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32 Studio Apartments for rent in Naperville, IL

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Last updated September 25 at 12:10AM
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Wheaton Center Apartments
2 Wheaton Ctr
Wheaton, IL
Updated September 24 at 7:45PM
Studio
$1,058
5810 OAKWOOD Drive
Steeple Run
Lisle, IL
Updated August 24 at 1:33PM
Studio
$875
4903 Spencer Ave
Lisle
Lisle, IL
Updated September 14 at 11:22AM
Studio
$735
Results within 10 miles of Naperville, IL
716 Prescott unit 105
Roselle
Roselle, IL
Updated August 11 at 10:39AM
Studio
$999
Results within 20 miles of Naperville, IL
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Naperville

Naperville Life

Naperville has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, whether your pleasure is outdoor fun, nightlife or cultural connections. The Riverwalk is an awesome two-mile stretch of sculptures and art along the lovely DuPage River, and you'll find it filled with happy residents all day. There are also a couple of inline-skating and skateboarding parks in the city that welcome skaters and bystanders. If you're up for a night out, hit up the downtown area for some fantastic clubs, bars and neighborhood pubs that are situated to make for the perfect night of venue-hopping.

Studio Apartment Advice

Naperville has a lot of homes for sale by buyers, but it has a great selection of apartments for rent, too. Property taxes are getting close to 2.5 percent so a lot of folks are opting for the rental route to avoid the extra cost. Renters make up about 23 percent of the population of Naperville. The area also has an impressive 5.2 percent vacancy rate, so you'll have a decent selection to choose from. Average rent for a studio is around $993 - much less than you'll be paying in downtown Chicago or any of the Windy City's more central neighborhoods.

Studios are a great choice for singles and young professionals who are new to the area and looking for an affordable way to settle down here. You don't need a lot of space when you're living alone, and you can use the money that you're saving to try out the awesome dining and nightlife options in your new 'hood! Studios don't require a lot of furniture, either, so you won't have to spend a lot of money outfitting your new home. A lot of studios have room for a small dining table or seating area, so you can have a friend or two over when you like and you can take advantage of the small kitchens for cooking intimate meals! There are also plenty of great spots to order takeout in the area, which means you won't have to become a master chef if that's not your thing.

Where to Look

Studios can be found all over the city but you'll probably have the best luck looking for a spot near the Metra train - especially if you're commuting into Chicago for work. It gets you to the downtown Loop in half an hour, which is hard to beat. There are some great options close to the Riverwalk, Knoch Knolls Park and Centennial Park where you can score an awesome view if you're lucky. Naperville is one of the best places to escape the high intensity of downtown Chicago while still being able to enjoy the delights of the city from a short distance away.

Rent Report
Naperville

September 2017 Naperville Rent Report

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

Naperville rents increased marginally over the past month

Naperville rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Naperville stand at $1,490 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,750 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Naperville'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 Naperville, 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.
  • Chicago proper has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,290; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 3.8% over the past year.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents were up 0.2% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Naperville

Rent growth in Naperville 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, Naperville 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.
  • Naperville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,750 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 2.4% increase in Naperville.
  • While rents in Naperville 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 Naperville than most large cities. For example, Indianapolis has a median 2BR rent of $850, where Naperville is more than 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 $1,100 $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.