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500 Station Blvd
675 Station Blvd
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 12:03pm
1 Bedroom
$1,464
2 Bedrooms
$1,749
3 Bedrooms
$2,249
This smoke-free community offers garage parking, a putting green, swimming pool, gym and host of other amenities. Units include fireplaces and walk-in closets. Property is just minutes from Yorkshire Shopping Center and Hollywood Palms Cinema.
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Hunter's Glen Apartments
245 N Oakhurst Dr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$935
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
Located close to I-88 with easy access to outlet malls and downtown Chicago. Lush green community with a pool, volleyball court and tennis courts. Furnished apartments available.
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TGM Springbrook
4101 Chesapeake Dr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,080
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
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Metro 59
1016 Station Bl
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:31am
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1 Bedroom
$1,435
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
Minutes to Interstate 88 and within walking distance to Route 59 station. Apartments feature open-concept kitchens and walk-in showers. On-site community garden, yoga studio, swimming pool and dog park. One complimentary parking space per apartment.
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Orchard Village Apartments
1240 W Indian Trail Rd
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 12:36pm
1 Bedroom
$1,146
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
The Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Center is only minutes from this community. Units include walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Residents enjoy a gym, game room, and garage parking.
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Lake View Residences Apartments on the Park
1037 Howell Pl
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:22pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,049
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
Brand-new homes with fully equipped kitchens and abundant storage room. This pet-friendly community has a sky lounge, gym and swimming pool. Just minutes from Lenox Station.
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Aspen Place
826 Terrace Lake Dr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:00pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,225
This community is convenient to Walter Payton Memorial Highway and just a short drive to Ridge Park. Recently renovated units with hardwood flooring and walk-in closets available. Residents have access to a pool and gym.
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The Apartments at Kirkland Crossing
3055 Riverbirch Dr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:22pm
1 Bedroom
$1,296
2 Bedrooms
$1,387
3 Bedrooms
$2,034
Located just off I-88 and Kirk Road. Newly renovated, these one- to three-bedroom units feature granite counters, tile backsplashes, new lighting and wood flooring. This is a pet-friendly community.
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The Aventine at Oakhurst North
2800 Pontiac Drive
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 05:27am
1 Bedroom
$1,380
2 Bedrooms
$1,588
Live an upscale lifestyle with a large pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and dog park. Floor plans include relaxing bathtub, spacious walk-in closets and patio or balcony. Near parks and lakes for nature walks.
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Lakeview Townhomes at Fox Valley
168 Gregory St
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 12:07pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
These townhome-style apartments offer ample amenities and lots of space. Includes on-site pool and sundeck, fitness center and miles of trails. Homes offer in-unit washer and dryer, walk-in closets, and newer appliances.
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Legacy at Fox Valley
3750 E New York St
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:23pm
1 Bedroom
$1,290
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
Close to Route 59 station, Fox Valley Mall, Spring Lake Park and other Aurora attractions. Pet-friendly apartments and townhomes with pond and field views. Multiple resort-style amenities, including a gym, coffee bar and dog park.
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AURORA AT SUMMERFIELD
1847 Clubhouse Dr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 18 at 07:06pm
1 Bedroom
$1,099
2 Bedrooms
$1,249
3 Bedrooms
$1,699
Spacious homes featuring gourmet kitchens, private patios and in-unit laundry. Common amenities include a modern fitness center, private garages and a swimming pool. Barely 10 miles from downtown Naperville.
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3034 Waters Edge Circle
3034 Waters Edge Cr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
2145 Union Mill Drive
2145 Union Mill Drive
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
3915 Granite Ct
3915 Granite Court
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1944 Highland C
1944 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
1770 Felten Road 1B
1770 Felten St
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
2730 Carriage Way
2730 Carriage Way
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 09:37am
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
649 North Highland Avenue
649 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:29pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
510 Metropolitan Street
510 Metropolitan Street
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:29pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
3470 Bradbury Cir
3470 Bradbury Cr
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 08:36am
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
1427 McClure Road
1427 Mcclure Road
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 01:29pm
1 Bedroom
$995
1692 Maple Park Lane
1692 Maple Park Lane
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 12:47pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,511
1576 Linden Park Lane
1576 Linden Park Lane
Aurora, IL
Updated January 19 at 12:47pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
City GuideAurora
Having trouble with Craigslist Aurora? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!
How goes it, future ‘Land of Lincoln’ leasers? We heard you’re in the market for a super sweet apartment in Aurora, Illinois, so what else can we say except, “Party on, Wayne”? Now that we’ve got the obligatory Wayne’s World reference out of the way early, it’s time to get down to brass tacks: finding you the perfect lodging in Illinois’ second most populous community –behind only some place called “Chicago”. So without further ado, here’s all you need to know to find the domicile of your dreams in Wayne Campbell’s hometown (and yes, we promise the early-1990s Saturday Night Live allusions stop here).
We’re a real city, thank you very much.

