offerings. While one bedroom apartments can go for a perfectly reasonable (albeit average), it’s also possible to rent a three bedroom apartment for the same cost...or 4x higher.

What Do You Need?

In a few neighborhoods of Arlington Heights, you can walk in and dictate terms.Try that in most of the neighborhoods, and the odds are that you’ll be laughed out and remain homeless. Either way, it pays to start your search early, especially if you want to nab the few good bargains that crop up from time to time. Adopt a professional demeanor, have a systematic procedure in place, and always carry your references and checkbook with you. If you sense a good deal, go for it, and do not dilly-dally.

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Development and popularity can very well be a curse, as house hunters in Arlington Heights are finding out the hard way. The top-notch urban infrastructure, vibrant community life, , stable communities, plethora ofamenities and hospitals make Arlington Heights one of the best places in which to live. What this means is that people who come usually stay put. And that’s bad news for the newcomers. Finding an apartment ranges anywhere between next-to-impossible to tough, depending on your preferred neighborhood. Don’t despair! Even as most neighborhoods have vacancy rates in the low single digits, and some actually have 0% vacancy rates, there are also a few neighborhoods with astonishingly high vacancy rates and modest rentals to boot, something usually too good to be true.

How Much Does it Cost?

You will have guessed it by now: the high-quality lifestyle comes at a price. Arlington Heights apartments cost about 35% more than elsewhere in Chicagoland, and overall cost of living mirrors likewise. If this is of any solace to you, an average household here earns about 33% more than what the average household earns in rest of the state.

There is a lifeline, though. Arlington Heights is noted for its diversity in accommodation offerings. While one bedroom apartments can go for a perfectly reasonable (albeit average), it’s also possible to rent a three bedroom apartment for the same cost...or 4x higher.

What Do You Need?

In a few neighborhoods of Arlington Heights, you can walk in and dictate terms.Try that in most of the neighborhoods, and the odds are that you’ll be laughed out and remain homeless. Either way, it pays to start your search early, especially if you want to nab the few good bargains that crop up from time to time. Adopt a professional demeanor, have a systematic procedure in place, and always carry your references and checkbook with you. If you sense a good deal, go for it, and do not dilly-dally.

Neighborhoods

Arlington Heights is prosperous and young. Median income is $69,002, which compares favorably to Illinois's average of $53,966. Most neighborhoods have a very high proportion of professional executives, employed as computer professionals, scientists, engineers, and office managers. It follows, then, that the neighborhoods would cater to the professional ilk. But if you don’t fall into that category, don’t despair. Chances are, you will find a community or two that has your name written all over it!

W Dundee Road / N Kennicott Avenue: If you are hard hit by the economy, head straight to the suburban neighborhood of W Dundee Road and N Kennicott Avenue. Average rentals are $671, a bargain for a neighborhood where more than 40% of the working residents have executive or managerial jobs, and no one lives below the poverty line. However, be prepared to flaunt all your charms. Most of the homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are very low.

W Dundee Road / N Old Arlington Heights Road: If you ooze “urban sophistication,” and consider arts, theatre, weekend boutique-ing, and a weekend dinner with finely aged wine as essential as oxygen and water, you would be at home in the upscale neighborhood around W Dundee Road and N Old Arlington Heights Road. However, getting in there is easier said than done. Although there is diversity in stock, ranging from small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes, most homes are owner-occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing.

Bayside Drive / W Rand Road: If you are looking for some peace and serenity in the heart of an urban jungle, then the neighborhood around Bayside Dive and W Rand Road is for you. What’s more, the real estate stock here is pretty varied, ranging from small to medium sized to luxury apartments, premium apartments and single-family home... and vacancy rates are high to boot.

E Hintz Road / N Arlington Heights Road: Who doesn’t love a bargain? A top-notch house at mid-range rentals counts for one in the reality business, and the neighborhood of E Hintz Road and N Arlington Heights Road may provide you with one. Median real estate prices are $354,681, higher than most other neighborhoods, but average rental prices are in resonance with mid-range neighborhoods. Unfortunately for you, this is the worst-kept secret in town, and as such, vacancy rates are very low. Competition to grab that apartment which has come up in the market is fierce, and that's putting it mildly.

