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116 Apartments for rent in Chicago Heights, IL

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Check out 116 verified apartments for rent in Chicago Heights, IL with rents starting as low as $950. Some apartments for rent in Chicago Heights might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Olympic Village
31 Olympic Village, Chicago Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$950
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
898 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1097 sqft
At Olympic Village youll find beautiful maple cabinets, ceramic tile baths and energy efficient appliances to make your life comfortable and oh-so-pleasant.\n\nCoin operated laundry facilities. Air conditioning.
Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
1 Unit Available
1672 Buena Vista Avenue
1672 Buena Vista Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1560 sqft
This big brick single family house boasts 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the 2nd floor and 1 oversized bedroom with another full bathroom. This basement is finished with paneling throughout and also has another half bath.
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
1 Unit Available
110 N Halsted
110 N Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL
Studio
$5,000
9014 sqft
Previous tenant was a Dollar General store. Great for a variety of uses
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Last updated September 17 at 03:42 PM
1 Unit Available
Park Forest
3324 Western Ave
3324 Western Ave, Park Forest, IL
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$1,335
1326 sqft
Recently renovated community in Park Forest. Pet-friendly for dogs and cats. Updates to units including hardwood floors, granite countertops and modern appliances. Parking provided. Washer/dryer hookups in units.
Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
1 Unit Available
3206 Emerald Avenue
3206 Emerald Avenue, Steger, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1905 sqft
This home is managed by FirstKey Homes, helping you Unlock More from your home rental experience. Apply, schedule a self-tour, or get on a waiting list for Coming Soon homes; review our resident qualifications; or see more homes at www.firstkeyhomes.
Last updated March 9 at 09:51 PM
1 Unit Available
447 East 192nd Street
447 192nd Street, Glenwood, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
900 sqft
COMPLETELY UPDATED FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM / 1 BATH UNIT IN QUIET BUILDING. ALL NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, REMODELED BATHROOM WITH NEW TILE, VANITY, NEW WINDOWS. HEAT, WATER, PARKING INCLUDED IN RENT.
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Last updated September 17 at 03:42 PM
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Harvey
136 E 155th ST
136 E 155th St, Harvey, IL
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This gated community is conveniently located near the Harvey Station and 147th Street Station. 1-3 bedroom units available with a full range of appliances. Parking available on-site.
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Last updated September 17 at 03:42 PM
2 Units Available
Southdale
21746 S Jeffrey
21746 Jeffrey Ave, Sauk Village, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,045
875 sqft
Situated in Sauk Village. Close to the Sauk Trail and Calumet Expressway. One- and two-bedroom apartments with porches. Select apartments feature eat-in kitchens and private balconies. On-site laundry and car park. Rent includes free heating.
Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
1 Unit Available
Apple Tree of Hazelcrest
3604 Glynwood Lane
3604 Glynwood Lane, Hazel Crest, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
1256 sqft
This home is managed by FirstKey Homes, helping you Unlock More from your home rental experience. Apply, schedule a self-tour, or get on a waiting list for Coming Soon homes; review our resident qualifications; or see more homes at www.firstkeyhomes.
Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
1 Unit Available
Hazelcrest Highland
3322 Woodworth Place
3322 Woodworth Place, Hazel Crest, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1200 sqft
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Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
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Park Forest
129 Warwick Street
129 Warwick Street, Park Forest, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,845
1265 sqft
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Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
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708 Blackhawk Drive
708 Blackhawk Drive, University Park, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,565
1227 sqft
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Last updated September 17 at 04:37 PM
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Park Forest
336 Marquette Street
336 Marquette Street, Park Forest, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,365
953 sqft
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Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
1 Unit Available
Harvey
94 West 154th Street
94 West 154th Street, Harvey, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
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Richton Hills
4215 Andover Drive
4215 Andover Drive, Richton Park, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1100 sqft
Lovingly cared for and well maintained 4 bed/1 bath ranch home , located in Richton Park offers many recent updates.
Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
1 Unit Available
Pacesetter Knollcrest
17618 Grandview Drive
17618 Grandview Drive, Hazel Crest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,320
1868 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 17618 Grandview Drive in Hazel Crest. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
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18515 OAKWOOD Avenue
18515 Oakwood Avenue, Lansing, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
1000 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 18515 OAKWOOD Avenue in Lansing. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
1 Unit Available
4061 Charleston Road
4061 Charleston Road, Matteson, IL
2 Bedrooms
$915
14300 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 4061 Charleston Road in Matteson. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated September 17 at 04:22 PM
1 Unit Available
Pottowatomie Hills
17401 Longfellow Avenue
17401 Longfellow Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1050 sqft
Fully rehabbed, new driveway.
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
1 Unit Available
Park Forest
333 Merrimac St.
333 Merrimac Street, Park Forest, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
950 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 333 Merrimac St. in Park Forest. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
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Park Forest
408 Westgate Drive
408 Westgate Drive, Park Forest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
1349 sqft
Renovated 3 Bed, 2 bath with attached 1 car garage in park forest!
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
1 Unit Available
16743 Butterfield Drive
16743 Butterfield Drive, Country Club Hills, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
1040 sqft
COME SEE THIS MODERN 4 BED 2 BA BI LEVEL HOME IN COUNTRY CLUB HILLS. THIS HOME HAS BEEN REMODELED WITH UPGRADES THAT ARE SURE NOT TO DISAPPOINT. SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM COMBO.
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
1 Unit Available
Pottowatomie Hills
17302 Holmes Avenue
17302 Holmes Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1450 sqft
BIG SPACIOUS 4 BED 2.
Last updated September 17 at 03:56 PM
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Hazelcrest Highland
3314 Birchwood Drive
3314 Birchwood Dr, Hazel Crest, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
1150 sqft
BEAUTIFUL MODERN AND UPDATED 4 BED 2 BATH HOUSE IN HAZEL CREST! THIS HOUSE BOASTS DARK CHERRY WOOD FLOORING, SPACIOUS OPEN LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM COMBO.
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Chicago Heights, IL? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 116 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Chicago Heights. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Chicago Heights is $795 for a studio, $923 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,085 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Chicago Heights?
In Chicago Heights, the median rent is $795 for a studio, $923 for a 1-bedroom, $1,085 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,388 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chicago Heights, check out our monthly Chicago Heights Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Chicago Heights?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Chicago Heights apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Chicago Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Chicago Heights?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Chicago Heights.
How can I find off-campus housing in Chicago Heights?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chicago Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Prairie State College, City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, and University of Chicago.

