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80 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Elgin, IL

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Last updated January 23 at 3:19am UTC
520 Lawrence Avenue
Grant Park
Elgin, IL
Updated January 22 at 10:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2153 Vernon Dr
North Country Knolls
Elgin, IL
Updated January 22 at 10:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1002 Radclyffe Court
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
164 Neutrenton Avenue
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
2464 Emily Lane
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
100 E chicago st - 1002
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 2:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
Results within 1 miles of Elgin, IL
Springs at Canterfield
1900 Canterfield Pkwy W
West Dundee, IL
Updated January 23 at 3:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,563
327 Stonington Place
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated January 22 at 10:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1124 Manchester Court
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
557 Lancaster Drive
Pingree Grove
Pingree Grove, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
Results within 5 miles of Elgin, IL
2131 Narcissus Ave Apt 2W
Hanover Park
Hanover Park, IL
Updated January 22 at 10:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
8 Taft Court
Streamwood
Streamwood, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
2286 Dawson Lane
Dawson Mill
Algonquin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
141 WILLEY Street
Gilberts
Gilberts, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1360 Brook Street
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,205
665 Pheasant Trail
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
399 Harvest Lane
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1662 Cameron Dr
Hampshire
Hampshire, IL
Updated January 23 at 3:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,549
1330 Brook Street
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
328 Wisteria Drive
Streamwood
Streamwood, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
3642 Roanoke Avenue
Carpentersville
Carpentersville, IL
Updated January 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1064 Turin Drive
Hampshire
Hampshire, IL
Updated January 22 at 10:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,695

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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January 2019 Elgin Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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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Elgin

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
Elgin

January 2019 Elgin Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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 decline sharply over the past month

Elgin rents have declined 1.5% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Elgin stand at $990 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. Elgin'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 Elgin 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.

Elgin rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Elgin, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Elgin is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • 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.
  • Elgin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.5% decline in Elgin.
  • While rents in Elgin fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including New York (+2.7%), Denver (+2.5%), and San Francisco (+2.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Elgin than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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% 1.3%
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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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.

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