W Northwest Highway / N Yale Avenue: Speaking of bargains, throw in neighbors in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood bang in the middle of an urban concentration, at below average rentals. Dream on? Well, it is actually possible in the W Northwest Highway - N Yale Avenue neighborhood. Average rental prices are lower than most major U.S. cities, even when this neighborhood is among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America, and 54% of the working populace is managerial professionals.

Mt Prospect: The neighborhood around Mt Prospect, comprisingf E Rand Road and E Thomas Street, is probably the most expensive in Arlington Heights, with average rents of $1,526. The reasons are not hard to find: a unique combination of plenty of owner-occupied single-family homes that denote stability, and the landscape having the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode make this neighborhood one of the best in Illinois.

Village Center: Arlington Heights’ “Village Center” is a dense urban neighborhood. The redevelopment that culminated in 2004 has made the downtown more appealing to families, the youth and empty nesters alike. In fact, more people fly solo in this town than most other neighborhoods in America.

E Euclid Avenue / N Forrest Avenue: The neighborhood of E Euclid Avenue - N Forrest Avenue is another urban neighborhood with medium to large apartments and single-family homes. Most of the houses here came up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, constructed mainly by war veterans, thanks to the GI Bill. The neighborhood retains the reminiscences of that bygone era. However, don’t bother actively looking for accommodation here. Most houses are owner occupied and vacancy rate is a grand 0.7%.

Scarsdale: The broad area of Scarsdale encompasses the neighborhoods of W Kirchhoff Road, W Central Road, E Northwest Highway and E Kensington Road. It is not everywhere you get to see a mix of Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, and even ranch homes, no two of which are alike, set amidst mature trees and meandering streets. Now here comes the catch: most homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing. After all, who in their right minds would have a home and not want to live here? Count your lucky stars in the instance you do manage to get in.

W White Oak Street / Weber Drive: If it is your burning desire to live amidst an exclusive crowd of those who value arts and the finer urban sophistications, look no further than the apartments and houses at W White Oak Street and Weber Drive. And this will just make your day: Average rental prices are modest and vacancy rates are among the highest in Arlington Heights.

E Central Road / S Arlington Heights Road: The neighborhood of E Central Road and S Arlington Heights Road neighborhood is another upmarket one, with average rental prices running higher than some nearby ‘hoods. The stock is primarily small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes.

S Meier Road / W Lincoln Street: The neighborhood is surprisingly peaceful and quiet and has a fair share of upper-middle income households. But don’t start celebrating yet. Everyone has the same idea, making the rental market hyper-competitive. Once you get in after the jostle, the last thing you would think of is leaving, meaning this area has very low vacancy rates.

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Arlington Heights is prosperous and young. Median income is $69,002, which compares favorably to Illinois's average of $53,966. Most neighborhoods have a very high proportion of professional executives, employed as computer professionals, scientists, engineers, and office managers. It follows, then, that the neighborhoods would cater to the professional ilk. But if you don’t fall into that category, don’t despair. Chances are, you will find a community or two that has your name written all over it!

W Dundee Road / N Kennicott Avenue: If you are hard hit by the economy, head straight to the suburban neighborhood of W Dundee Road and N Kennicott Avenue. Average rentals are $671, a bargain for a neighborhood where more than 40% of the working residents have executive or managerial jobs, and no one lives below the poverty line. However, be prepared to flaunt all your charms. Most of the homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are very low.

W Dundee Road / N Old Arlington Heights Road: If you ooze “urban sophistication,” and consider arts, theatre, weekend boutique-ing, and a weekend dinner with finely aged wine as essential as oxygen and water, you would be at home in the upscale neighborhood around W Dundee Road and N Old Arlington Heights Road. However, getting in there is easier said than done. Although there is diversity in stock, ranging from small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes, most homes are owner-occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing.

