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300 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Last updated September 21 at 10:47AM
432 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 7 at 11:39PM
1 Bedroom
$950
1313 Oak Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 21 at 10:47AM
1 Bedroom
$1,295
800 Hinman Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 21 at 10:46AM
1 Bedroom
$1,370
800 Elgin Road
Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 21 at 2:45AM
1 Bedroom
$2,000
430 Elmwood Unit 1
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 14 at 11:00AM
1 Bedroom
$1,150
1228 EMERSON Street
West Side Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 19 at 2:28AM
1 Bedroom
$1,700
515 Main Street
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 10 at 10:45AM
1 Bedroom
$1,775
1130 Maple Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 21 at 10:34AM
1 Bedroom
$1,195
325 Kedzie St
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 21 at 10:34AM
1 Bedroom
$1,295
312 Lee St
Lakeshore
Evanston, IL
Updated September 20 at 6:30PM
1 Bedroom
$1,510
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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

September 2017 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Evanston Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Evanston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Evanston rents increased marginally over the past month

Evanston rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.5% 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. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Evanston's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.3%, but trails the national average of 3.0%.

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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Woodridge has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,460, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
  • Over the past month, Hoffman Estates has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,110.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.
  • Chicago proper has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,290; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 3.8% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Evanston

Rent growth in Evanston 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. Compared to most large cities across the country, Evanston is less affordable for renters.

  • Illinois as a whole has logged 2.3% year-over-year growth, while rent trends across other cities throughout the state have seen both increases and decreases.
  • Evanston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 2.5% increase in Evanston.
  • While rents in Evanston remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Denver (+3.0%), St. Louis (+2.6%), and Baltimore (+2.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,350, $940, and $1,210 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Evanston than most large cities. For example, Indianapolis has a median 2BR rent of $850, 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 $1,100 $1,290 -0.2% 3.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 0.3% 2.3%
Naperville $1,490 $1,750 0.2% 2.4%
Arlington Heights $1,250 $1,470 0.4% 4.0%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 0.2% 2.5%
Palatine $1,110 $1,310 -0.4% 1.5%
Wheaton $1,260 $1,480 -0.2% -0.1%
Hoffman Estates $1,110 $1,300 -1.2% 2.2%
Woodridge $1,240 $1,460 0.4% 4.4%
Lisle $1,210 $1,420 -0.0% -0.2%
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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.