69 Cheap Apartments for rent in Arlington Heights, IL

Last updated July 23 at 1:54pm UTC
2407 South Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated July 11 at 7:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2272 NICHOLS Road
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated July 4 at 2:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Results within 1 miles of Arlington Heights, IL
3000 Bayside Drive
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 19 at 2:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
1384 East Wyndham Circle
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 15 at 10:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,045
225 South Rohlwing Road
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 9 at 6:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1116 East RANDVILLE Drive
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 6 at 3:10am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
Results within 5 miles of Arlington Heights, IL
18 E Northwest Hwy
Central Business District
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated July 12 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
1559 Norway Ln
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 22 at 9:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
1204 Woodbury Ln
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 21 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1225 Woodbury Ln
Palatine
Palatine, IL
Updated July 21 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100

July 2018 Arlington Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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.

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Arlington Heights

July 2018 Arlington Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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 increase sharply over the past month

Arlington Heights rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arlington Heights stand at $1,250 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,470 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Arlington Heights' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.2%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Arlington Heights over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Chicago metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Palatine has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,150.
  • Over the past year, Chicago proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,270, while one-bedrooms go for $1,080.
  • Waukegan has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $990; rents were up 0.1% over the past month but fell 0.3% over the past year.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents were up 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

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

As rents have fallen moderately in Arlington Heights, many 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.

  • Arlington Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,470 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.7% decline in Arlington Heights.
  • While rents in Arlington Heights fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Houston (+3.7%), New York (+1.7%), and Detroit (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arlington Heights than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Arlington Heights is more than one-and-a-half times 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Chicago $1,080 $1,270 0.3% -1.3%
Aurora $1,120 $1,310 0.5% 2.0%
Joliet $1,020 $1,210 0.5% 1.5%
Naperville $1,480 $1,750 0.7% -0.0%
Elgin $1,010 $1,180 0.6% 1.1%
Waukegan $840 $990 0.1% -0.3%
Arlington Heights $1,250 $1,470 0.7% -0.7%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 0.7% 1.0%
Schaumburg $1,370 $1,610 1.0% 1.4%
Palatine $1,150 $1,350 0.9% 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.

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