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125 Apartments for rent in Calumet City, IL

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Last updated December 10 at 3:54am UTC
Ginger Ridge Apartments
1954 Memorial Dr
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 1:10am UTC
1 Bedroom
$709
2 Bedrooms
$855
3 Bedrooms
$1,088
427 Clyde Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
575 Ingraham Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$925
1491 Forest Place
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1380 Stanley Boulevard
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,299
776 Greenbay Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,379
448 Hirsch Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
515 E End Ave Apt 200
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 9 at 10:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$890
442 154th Pl
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 8 at 5:07pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
311 Memorial Drive
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 1:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$965
470 Gordon Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 5 at 10:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
$945
1677 State St
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 5 at 10:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$970
634 Sibley Blvd
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 1 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$965
1436 Kenilworth Dr
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
394 Greenbay Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated November 15 at 12:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Lumen Dorchester Townhomes
1450 East 154th Place
Dolton, IL
Updated December 10 at 1:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,275
14717 Kimbark Ave
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
2139 176th Pl
Lansing
Lansing, IL
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
Results within 1 miles of Calumet City, IL
442 154th Plaza
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated December 9 at 3:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1378 Buffalo
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated November 15 at 11:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
551 Wentworth Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated November 24 at 11:10am UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
1689 Harbor Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated November 15 at 11:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
City Guide
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.

December 2018 Calumet City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Calumet City Rent Report. Calumet City rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Calumet City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Calumet City

December 2018 Calumet City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Calumet City Rent Report. Calumet City rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Calumet City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Calumet City rents held steady over the past month

Calumet City rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Calumet City stand at $890 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,050 for a two-bedroom. Calumet City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Calumet City over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in all 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 2.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,360, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.
  • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180; rents were up 0.6% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Calumet City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Calumet City, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Calumet City is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Calumet City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,050 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.7% decline in Calumet City.
  • While rents in Calumet City fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including New York (+2.3%), Denver (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Calumet City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is nearly three times the price in Calumet City.

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 -0.0% 1.1%
Aurora $1,110 $1,310 0.8% 0.4%
Joliet $1,030 $1,210 0.6% 0.2%
Naperville $1,500 $1,760 0.4% 1.7%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 0.6% 0.2%
Arlington Heights $1,240 $1,460 0.2% 1.1%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 0.2% 1.6%
Schaumburg $1,380 $1,620 0.4% 2.0%
Palatine $1,160 $1,360 0.8% 2.3%
Des Plaines $1,040 $1,220 0.3% 1.1%
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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.