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153 Apartments for rent in Palatine, IL

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Check out 153 verified apartments for rent in Palatine, IL with rents starting as low as $850. Some apartments for rent in Palatine might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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34 Units Available
Bourbon Square Apartments
500 E Constitution Dr
Palatine, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,235
1221 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,373
1341 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 11:50 AM
Prime lakeside location in the suburbs just 30 minutes from the north side of Chicago. Sunny pool deck, sauna, tennis court and hot tub. Apartments have huge closets and private patio/balcony.
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19 Units Available
Williams Reserve
1245 E Prairie Brook Dr
Palatine, IL
Studio
$1,125
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,195
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1024 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
Best kept secret in Palatine! Williams Reserve is a hidden gem with award winning landscape. The property has ponds and streams throughout to create a tranquil environment.
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14 Units Available
The Clayson
860 W Panorama Dr
Palatine, IL | Baldwin
1 Bedroom
$1,242
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,372
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,665
1225 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
Located on Panorama Drive, this new development provides a peaceful, wooded setting, on-site swimming pool, renovated units complete with sleek white cabinets, stainless steel appliance packages and wood flooring.
Verified
13 Units Available
Clover Ridge East
1445 East Evergreen Drive
Palatine, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,281
853 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
895 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
Pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom apartments offer modern kitchens with granite counters, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Enjoy smoke-free building, pool, sauna, fitness center, bbq/grill, community garden and clubhouse. Easy access to public transit, local schools.
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16 Units Available
Birchwood on Sterling
975 Sterling Ave
Palatine, IL | Baldwin
1 Bedroom
$1,158
783 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,306
1030 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
Welcome to Birchwood on Sterling, our pet-friendly community featuring one and two-bedroom apartments in Palatine, IL.
1 Unit Available
543 East Delgado Drive
543 Delgado Drive
Palatine, IL
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
3319 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Don't miss this beautiful Avalon expansive model that offers cozy and luxurious living. 1st floor features gleaming hardwood and 9' tall ceiling. 2-story foyer. Sun filled living room. Formal dining with bay window.
1 Unit Available
1133 S Parkside Drive
1133 South Parkside Drive
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,980
1336 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Light & Bright, Move-In Ready Townhome! 2 beds, 2.5 baths. Both bedrooms with private full bathrooms. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Kitchen w/ breakfast area. Living room opens to dining room.
1 Unit Available
405 South Creekside Drive
405 South Creekside Drive
Palatine, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1088 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Nice 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies unit on the second floor. New carpet in bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cherry cabinets with granite counters. Washer/dryer in the unit. Central heating and AC.
1 Unit Available
1945 North Hicks Road
1945 North Hicks Road
Palatine, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1100 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
AVAILABLE 11/1/2020 OCCUPANCY!! Best floorplan in the area!! 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths!! Living room includes fireplace and a balcony access with additional private storage locker. Master bedroom has full master bath and walk-in closet.
1 Unit Available
1248 North Lakeview Drive
1248 North Lakeview Drive
Palatine, IL | Baldwin
4 Bedrooms
$3,350
2930 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Impeccably maintained brick and cedar center hall colonial with direct lakefront views awaits the most discerning owner. Your new home boasts almost 3,000 square feet of above grade living space with a full finished basement and 3 car garage.
1 Unit Available
452 East Amherst Street
452 Amherst Street
Palatine, IL
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
3056 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
SPECTACULAR & SPACIOUS WINDSOR MODEL W/OPEN FLR PLAN! WELL MAINT W/MANY UPGRADES! 5BDS+DEN & 4 FULL BATHS.KIT FTRS 42" CAB,GRANITE CNTRS,SS APPLS & TILE BCKSPLSH. PROF FNSHD WKOT BSMT W/9FT CLNGS, FULL KIT, 5TH BDRM, FULL BATH&HUGE REC RM W/FP.
