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75 Apartments for rent in Champaign, IL

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Last updated January 18 at 4:20pm UTC
Watersedge Apartments
936 Waterview Way
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 1:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$855
2 Bedrooms
$980
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Seven07
707 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL
Updated October 2 at 7:38pm UTC
Studio
$1,385
1 Bedroom
$1,475
1923 Southwood Dr.
Southwood
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
810 Maplepark Dr.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
3309 Saratoga Dr.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$925
2704 Sangamon Dr.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
3854 Thornhill Circle
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1002 Kara Drive
Parkland Ridge
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
809 Fairoaks Dr
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
809 W Daniel
Clark
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
2408 Windward Blvd Unit 209
Pembroke Point
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
703 W. Springfield
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
1931 Blackthorn Dr.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$915
2003 S Mattis, Unit E
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
3314 Ridgewood Dr
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
3004 Ridgewood Court
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$915
826 W Columbia
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
1102 S. Western Ave.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$875
2001 S Mattis Ave Apt A
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$645
2 Bedrooms
Ask
2108 Sugarbush
West Haven
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,000
1930 Blackthorn
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$895
107 S Draper
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
609 West Union Street
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 4:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
905 S. Duncan Rd.
Champaign
Champaign, IL
Updated January 18 at 4:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
City Guide
Champaign
Getting a Taste of Champaign

It’s Illinois so you know it will be COLD here in the winter months. If you have dreamed of a white Christmas, this is your spot. It gets pretty warm here between June and August (in the 80s), so be sure your new pad has some working A/C.

Travel wise, this city covers all of its bases. Road warriors, bike lovers and public transit-goers can get in and around the city of Champaign in no time. Car owners can rely on I-57, I-72, I-74 to get from point A to point B. Railroad travel on the Illinois Central Railroad Line will take passengers in any and all directions. The Green and Yellowhopper bus line will bring residents throughout Champaign or you can hop on the regular ‘ol bus line and ride to your destination for $1. You can’t get much for a dollar these days, so hop on for old time’s sake.

Neighborhoods in Champaign:

The city of Champaign can be divided into three sections. Each area offers something different to the city, whether it’s outdoor space/greenbelts, restaurants or museums and activities.

Neil St. and surrounding area: Here in Downtown, new apartments share street names with older, established homes, parks, shopping and dining. Looking to be entertained? Head out to one of the local bars, theatres or festivals (Roger Ebert hosts his film festival here every year) in this urban neighborhood. Apartment living down here is a mix of newer apartments with work/live feel, townhomes and historic homes in Old Downtown that have been split into several apartments.

First St and University Ave.: Midtown is truly exciting and eclectic neighborhood. And it does so with unique retail stores, a commercial district, a beltway (Boneyard Greenway) and great housing options. Many of the apartments here feature great resident perks (balconies, pools, remodeled units.) Midtown makes commuting a breeze since it is centrally located and close to I-74 and US 45. Walking and biking is very popular in this part of town and within minutes you can be off the couch, grabbing takeout at a local spot or taking a stroll around the museum (Champaign County History Museum).

Fifth St. and Green St.: Area is walkable, friendly and vibrant—city living but with ease. Historic and established single-family area are the majority here, although some newer homes and many apartment complexes are scattered about here too.

Now that you have gotten a feel for this fine city and the laidback lifestyle it endorses, it's time to pack your bags. Champaign may sparkle with personality, but don’t let the fancy sounding name fool you, this place is as down to earth as they come. Grass roots meets hi-rise. Folk rock meets film festivals in Champaign. We know you’ll love calling this Midwest town your new home.

January 2019 Champaign Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Champaign Rent Report. Champaign rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Champaign rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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Champaign

January 2019 Champaign Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Champaign Rent Report. Champaign rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Champaign rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Champaign rents declined moderately over the past month

Champaign rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Champaign stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $920 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Champaign's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, but trails the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Illinois

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Champaign, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Illinois, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole experienced flat rent growth over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Naperville is the most expensive of all Illinois' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,760; of the 10 largest cities in Illinois that we have data for, Joliet and Elgin, where two-bedrooms go for $1,120 and $1,160, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-7.4% and -1.5%).
  • Schaumburg, Evanston, and Arlington Heights have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8%, 2.3%, and 2.1%, respectively).

Champaign rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Champaign, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Champaign is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Champaign's median two-bedroom rent of $920 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in Champaign.
  • While Champaign's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Champaign than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than three times the price in Champaign.

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.

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.