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113 Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Downtown Evanston
Central Street
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Last updated August 22 at 08:38am
Downtown Evanston
8 Units Available
1717
1717 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,003
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,821
1114 sqft
Residents live in sleek units with open floor plans, lake views and modern finishes. Community includes club room, sun terrace and cyber-cafe. Conveniently situated steps from the Metra Station, parks and outdoor recreation.
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Last updated August 22 at 06:34am
Downtown Evanston
25 Units Available
The Park Evanston
1630 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,853
526 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,852
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,563
1147 sqft
Units feature patio or balcony, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Residents have access to laundry, media room, pool, sauna, gym, and parking garage. Offers views of Lake Michigan, next to Whole Foods and Peet's Coffee.
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Last updated August 22 at 03:15am
10 Units Available
The Main
847 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,758
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,241
1011 sqft
Modern kitchens with premium stainless steel appliances, gas ranges, Moen faucets and garbage disposals. Landscaped terrace with grill, fire pit, bocce court and seating area.
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Last updated August 22 at 08:37am
Downtown Evanston
27 Units Available
E2
1890 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,777
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,951
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,856
1118 sqft
Floor-to-ceiling windows, patio or balcony, carpet flooring and in-unit laundry facilities. Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Business center, Internet cafe, game room, gym and volleyball court.
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Last updated August 22 at 08:37am
Rogers Park
6 Units Available
415 Premier
415 Howard St, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,524
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,183
1200 sqft
Spacious apartments with amazing lake views, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, an in-unit washer and dryer. Residents have access to free bike storage, elevators, fitness center and concierge services. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 22 at 03:15am
8 Units Available
Reserve at Evanston
1930 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,952
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,057
1026 sqft
Located within walking distance of Downtown Evanston, Northwestern and North Shore University. In-unit features include walk-in closets, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Luxury community features volleyball court, tennis court and pool.
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Last updated August 21 at 01:47pm
Downtown Evanston
12 Units Available
Evanston Place Apartments
1715 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,685
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,492
1057 sqft
Community includes brand new rooftop swimming pool, social deck, and fitness center. Units include modern bathrooms, natural light, and gourmet kitchens. Located close to the North Shore of Chicago.
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Last updated August 22 at 01:10am
15 Units Available
AMLI Evanston
737 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,912
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,763
1233 sqft
Located a short walk from Baker Park and Custer Avenue. Stylish apartments with patio/balcony, private laundry amenities and furniture. Community offers a courtyard, a fire pit, a sun terrace and yoga studio.
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Last updated August 21 at 10:06pm
Downtown Evanston
4 Units Available
Centrum Evanston
1590 Elmwood Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$2,275
622 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,670
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,230
986 sqft
This luxury community offers a rooftop oasis with a fire pit, grills, lounge seating, and green space. On-site chef's grade kitchen and dry cleaning services. Pearl quartz countertops, built-in storage, USB ports, and plank flooring.
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Last updated August 22 at 07:52am
Central Street
6 Units Available
Central Station Apartments
1720 Central St, Evanston, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,013
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,175
1229 sqft
Close to Central Station. Apartments feature quartz counters, hardwood floors and computer niches or dens. Select homes include patios and/or Juliette railings. On-site cyber cafe and 24-hour fitness center. Reserved parking and bike storage available.
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Last updated August 22 at 03:15am
20 Units Available
The Presidential
800 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,230
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,450
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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With high-end finishes and close proximity to local hot spots, these newly renovated luxury apartments in downtown Evanston have everything you’re looking for.
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Last updated August 22 at 06:29am
Central Street
3 Units Available
1620 Central
1620 Central St, Evanston, IL
1 Bedroom
$2,138
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,988
1132 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Modern, four-story building with LEED Silver certification. Private balconies, luxury plank flooring, and nine-foot ceilings in each apartment. Walkable community near Northwestern University and Evanston Hospital.
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Last updated July 13 at 01:09am
3 Units Available
941 Chicago
941 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,195
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
If you dream in buildings and architecture, then 941 Chicago is your dream Evanston apartment. The ornate details that decorate the building make for a truly remarkable Welcome home each day.
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Last updated July 13 at 01:09am
4 Units Available
618 Hinman
618 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,245
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
Arriving on the train from Chicago to Main Street in Evanston elicits that of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world kind of feeling.
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Last updated July 13 at 01:08am
5 Units Available
860 Hinman
860 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$895
1 Bedroom
$1,275
Once upon a time, there was a chic hotel called The Evanshire in downtown Evanston. Today, it's a renovated apartment building right on the corner of Main Street near Northwestern University.
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Last updated February 7 at 10:03pm
Downtown Evanston
2 Units Available
1576 Oak
1576 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,235
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
Life in Evanston is an eclectic mix of college town charm and city fun. Life at 1576 Oak embodies this mix, with a vintage building filled with thoughtful amenities.
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Last updated February 7 at 10:03pm
Downtown Evanston
3 Units Available
1575 Oak
1575 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,185
1 Bedroom
$1,355
2 Bedrooms
$1,885
Whoever said you can't always get what you want never lived in Evanston. Quiet tree lined streets with parks and nature all around? Check. A downtown vibrant with local cafes, bars and boutiques? Check.
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Last updated February 7 at 10:03pm
3 Units Available
1420 Chicago
1420 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
3 Bedrooms
$2,865
An extension of the Windy City's legendary Clark Street, Chicago Avenue is the central north/south road that connects Main and Dempster Streets, and downtown Evanston and Northwestern.
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Last updated February 7 at 10:03pm
2 Units Available
1410 Chicago
1410 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,175
1 Bedroom
$1,495
Even with Northwestern nearby, Evanston doesn't feel like a typical college town. Evanston's streets may be lined with trees, but they also have quaint coffee shops, a distillery and a slew of local treasures.
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Last updated February 7 at 10:03pm
3 Units Available
1303 Maple
1303 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL
Studio
$1,140
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
3 Bedrooms
$2,085
Life is so much sweeter when you love where you live in Evanston. It's even sweeter when the street you live on shares its sweet name with Maple syrup.
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Last updated July 5 at 07:06pm
Central Street
2 Units Available
2321 Central
2321 Central Street, Evanston, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
There's something exceptional about a central three-flat. And, the three-flat building at 2321 Central exceeds even the loftiest of exceptional expectations.
Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
1 Unit Available
304 Elmwood Avenue
304 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
932 sqft
Attention Investors or buyer who wants to be in this section of Evanston for a VERY affordable price. This AS IS home is located adjacent to St Francis Hospital. Quiet street with several multi family buildings near by.
Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
1 Unit Available
934 Judson Ave W1
934 Judson Avenue, Evanston, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
NEAR BEACH 2bed unit w/fireplace & SS appliances - Property Id: 147734 Rent: 1690 / Month Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Available Date: - Broker Fee: No Fee Pet: Pet Friendly Rent Includes:: Heat - NEAR THE MAIN PURPLE LINE - HEAT INCLUDED - PET-FRIENDLY -
Last updated August 21 at 10:33am
Rogers Park
1 Unit Available
317 W Howard St 203
317 Howard Street, Evanston, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,495
1bd Enormous 1 bed plus den/office. In unit w/d. - Property Id: 147822 Rent: 1495 / Month Beds: 1.