1 Unit Available
421 North Lake Shore Drive
421 North Lake Shore Drive
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1000 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Great location with pond view, 2.5 bath with Attached Garage, new wood floor, ceramic tile in kitchen and dining area. Freshly painted . walk in closet . two big closets in master bedroom. New sink and faucet in kitchen, Bay window in living area.
1 Unit Available
300 BAYSIDE Drive
300 Bayside Drive
Palatine, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,000
850 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 300 BAYSIDE Drive in Palatine. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
190 West Johnson Street
190 Johnson Street
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1481 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
walking distance to town & train. Upgraded Espresso Oak Cabinets w/ Island,with seating, glass tile back splash, vented hood, granite counter tops, Exotic tiger wood flooring thru out LR, Kit areas.
1 Unit Available
2030 Rand Road
2030 Rand Road
Palatine, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
1373 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
VERY LARGE 2-STORY PENTHOUSE CONDO WITH 2 LARGE MASTER BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS, 2 WALK-IN CLOSETS, AN OPEN/LOFTED AREA W/SKYLIGHT IDEAL FOR A HOME OFFICE, 3 LUXURY UPDATED BATHROOMS (2 FULL AND 1 HALF BATH), MUD ROOM WITH WASHER & DRYER, WOOD BURNING
1 Unit Available
914 North Auburn Woods Drive
914 Auburn Woods Drive
Palatine, IL | Baldwin
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
1477 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
FANTASTIC LOCATION! RARE BURGUNDY MODEL END UNIT.BRIGHT & SUNNY. ALL BRAND NEW STAINLESS KITCHEN APPLIANCES, GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERS, REFINISHED KITCHEN CABINETS, KITCHEN WITH 2 STORY EATING AREA.
1 Unit Available
433 East Osage Lane
433 East Osage Lane
Palatine, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
850 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Great rental opportunity that is conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, dining, & close to 53 allowing easy interstate access! This 2 bedroom condo is complete w/hardwood flooring, crown molding, tiled bath, white doors & trim!
1 Unit Available
78 North Leslie Lane
78 N Leslie Ln
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
2207 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Exceptional End-Unit Situated on a Private Street Features Open Concept; Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops, 42" Cabinetry & Stainless Steal Appls; Breakfast Area Opens to Deck Just Perfect for Entertaining; Sunshine Bright Dining Room &
1 Unit Available
201 West JOHNSON Street
201 Johnson Street
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
900 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
BEAUTIFUL UPDATED 2 BEDROOM UNIT WITH WALK TO DOWNTOWN & TRAIN LOCATION. HARDWOOD FLOORS IN LIVING RM, DINING RM , BEDROOMS & HALLWAY. NICELY UPDATED KITCHEN CABINETS AND PLENTY OF CLOSETS. WASHER & DRYER IN UNIT. 2 PARKING SPACES.
1 Unit Available
1116 East RANDVILLE Drive
1116 Randville Drive
Palatine, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1400 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO CLOSE TO STORES, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING AND MORE. COME TO TAKE A LOOK IT
1 Unit Available
1460 North Driftwood Avenue
1460 Driftwood Avenue
Palatine, IL | Baldwin
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1100 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Still available. Bright 2 story with cathedral ceilings, backs to golf course. Two energy efficient skylights overhead. Both baths updated. New carpet will be installed before occupancy. Large bedroom first floor. Closet organizers. 3 ceiling fans.
1 Unit Available
2048 North RAND Road
2048 Rand Road
Palatine, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1000 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
GREAT END UNIT ON 2ND FLOOR, 2BED, 2BATH CONDO IN PALATINE IN DESIRABLE FOXFIRE. BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE WALK-IN CLOSET, UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER-TOPS,MAPLE CABINETS,PANTRY,IN-UNIT LAUNDRY, FIREPLACE, BALCONY AND LOTS OF STORAGE.
1 Unit Available
256 East Rimini Court
256 East Rimini Court
Palatine, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,170
850 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
Do not miss this outstanding rental!!!! Freshly painted throughout, New flooring!, in unit washed & dryer, ready for new tenant now!!! This complex is close to shopping, (Mariano's), banks, restaurants, etc.
1 Unit Available
432 West PARKSIDE Drive
432 West Parkside Drive
Palatine, IL | Golden Corridor
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
2100 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:37 AM
SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE IN AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL DISTRICT, CAREFREE LIVING AT ITS BEST. CORNER NORTH FACING PLOT. MAIN DOOR AND GARAGE FACE NORTH. FIREPLACE IN SOUTHEAST CORNER.