Bayside Drive / W Rand Road: If you are looking for some peace and serenity in the heart of an urban jungle, then the neighborhood around Bayside Dive and W Rand Road is for you. What’s more, the real estate stock here is pretty varied, ranging from small to medium sized to luxury apartments, premium apartments and single-family home... and vacancy rates are high to boot.

E Hintz Road / N Arlington Heights Road: Who doesn’t love a bargain? A top-notch house at mid-range rentals counts for one in the reality business, and the neighborhood of E Hintz Road and N Arlington Heights Road may provide you with one. Median real estate prices are $354,681, higher than most other neighborhoods, but average rental prices are in resonance with mid-range neighborhoods. Unfortunately for you, this is the worst-kept secret in town, and as such, vacancy rates are very low. Competition to grab that apartment which has come up in the market is fierce, and that's putting it mildly.

W Northwest Highway / N Yale Avenue: Speaking of bargains, throw in neighbors in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood bang in the middle of an urban concentration, at below average rentals. Dream on? Well, it is actually possible in the W Northwest Highway - N Yale Avenue neighborhood. Average rental prices are lower than most major U.S. cities, even when this neighborhood is among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America, and 54% of the working populace is managerial professionals.

Mt Prospect: The neighborhood around Mt Prospect, comprisingf E Rand Road and E Thomas Street, is probably the most expensive in Arlington Heights, with average rents of $1,526. The reasons are not hard to find: a unique combination of plenty of owner-occupied single-family homes that denote stability, and the landscape having the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode make this neighborhood one of the best in Illinois.

Village Center: Arlington Heights’ “Village Center” is a dense urban neighborhood. The redevelopment that culminated in 2004 has made the downtown more appealing to families, the youth and empty nesters alike. In fact, more people fly solo in this town than most other neighborhoods in America.

E Euclid Avenue / N Forrest Avenue: The neighborhood of E Euclid Avenue - N Forrest Avenue is another urban neighborhood with medium to large apartments and single-family homes. Most of the houses here came up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, constructed mainly by war veterans, thanks to the GI Bill. The neighborhood retains the reminiscences of that bygone era. However, don’t bother actively looking for accommodation here. Most houses are owner occupied and vacancy rate is a grand 0.7%.

Scarsdale: The broad area of Scarsdale encompasses the neighborhoods of W Kirchhoff Road, W Central Road, E Northwest Highway and E Kensington Road. It is not everywhere you get to see a mix of Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, and even ranch homes, no two of which are alike, set amidst mature trees and meandering streets. Now here comes the catch: most homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing. After all, who in their right minds would have a home and not want to live here? Count your lucky stars in the instance you do manage to get in.

W White Oak Street / Weber Drive: If it is your burning desire to live amidst an exclusive crowd of those who value arts and the finer urban sophistications, look no further than the apartments and houses at W White Oak Street and Weber Drive. And this will just make your day: Average rental prices are modest and vacancy rates are among the highest in Arlington Heights.

E Central Road / S Arlington Heights Road: The neighborhood of E Central Road and S Arlington Heights Road neighborhood is another upmarket one, with average rental prices running higher than some nearby ‘hoods. The stock is primarily small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes.

S Meier Road / W Lincoln Street: The neighborhood is surprisingly peaceful and quiet and has a fair share of upper-middle income households. But don’t start celebrating yet. Everyone has the same idea, making the rental market hyper-competitive. Once you get in after the jostle, the last thing you would think of is leaving, meaning this area has very low vacancy rates.

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City GuideArlington Heights
Biggest "village" in the whole of U.S. of A!
Biggest "village" in the whole of U.S. of A!

If you are lured to Arlington Heights to enjoy rustic charm, taken in by its official designation as a “village,” be prepared for the shock of your life. This “village” is the most populous community in the entire United States, and ironically situated in a place where trees did not grow! Rather, being just 25 miles north of Chicago, this community oozes urbanity and radiates the big city charm all the way, with a distinct Midwestern charm thrown in.