Median Rent in Chicago Heights

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago Heights is $923, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,085.
Studio
$795
1 Bed
$923
2 Beds
$1,085
3+ Beds
$1,388
City GuideChicago Heights
Welcome to Chicago Heights, a little urban "suburb" of Chicago, where old industrial buildings and historic Victorian homes mix with new suburban houses, apartment complexes, and gorgeous golf courses. It's truly a mixed bag of nuts, so have a look at our guide to renting and living in the Heights.
Welcome to Chicago Heights, a little urban "suburb" of Chicago, where old industrial buildings and historic Victorian homes mix with new suburban houses, apartment complexes, and gorgeous golf courses. It's truly a mixed bag of nuts, so have a look at our guide to renting and living in the Heights.
Life in Chicago Heights

Chicago Heights is situated just over 30 miles from Chicago, and in between a variety of Chicago area suburbs. In a city like this, renters need to be very careful when choosing their neighborhoods, especially when looking at property rentals near Lincoln Highway, east of Halsted Street. Drive west of Halsted Street on Lincoln Highway and you will see an immediate and dramatic difference: more trees, retail shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, and a movie theater instead of rundown industrial buildings and liquor stores.

A little farther west, south, or north and you will find some very nice residential areas surrounded by protected forests and beautiful golf courses. These areas range from newer subdivisions and suburban cul-de-sac streets to neighborhoods full of old and historic Victorian homes and brick buildings converted into three-deckers, duplexes, and four-unit apartment buildings. The average cost for property rentals in the Heights can range from $500 for a one-bedroom or studio apartment to over $1,500 for a large two-story house. The pricey property rentals are found in newer neighborhoods, not necessarily betterneighborhoods. And, many older properties and inexpensive apartment rentals can be found. It really just depends on whether you would like a vintage setting or would like to pay the price for a shiny, new neighborhood.

If you’re looking for a property rental with lots of amenities, conveniences, and all that "luxury living" jazz, then Chicago Heights might not be the right place for you. Around here, most apartments are in small brick buildings and converted houses, leaving little room for amenities such as laundry rooms or fitness centers. However, in some of the bigger apartment complexes you can find a few amenities, such as a pool, some picnic tables, and maybe a little clubhouse.

Pet-friendly apartments can be found throughout the Heights, with a number of property rentals providing dog-friendly pads as well. However, many apartments and rental homes have varying pet policies and fees, so be sure to contact each property beforehand.

So, now you see the renter's life in Chicago Heights., Good luck on the apartment hunt and be sure to choose wisely!