Median Rent in Palatine

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Palatine is $1,249, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,506.
Studio
$1,252
1 Bed
$1,249
2 Beds
$1,506
3+ Beds
$2,103
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How much is rent in Palatine?
In Palatine, the median rent is $1,252 for a studio, $1,249 for a 1-bedroom, $1,506 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,103 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Palatine, check out our monthly Palatine Rent Report.
How much is rent in Palatine?
In Palatine, the median rent is $1,252 for a studio, $1,249 for a 1-bedroom, $1,506 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,103 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Palatine, check out our monthly Palatine Rent Report.
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While some Palatine properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Palatine properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palatine. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include William Rainey Harper College, Wheaton College, Judson University, Northwestern University, and Oakton Community College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palatine. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include William Rainey Harper College, Wheaton College, Judson University, Northwestern University, and Oakton Community College.

City Guide

Palatine
"My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too, People who smile at you." (My Kind of Town, Frank Sinatra)
"My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too, People who smile at you." (My Kind of Town, Frank Sinatra)

Chicago is a world-class city that is home to more than 2 million people and that’s just in the city itself. When you count all of the surrounding suburbs, there are over 9 million people who choose to live here. If you've decided that the city itself is too busy or too expensive that’s when its time to check out the burbs. Palatine is a village in northwest Cook County that is definitely worth a second look for folks interested in settling into the good life--because who doesn't want to?

Having trouble with Craigslist Palatine? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Living in Palatine

Palatine made news in 2008 because they considered seceding from Cook County due to the county’s tax increase--talk about a daring city. With the increase, Palatine’s tax rate is now 9.5 percent, which is one of the highest tax rates in the entire country. In fact, taxes are very high in all of the greater Chicago-land area. But the millions of people who call this metro area home find that the high taxes are a necessary evil that comes as one of the inevitable tolls of living in such an exciting city. Taxes, it's a love-hate kind of thing.

Palatine is a comparatively affordable suburb for working families. It’s certainly not the lowest cost suburb, but it-s also not the most expensive, either. If you want to move here, you’ll need to prepare in advance. How far in advance you need to prepare depends on how many bedrooms you need. Renting a one bedroom apartment in Palatine is usually not incredibly difficult. However, the number of vacant apartments in Palatine is about half that of the national average, so you may want to expect a waiting period. In general, the more bedrooms you need, the more time you should allow for finding your dream home for rent. Three-bedroom apartments for rent may be most likely to have waiting lists, just because the cost of buying houses in Palatine is higher than many families can afford. So don't be lazy and get searching now!

Most landlords and apartment complexes want tenants whose monthly incomes are about three times higher than the rent. Other factors they consider are a good job record and references from previous landlords. If any of your references are less than perfect, don’t worry too much; you can probably still find some place to rent to you. Palatine is a good town, but it’s not as exclusive as certain other suburbs and therefore doesn't practice snobbery to the same extent.

Palatine is such an ideal location because it’s close to everything. Its only 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport, so people who have to travel frequently for business will appreciate it. The village is also close to many major routes in the Chicagoland area, including I-290, IL-53 and US-14. However, no matter how convenient the location is for you, expect to spend a lot of time in your car. Average commute times are longer than the national average in Palatine, as well as in the rest of the Chicago area.

If you dont want to be stuck in traffic, fortunately Chicago has a lot of great public transit options. METRA stations have stops in Palatine, as do PACE buses. The commute may still take a while if you use public transit, but at least you could spend the time reading a book or catching up on email instead of feeling road rage.

Living in Palatine
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Palatine made news in 2008 because they considered seceding from Cook County due to the county’s tax increase--talk about a daring city. With the increase, Palatine’s tax rate is now 9.5 percent, which is one of the highest tax rates in the entire country. In fact, taxes are very high in all of the greater Chicago-land area. But the millions of people who call this metro area home find that the high taxes are a necessary evil that comes as one of the inevitable tolls of living in such an exciting city. Taxes, it's a love-hate kind of thing.

Palatine is a comparatively affordable suburb for working families. It’s certainly not the lowest cost suburb, but it-s also not the most expensive, either. If you want to move here, you’ll need to prepare in advance. How far in advance you need to prepare depends on how many bedrooms you need. Renting a one bedroom apartment in Palatine is usually not incredibly difficult. However, the number of vacant apartments in Palatine is about half that of the national average, so you may want to expect a waiting period. In general, the more bedrooms you need, the more time you should allow for finding your dream home for rent. Three-bedroom apartments for rent may be most likely to have waiting lists, just because the cost of buying houses in Palatine is higher than many families can afford. So don't be lazy and get searching now!

