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110 Apartments for rent in Naperville, IL

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Last updated December 18 at 10:17pm UTC
Windscape of Naperville
896 Benedetti Dr
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 10:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,118
2 Bedrooms
$1,241
The Views of Naperville
701 Royal Saint George Dr
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 10:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,116
2 Bedrooms
$1,334
The Iroquois Club Apartments
1101 Iroquois Ave
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 7:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
3 Bedrooms
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OneNineteen
119 S. Main St
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 6:44pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$2,270
2963 Kentshire Circle
Naperville
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
4608 Fesseneva Court
Harmony Grove
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
1307 Little Berry Court
Naperville
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
2303 Hazel Court
Naperville
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$7,000
1457 North EAGLE Street
Naperville
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
625 Bowling Green Court
Cress Creek
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$6,495
532 South Main Street
Naperville
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1052 Heritage Hill Drive
Cress Creek
Naperville, IL
Updated December 18 at 9:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
City Guide
Naperville
No “Nap” in Naperville

Naperville has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now boasting nearly 150,000 residents and some of Illinois’ most coveted lodgings, the city has become a popular residential destination. Some super-sweet facts about life in Naperville include:

- Rock around the clock: Whether you want to get your kicks at dusk, dawn, or any time in between, Naperville has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. The Riverwalk, a scenic two-mile stretch of fountains, sculptures, and scenic views along the DuPage River, is the city’s top daytime destination, while numerous parks and sports complexes dot the city as well. There are two primo inline-skating/skateboarding parks in Naperville that actually encourage you to loiter.The downtown area is swarming with a variety of clubs, bars, and corner pubs that are all within stumbling distance of each other.

Apartment Advice

Naperville is primarily a town of mortgagees, but there’s no shortage of apartments, either. In fact, with property taxes on single-family homes approaching the 2.5 percent range in the city, apartments are becoming increasingly in vogue. Here’s what you’ll need to find your dream dwellings in Naperville:

  • The only utilities typically included in Naperville apartments are trash and sewer, so plan to spend an extra couple hundred bucks each month for water, electric, gas, cable, and Giordanos Pizza. If you’re paying less than $1500 for rent and utilities, you’re getting off cheap.

  • Common sense: Read your lease carefully and inquire about policies regarding pets and roommates. Many landlords disallow one or the other (or both) or charge extra for them.

  • The basics: Especially if you’re a newbie in the ‘Nap, equip yourself with proof of (positive) rental history. Also, don’t forget paycheck stubs, banking info, and I.D. Even though waiting lists are rare, and move-in specials occasionally pop up to attract new tenants, landlords are likely to turn you away if you can’t prove you’re a desirable renter.

  • A love for a room with a view: Not only do most Naperville rentals boast amenities that their Chicago counterparts couldn’t dream up (like free tenant parking, resident rec rooms, and business centers), but many come with a super sweet bird’s eye view. Tons of lodgings are situated near or beside the Riverwalk, Knock Knolls Park, and Centennial Park/Beach, so don’t worry about finding yourself stuck in some bland Scissorhands¬-looking ‘hood. And if you want to live in the comfort of the ‘burbs while still being able to experience the hustle and bustle of the city, the downtown area serves up plenty of high-quality rentals as well.

Parting Shots and Thoughts

I you plan to live in Naperville and work in Chicago, we recommend hopping aboard the Metra train for your morning commute, which will have you in the Loop in half an hour, tops. Depending on your final destination, prices range from three to nine bucks.

And if you get nothing else out of this so-called “city guide,” remember this: If you plan to trek back and forth from Naperville to Chicago regularly, make sure your apartment is within walking distance of a Metra station.

So be prepared, be prosperous, and happy hunting in Naperville!

December 2018 Naperville Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Naperville Rent Report. Naperville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Naperville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report
Naperville

December 2018 Naperville Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Naperville Rent Report. Naperville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Naperville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Naperville rents increased significantly over the past month

Naperville rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Naperville stand at $1,500 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,760 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Naperville'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 Naperville, 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 grew 0.4% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Naperville

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

  • Naperville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,760 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.7% increase in Naperville.
  • While Naperville'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 Naperville than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Naperville is nearly twice 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.