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Calumet City, IL: 121 apartments available for rent

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Last updated June 29 at 3:52PM
311 Pulaski Road
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated May 18 at 6:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$900
405 Madison Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated June 28 at 6:18PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
96 Luella Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated May 15 at 8:28AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1329 Hirsch Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated June 22 at 2:45AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1531 Wentworth Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated June 20 at 3:04AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Results within 1 miles of Calumet City, IL
18137 Burnham Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated June 6 at 6:01PM
Studio
$450
17947 Oakwood Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated June 24 at 5:17PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
17560 Chicago Ave
Bernice
Lansing, IL
Updated June 28 at 9:26AM
Studio
$165
3738 Towle Ave
Pulaski Park
Hammond, IN
Updated June 18 at 9:14AM
1 Bedroom
$900
18018 Wentworth Ave
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated June 24 at 1:11AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
17923 Community
Bernice
Lansing, IL
Updated June 24 at 8:06AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
242 Hollywood Avenue
Hollywood
Munster, IN
Updated June 15 at 11:24PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
18103 William St
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated June 22 at 8:22PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Greenbay Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated June 21 at 7:37AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
Dobson Ave
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated June 21 at 7:40AM
Studio
$1,000
Ellis Ave
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated June 18 at 9:15AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,147
15025 Dobson
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated June 24 at 8:07AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
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Calumet City
Finding an Apartment in Calumet City

The cost of living in Cal City is slightly above both the Illinois and national average, but compared to other major US cities, it's quite affordable. While it's not among the highest-rated cities in Illinois, Calumet still offers quite a lot, making it a really good deal for those working with a limited budget. The competition for prime rental properties in Calumet is somewhat elevated because the number of apartments available for rent is only 6 percent. You know what that means: you must be sharp and quick in your search for rental property.

Cost Factors The rents for apartments vary, of course, according to the neighborhood and other amenities. You can always get ahead of the game by setting your priorities according to a scale of preference to enable you a make quick decision when you find a good apartment--maybe you can live without air conditioning, but not without being able to bring along Fluffy. Most of the rental managers or landlords will ask for proof of employment, or proof of income in the form of pay stubs or some other documentation. Prospective renters can improve their chances of getting an apartment by providing a letter of recommendation from a previous landlord or from a current employer. Since most landlords will conduct an independent background and credit check, make sure they won't find anything nasty.

Exercise Caution When looking for apartments in Calumet City, you should consider using tried and tested tools to aid your search. For instance, looking for apartments on Craigslist might not be the wisest choice--sure you can find some good deals, but the shadiness and uncertainty is rarely worth it. If you're too broke to spring for a broker, try other, more trusted online tools. Exercise caution and watch out for offers that sound too good to be true because, we hate to be cynics, but they usually are.

Calumet City Neighborhoods

Be prepared to find the good, the bad, and the ugly in Calumet City. While most neighborhoods have their own unique charms, there are some you probably want to steer clear of. Here's a quick guide:

Torrence Park East: This is a community established in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The rates for rental property in this area are quite low, and should fit within the budget of even the most cost-conscious.

West Park Manor: This area has some homes that were built in the ‘50s that now carry relatively low prices following the national dip in housing prices in the wake of the recession.

Gold Coast: The Gold Coast is another older housing community with homes that were built in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Homes here are also affordable with easy access to amenities.

Life in Calumet City

Calumet City is a mixture of professionals, office workers, and administrative support staff. Most residents drive to work even though the commute is a little long, with some pretty nasty traffic. Some people do take public transportation--local buses and trains--and forgo the whole headache of battling traffic; a few even hoof it to work when the office is within walking distance: good for the waistline and the environment! Calumet City has a vibrant art scene, with an art theater, art center, and cultural center. Fitness buffs will also find a variety of fitness centers, and those who like to get their exercise by walking through department stores can check out one of the 18 shopping centers within one mile of the city center.