Most landlords and apartment complexes want tenants whose monthly incomes are about three times higher than the rent. Other factors they consider are a good job record and references from previous landlords. If any of your references are less than perfect, don’t worry too much; you can probably still find some place to rent to you. Palatine is a good town, but it’s not as exclusive as certain other suburbs and therefore doesn't practice snobbery to the same extent.

Palatine is such an ideal location because it’s close to everything. Its only 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport, so people who have to travel frequently for business will appreciate it. The village is also close to many major routes in the Chicagoland area, including I-290, IL-53 and US-14. However, no matter how convenient the location is for you, expect to spend a lot of time in your car. Average commute times are longer than the national average in Palatine, as well as in the rest of the Chicago area.

If you dont want to be stuck in traffic, fortunately Chicago has a lot of great public transit options. METRA stations have stops in Palatine, as do PACE buses. The commute may still take a while if you use public transit, but at least you could spend the time reading a book or catching up on email instead of feeling road rage.

Palatine Neighborhoods

There’s really no such thing as a bad neighborhood here. However, some neighborhoods are better than others. Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods in Palatine.

Staples Corner: This area is centered around Lake Cook Road with North Hicks and Rand intersecting at different points. The rent here is a little less than average and it’s a quiet neighborhood that’s a bit more rural than others.

Barrington Woods: This area has a lovely, old feel and is very green with lots of trees and big yards. Houses for rent here go for a little more than average and ’it’s a very pleasant neighborhood with easy access to amenities in Palatine.

Village Center: This is a popular area that’s right off the train station and close to a number of small suburban parks and the Palatine Public Library. Twin Lakes Golf Course is nearby as well for people who love an early morning tee time.

Palatine Neighborhoods
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There’s really no such thing as a bad neighborhood here. However, some neighborhoods are better than others. Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods in Palatine.

Staples Corner: This area is centered around Lake Cook Road with North Hicks and Rand intersecting at different points. The rent here is a little less than average and it’s a quiet neighborhood that’s a bit more rural than others.

Barrington Woods: This area has a lovely, old feel and is very green with lots of trees and big yards. Houses for rent here go for a little more than average and ’it’s a very pleasant neighborhood with easy access to amenities in Palatine.

Village Center: This is a popular area that’s right off the train station and close to a number of small suburban parks and the Palatine Public Library. Twin Lakes Golf Course is nearby as well for people who love an early morning tee time.

Living in Palatine

Many subdivisions have homeowners associations, or HOAs, to set standards for residents. HOAs have rules about what residents can do in terms of things like yard maintenance and exterior home dcor, with the goal of keeping the property values high. In villages like Palatine with a lot of homeowners associations, apartment complexes are often set closer to the main shopping areas.

Speaking of which, there’s a lot of great shopping in Palatine and nearby. Right in Palatine, you can find a variety of cute boutiques like Anne’s Unique Boutique and the Chandelier Boutique, as well as stores catering to the runners and bikers in the area. The village also has several music shops for student and professional musicians to get their supplies. Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Illinois, is just 8 miles up the road. What are you shopaholics waiting for?

Dont let it fool you that most non-chain restaurants in Palatine are located in strip malls: there are plenty of really good places to eat here. From the Capri Deli and Pizza to Napoli Pizza, there are lots of non-chain restaurants to get a real Chicago pizza. Mexico Uno will solve your craving for chips and salsa, and Asahi Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your sushi wishes. Caf Fourteen and the Red Apple Pancake House and Caf are delicious places for breakfast, and for those with a sweet tooth, Signature Sweets will top off any evening with gelato and froyo.

You dont have to leave Palatine to enjoy yourself on the weekends. The village itself has fun stuff to do, like the Downtown Palatine Street Fest every August, which has music for the grown-ups, an adorable pet parade and a Kids Zone for the youngsters. Theres also the Palatine Park District Fall Festival and a summer concert series. Get ready to dance!

