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258 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Last updated March 23 at 8:01am UTC
532 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated March 22 at 9:54am UTC
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717 Emerson St
Northeast Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated March 22 at 9:43am UTC
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777 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated March 22 at 9:43am UTC
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930 Washington Street
Evanston, IL
Updated March 20 at 5:44pm UTC
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2541 PRAIRIE Avenue
Central Street
Evanston, IL
Updated March 19 at 9:36am UTC
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1720 MAPLE Avenue
Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated March 19 at 2:49am UTC
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601 Linden Place
Evanston, IL
Updated March 13 at 9:21am UTC
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1812 Colfax St 2
Evanston, IL
Updated March 12 at 11:13am UTC
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830 JUDSON Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated January 27 at 9:51am UTC
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807 OAKTON Street
Evanston, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:45am UTC
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815 Forest Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated March 23 at 6:00am UTC
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821 Brummel Street
Howard Street
Evanston, IL
Updated March 11 at 2:56am UTC
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717 Emerson St
Northeast Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated February 22 at 10:15am UTC
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City Guide

If you're moving your family to Evanston, IL, you'll be glad to know this Chicago suburb has plenty of apartment buildings to choose from. Many of them have units with at least two bedrooms and are located in safe areas that have lots to do for people of all ages. If you're getting ready to look at 2-bedroom apartments, take a look at what to expect as you explore apartment buildings in Evanston, IL.

Where To Go for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Evanston, IL

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March 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the March 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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Where To Go for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Evanston, IL

If you have children or even dogs who need wide open spaces, the northern part of Evanston, IL is a great place to start your search. This area has lots of parks, with Fireman's Park, Tallmadge Park and Leahy Park all being some examples of great places to play.

If your family enjoys swimming, boating or just splashing around, you'll want to pick an apartment in east Evanston close to Lake Michigan. Some of the best beaches in Evanston, IL include Greenwood Street Beach, Clark Street Beach and Lee Street Beach.

Another great area to call home is in the center of Evanston, just off Main Street. This gives you easy access to Robert Crown Center, a local ice skating and ice hockey rink. You'll also find Evanston Plaza just minutes away, which means you're close to fast food eateries, restaurants, shops and both a swim school and a dance school. So if you want to be near lots of recreational activities for kids and adults alike, the center of Evanston, IL is where it's at.

Prices to Expect for a 2-Bedroom

If affordability is one of your top priorities as you look for a 2-bedroom in Evanston, IL, you'll want to stick to the southern part of the city. That's where you'll see a few apartment buildings with prices that range from $1,150 to $1,250 for a 2-bedroom unit with about 800 square feet.

As you go farther north or east in the city, the prices tend to increase. Around Main Street, you'll find some 2-bedroom apartments for anywhere from $2,200 to $2,600 for about 1,100 square feet. As you might expect, the higher-priced apartments are often closer to the beach. You don't get those breathtaking views for free!

If you go north of Northwestern University, prices range from $2,300 to $2,900. However, go a little west and the prices come down a bit, with 2-bedrooms going for about $1,700 per month.

How a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Evanston, IL Can Benefit You

Whether you have one child or a few, or you're simply planning to start a family soon, a 2-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL is a great start. This allows you to be minutes away from great beaches, peaceful parks, and lots of child-centered activities, all while staying within the boundaries of an impressive school district.

In addition, Chicago is only about 20 miles south of Evanston, so the sky is the limit when it comes to family-friendly things to do near your home. Hop on the Metra or the El with the kids and head to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Children's Museum and many more less than an hour from your 2-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL.

Ready to move in? You'll have to wait just long enough to find an apartment that works for your family, and then you can prepare to start enjoying all that Evanston, IL has to offer.

Rent Report

March 2018 Evanston Rent Report

Welcome to the March 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 over the past month

Evanston rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Evanston stand at $1,270 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,490 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September of last year. Evanston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

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

  • Elgin has seen rents fall by 0.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180.
  • Schaumburg has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,350.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; rents went down 0.5% over the past month but rose 2.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Evanston

As rents have increased marginally 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 $1,490 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in Evanston.
  • While Evanston's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Houston (+2.7%), Denver (+2.1%), and Columbus (+2.0%).
  • 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 $1,070 $1,260 0.2% 0.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 -0.1% 2.9%
Joliet $1,020 $1,200 -0.5% 2.4%
Naperville $1,470 $1,730 -0.5% 2.9%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 -0.7% 1.8%
Arlington Heights $1,220 $1,430 -0.1% -1.6%
Evanston $1,270 $1,490 -0.1% 0.6%
Schaumburg $1,350 $1,580 -0.3% 3.0%
Bolingbrook $1,270 $1,490 2.3%
Palatine $1,120 $1,320 -0.0% 1.8%
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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.


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.