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121 Studio Apartments for rent in Evanston, IL

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Last updated September 26 at 12:12AM
800 Hinman Ave
Evanston
Evanston, IL
Updated September 22 at 10:40AM
Studio
$1,150
Results within 1 miles of Evanston, IL
1257 W Lunt Ave
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 15 at 10:24AM
Studio
$750
7665 N Sheridan Rd
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:21PM
Studio
$775
7301 N Sheridan Rd
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 23 at 9:54AM
Studio
$775
6741 N Sheridan Rd
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 9:47AM
Studio
$700
1515 W Morse Ave
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:14PM
Studio
$800
6930 N Sheridan Rd
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:14PM
Studio
$895
1421 W Farwell Ave
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:12PM
Studio
$750
7755 N Sheridan Rd
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:14PM
Studio
$895
1145 W Morse Ave
Rogers Park
Chicago, IL
Updated September 25 at 6:12PM
Studio
$750
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7316 Ridgeway Ave
Skokie
Skokie, IL
Updated September 25 at 1:32AM
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$6,200
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Evanston

Where to Look for a Studio in Evanston

Most of the studio apartments in Evanston are clustered toward the northeastern end of the city. This is where Northwestern University is located, so the number of apartments in the area makes sense. Whether you're taking college classes or working nearby, you'll appreciate being within walking distance when you get a studio apartment here.

If you need a dog-friendly studio apartment, this is also a great place to look. It's close to Dog Beach on Lake Michigan and is surrounded by plenty of local parks. Plus, just south of the college is downtown Evanston. There, you'll find a few high-rise apartment buildings that border numerous office buildings, bars, restaurants and stores. Note that the El and Metra trains both serve this city, especially the downtown area, making it easy to get into Chicago for work or play.

Prices to Expect for Studio Apartments

The price you'll pay for a studio in this city depends on a few factors, with location being one of them. If you're on a budget, search in the southern part of Evanston. The average price for a 500-square-foot studio apartment is about $1,625.

Expect to pay a little more per month if you want to live downtown or near Northwestern University. Studio apartments here start around $1,750 for approximately 600-square feet. The price may be slightly more if you want an in-unit laundry room or a garage for your car.

Why You Need a Studio Apartment in Evanston

If you're not going to be home most of the day and plan to live alone, why not save money by getting a studio apartment? After all, one- and two-bedroom apartments often cost a few hundred dollars more per month than studios do.

What are you going to do with that extra money now that you've decided to rent a studio apartment in Evanston? You can start by checking out the local bars downtown. Bangers & Lace is a trendy gastropub that serves craft beer, while Tommy Nevin's Pub offers Irish food, drinks and music. If you're looking for a fun, quirky place to eat, head to Found Kitchen and Social House, while LYFE Kitchen offers healthy, locally sourced cuisine. Along those lines, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's grocery stores are also conveniently close to many of Evanston's studio apartments.

For best results, look for a studio in Evanston that not only puts you close to work, but also near your favorite bar, restaurant or hangout. This might require you to get to know some local pubs and eateries, but don't worry. That work will be worth it when you're able to easily walk home after a night out.

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.