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214 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Last updated December 14 at 10:05am UTC
The Presidential
800 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 4:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
941 Chicago
941 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
1410 Chicago
1410 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
1303 Maple
1303 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,385
309 Ridge Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,040
828 Seward St
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,095
831 Forest
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
1025 Dempster E3
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,195
1319 Oak 3C
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
1245 Elmwood Ave 203
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,130
1031 Dempster 3W
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,025
1720 Maple Avenue
Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
1590 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,335
800 ELGIN Road
Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 9:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
325 KEDZIE GDN
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
1128 Maple A3
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated December 14 at 7:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250

City Guide

Evanston isn't just your average Chicago suburb. It's one of the largest and most well-known suburbs - and easily one of the most desirable. It's rich with history and culture and has some of the most gorgeous architecture that you can find in the Chicago area. It's a skip and a jump away from downtown Chicago - one of the reasons it's so appealing to so many renters. The city is made up of smaller neighborhoods that vary quite a bit when it comes to the vibe and apartment affordability. You ...

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December 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents increased 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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Evanston

Living in Evanston

When it comes to choosing a place to live in Evanston, you'll find that there are one-bedroom apartments scattered all over the suburb. Downtown is a highly commercial district and you'll be a stone's throw away from the best shopping, dining and nightlife fun that the city has to offer. It has mostly high-rise residential buildings and a lot of openings with some nice perks if you're willing to sign a one- or two-year lease. East Evanston runs along the lakefront and has fewer rentals as it's mostly composed of older, larger houses. If you can find rentals here, however, it's a beautiful area filled with parks and jogging paths - even though it's a little pricier.

One Bedroom Apartments in Evanston

About 40% of the population in Evanston are renters and that means you'll find a lot of available options. The vacancy rate here is almost 9%, so be prepared to start making a list of pros and cons for all the open units you fall in love with! One-bedroom apartments rent for an average of $1,090. This is a little higher than some of the neighboring suburbs, but you are also tapping into a great community and a beautiful environment with easy access to The Loop and downtown. It's also a heck of a lot cheaper than what you'll find living right smack in the center of Chicago - so you can enjoy your spacious one bedroom and still have leftover cash to take yourself out and enjoy the city!

One-bedrooms are a great size for living alone or with a significant other, depending on your situation. You can find spacious units that are comfortable to relax in and are also close to recreational activities, like the walking and biking trails that Evanston has plenty of. It's an awesome town to look for employment opportunities and to settle down in and plan to call home for awhile - most people who get here quickly find that they don't ever want to leave.

Rent Report
Evanston

December 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents increased 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 rents increased slightly over the past month

Evanston rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Evanston stand at $1,300 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,530 for a two-bedroom. Evanston's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

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.

  • 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.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Evanston

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

  • Evanston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in Evanston.
  • While Evanston's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-1.2%) and St. Louis (-0.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Evanston than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Evanston is more than one-and-a-half times 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 $1,080 $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.