Average Rent in Evanston

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Evanston is $1,333, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,568.
Studio
$1,149
1 Bed
$1,333
2 Beds
$1,568
3+ Beds
$2,006
City GuideEvanston
It appears you’re looking for a place in Evanston. Need a little extra info? Trouble making up your mind? Well, that’s what we’re here for. First, a little background. Evanston is one of the largest and most well-known suburbs of Chicago. Actually, the town’s name comes from John Evans. The city has strong ties to Chicago, as it shares its southern border with the windy city, and is easily accessible by Chicago public transit.
Urban Suburban

Unlike many other Chicago suburbs, Evanston keeps some of that big-city atmosphere and unique character.

What to Expect: Because of its prominent history, Evanston is full of old houses and historic architecture, such as the old mansions that line parts of the lakefront. Like much of the Chicago area, what’s available for rent is a mix of funky vintage apartment buildings and more modern complexes, plus a little bit of everything in between. The majority of available apartments are updated units in older courtyard buildings and small complexes. Rental houses are not uncommon, but may be a little more difficult to come by.

Extra Fees: As with many places, an old apartment building with a steam radiator system will often come with heat included, which can sometimes help justify the hefty rental price tag on some of these places. Depending on the type of apartment you’re looking for, you may be able to find other utilities included, as well, but this isn’t common with houses.

Neighborhood Overview

Evanston has its share of smaller neighborhoods and areas that all vary in price and atmosphere from urban stacks of dwellings to cozy communities and abodes. Here’s a general overview of the sections of the city.

Downtown: While there are many commercial areas in Evanston with shopping, dining, parks and recreational activities, the downtown area is by far the largest. Downtown has some high-rise office and residential buildings as well, and a lot of the housing in the immediate downtown area is newer, or vintage and updated.

North: Neighborhoods begin to feel very suburban the further west you go, and the closer you get to the border with nearby Wilmette, the more the two will seem to blend together. It has a few smaller shopping and recreational areas.

South: Up and coming neighborhood with tree-lined streets.

East: The lakefront and surrounding areas on the far north and south sides have older, larger houses. Along the lakeshore there are many small parks and running paths, as well as beaches and such for the outdoorsy types. The southeastern portion of Evanston looks and feels a lot like the neighborhoods of Northern Chicago.

West: The west side of Evanston is considered a little more suburban than the rest of the city. It’s certainly more “neighborhoody”. The west side is nice and home-y, full of housing. The further west you go, the more the area feels like next door Skokie.

Tips & Tricks

Due to its ease of living and gorgeous scenery, Evanston is often nicknamed “Heavenston” by locals. Here are a few more fun facts and tips for those thinking about relocating to the City of Homes:

Sustainability One of Evanston’s big claims to fame lately is their efforts at creating a greener, more sustainable city. Through legislation and charity, its government and its institutions are currently working on numerous projects to lower their carbon emissions and preserve the lakefront. Evanston’s environmentally-friendly attitude is a large part of its appeal to some.