With a density of 7,633.3 villagers and 11,933.3 houses per square mile, the 16.6 square miles of this “village” in Chicagoland is packed to the brim, populated by 75,101 “villagers.” The Interstate 90, 290 and 94, Illinois Route 53, and Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line offer fast and seamless connectivity to both downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. But unless you happen to work in Chicago, you wouldn’t need to go there often. Don't worry. You won't miss it because you would find the living comfortable and lively here with several high-rise condos, thriving restaurants, the famed Arlington Park Race Track, the reputed Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Centennial Park, Frontier Park, the two country clubs, and many other altars of urban civilization. For the shopaholics, Schaumburg, one of the largest shopping malls in the Midwest, is very close.

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Finding an Apartment

Development and popularity can very well be a curse, as house hunters in Arlington Heights are finding out the hard way. The top-notch urban infrastructure, vibrant community life, , stable communities, plethora ofamenities and hospitals make Arlington Heights one of the best places in which to live. What this means is that people who come usually stay put. And that’s bad news for the newcomers. Finding an apartment ranges anywhere between next-to-impossible to tough, depending on your preferred neighborhood. Don’t despair! Even as most neighborhoods have vacancy rates in the low single digits, and some actually have 0% vacancy rates, there are also a few neighborhoods with astonishingly high vacancy rates and modest rentals to boot, something usually too good to be true.

How Much Does it Cost?

You will have guessed it by now: the high-quality lifestyle comes at a price. Arlington Heights apartments cost about 35% more than elsewhere in Chicagoland, and overall cost of living mirrors likewise. If this is of any solace to you, an average household here earns about 33% more than what the average household earns in rest of the state.

There is a lifeline, though. Arlington Heights is noted for its diversity in accommodation offerings. While one bedroom apartments can go for a perfectly reasonable (albeit average), it’s also possible to rent a three bedroom apartment for the same cost...or 4x higher.

What Do You Need?

In a few neighborhoods of Arlington Heights, you can walk in and dictate terms.Try that in most of the neighborhoods, and the odds are that you’ll be laughed out and remain homeless. Either way, it pays to start your search early, especially if you want to nab the few good bargains that crop up from time to time. Adopt a professional demeanor, have a systematic procedure in place, and always carry your references and checkbook with you. If you sense a good deal, go for it, and do not dilly-dally.

Finding an Apartment
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Development and popularity can very well be a curse, as house hunters in Arlington Heights are finding out the hard way. The top-notch urban infrastructure, vibrant community life, , stable communities, plethora ofamenities and hospitals make Arlington Heights one of the best places in which to live. What this means is that people who come usually stay put. And that’s bad news for the newcomers. Finding an apartment ranges anywhere between next-to-impossible to tough, depending on your preferred neighborhood. Don’t despair! Even as most neighborhoods have vacancy rates in the low single digits, and some actually have 0% vacancy rates, there are also a few neighborhoods with astonishingly high vacancy rates and modest rentals to boot, something usually too good to be true.

How Much Does it Cost?

You will have guessed it by now: the high-quality lifestyle comes at a price. Arlington Heights apartments cost about 35% more than elsewhere in Chicagoland, and overall cost of living mirrors likewise. If this is of any solace to you, an average household here earns about 33% more than what the average household earns in rest of the state.

There is a lifeline, though. Arlington Heights is noted for its diversity in accommodation offerings. While one bedroom apartments can go for a perfectly reasonable (albeit average), it’s also possible to rent a three bedroom apartment for the same cost...or 4x higher.

What Do You Need?

In a few neighborhoods of Arlington Heights, you can walk in and dictate terms.Try that in most of the neighborhoods, and the odds are that you’ll be laughed out and remain homeless. Either way, it pays to start your search early, especially if you want to nab the few good bargains that crop up from time to time. Adopt a professional demeanor, have a systematic procedure in place, and always carry your references and checkbook with you. If you sense a good deal, go for it, and do not dilly-dally.

