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Starting at $750
Updated 3 days ago
486 BUFFALO Avenue
486 BUFFALO Avenue
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
Starting at $675
Updated 5 days ago
492 Madison Ave, #2
492 Madison Ave, #2
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$675
Starting at $895
Updated 5 days ago
515 East End Ave, #203
515 East End Ave, #203
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$895
Starting at $750
Updated 8 days ago
578 Douglas Ave
578 Douglas Ave
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
Starting at $1,800
Updated 11 days ago
1375 Superior Ave
1375 Superior Ave
Calumet City, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $1,150
Updated 17 days ago
416 Prairie Avenue 1
416 Prairie Avenue 1
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $1,100
Updated 28 days ago
121 157th Street
121 157th Street
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $800
Updated 1 month ago
117 167th St
117 167th St
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$800
Starting at $1,500
Updated 1 month ago
1469 Wentworth Avenue
1469 Wentworth Avenue
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,000
Updated 1 month ago
578 Douglas Avenue
578 Douglas Avenue
Calumet City, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $850
Updated 1 month ago
1689 Harbor Ave
1689 Harbor Ave
Calumet City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $570
Updated 2 months ago
450 Sibley Blvd
450 Sibley Blvd
Calumet City, IL
1 Bedroom
$570
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Douglas Pointe
5525 Hyles Blvd
Hammond, IN
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$915
3 Bedrooms
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Close to Douglas Street and Fayette Street. Newly constructed, spacious apartment homes with all major kitchen appliances, patios/balconies and garbage disposals. Community offers 24-hour gym, maintenance and a clubhouse.
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Starting at $1,900
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15663 Dante Drive
15663 Dante Drive
South Holland, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
Starting at $1,200
Updated 8 hrs ago
14658 Lincoln Avenue
14658 Lincoln Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,150
Updated 11 hrs ago
2237 175th Street 2D
2237 175th Street 2D
Lansing, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $1,100
Updated 2 days ago
14132 South Hoxie Avenue
14132 South Hoxie Avenue
Chicago, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,250
Updated 3 days ago
14241 Minerva Ave
14241 Minerva Ave
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $2,295
Updated 6 days ago
16424 Kimbark Avenue
16424 Kimbark Avenue
South Holland, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
Starting at $1,400
Updated 8 days ago
Dobson Avenue
Dobson Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,300
Updated 8 days ago
Ellis Avenue
Ellis Avenue
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,100
Updated 9 days ago
43 Carroll St
43 Carroll St
Hammond, IN
4 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,200
Updated 11 days ago
14731 Kimbark Ave
14731 Kimbark Ave
Dolton, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,200
Updated 13 days ago
17126 lorenz Avenue
17126 lorenz Avenue
Lansing, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200

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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.

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Calumet City

May 2018 Calumet City Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Calumet City rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.6% 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 leads the state average of 0.2%, but trails the national average of 1.5%.

    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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,110.
    • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,450, while one-bedrooms go for $1,230.
    • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,170; rents were up 0.5% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,720; rents remained steady over the past month.

    Calumet City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Calumet City, 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 $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in Calumet City.
    • While Calumet City's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Houston (+3.1%), Denver (+1.6%), and Columbus (+1.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Calumet City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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
    $1,070
    $1,260
    0.2%
    -0.6%
    Aurora
    $1,110
    $1,300
    0
    3.1%
    Joliet
    $1,020
    $1,200
    0.1%
    1.3%
    Naperville
    $1,460
    $1,720
    0
    0.4%
    Elgin
    $1,000
    $1,170
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,230
    $1,450
    0.7%
    -1.9%
    Evanston
    $1,280
    $1,510
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Schaumburg
    $1,340
    $1,580
    0.1%
    1.2%
    Palatine
    $1,130
    $1,330
    0.3%
    2%
    Des Plaines
    $1,040
    $1,220
    -0.3%
    1.6%
    Wheaton
    $1,240
    $1,460
    0.7%
    -0.8%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,100
    $1,300
    -0.3%
    0
    Oak Park
    $930
    $1,090
    -0.1%
    -2%
    Lombard
    $1,270
    $1,500
    0.8%
    -2.6%
    Crystal Lake
    $1,250
    $1,470
    0
    2.3%
    Carol Stream
    $1,110
    $1,310
    0.4%
    1.2%
    Wheeling
    $1,170
    $1,380
    0.2%
    0.1%
    Calumet City
    $890
    $1,050
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,150
    $1,350
    -0.1%
    0.1%
    St. Charles
    $1,350
    $1,580
    -0.3%
    0.2%
    Woodridge
    $1,180
    $1,390
    0.4%
    2.6%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Lisle
    $1,150
    $1,350
    -1.4%
    -3.3%
    Park Forest
    $980
    $1,150
    0
    0.3%
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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:

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    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.

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