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87 Apartments for rent in Crystal Lake, IL

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Last updated March 17 at 12:19pm UTC
1653 Carlemont Drive
Randall Hill at The Villages
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated March 17 at 2:56am UTC
2 Bedrooms
140 ASHTON Lane
Ashton Pointe
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated March 14 at 2:51am UTC
4 Bedrooms
98 South Heather Drive
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated March 11 at 5:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1377 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated March 6 at 9:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
413 Kelly Lane
Kelly Woods
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:46am UTC
5 Bedrooms
119 POLARIS Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated March 16 at 10:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
842 Creekview Lane
Remington Farms Ridge
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated March 16 at 1:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Crystal Lake, IL
1351 CUNAT Court
Lake in the Hills
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated March 11 at 5:28pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1150 Heartland Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated February 28 at 2:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3271 Ronan Drive
Princeton Crossing
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated February 24 at 1:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Boulder Ridge Country Club Estates
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2370 Dawson Lane
Dawson Mill
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 10:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Crystal Lake, IL
2001 West Algonquin Road
Arbor Hills
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 10:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
2001 West Algonquin Road
Arbor Hills
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 10:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2633 Williamsburg Drive
Millbrook Townhomes
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 2:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2037 ORCHARD Lane
Carpentersville, IL
Updated March 15 at 5:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
371 Council Trail
Lake In The Hills Estates
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated March 15 at 10:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
639 Virginia Road
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated February 20 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
639 Virginia Road Unit 318
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated February 20 at 11:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
7355 Bannockburn Circle
Lakewood, IL
Updated February 4 at 9:10am UTC
5 Bedrooms
3530 Waukegan Road
McHenry, IL
Updated March 17 at 10:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
Saratoga Circle
Creekside of Algonquin-The Glens
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 7:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Crystal Lake

We concur; Crystal Lake is a pretty good place to live. Still skeptical? Well take a look at our listings and see for yourself!

In terms of cost of living, Illinois isn’t known as the least expensive state out there, but Crystal Lake does what it can to help those on a budget. When we refer to apartments in Crystal Lake as “inexpensive,” that typically means they fall well below the cost of living in nearby Chicago and other neighboring suburbs. For instance, one-bedroom apartments in Crystal Lake range between $760 and $900. The lower priced one-bedroom places are nothing short of basic, whereas the $900 apartment option will offer everything from a concierge to furnished apartments, tennis courts and complimentary breakfast each morning. Not too shabby for apartment living, eh?

Two bedrooms in the city fall somewhere between $880 and $1200, with the more costly apartments being in a resort style complex such as Skyridge Club, and the less expensive apartments being established, cozy apartment communities. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay a lot to get a lot in Crystal Lake. A less expensive apartment doesn’t mean a complete lack of amenities, either. In fact, most complexes feature cable, Internet, some paid utilities, views, swimming pools, garages, fireplaces, short-term leases and access to the Metra train.

Regarding deposits, the prices tend to fluctuate between $200 and $500 depending on the apartment size and its community. Surprisingly, newer apartments in Crystal Lake tend to have the least expensive deposits. Bringing pets along will also cost you a sometimes-hefty deposit of about $300 or so. While there are dog restrictions, cats tend to rule the roost here in Crystal Lake. You can often have two cats in every apartment.

We think you’ll agree that life in Crystal Lake is good, if not great. Shopping in the historic downtown district, festivals at the Dole Mansion (mmm… ribs festival), a high quality of outdoor life (50 miles of bike paths, anyone?) and access to the big city atmosphere of Chicago (less than an hour by train) are just a few things this city has in store for you. Use this guide and our clever apartment listings to find your perfect apartment in Crystal Lake, just make sure it’s not Friday the 13th before looking. Good luck!

Rent Report
Crystal Lake

March 2018 Crystal Lake Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Crystal Lake Rent Report. Crystal Lake rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Crystal Lake rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Crystal Lake rents increase sharply over the past month

Crystal Lake rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Crystal Lake stand at $1,250 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,470 for a two-bedroom. Crystal Lake's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Crystal Lake, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Elgin has seen rents fall by 0.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180.
  • Schaumburg has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,350.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; rents went down 0.5% over the past month but rose 2.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Crystal Lake

As rents have increased moderately in Crystal Lake, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Crystal Lake is less affordable for renters.

  • Crystal Lake's median two-bedroom rent of $1,470 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 2.6% increase in Crystal Lake.
  • While Crystal Lake's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-0.3%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Crystal Lake than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Crystal Lake is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

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% 0.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 -0.1% 2.9%
Joliet $1,020 $1,200 -0.5% 2.4%
Naperville $1,470 $1,730 -0.5% 2.9%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 -0.7% 1.8%
Arlington Heights $1,220 $1,430 -0.1% -1.6%
Evanston $1,270 $1,490 -0.1% 0.6%
Schaumburg $1,350 $1,580 -0.3% 3.0%
Bolingbrook $1,270 $1,490 2.3%
Palatine $1,120 $1,320 -0.0% 1.8%
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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.


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.