When you want to sneak out of the burbs for some real excitement, it doesn't take long to get into the city of Chicago for arts and culture. Whether its shopping at the famously upscale "Miracle Mile" which doesn't get old, even when you live here or viewing an exhibit at one of the citys many museums, youll never get bored when you’re this close to the country’s third largest city. Taste of Chicago lets you explore some of the best food the city has to offer. In the summer, Chicago residents flock to the beaches of Lake Michigan, which is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, or just some truly excellent people watching.

Palatine is a great place to call home because you get the best of big city life without the drawbacks. With Palatine, you really get the best of all worlds.

Living in Palatine
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Many subdivisions have homeowners associations, or HOAs, to set standards for residents. HOAs have rules about what residents can do in terms of things like yard maintenance and exterior home dcor, with the goal of keeping the property values high. In villages like Palatine with a lot of homeowners associations, apartment complexes are often set closer to the main shopping areas.

Speaking of which, there’s a lot of great shopping in Palatine and nearby. Right in Palatine, you can find a variety of cute boutiques like Anne’s Unique Boutique and the Chandelier Boutique, as well as stores catering to the runners and bikers in the area. The village also has several music shops for student and professional musicians to get their supplies. Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Illinois, is just 8 miles up the road. What are you shopaholics waiting for?

Dont let it fool you that most non-chain restaurants in Palatine are located in strip malls: there are plenty of really good places to eat here. From the Capri Deli and Pizza to Napoli Pizza, there are lots of non-chain restaurants to get a real Chicago pizza. Mexico Uno will solve your craving for chips and salsa, and Asahi Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your sushi wishes. Caf Fourteen and the Red Apple Pancake House and Caf are delicious places for breakfast, and for those with a sweet tooth, Signature Sweets will top off any evening with gelato and froyo.

You dont have to leave Palatine to enjoy yourself on the weekends. The village itself has fun stuff to do, like the Downtown Palatine Street Fest every August, which has music for the grown-ups, an adorable pet parade and a Kids Zone for the youngsters. Theres also the Palatine Park District Fall Festival and a summer concert series. Get ready to dance!

When you want to sneak out of the burbs for some real excitement, it doesn't take long to get into the city of Chicago for arts and culture. Whether its shopping at the famously upscale "Miracle Mile" which doesn't get old, even when you live here or viewing an exhibit at one of the citys many museums, youll never get bored when you’re this close to the country’s third largest city. Taste of Chicago lets you explore some of the best food the city has to offer. In the summer, Chicago residents flock to the beaches of Lake Michigan, which is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, or just some truly excellent people watching.

Palatine is a great place to call home because you get the best of big city life without the drawbacks. With Palatine, you really get the best of all worlds.

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Palatine
"My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too, People who smile at you." (My Kind of Town, Frank Sinatra)
"My kind of town, Chicago is. My kind of people, too, People who smile at you." (My Kind of Town, Frank Sinatra)

Chicago is a world-class city that is home to more than 2 million people and that’s just in the city itself. When you count all of the surrounding suburbs, there are over 9 million people who choose to live here. If you've decided that the city itself is too busy or too expensive that’s when its time to check out the burbs. Palatine is a village in northwest Cook County that is definitely worth a second look for folks interested in settling into the good life--because who doesn't want to?

Having trouble with Craigslist Palatine? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Living in Palatine

Palatine made news in 2008 because they considered seceding from Cook County due to the county’s tax increase--talk about a daring city. With the increase, Palatine’s tax rate is now 9.5 percent, which is one of the highest tax rates in the entire country. In fact, taxes are very high in all of the greater Chicago-land area. But the millions of people who call this metro area home find that the high taxes are a necessary evil that comes as one of the inevitable tolls of living in such an exciting city. Taxes, it's a love-hate kind of thing.

Palatine is a comparatively affordable suburb for working families. It’s certainly not the lowest cost suburb, but it-s also not the most expensive, either. If you want to move here, you’ll need to prepare in advance. How far in advance you need to prepare depends on how many bedrooms you need. Renting a one bedroom apartment in Palatine is usually not incredibly difficult. However, the number of vacant apartments in Palatine is about half that of the national average, so you may want to expect a waiting period. In general, the more bedrooms you need, the more time you should allow for finding your dream home for rent. Three-bedroom apartments for rent may be most likely to have waiting lists, just because the cost of buying houses in Palatine is higher than many families can afford. So don't be lazy and get searching now!

