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164 Apartments for rent in South Elgin, IL

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Last updated September 19 at 4:00pm UTC
7 Gibbons Court
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 2:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5 West Ellington Court
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1027 North South Elgin Boulevard
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
328 Hickory Lane
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 18 at 2:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
17 Melrose Court
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 13 at 11:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2124 Brookwood Drive
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated September 6 at 2:38pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
721 Waters Edge Dr
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated August 24 at 2:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of South Elgin, IL
37W375 EMERALD Court
, IL
Updated September 19 at 2:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1429 Knotty Pine Drive
Elgin, IL
Updated September 11 at 10:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2424 Anna Way
Elgin, IL
Updated September 6 at 7:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2461 Anna way
Elgin, IL
Updated September 3 at 10:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1137 RESERVE Drive
Elgin, IL
Updated July 17 at 11:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of South Elgin, IL
Springs at Canterfield
1900 Canterfield Pkwy W
West Dundee, IL
Updated September 19 at 2:09pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
326 Raymond St
Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 11:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
263 Douglas Ave
Northeast Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
112 N Spring St
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated September 19 at 9:37am UTC
203 Abbeywood Drive
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated September 19 at 9:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
967 Cuyahoga Drive
Bartlett, IL
Updated September 19 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2337 Vanderbilt Drive
Geneva, IL
Updated September 19 at 5:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
926 South 2nd Street
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated September 19 at 5:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
South Elgin
Tips for Moving to South Elgin

Are you looking for an apartment to rent or other rental home options in South Elgin? If so, you have come to the right place. You will find the information you need to help you make the right choices while searching for the apartment of your dreams in an speedy manner.

Put in the Leg Work

Sometimes, you'll find a real gem of a place to rent when you look around the area instead of relying solely on the information on real estate websites and in the classifieds section of the newspaper. Aside from the possibility of finding an unlisted housing rental, getting out and exploring gives you a more authentic, first-hand idea of the neighborhood.

Scope Out the Areas of Interest

If you favor party scenes or vibrant night life, check out the entertainment scene in South Elgin to see if it's a good fit. Note that South Elgin is not exactly the life of the party, unless the party is a children's birthday party. But seriously, South Elgin does have its share of nightlife. However, most of the entertainment in this community is more on the tame side.

Pet Policies

One of the most vital steps to take when looking for places to rent is to find out the pet policies of that particular rental property. Not all places welcome pets, and some places charge fees such as security deposits and maintenance fees for allowing residents to keep pets on the premises. Call ahead to find out the specific pet policies for your prospective house rentals, including the number of pets residents are allowed to keep. You don't want to leave Fluffy out in the cold.

Come Prepared

The rental agreements for various leasing offices in South Elgin differ, with different packages to suit different individuals. Some of the packages might include a hefty safety deposit, which could be up to one month's rent, and no inclusion of utilities like gas, electric, and water. Other options can offer a mixed package that might include utilities. Inspect each apartment to find out whether the place uses gas or electric, and what the windows are like. You'll want to make sure that they are as tightly sealed as possible to minimize the amount of cold air that seeps in--a factor that is especially important during the substantial Illinois winters. The aim is to reduce costs as much as possible, since nobody likes paying an arm and a leg in heating bills.

South Elgin Neighborhoods

Now that you've decided to move to South Elgin, it's time to decide which neighborhood is the one for you.

Village Center

The South Elgin Village Center is a main focal point for the entire South Elgin village. Most of the homes in this area tend to fall into the owner-occupied category, with houses that date back from the 1940s to newer homes built in the 1990s. If you are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment or a 2 bedroom apartment, you will find it difficult to locate in South Elgin Village Center. The commute from the Village Center to various places of interest is good, with a norm of between 15 and 30 minutes.


Youngsdale is a neighborhood with a mixture of old and new homes. Some of the homes are only one or two years old, while the older ones date from the 1970s. One of the unique characteristics of the Youngsdale neighborhood is the charm of the ubiquitous row houses and attached homes. If you like row houses, then you will surely love Youngsdale, as a high percentage of the residential homes here are built in that fashion.

Sycamore Rd/Oak Dr

The Sycamore Rd/Oak Dr neighborhood rental rate is one of the most popular in South Elgin. Many of the newer homes were built in the 2000s, just like the Youngsdale Neighborhood. Most residential property in this area is occupied by the owners and is mostly in the form of townhomes and three to five bedroom single-unit homes. Most of the residents in this neighborhood have lived here for a while, creating a deep sense of community among the neighbors. You could say it's kind of like the Mayberry of the Midwest.

Living in South Elgin

South Elgin is a truly charming and community-driven area, with the added charm of the Fox River, Fox River Trail, and several nature and forest preserves for nature lovers to revel in. Despite the evolution of South Elgin into a suburban town, it still retains some old-world charm from its early days as a rural farming community, mostly in its lingering sense of community among the residents of the area. Some favorite places to eat include the popular Stanley's Ale House and Restaurant, or Giordano's. If you like Thai food, then you'll enjoy the authentic food at Thai Town. Nature lovers will find a lot to do at Fox River, with activities such as kayaking, fishing, and canoeing.

Getting Around

Transportation is an important factor when looking for a new place, since getting from one point to the next can take all day where public transportation limited. If the location of your apartment is far from your job or other places of interest, you might be looking at a lengthy commute. A smart way to figure out if your commute is acceptable is to test-drive the distance between your target apartment and areas of interest, such as work, school, shopping centers, hospitals, and other important places. In South Elgin, the commute is a bit long, considering residents face an average of 33 minutes getting to work. Transportation in South Elgin includes the PACE bus service, which runs from Monday through Friday, as well as the Metra and Kane transit systems, so you've got a few options of you prefer taking the bus.