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193 Apartments for rent in Calumet City, IL

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Last updated January 19 at 9:22pm UTC
607 INGRAHAM Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 15 at 9:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
428 155th pl
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 8:09pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
578 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 7:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
298 Clyde
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 19 at 11:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1295 Mackinaw Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 2:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1466 Freeland Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 7:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
617 Hirsch Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 2:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
132 156th PL
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 3:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
311 Memorial Drive
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$765
15266 Drexel Ave
South Holland
South Holland, IL
Updated January 19 at 9:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1393 Forest Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 18 at 7:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
535 Freeland Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$975
1371 River Dr
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 2:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
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578 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 19 at 5:48pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Community St
Bernice
Lansing, IL
Updated January 19 at 8:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Ellis Ave
Dolton
Dolton, IL
Updated January 3 at 8:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Greenbay Ave
Calumet City
Calumet City, IL
Updated January 3 at 8:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
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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.

Rent Report
Calumet City

January 2018 Calumet City Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Calumet City Rent Report. Calumet City rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Calumet City rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Calumet City stand at $900 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,050 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Calumet City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

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

  • Naperville has the most expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Palatine has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,320, while one-bedrooms go for $1,120.
  • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180; rents rose 2.8% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Calumet City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Calumet City, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Calumet City is still 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 $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Calumet City.
  • While Calumet City's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Columbus (+3.8%), Baltimore (+2.9%), and Houston (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Calumet City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half 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 $1,060 $1,250 -0.2% 0.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 -0.1% 2.9%
Joliet $1,030 $1,210 0.3% 2.8%
Naperville $1,470 $1,730 -0.0% 3.5%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 0.3% 2.8%
Arlington Heights $1,230 $1,440 0.1% 0.5%
Evanston $1,270 $1,500 -0.7% 0.0%
Schaumburg $1,350 $1,590 0.0% 2.0%
Palatine $1,120 $1,320 -0.7% 2.6%
Des Plaines $1,030 $1,220 0.7% 3.1%
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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.

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.