Neighborhoods

Arlington Heights is prosperous and young. Median income is $69,002, which compares favorably to Illinois's average of $53,966. Most neighborhoods have a very high proportion of professional executives, employed as computer professionals, scientists, engineers, and office managers. It follows, then, that the neighborhoods would cater to the professional ilk. But if you don’t fall into that category, don’t despair. Chances are, you will find a community or two that has your name written all over it!

W Dundee Road / N Kennicott Avenue: If you are hard hit by the economy, head straight to the suburban neighborhood of W Dundee Road and N Kennicott Avenue. Average rentals are $671, a bargain for a neighborhood where more than 40% of the working residents have executive or managerial jobs, and no one lives below the poverty line. However, be prepared to flaunt all your charms. Most of the homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are very low.

W Dundee Road / N Old Arlington Heights Road: If you ooze “urban sophistication,” and consider arts, theatre, weekend boutique-ing, and a weekend dinner with finely aged wine as essential as oxygen and water, you would be at home in the upscale neighborhood around W Dundee Road and N Old Arlington Heights Road. However, getting in there is easier said than done. Although there is diversity in stock, ranging from small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes, most homes are owner-occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing.

Bayside Drive / W Rand Road: If you are looking for some peace and serenity in the heart of an urban jungle, then the neighborhood around Bayside Dive and W Rand Road is for you. What’s more, the real estate stock here is pretty varied, ranging from small to medium sized to luxury apartments, premium apartments and single-family home... and vacancy rates are high to boot.

E Hintz Road / N Arlington Heights Road: Who doesn’t love a bargain? A top-notch house at mid-range rentals counts for one in the reality business, and the neighborhood of E Hintz Road and N Arlington Heights Road may provide you with one. Median real estate prices are $354,681, higher than most other neighborhoods, but average rental prices are in resonance with mid-range neighborhoods. Unfortunately for you, this is the worst-kept secret in town, and as such, vacancy rates are very low. Competition to grab that apartment which has come up in the market is fierce, and that's putting it mildly.

W Northwest Highway / N Yale Avenue: Speaking of bargains, throw in neighbors in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood bang in the middle of an urban concentration, at below average rentals. Dream on? Well, it is actually possible in the W Northwest Highway - N Yale Avenue neighborhood. Average rental prices are lower than most major U.S. cities, even when this neighborhood is among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America, and 54% of the working populace is managerial professionals.

Mt Prospect: The neighborhood around Mt Prospect, comprisingf E Rand Road and E Thomas Street, is probably the most expensive in Arlington Heights, with average rents of $1,526. The reasons are not hard to find: a unique combination of plenty of owner-occupied single-family homes that denote stability, and the landscape having the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode make this neighborhood one of the best in Illinois.

Village Center: Arlington Heights’ “Village Center” is a dense urban neighborhood. The redevelopment that culminated in 2004 has made the downtown more appealing to families, the youth and empty nesters alike. In fact, more people fly solo in this town than most other neighborhoods in America.

E Euclid Avenue / N Forrest Avenue: The neighborhood of E Euclid Avenue - N Forrest Avenue is another urban neighborhood with medium to large apartments and single-family homes. Most of the houses here came up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, constructed mainly by war veterans, thanks to the GI Bill. The neighborhood retains the reminiscences of that bygone era. However, don’t bother actively looking for accommodation here. Most houses are owner occupied and vacancy rate is a grand 0.7%.

Scarsdale: The broad area of Scarsdale encompasses the neighborhoods of W Kirchhoff Road, W Central Road, E Northwest Highway and E Kensington Road. It is not everywhere you get to see a mix of Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, and even ranch homes, no two of which are alike, set amidst mature trees and meandering streets. Now here comes the catch: most homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing. After all, who in their right minds would have a home and not want to live here? Count your lucky stars in the instance you do manage to get in.

W White Oak Street / Weber Drive: If it is your burning desire to live amidst an exclusive crowd of those who value arts and the finer urban sophistications, look no further than the apartments and houses at W White Oak Street and Weber Drive. And this will just make your day: Average rental prices are modest and vacancy rates are among the highest in Arlington Heights.