Most landlords and apartment complexes want tenants whose monthly incomes are about three times higher than the rent. Other factors they consider are a good job record and references from previous landlords. If any of your references are less than perfect, don’t worry too much; you can probably still find some place to rent to you. Palatine is a good town, but it’s not as exclusive as certain other suburbs and therefore doesn't practice snobbery to the same extent.

Palatine is such an ideal location because it’s close to everything. Its only 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport, so people who have to travel frequently for business will appreciate it. The village is also close to many major routes in the Chicagoland area, including I-290, IL-53 and US-14. However, no matter how convenient the location is for you, expect to spend a lot of time in your car. Average commute times are longer than the national average in Palatine, as well as in the rest of the Chicago area.

If you dont want to be stuck in traffic, fortunately Chicago has a lot of great public transit options. METRA stations have stops in Palatine, as do PACE buses. The commute may still take a while if you use public transit, but at least you could spend the time reading a book or catching up on email instead of feeling road rage.

Living in Palatine
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Palatine made news in 2008 because they considered seceding from Cook County due to the county’s tax increase--talk about a daring city. With the increase, Palatine’s tax rate is now 9.5 percent, which is one of the highest tax rates in the entire country. In fact, taxes are very high in all of the greater Chicago-land area. But the millions of people who call this metro area home find that the high taxes are a necessary evil that comes as one of the inevitable tolls of living in such an exciting city. Taxes, it's a love-hate kind of thing.

Palatine is a comparatively affordable suburb for working families. It’s certainly not the lowest cost suburb, but it-s also not the most expensive, either. If you want to move here, you’ll need to prepare in advance. How far in advance you need to prepare depends on how many bedrooms you need. Renting a one bedroom apartment in Palatine is usually not incredibly difficult. However, the number of vacant apartments in Palatine is about half that of the national average, so you may want to expect a waiting period. In general, the more bedrooms you need, the more time you should allow for finding your dream home for rent. Three-bedroom apartments for rent may be most likely to have waiting lists, just because the cost of buying houses in Palatine is higher than many families can afford. So don't be lazy and get searching now!

Most landlords and apartment complexes want tenants whose monthly incomes are about three times higher than the rent. Other factors they consider are a good job record and references from previous landlords. If any of your references are less than perfect, don’t worry too much; you can probably still find some place to rent to you. Palatine is a good town, but it’s not as exclusive as certain other suburbs and therefore doesn't practice snobbery to the same extent.

Palatine is such an ideal location because it’s close to everything. Its only 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport, so people who have to travel frequently for business will appreciate it. The village is also close to many major routes in the Chicagoland area, including I-290, IL-53 and US-14. However, no matter how convenient the location is for you, expect to spend a lot of time in your car. Average commute times are longer than the national average in Palatine, as well as in the rest of the Chicago area.

If you dont want to be stuck in traffic, fortunately Chicago has a lot of great public transit options. METRA stations have stops in Palatine, as do PACE buses. The commute may still take a while if you use public transit, but at least you could spend the time reading a book or catching up on email instead of feeling road rage.

Palatine Neighborhoods

There’s really no such thing as a bad neighborhood here. However, some neighborhoods are better than others. Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods in Palatine.

Staples Corner: This area is centered around Lake Cook Road with North Hicks and Rand intersecting at different points. The rent here is a little less than average and it’s a quiet neighborhood that’s a bit more rural than others.

Barrington Woods: This area has a lovely, old feel and is very green with lots of trees and big yards. Houses for rent here go for a little more than average and ’it’s a very pleasant neighborhood with easy access to amenities in Palatine.

Village Center: This is a popular area that’s right off the train station and close to a number of small suburban parks and the Palatine Public Library. Twin Lakes Golf Course is nearby as well for people who love an early morning tee time.

Palatine Neighborhoods
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There’s really no such thing as a bad neighborhood here. However, some neighborhoods are better than others. Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods in Palatine.

Staples Corner: This area is centered around Lake Cook Road with North Hicks and Rand intersecting at different points. The rent here is a little less than average and it’s a quiet neighborhood that’s a bit more rural than others.

Barrington Woods: This area has a lovely, old feel and is very green with lots of trees and big yards. Houses for rent here go for a little more than average and ’it’s a very pleasant neighborhood with easy access to amenities in Palatine.