A common misperception among outsiders is that Aurora is one of Chicago’s many sleepy suburbs, when in fact it’s a city of its own with a distinct vibe, culture, and economy. Situated alongside the Fox River on the far western edge of the Chicagoland area, Aurora is about a 40-mile trek, which makes it roughly a 14-hour car ride during rush hour, from the Windy City. Though much of Aurora’s commerce and job base remains directly tied to big brother Chicago, the so-called “City of Lights” is a bustling community of 170,000-plus that boasts a variety of distinct neighborhoods and housing options. Here are a few things we thought you might like to know before beginning your hunt for the perfect Aurora pad:

Party On, Aurora. You might also like to know that Aurora offers a variety of activities for both early birds and night owls, including a free zoo, downtown casino, historic theatre, and a wide range of museums, parks, eateries, and after-hours watering holes. Unlike residents of nearby ‘burbs like Naperville and St. Charles, Aurorans don’t have to journey to Chi-Town to get their kicks and their culture.

Hop on the Bus, Gus. Or take the commuter rail, which runs from Aurora’s Union Station to the Chicago Loop. The PACE city bus also runs multiple routes throughout Aurora and the surrounding areas, so you don’t necessarily need your own set of wheels to survive in the city.

Show me the 4th floor walk-up!

Aurora is a sprawling city with a plethora of neighborhoods, all of which offer their own perks. Whether you’re scouting out a pad in the uptown neighborhoods, the densely populated area on the East Side, the West Side, or any of Aurora’s countless other nooks and crannies, be sure to spend some time in the area, getting a feel for its average level of awesomeness and residents, before signing a lease.

Generally, the closer you get to downtown, the more old school the homes and apartments appear, while the brighter, shinier, über-modern rentals are located further from the city center on the far west edge of town near Orchard Road. Rental prices vary depending on size, location, and amenities, but the average rental property costs less than $1000 a month and lucky leasers can sometimes find quality digs in the $700-$800 range.

The most reasonably priced rentals are available on the city’s East Side. Apartments and townhouses can often be found for about $700 in the eastern areas, but again, be sure to scout out the area in advance to see if you’re comfortable with it.

Fool me once…

Now that you have an idea of what to expect in Aurora, it’s time for the fun part: Snagging yourself a crazy-cool crash pad. First, though, keep a few things in mind to help decide whether or not a particular rental property is your best option:

Shop the market. Because the city of Aurora doesn’t typically draw large numbers of new residents all at once, apartment managers are never really overwhelmed with applications. You’ll soon realize that you have a wide range of living options in Aurora, from basic 1BR box units for less than $600 all the way up to luxury condos and lofts for $2000 or more.

Read the details. Different property managers have different rules regarding deposits, length of leases, utilities, pets, roommates, occult rituals, subletting, and just about anything else you can think of, so peruse your lease carefully before signing the dotted line.

Scope it out. Check your new pad carefully before settling in. Make sure the pipes don’t leak, the water pressure and temperature is up to par, the paint on the walls is still in good shape and preferably lead-free, and your appliances function properly. If possible, bring a friend along to take a look as well, as he or she may notice some flaws that your dazzled eyes are too giddy to see.

And now you’re all set to begin your search. So happy hunting, and best of luck in Aurora!

January 2019 Aurora Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Aurora Rent Report. Aurora rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Aurora rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Aurora Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Aurora Rent Report. Aurora rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Aurora rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Aurora rents increase sharply over the past month

Aurora rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Aurora stand at $1,120 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,320 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Aurora's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Aurora, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Joliet has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,120; the city has also seen rents fall by 7.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Schaumburg has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,670, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

    Aurora rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Aurora, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Aurora is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased in other cities across the state, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 0.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in Peoria.
    • Aurora's median two-bedroom rent of $1,320 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.3% rise in Aurora.
    • While Aurora's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Baltimore saw a decrease of 0.8%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Aurora than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than twice the price in Aurora.

    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
    1.3%
    Aurora
    $1,120
    $1,320
    0.7%
    1.3%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,120
    -7.3%
    -7.4%
    Naperville
    $1,500
    $1,760
    0.2%
    1.9%
    Elgin
    $990
    $1,160
    -1.5%
    -1.5%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,250
    $1,470
    1%
    2.1%
    Evanston
    $1,300
    $1,530
    0
    2.3%
    Schaumburg
    $1,420
    $1,670
    2.9%
    4.8%
    Palatine
    $1,170
    $1,370
    0.7%
    3.8%
    Des Plaines
    $980
    $1,150
    -5.7%
    -5.2%
    Wheaton
    $1,210
    $1,430
    0.3%
    -1.1%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,090
    $1,290
    -1.6%
    -0.4%
    Oak Park
    $830
    $970
    -11%
    -10.8%
    Lombard
    $1,380
    $1,620
    6.9%
    8%
    Crystal Lake
    $1,220
    $1,430
    -2.4%
    -1.9%
    Carol Stream
    $1,140
    $1,350
    2.8%
    2.7%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -3.6%
    -2.8%
    Calumet City
    $870
    $1,020
    -2.9%
    -3.3%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,120
    $1,320
    -1.9%
    -3.1%
    St. Charles
    $1,260
    $1,490
    -7.1%
    -8.3%
    Woodridge
    $1,200
    $1,410
    -1.6%
    2.2%
    Woodstock
    $970
    $1,140
    -0.8%
    -1.8%
    Westmont
    $1,260
    $1,490
    3%
    4.6%
    Lisle
    $1,210
    $1,430
    1%
    2.9%
    Park Forest
    $980
    $1,150
    -0.1%
    0.2%
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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.