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332 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Last updated October 16 at 12:02am UTC
1575 Oak
1575 Oak Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,415
941 Chicago
941 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
618 Hinman
618 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,325
1509 Hinman
1509 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
1420 Chicago
1420 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,485
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
860 Hinman
860 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,355
1245 Elmwood Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 15 at 11:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,130
737 Chicago Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 15 at 11:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,627
703 Dodge Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 9 at 6:03pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
834 Judson Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 15 at 2:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
327 Kedzie St
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 12 at 2:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
807 Church Street
Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 10 at 3:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,900
318 Lee St
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 9 at 6:03pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
1033 Dempster Street
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated October 9 at 6:03pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,125

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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October 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents declined 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

October 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Evanston Rent Report. Evanston rents declined 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 declined significantly over the past month

Evanston rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, and are down slightly by 0.4% 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 second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Evanston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents falling across the Chicago Metro

Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Evanston over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Chicago metro for which we have data, 6 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,160; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Palatine has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,140.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Evanston

As rents have fallen slightly in Evanston, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. 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 0.9% over the past year compared to the 0.4% decline in Evanston.
  • While rents in Evanston fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Houston (+2.8%), San Francisco (+1.1%), and Columbus (+0.7%).
  • 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 -0.1% -0.9%
Aurora $1,100 $1,290 -0.7% -0.6%
Joliet $1,010 $1,190 -0.4% -0.8%
Naperville $1,490 $1,750 -0.1% 0.2%
Elgin $990 $1,160 -0.5% -1.1%
Arlington Heights $1,230 $1,450 -0.4% -0.9%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 -0.4% -0.4%
Schaumburg $1,370 $1,610 -0.4% 1.3%
Palatine $1,140 $1,340 -0.6% 1.5%
Des Plaines $1,030 $1,210 -0.2% 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.