Public Transit: Much of the city’s growth and popularity is due to its proximity and accessibility to Chicago. The two are often synonymous at times.

By Train: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)’s purple line train runs regularly from Howard Street station, on the north edge of the city, making multiple stops in Evanston and terminating in southern Wilmette. Howard Street is the terminating point for the red line (which runs through most of the city of Chicago), as well as a few bus lines that run along the city, making for easy transfers. During rush hour in the morning and evening, the purple line runs express from Evanston to downtown Chicago.

By Bus: Evanston is served by multiple CTA and Pace (suburban transit) bus lines that go to and through the city.

By Foot: If you’d rather go au naturel, Evanston is also a very walkable place (depending on where you live and where you’re going, of course). It’s also very bike friendly, with many paths and lanes for our pedaled friends.

No matter who you talk to, everyone seems to agree that Evanston is a great place. So whether you’re looking to commute to Chicago for work, or just looking for an urban-feeling suburb with a lot of character, Evanston is definitely worth looking into.

August 2019 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Evanston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Evanston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Evanston rent trends were flat over the past month

Evanston rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Evanston stand at $1,334 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,569 for a two-bedroom. Evanston's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Evanston, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,337, while one-bedrooms go for $1,137.
    • Gary has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $937; rents grew 1.3% over the past year.
    • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,780; rents were up 0.3% over the past month and 1.6% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Evanston

    As rents have increased slightly in Evanston, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Evanston is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.7% in Rockford.
    • Evanston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,569 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Evanston.
    • While Evanston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including New York (+1.8%), DC (+1.7%), and Denver (+1.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Evanston than most large cities. For example, Springfield has a median 2BR rent of $716, where Evanston is more than twice 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
    $1,090
    $1,290
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Aurora
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -0.5%
    2.1%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,110
    -0.4%
    0.3%
    Naperville
    $1,510
    $1,780
    0.3%
    1.6%
    Elgin
    $990
    $1,160
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Waukegan
    $850
    $1,000
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Hammond
    $840
    $990
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Gary
    $800
    $940
    1.3%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,270
    $1,500
    -0.5%
    1.8%
    Evanston
    $1,330
    $1,570
    0
    1.8%
    Schaumburg
    $1,430
    $1,680
    -0.2%
    1.8%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,330
    $1,560
    0.1%
    2.7%
    Palatine
    $1,160
    $1,360
    -0.7%
    1%
    Des Plaines
    $980
    $1,150
    -0.3%
    0.1%
    Wheaton
    $1,280
    $1,510
    0.5%
    3.3%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,100
    $1,290
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    1.5%
    1%
    Lombard
    $1,370
    $1,610
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,370
    $1,610
    0.4%
    -0.3%
    Carol Stream
    $1,160
    $1,370
    0.1%
    1%
    Romeoville
    $1,620
    $1,910
    -0.4%
    2.4%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    0
    0.2%
    Calumet City
    $870
    $1,030
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Merrillville
    $960
    $1,130
    -0.8%
    0.6%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,130
    $1,330
    1.3%
    0.3%
    St. Charles
    $1,270
    $1,490
    -1.2%
    0.4%
    Woodridge
    $1,250
    $1,460
    1.5%
    0.9%
    Gurnee
    $1,250
    $1,470
    -2.3%
    3.6%
    Mundelein
    $1,190
    $1,400
    1.1%
    -0.7%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,080
    0.4%
    0.2%
    Lansing
    $860
    $1,010
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,350
    $1,590
    0.6%
    1.2%
    Woodstock
    $970
    $1,140
    -0.3%
    0
    Zion
    $890
    $1,050
    0.5%
    -0.1%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,260
    $1,480
    -0.7%
    2.4%
    Lisle
    $1,220
    $1,440
    0.5%
    3.8%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,160
    0.2%
    0.7%
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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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released results for Evanston from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Evanston renters seem satisfied with their city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Sc...

    View full Evanston Renter Survey

    Here’s how Evanston ranks on:

    A+
    Overall satisfaction
    A-
    Safety and crime rate
    D
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B
    Recreational activities
    C+
    Affordability
    A+
    Quality of schools
    D
    Weather
    B+
    Commute time
    D
    State and local taxes
    B+
    Public transit
    B
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released results for Evanston from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Evanston renters seem satisfied with their city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave a mix of below- and above-average scores.”

    Key findings in Evanston include the following:

    • Evanston renters give their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
    • The highest-rated category for Evanston was the quality of local schools, which received an A+ score.
    • Renters here also seem satisfied with safety (A-), commute times (B+), and access to public transit (B+).
    • Affordability and cost of living presents a slight concern for Evanston renters, who gave it a below-average score of C+.
    • One of the larger concerns for renters was Evanston’s local job and career opportunities (D).
    • Renter satisfaction in Evanston was right on par with Naperville, and was higher than nearby cities like Waukegan (C-) and Joliet (F).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
    View our national survey results here.

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