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110 Apartments for rent in Elgin, IL

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Last updated December 11 at 1:43am UTC
901 Baltusrol Drive
College Green
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1134 Coldspring Road
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
814 Millcreek Circle
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 10 at 11:47pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
530 River Bluff Road
Northeast Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 10 at 11:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1431 Todd Farm Drive
Century Oaks
Elgin, IL
Updated December 10 at 9:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
374 Jay Street
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 10 at 11:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Ask
5 Bedrooms
$1,695
173 South Grove Avenue
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 10 at 9:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1137 RESERVE Drive
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
54 North Liberty Street
Gifford Park
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1220 KINGMAN Court
Century Oaks West
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,975
102 South Liberty Street
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
826 Forest Avenue
Lords Park
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
271 South State Street
Near West Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$990
813 Goethe Street
Grant Park
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
235 Robert Drive
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
1429 Meyer Street
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
2422 Emily Lane
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
352 North Alfred Avenue
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
549 Mann Place
Northeast Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
466 Moseley Street
Southwest Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
366 Copper Springs Lane
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
810 Erie Street
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
2303 Robin Lane
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
784 Richwood Avenue
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,895
City Guide
Elgin
What’s so special about Elgin, anyway?

There’s a reason Elgin is one of Illinois’ fastest growing communities: The city boasts a mixture of ornate Victorian homes, newly-constructed estates, and rental units of all varieties for remarkably affordable prices. 1-BR rentals usually go for between $700 and $900, while lucky leasers can often find spacious luxury units for under a grand.

Is it easy to find an apartment there?

Yep. Waiting lists are nearly unheard of in Elgin, and plenty of complexes have vacant units year-round. Whether you’re in the market for a basic studio unit, a lavish condominium, an ultramodern downtown loft, or any other type of crash pad, you’ll find a variety of options in Elgin. Just arm yourself with proof of income, banking statements, and a list of previous addresses, and you’ll be living it up in Elgin!

How about entertainment? Am I going to be bored in Elgin?

The city is dotted with parks, equestrian paths, biking and hiking trails, as well as a petting zoo, symphony orchestra, and sports complex. The downtown area serves up a handful of chic lounges, pubs, and club. The Grand Victoria Casino downtown features live bands, karaoke, national comedy acts, and a variety of dining options.

Where are the best places to rent in Elgin?

Downtown Elgin has undergone a renaissance in the past couple decades and now boasts an assortment of chic lofts and spacious condos, most of which are available for under a grand. The various rental properties in South and West Elgin has a more suburban vibe. Featuring tons of newly-constructed homes and apartments replete with all kinds of bells and whistles.

What’s my best option for bumming around town?

The Metra rail service, which runs daily routes between the Elgin and Chicago. The PACE city bus, meanwhile, is a viable option for bumming around Elgin alone, but your best bet for navigating the streets of Chicagoland is via your own set of wheels. Elgin’s attractions, businesses, shopping centers, banks, and restaurants are so spread out that the only way to work and play conveniently is with your own vehicle.

Any other tips for renting in Elgin?

Just be sure to read your lease carefully and give your new pad a solid inspection before settling in. Make sure your appliances function properly, your pipes and sinks don’t leak, your toilets flush, and your walls, floors, and ceilings are blemish-free. Keep in mind that it’s always easier to get management to fix things up before you’ve moved in than after, so ensure that your new place is in tip-top shape from day one.

And now, we’re happy to say, you’re ready to begin your bold apartment hunting adventures! So welcome to Elgin, and happy hunting!

December 2018 Elgin Rent Report

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

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Elgin

December 2018 Elgin Rent Report

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

Elgin rents increase sharply over the past month

Elgin rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Elgin stand at $1,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Elgin's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Elgin throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of 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.

  • Palatine has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,360, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180; rents rose 0.6% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,760; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

Elgin rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Elgin 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. Elgin is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Elgin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is equal to the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Elgin.
  • While rents in Elgin remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including New York (+2.3%), Denver (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $2,530, $1,340, and $3,100 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Elgin than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Elgin.

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% 1.1%
Aurora $1,110 $1,310 0.8% 0.4%
Joliet $1,030 $1,210 0.6% 0.2%
Naperville $1,500 $1,760 0.4% 1.7%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 0.6% 0.2%
Arlington Heights $1,240 $1,460 0.2% 1.1%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 0.2% 1.6%
Schaumburg $1,380 $1,620 0.4% 2.0%
Palatine $1,160 $1,360 0.8% 2.3%
Des Plaines $1,040 $1,220 0.3% 1.1%
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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.