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City GuideChicago Heights
Welcome to Chicago Heights, a little urban "suburb" of Chicago, where old industrial buildings and historic Victorian homes mix with new suburban houses, apartment complexes, and gorgeous golf courses. It's truly a mixed bag of nuts, so have a look at our guide to renting and living in the Heights.
Welcome to Chicago Heights, a little urban "suburb" of Chicago, where old industrial buildings and historic Victorian homes mix with new suburban houses, apartment complexes, and gorgeous golf courses. It's truly a mixed bag of nuts, so have a look at our guide to renting and living in the Heights.
Life in Chicago Heights

Chicago Heights is situated just over 30 miles from Chicago, and in between a variety of Chicago area suburbs. In a city like this, renters need to be very careful when choosing their neighborhoods, especially when looking at property rentals near Lincoln Highway, east of Halsted Street. Drive west of Halsted Street on Lincoln Highway and you will see an immediate and dramatic difference: more trees, retail shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, and a movie theater instead of rundown industrial buildings and liquor stores.

A little farther west, south, or north and you will find some very nice residential areas surrounded by protected forests and beautiful golf courses. These areas range from newer subdivisions and suburban cul-de-sac streets to neighborhoods full of old and historic Victorian homes and brick buildings converted into three-deckers, duplexes, and four-unit apartment buildings. The average cost for property rentals in the Heights can range from $500 for a one-bedroom or studio apartment to over $1,500 for a large two-story house. The pricey property rentals are found in newer neighborhoods, not necessarily betterneighborhoods. And, many older properties and inexpensive apartment rentals can be found. It really just depends on whether you would like a vintage setting or would like to pay the price for a shiny, new neighborhood.

If you’re looking for a property rental with lots of amenities, conveniences, and all that "luxury living" jazz, then Chicago Heights might not be the right place for you. Around here, most apartments are in small brick buildings and converted houses, leaving little room for amenities such as laundry rooms or fitness centers. However, in some of the bigger apartment complexes you can find a few amenities, such as a pool, some picnic tables, and maybe a little clubhouse.

Pet-friendly apartments can be found throughout the Heights, with a number of property rentals providing dog-friendly pads as well. However, many apartments and rental homes have varying pet policies and fees, so be sure to contact each property beforehand.

So, now you see the renter's life in Chicago Heights., Good luck on the apartment hunt and be sure to choose wisely!

Rent Report
Chicago Heights

September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report. Chicago Heights rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Chicago Heights rents increased over the past month

Chicago Heights rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chicago Heights stand at $923 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,086 for a two-bedroom. Chicago Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.1%, but trails the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Chicago Metro

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Chicago Heights, but trends across the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, half of them have seen decreases while the other half have been increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Joliet has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,133, while one-bedrooms go for $963.
    • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,459, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
    • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $929; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,769; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month and 0.4% over the past year.

    Chicago Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Chicago Heights has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Chicago Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Illinois have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Springfield and 1.5% in Rockford.
    • Chicago Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,086 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Chicago Heights remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%), Detroit (+0.8%), Baltimore (+0.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $977, $902, and $1,194 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago Heights than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Chicago Heights.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Chicago
    $1,090
    $1,280
    -0.3%
    -0.3%
    Aurora
    $1,130
    $1,330
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Joliet
    $960
    $1,130
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    Naperville
    $1,500
    $1,770
    -0.1%
    -0.4%
    Elgin
    $1,000
    $1,180
    0
    1.4%
    Waukegan
    $860
    $1,020
    -0.1%
    0.6%
    Hammond
    $850
    $1,000
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Gary
    $790
    $930
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,240
    $1,460
    0.2%
    -1.8%
    Evanston
    $1,320
    $1,560
    0.6%
    -0.1%
    Schaumburg
    $1,430
    $1,680
    0
    0.7%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,320
    $1,560
    1.2%
    0.2%
    Palatine
    $1,170
    $1,380
    -0.2%
    1.7%
    Des Plaines
    $990
    $1,160
    0.1%
    1%
    Wheaton
    $1,290
    $1,510
    -0.1%
    -0.1%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,090
    $1,280
    -0.2%
    -1.9%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    -0.6%
    -1.5%
    Lombard
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0.3%
    -0.4%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0
    -1.8%
    Carol Stream
    $1,190
    $1,400
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Romeoville
    $1,620
    $1,900
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Wheeling
    $1,160
    $1,360
    0.5%
    1.8%
    Calumet City
    $880
    $1,030
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Merrillville
    $980
    $1,160
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,150
    $1,350
    -0.3%
    0.2%
    St. Charles
    $1,290
    $1,520
    0.2%
    2.8%
    Woodridge
    $1,200
    $1,420
    0.6%
    -4.3%
    Gurnee
    $1,220
    $1,440
    1.2%
    0.4%
    Oswego
    $1,750
    $2,060
    0.1%
    4.4%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,090
    0.1%
    0.1%
    Lansing
    $830
    $980
    -0.1%
    -3.1%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,320
    $1,560
    -1%
    -2.3%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    Westmont
    $1,310
    $1,540
    0.4%
    4.6%
    Zion
    $900
    $1,060
    0
    0.7%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,280
    $1,500
    0
    3.4%
    Lisle
    $1,240
    $1,460
    0.7%
    2.1%
    Bloomingdale
    $1,520
    $1,790
    1.5%
    -0.7%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,170
    -0.1%
    0.9%
    Richton Park
    $1,070
    $1,260
    0.2%
    2.8%
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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.

