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33 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Elgin, IL

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Last updated December 15 at 12:30am UTC
1431 Todd Farm Drive
Century Oaks
Elgin, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
100 E chicago st - 903
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 14 at 11:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
102 South Liberty Street
Elgin, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
235 Robert Drive
Elgin, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1429 Meyer Street
Elgin, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 1 miles of Elgin, IL
Springs at Canterfield
1900 Canterfield Pkwy W
West Dundee, IL
Updated December 14 at 11:42pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 5 miles of Elgin, IL
47 Gant Cir
Estate Park
Streamwood, IL
Updated December 14 at 11:50pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1409 Tinnerella Avenue
Woodland Heights
Streamwood, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Barrington Lakes Apartments
2200 Hassell Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL
Updated December 15 at 12:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Elgin, IL
2220 Hassell Rd
Barrington Lakes
Hoffman Estates, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
324 Wilson Ave.
West Chicago
West Chicago, IL
Updated December 14 at 11:50pm UTC
1 Bedroom
121 North Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
605 Barrington Avenue
East Dundee
East Dundee, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom

City Guide

Elgin IL, is located on the banks of the Fox River, about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, and is home to around 110,000 residents. The city offers a diverse selection of one-bedroom apartments, some of which are located in the newly-renovated downtown shopping and entertainment district. Elgin is also home to a riverfront casino, a nice collection of city parks, two nature preserves and a popular public golf course. Living in Elgin is well-suited for budding professionals, moving up in their c...

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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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Renting an Apartment in Elgin, IL

One-bedroom apartments can be found throughout the city. There are a number of unique apartment buildings in the historic downtown area as well as units in landscaped communities in the outlying areas. Virtually all apartment complexes and buildings in Elgin require renters to pay a deposit equal to one month's rent at the beginning of the lease. Most leases are for one-year terms, although you can sometimes find leases for six months.

One-bedroom apartments are a good choice for renters who want a little more room than offered by a studio apartment, but who don't have the budget or time necessary to maintain a larger suite. This could include newlywed couples, young professionals commuting to jobs in Chicago and retired couples.

One-bedroom apartments come in a variety of configurations. Some have one big living/dining/kitchen area; others are divided into smaller living spaces. Some of the downtown buildings offer floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick walls and decorative moldings.

About 1-Bedroom Apartments in Elgin

  • Rents: Expect to pay between $700 and $900 for a one-bedroom apartment in Elgin. The monthly rent usually includes water, sewer and trash removal, but usually not heat or electricity. The exception to this is older buildings in the area that are still heated with a boiler system. In such cases, heat is included in the rent.
  • Size: You'll find one-bedroom apartments in Elgin that range from around 600 square feet to around 1,050 square feet.
  • Amenities: Those who rent one-bedroom apartments enjoy all of the benefits of the individual complex. These often include an outdoor swimming pool, a community center that can be used for parties and special events, and a fitness room. Some apartment complexes also offer tennis courts and/or picnic areas. Downtown apartment buildings often feature unique amenities like rooftop decks.
  • Security: Most apartment complexes in Elgin provide some type of security, either with a gated entrance, attendants in the parking lot, secured underground parking or limited access building entrances.
  • Pets: Most complexes and buildings with one-bedroom apartments in Elgin permit small dogs and cats. Some require an additional deposit.

Attractions Near 1-Bedroom Apartments in Elgin

There are plenty of things to see and do within the City of Elgin. The city is home to the 4,200-acre Poplar Creek Preserve as well as Grand Victoria riverboat casino. Many of the restored buildings downtown have been converted into restaurants and nightclubs. Of course, the many sports, shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities offered in Chicago are just a short drive away.

Getting around Elgin is relatively easy. Interstate 90 cuts through the northern part of the city and connects Elgin to Chicago and its western suburbs. In addition, PACE provides local public bus service and Chicago's Metra system provides light rail service between Elgin and Chicago.

Living in a one-bedroom apartment in Elgin has a lot to offer, such as plenty of green spaces, interesting living spaces and easy access to jobs, education, shopping and entertainment in nearby Chicago.

Rent Report

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.


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.