E Central Road / S Arlington Heights Road: The neighborhood of E Central Road and S Arlington Heights Road neighborhood is another upmarket one, with average rental prices running higher than some nearby ‘hoods. The stock is primarily small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes.

S Meier Road / W Lincoln Street: The neighborhood is surprisingly peaceful and quiet and has a fair share of upper-middle income households. But don’t start celebrating yet. Everyone has the same idea, making the rental market hyper-competitive. Once you get in after the jostle, the last thing you would think of is leaving, meaning this area has very low vacancy rates.

Neighborhoods
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Arlington Heights is prosperous and young. Median income is $69,002, which compares favorably to Illinois's average of $53,966. Most neighborhoods have a very high proportion of professional executives, employed as computer professionals, scientists, engineers, and office managers. It follows, then, that the neighborhoods would cater to the professional ilk. But if you don’t fall into that category, don’t despair. Chances are, you will find a community or two that has your name written all over it!

W Dundee Road / N Kennicott Avenue: If you are hard hit by the economy, head straight to the suburban neighborhood of W Dundee Road and N Kennicott Avenue. Average rentals are $671, a bargain for a neighborhood where more than 40% of the working residents have executive or managerial jobs, and no one lives below the poverty line. However, be prepared to flaunt all your charms. Most of the homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are very low.

W Dundee Road / N Old Arlington Heights Road: If you ooze “urban sophistication,” and consider arts, theatre, weekend boutique-ing, and a weekend dinner with finely aged wine as essential as oxygen and water, you would be at home in the upscale neighborhood around W Dundee Road and N Old Arlington Heights Road. However, getting in there is easier said than done. Although there is diversity in stock, ranging from small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes, most homes are owner-occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing.

Bayside Drive / W Rand Road: If you are looking for some peace and serenity in the heart of an urban jungle, then the neighborhood around Bayside Dive and W Rand Road is for you. What’s more, the real estate stock here is pretty varied, ranging from small to medium sized to luxury apartments, premium apartments and single-family home... and vacancy rates are high to boot.

E Hintz Road / N Arlington Heights Road: Who doesn’t love a bargain? A top-notch house at mid-range rentals counts for one in the reality business, and the neighborhood of E Hintz Road and N Arlington Heights Road may provide you with one. Median real estate prices are $354,681, higher than most other neighborhoods, but average rental prices are in resonance with mid-range neighborhoods. Unfortunately for you, this is the worst-kept secret in town, and as such, vacancy rates are very low. Competition to grab that apartment which has come up in the market is fierce, and that's putting it mildly.

W Northwest Highway / N Yale Avenue: Speaking of bargains, throw in neighbors in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood bang in the middle of an urban concentration, at below average rentals. Dream on? Well, it is actually possible in the W Northwest Highway - N Yale Avenue neighborhood. Average rental prices are lower than most major U.S. cities, even when this neighborhood is among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America, and 54% of the working populace is managerial professionals.

Mt Prospect: The neighborhood around Mt Prospect, comprisingf E Rand Road and E Thomas Street, is probably the most expensive in Arlington Heights, with average rents of $1,526. The reasons are not hard to find: a unique combination of plenty of owner-occupied single-family homes that denote stability, and the landscape having the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode make this neighborhood one of the best in Illinois.

Village Center: Arlington Heights’ “Village Center” is a dense urban neighborhood. The redevelopment that culminated in 2004 has made the downtown more appealing to families, the youth and empty nesters alike. In fact, more people fly solo in this town than most other neighborhoods in America.

E Euclid Avenue / N Forrest Avenue: The neighborhood of E Euclid Avenue - N Forrest Avenue is another urban neighborhood with medium to large apartments and single-family homes. Most of the houses here came up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, constructed mainly by war veterans, thanks to the GI Bill. The neighborhood retains the reminiscences of that bygone era. However, don’t bother actively looking for accommodation here. Most houses are owner occupied and vacancy rate is a grand 0.7%.