Village Center: This is a popular area that’s right off the train station and close to a number of small suburban parks and the Palatine Public Library. Twin Lakes Golf Course is nearby as well for people who love an early morning tee time.

Living in Palatine

Many subdivisions have homeowners associations, or HOAs, to set standards for residents. HOAs have rules about what residents can do in terms of things like yard maintenance and exterior home dcor, with the goal of keeping the property values high. In villages like Palatine with a lot of homeowners associations, apartment complexes are often set closer to the main shopping areas.

Speaking of which, there’s a lot of great shopping in Palatine and nearby. Right in Palatine, you can find a variety of cute boutiques like Anne’s Unique Boutique and the Chandelier Boutique, as well as stores catering to the runners and bikers in the area. The village also has several music shops for student and professional musicians to get their supplies. Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Illinois, is just 8 miles up the road. What are you shopaholics waiting for?

Dont let it fool you that most non-chain restaurants in Palatine are located in strip malls: there are plenty of really good places to eat here. From the Capri Deli and Pizza to Napoli Pizza, there are lots of non-chain restaurants to get a real Chicago pizza. Mexico Uno will solve your craving for chips and salsa, and Asahi Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your sushi wishes. Caf Fourteen and the Red Apple Pancake House and Caf are delicious places for breakfast, and for those with a sweet tooth, Signature Sweets will top off any evening with gelato and froyo.

You dont have to leave Palatine to enjoy yourself on the weekends. The village itself has fun stuff to do, like the Downtown Palatine Street Fest every August, which has music for the grown-ups, an adorable pet parade and a Kids Zone for the youngsters. Theres also the Palatine Park District Fall Festival and a summer concert series. Get ready to dance!

When you want to sneak out of the burbs for some real excitement, it doesn't take long to get into the city of Chicago for arts and culture. Whether its shopping at the famously upscale "Miracle Mile" which doesn't get old, even when you live here or viewing an exhibit at one of the citys many museums, youll never get bored when you’re this close to the country’s third largest city. Taste of Chicago lets you explore some of the best food the city has to offer. In the summer, Chicago residents flock to the beaches of Lake Michigan, which is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, or just some truly excellent people watching.

Palatine is a great place to call home because you get the best of big city life without the drawbacks. With Palatine, you really get the best of all worlds.

Living in Palatine
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Many subdivisions have homeowners associations, or HOAs, to set standards for residents. HOAs have rules about what residents can do in terms of things like yard maintenance and exterior home dcor, with the goal of keeping the property values high. In villages like Palatine with a lot of homeowners associations, apartment complexes are often set closer to the main shopping areas.

Speaking of which, there’s a lot of great shopping in Palatine and nearby. Right in Palatine, you can find a variety of cute boutiques like Anne’s Unique Boutique and the Chandelier Boutique, as well as stores catering to the runners and bikers in the area. The village also has several music shops for student and professional musicians to get their supplies. Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Illinois, is just 8 miles up the road. What are you shopaholics waiting for?

Dont let it fool you that most non-chain restaurants in Palatine are located in strip malls: there are plenty of really good places to eat here. From the Capri Deli and Pizza to Napoli Pizza, there are lots of non-chain restaurants to get a real Chicago pizza. Mexico Uno will solve your craving for chips and salsa, and Asahi Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your sushi wishes. Caf Fourteen and the Red Apple Pancake House and Caf are delicious places for breakfast, and for those with a sweet tooth, Signature Sweets will top off any evening with gelato and froyo.

You dont have to leave Palatine to enjoy yourself on the weekends. The village itself has fun stuff to do, like the Downtown Palatine Street Fest every August, which has music for the grown-ups, an adorable pet parade and a Kids Zone for the youngsters. Theres also the Palatine Park District Fall Festival and a summer concert series. Get ready to dance!

When you want to sneak out of the burbs for some real excitement, it doesn't take long to get into the city of Chicago for arts and culture. Whether its shopping at the famously upscale "Miracle Mile" which doesn't get old, even when you live here or viewing an exhibit at one of the citys many museums, youll never get bored when you’re this close to the country’s third largest city. Taste of Chicago lets you explore some of the best food the city has to offer. In the summer, Chicago residents flock to the beaches of Lake Michigan, which is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, or just some truly excellent people watching.

Palatine is a great place to call home because you get the best of big city life without the drawbacks. With Palatine, you really get the best of all worlds.