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108 Apartments for rent in Crystal Lake, IL

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Last updated January 20 at 1:22pm UTC
315 Rebecca
Oakwood
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 9:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
155 Berkshire Drive
Coventry
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
71 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
145 North Greenfield Avenue
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1317 Mulberry Lane
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
277 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
241 Peterson Parkway
Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Results within 1 miles of Crystal Lake, IL
4 Crabapple Court
Spring Lake Farms
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
160 Northlight Passe
Northstar
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
455 Village Creek Drive
Wood Creek Village
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
108 Acorn Lane
Lake In The Hills Estates
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1468 North ALTO VISTA
Crystal Lake
McHenry County, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
7317 Chesterfield Road
McHenry County
McHenry County, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,785
323 Village Creek Drive
Wood Creek Village
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1334 Cunat Court
Lake in the Hills
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Results within 5 miles of Crystal Lake, IL
816 Clay St Apt 4
Woodstock
Woodstock, IL
Updated January 20 at 10:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$935
2136 Pembridge Drive
Lake in the Hills
Lake in the Hills, IL
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
420 Brookwood Trail
McHenry
McHenry, IL
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,910
659 Krenz Avenue
Cary
Cary, IL
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,829
2406 Aspen Drive
Woodstock
Woodstock, IL
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
215 Macintosh Avenue
Woodstock
Woodstock, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
2286 Dawson Lane
Dawson Mill
Algonquin, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1216 Stratford Lane
Algonquin
Algonquin, IL
Updated January 20 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
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!

January 2019 Crystal Lake Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Crystal Lake Rent Report. Crystal Lake rents declined 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.

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Rent Report
Crystal Lake

January 2019 Crystal Lake Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Crystal Lake Rent Report. Crystal Lake rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Crystal Lake rents have declined 2.4% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Crystal Lake stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,430 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Crystal Lake's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Crystal Lake over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 7 of the largest 10 cities in the Chicago metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Joliet has seen rents fall by 7.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,120.
  • Schaumburg has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,670, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

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

As rents have fallen significantly in Crystal Lake, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Crystal Lake is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 0.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.4% in Peoria.
  • Crystal Lake's median two-bedroom rent of $1,430 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.9% decline in Crystal Lake.
  • While rents in Crystal Lake fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including New York (+2.7%), Denver (+2.5%), and San Francisco (+2.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Crystal Lake than most large cities. For example, Peoria has a median 2BR rent of $800, 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 $1,080 $1,270 -0.0% 1.3%
Aurora $1,120 $1,320 0.7% 1.3%
Joliet $950 $1,120 -7.3% -7.4%
Naperville $1,500 $1,760 0.2% 1.9%
Elgin $990 $1,160 -1.5% -1.5%
Arlington Heights $1,250 $1,470 1.0% 2.1%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 -0.0% 2.3%
Schaumburg $1,420 $1,670 2.9% 4.8%
Palatine $1,170 $1,370 0.7% 3.8%
Des Plaines $980 $1,150 -5.7% -5.2%
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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.

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.