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    September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report. Chicago Heights rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Chicago Heights Rent Report. Chicago Heights rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago Heights rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Chicago Heights rents increased over the past month

    Chicago Heights rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chicago Heights stand at $923 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,086 for a two-bedroom. Chicago Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.1%, but trails the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Chicago Metro

      Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Chicago Heights, but trends across the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, half of them have seen decreases while the other half have been increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Joliet has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,133, while one-bedrooms go for $963.
      • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,459, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
      • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $929; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.
      • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,769; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month and 0.4% over the past year.

      Chicago Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      Rent growth in Chicago Heights has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Chicago Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Illinois have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Springfield and 1.5% in Rockford.
      • Chicago Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,086 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Chicago Heights remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%), Detroit (+0.8%), Baltimore (+0.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $977, $902, and $1,194 respectively.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago Heights than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Chicago Heights.

      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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Chicago
      $1,090
      $1,280
      -0.3%
      -0.3%
      Aurora
      $1,130
      $1,330
      0.3%
      0.1%
      Joliet
      $960
      $1,130
      -0.2%
      1.9%
      Naperville
      $1,500
      $1,770
      -0.1%
      -0.4%
      Elgin
      $1,000
      $1,180
      0
      1.4%
      Waukegan
      $860
      $1,020
      -0.1%
      0.6%
      Hammond
      $850
      $1,000
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Gary
      $790
      $930
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Arlington Heights
      $1,240
      $1,460
      0.2%
      -1.8%
      Evanston
      $1,320
      $1,560
      0.6%
      -0.1%
      Schaumburg
      $1,430
      $1,680
      0
      0.7%
      Bolingbrook
      $1,320
      $1,560
      1.2%
      0.2%
      Palatine
      $1,170
      $1,380
      -0.2%
      1.7%
      Des Plaines
      $990
      $1,160
      0.1%
      1%
      Wheaton
      $1,290
      $1,510
      -0.1%
      -0.1%
      Hoffman Estates
      $1,090
      $1,280
      -0.2%
      -1.9%
      Oak Park
      $850
      $1,000
      -0.6%
      -1.5%
      Lombard
      $1,350
      $1,590
      0.3%
      -0.4%
      Buffalo Grove
      $1,350
      $1,590
      0
      -1.8%
      Carol Stream
      $1,190
      $1,400
      0.1%
      1.8%
      Romeoville
      $1,620
      $1,900
      0.2%
      0.4%
      Wheeling
      $1,160
      $1,360
      0.5%
      1.8%
      Calumet City
      $880
      $1,030
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Merrillville
      $980
      $1,160
      0.2%
      2.5%
      Glendale Heights
      $1,150
      $1,350
      -0.3%
      0.2%
      St. Charles
      $1,290
      $1,520
      0.2%
      2.8%
      Woodridge
      $1,200
      $1,420
      0.6%
      -4.3%
      Gurnee
      $1,220
      $1,440
      1.2%
      0.4%
      Oswego
      $1,750
      $2,060
      0.1%
      4.4%
      Chicago Heights
      $920
      $1,090
      0.1%
      0.1%
      Lansing
      $830
      $980
      -0.1%
      -3.1%
      Vernon Hills
      $1,320
      $1,560
      -1%
      -2.3%
      Woodstock
      $980
      $1,150
      -0.2%
      1.4%
      Westmont
      $1,310
      $1,540
      0.4%
      4.6%
      Zion
      $900
      $1,060
      0
      0.7%
      Rolling Meadows
      $1,280
      $1,500
      0
      3.4%
      Lisle
      $1,240
      $1,460
      0.7%
      2.1%
      Bloomingdale
      $1,520
      $1,790
      1.5%
      -0.7%
      Park Forest
      $990
      $1,170
      -0.1%
      0.9%
      Richton Park
      $1,070
      $1,260
      0.2%
      2.8%
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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.

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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.