Scarsdale: The broad area of Scarsdale encompasses the neighborhoods of W Kirchhoff Road, W Central Road, E Northwest Highway and E Kensington Road. It is not everywhere you get to see a mix of Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, and even ranch homes, no two of which are alike, set amidst mature trees and meandering streets. Now here comes the catch: most homes are owner occupied and vacancy rates are next to nothing. After all, who in their right minds would have a home and not want to live here? Count your lucky stars in the instance you do manage to get in.

W White Oak Street / Weber Drive: If it is your burning desire to live amidst an exclusive crowd of those who value arts and the finer urban sophistications, look no further than the apartments and houses at W White Oak Street and Weber Drive. And this will just make your day: Average rental prices are modest and vacancy rates are among the highest in Arlington Heights.

E Central Road / S Arlington Heights Road: The neighborhood of E Central Road and S Arlington Heights Road neighborhood is another upmarket one, with average rental prices running higher than some nearby ‘hoods. The stock is primarily small to medium sized apartments and single-family homes.

S Meier Road / W Lincoln Street: The neighborhood is surprisingly peaceful and quiet and has a fair share of upper-middle income households. But don’t start celebrating yet. Everyone has the same idea, making the rental market hyper-competitive. Once you get in after the jostle, the last thing you would think of is leaving, meaning this area has very low vacancy rates.

Rent Report
Arlington Heights

September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report. Arlington Heights rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arlington Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Arlington Heights rents increased slightly over the past month

Arlington Heights rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington Heights stand at $1,240 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,459 for a two-bedroom. Arlington Heights' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Chicago Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Arlington Heights over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,459, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
    • Joliet has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,133, while one-bedrooms go for $963.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,769; rents went down 0.1% over the past month and 0.4% over the past year.
    • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $929; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arlington Heights

    As rents have fallen moderately in Arlington Heights, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Arlington Heights is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Illinois have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Springfield and 1.5% in Rockford.
    • Arlington Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,459 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Arlington Heights fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington Heights than most large cities. For example, Springfield has a median 2BR rent of $730, where Arlington Heights is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Chicago
    $1,090
    $1,280
    -0.3%
    -0.3%
    Aurora
    $1,130
    $1,330
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Joliet
    $960
    $1,130
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    Naperville
    $1,500
    $1,770
    -0.1%
    -0.4%
    Elgin
    $1,000
    $1,180
    0
    1.4%
    Waukegan
    $860
    $1,020
    -0.1%
    0.6%
    Hammond
    $850
    $1,000
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Gary
    $790
    $930
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,240
    $1,460
    0.2%
    -1.8%
    Evanston
    $1,320
    $1,560
    0.6%
    -0.1%
    Schaumburg
    $1,430
    $1,680
    0
    0.7%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,320
    $1,560
    1.2%
    0.2%
    Palatine
    $1,170
    $1,380
    -0.2%
    1.7%
    Des Plaines
    $990
    $1,160
    0.1%
    1%
    Wheaton
    $1,290
    $1,510
    -0.1%
    -0.1%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,090
    $1,280
    -0.2%
    -1.9%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    -0.6%
    -1.5%
    Lombard
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0.3%
    -0.4%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0
    -1.8%
    Carol Stream
    $1,190
    $1,400
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Romeoville
    $1,620
    $1,900
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Wheeling
    $1,160
    $1,360
    0.5%
    1.8%
    Calumet City
    $880
    $1,030
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Merrillville
    $980
    $1,160
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,150
    $1,350
    -0.3%
    0.2%
    St. Charles
    $1,290
    $1,520
    0.2%
    2.8%
    Woodridge
    $1,200
    $1,420
    0.6%
    -4.3%
    Gurnee
    $1,220
    $1,440
    1.2%
    0.4%
    Oswego
    $1,750
    $2,060
    0.1%
    4.4%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,090
    0.1%
    0.1%
    Lansing
    $830
    $980
    -0.1%
    -3.1%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,320
    $1,560
    -1%
    -2.3%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    Westmont
    $1,310
    $1,540
    0.4%
    4.6%
    Zion
    $900
    $1,060
    0
    0.7%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,280
    $1,500
    0
    3.4%
    Lisle
    $1,240
    $1,460
    0.7%
    2.1%
    Bloomingdale
    $1,520
    $1,790
    1.5%
    -0.7%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,170
    -0.1%
    0.9%
    Richton Park
    $1,070
    $1,260
    0.2%
    2.8%
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    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report. Arlington Heights rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arlington Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Arlington Heights Rent Report. Arlington Heights rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arlington Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Arlington Heights rents increased slightly over the past month

