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Forest Avenue
Forest Avenue
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $825
Updated 22 hrs ago
578 Douglas Ave
578 Douglas Ave
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$825
Starting at $1,100
Updated 2 days ago
816 MACKINAW Avenue
816 MACKINAW Avenue
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $725
Updated 3 days ago
435 Paxton Ave
435 Paxton Ave
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$725
Starting at $1,650
Updated 4 days ago
1375 Superior Ave
1375 Superior Ave
Calumet City, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,250
Updated 5 days ago
1329 Hirsch Avenue
1329 Hirsch Avenue
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $900
Updated 7 days ago
515 E End Ave Apt 103
515 E End Ave Apt 103
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$900
Starting at $1,300
Updated 12 days ago
416 Prairie Avenue 1
416 Prairie Avenue 1
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $750
Updated 14 days ago
486 BUFFALO Avenue
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
Starting at $850
Updated 14 days ago
1369 River Dr
1369 River Dr
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$850
Starting at $1,800
Updated 14 days ago
11 156th St
11 156th St
Calumet City, IL
6 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $825
Updated 20 days ago
627 Douglas Avenue
627 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$825
Starting at $750
Updated 28 days ago
1689 Harbor Ave
1689 Harbor Ave
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
Starting at $950
Updated 1 month ago
486 BUFFALO Avenue
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,900
Updated 16 hrs ago
Waterman Drive
Waterman Drive
South Holland, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
Starting at $1,675
Updated 17 hrs ago
14248 Minerva Avenue
14248 Minerva Avenue
Dolton, IL
5 Bedrooms
$1,675
Starting at $1,600
Updated 21 hrs ago
14240 Woodlawn Avenue
14240 Woodlawn Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $1,100
Updated 3 days ago
15042 Dorchester Avenue
15042 Dorchester Avenue
Dolton, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $850
Updated 3 days ago
17745 Rosewood Drive
17745 Rosewood Drive
Lansing, IL
1 Bedroom
$850
Starting at $1,850
Updated 3 days ago
15231 Waterman Dr
15231 Waterman Dr
South Holland, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
Starting at $1,450
Updated 6 days ago
14340 Woodlawn
14340 Woodlawn
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $1,400
Updated 12 days ago
Dobson Avenue
Dobson Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,300
Updated 12 days ago
Ellis Avenue
Ellis Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,250
Updated 14 days ago
1413 Kasten Dr
1413 Kasten Dr
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250

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City GuideCalumet City

Calumet City earned the nickname Sin City during Prohibition, seeing lots of action from bootleggers, gamblers, and prostitutes. Reformists succeeded in putting a stop to all that, and the seedy center of these illegal activities was converted to what is mainly an industrial park today, leaving Calumet with a spotless reputation.

If you're looking for a city with loads of local amenities, high income per capita, and plenty of fun things to do, then Calumet City is a good choice. Located in Cook County, Illinois, Calumet City, also known as Cal City, is home to more than 37,000 people. The city was formerly known as West Hammond before it was changed to Calumet City in 1924--keep this little bit of information handy when you come across references to West Hammond in old texts. The climate in Calumet is quite moderate, with an average of 74.8 degrees in July, and a high of 26.9 degrees in February. It's comfortable, laid-back, and fun living here in Calumet (yes, even with the bootleggers all gone).

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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.

July 2018 Calumet City Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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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