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86 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Elgin, IL

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Last updated March 21 at 1:40pm UTC
100 E Chicago St
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated March 21 at 9:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Elgin, IL
Updated March 20 at 1:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
252 Jefferson ave 2
Northeast Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated March 16 at 10:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
50 S Grove Ave
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated March 16 at 2:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
573 Locust Street
Near West Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated March 16 at 1:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
657 Wing Street
Grant Park
Elgin, IL
Updated March 15 at 5:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1251 Lawrence Ave
Elgin, IL
Updated March 15 at 10:52am UTC
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255 North Spring Street
Northeast Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated March 10 at 3:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1755 Maple Ln
North Country Knolls
Elgin, IL
Updated March 7 at 1:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2153 Vernon Dr
North Country Knolls
Elgin, IL
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
545 Wellington Ave
Elgin, IL
Updated February 15 at 11:54am UTC
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258 North Porter Street 1
Elgin, IL
Updated February 1 at 11:58am UTC
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Results within 1 miles of Elgin, IL
1316 Promontory Drive
Pingree Grove
Pingree Grove, IL
Updated March 14 at 2:52am UTC
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694 Fieldcrest Drive
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated March 12 at 6:40pm UTC
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111 S Hale Ave
Bartlett, IL
Updated March 21 at 10:40am UTC
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2303 DAWSON Lane
Dawson Mill
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 19 at 9:34am UTC
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2633 Williamsburg Drive
Millbrook Townhomes
Algonquin, IL
Updated March 17 at 2:55am UTC
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2632 Cesario Drive
Hampshire, IL
Updated March 16 at 10:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2037 ORCHARD Lane
Carpentersville, IL
Updated March 15 at 5:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
22 W Briarwood Dr
Streamwood, IL
Updated March 15 at 10:56am UTC
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19 SHERIDAN Street
Elgin, IL
Updated March 20 at 1:38am UTC
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City Guide

Located in the northern part of the state, Elgin, Illinois is an easy 35 miles northwest of the city of Chicago. Having a two-bedroom apartment in the City of Elgin means there's always rooms for guests who want to visit this quaint area just north of the Windy City. One of the fastest-growing cities in Kane County, Elgin has a little something for everyone. From stately Victorian mansions to townhomes and apartments, Elgin real estate is as diverse as its population.

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March 2018 Elgin Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Elgin Rent Report. Elgin rents declined 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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Two-Bedroom Apartments in Elgin

Two-bedroom apartments are plentiful in Elgin and vary in size and style. With prices of approximately $900 per month at the low end and upwards of $1,700 at the high end, renters in Elgin can expect to pay average two-bedroom rents of around $1,400 per month, depending on square footage and location. Amenities also play a role, so expect to pay more for floor plans that include a washer/dryer, covered parking, extra storage and a health club. Two-bedroom units are available in multi-level apartment buildings and apartment complexes with garages and outside entrances, as well as in duplex homes and flats.

Things to Do in Elgin

Being in such close proximity to the Magnificent Mile isn't the only advantage of living in Elgin. Elgin boasts its own vibrant and growing downtown area and arts community. Voted an All-American City, Elgin is commonly known as the "City in the Suburbs." It is home to more than 1,600 acres of parks, as well as 4,000 acres of forest preserve. This makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors while being part of all that is great about city living. Canoeing, fishing, equestrian trails, hiking, biking and golf are just some of the activities available to residents and guests of the area.

Although it's close to Chicago, there are so many things to see and do in Elgin, the city is its own best attraction. The Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Victoria Casino are popular evening activities, while the Elgin History Museum and the Riverside Drive Promenade make for fun daytime outings. And during the first weekend in August, Elgin hosts Art and Soul on the Fox, a juried fine art show that features local artists, craftsmen and regional entertainment, as well as activities for kids.

Getting Around in Elgin

Major highways, walkable streetscapes and plenty of public transportation make getting around Elgin easy. On-street and off-street parking offers plenty of options for drivers to Elgin. Two-hour on-street parking is recommended for those visiting the business and shopping districts, and there are also a number of 30-minute quick-stop parking spaces throughout the city. Off-street parking is suggested for longer-term parking needs or for employee parking. Apartment dwellers and other residents are permitted to park on the street overnight, but they are encouraged to use off-street parking whenever possible for overnight parking needs to make way for regular nightly street maintenance.

So, if you're looking for a great two-bedroom apartment home that offers the best of the big city in the heart of the suburbs, look no further than Elgin.

Rent Report

March 2018 Elgin Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Elgin Rent Report. Elgin rents declined 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 declined over the past month

Elgin rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.8% 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. Elgin's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, but trails 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 Elgin, 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 decreased 0.5% over the past month but were up 2.9% over the past year.

Elgin rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Elgin, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Elgin is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Elgin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is slightly above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Elgin.
  • While Elgin's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Houston (+2.7%), Denver (+2.1%), and Columbus (+2.0%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Elgin than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,040, 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 $1,070 $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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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.

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