    Arlington Heights rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington Heights stand at $1,240 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,459 for a two-bedroom. Arlington Heights' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Chicago Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Arlington Heights over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,459, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
      • Joliet has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,133, while one-bedrooms go for $963.
      • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,769; rents went down 0.1% over the past month and 0.4% over the past year.
      • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $929; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arlington Heights

      As rents have fallen moderately in Arlington Heights, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Arlington Heights is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in Illinois have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Springfield and 1.5% in Rockford.
      • Arlington Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,459 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Arlington Heights fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington Heights than most large cities. For example, Springfield has a median 2BR rent of $730, where Arlington Heights is nearly twice that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Chicago
      $1,090
      $1,280
      -0.3%
      -0.3%
      Aurora
      $1,130
      $1,330
      0.3%
      0.1%
      Joliet
      $960
      $1,130
      -0.2%
      1.9%
      Naperville
      $1,500
      $1,770
      -0.1%
      -0.4%
      Elgin
      $1,000
      $1,180
      0
      1.4%
      Waukegan
      $860
      $1,020
      -0.1%
      0.6%
      Hammond
      $850
      $1,000
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Gary
      $790
      $930
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Arlington Heights
      $1,240
      $1,460
      0.2%
      -1.8%
      Evanston
      $1,320
      $1,560
      0.6%
      -0.1%
      Schaumburg
      $1,430
      $1,680
      0
      0.7%
      Bolingbrook
      $1,320
      $1,560
      1.2%
      0.2%
      Palatine
      $1,170
      $1,380
      -0.2%
      1.7%
      Des Plaines
      $990
      $1,160
      0.1%
      1%
      Wheaton
      $1,290
      $1,510
      -0.1%
      -0.1%
      Hoffman Estates
      $1,090
      $1,280
      -0.2%
      -1.9%
      Oak Park
      $850
      $1,000
      -0.6%
      -1.5%
      Lombard
      $1,350
      $1,590
      0.3%
      -0.4%
      Buffalo Grove
      $1,350
      $1,590
      0
      -1.8%
      Carol Stream
      $1,190
      $1,400
      0.1%
      1.8%
      Romeoville
      $1,620
      $1,900
      0.2%
      0.4%
      Wheeling
      $1,160
      $1,360
      0.5%
      1.8%
      Calumet City
      $880
      $1,030
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Merrillville
      $980
      $1,160
      0.2%
      2.5%
      Glendale Heights
      $1,150
      $1,350
      -0.3%
      0.2%
      St. Charles
      $1,290
      $1,520
      0.2%
      2.8%
      Woodridge
      $1,200
      $1,420
      0.6%
      -4.3%
      Gurnee
      $1,220
      $1,440
      1.2%
      0.4%
      Oswego
      $1,750
      $2,060
      0.1%
      4.4%
      Chicago Heights
      $920
      $1,090
      0.1%
      0.1%
      Lansing
      $830
      $980
      -0.1%
      -3.1%
      Vernon Hills
      $1,320
      $1,560
      -1%
      -2.3%
      Woodstock
      $980
      $1,150
      -0.2%
      1.4%
      Westmont
      $1,310
      $1,540
      0.4%
      4.6%
      Zion
      $900
      $1,060
      0
      0.7%
      Rolling Meadows
      $1,280
      $1,500
      0
      3.4%
      Lisle
      $1,240
      $1,460
      0.7%
      2.1%
      Bloomingdale
      $1,520
      $1,790
      1.5%
      -0.7%
      Park Forest
      $990
      $1,170
      -0.1%
      0.9%
      Richton Park
      $1,070
      $1,260
      0.2%
      2.8%
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      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.