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36 Apartments under 1200 for rent in St. Charles, IL

Last updated December 13 at 7:22am UTC
17 South 4th Avenue
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
137 South 17th Street
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
Results within 5 miles of St. Charles, IL
324 Wilson Ave.
West Chicago
West Chicago, IL
Updated December 13 at 3:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
121 North Batavia Avenue
Batavia
Batavia, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$975
367 Harvest Lane
South Elgin
South Elgin, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
235 Robert Drive
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
1429 Meyer Street
Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
233 S Batavia Avenue-3d
Batavia
Batavia, IL
Updated December 13 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
121 N Batavia Ave
Batavia
Batavia, IL
Updated December 7 at 5:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$975
Results within 10 miles of St. Charles, IL
The Graham Building
33 South Stolp Avenue
Aurora, IL
Updated December 6 at 10:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$790
Mayan
77 South Stolp Avenue
Aurora, IL
Updated December 6 at 10:49pm UTC
Studio
$965
1 Bedroom
$1,065
2 Bedrooms
$1,205
Leland Tower
7 S Stolp Ave
Aurora, IL
Updated December 6 at 10:49pm UTC
Studio
$795
1 Bedroom
$910
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
47 Gant Cir
Estate Park
Streamwood, IL
Updated December 13 at 3:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
131 North Lincolnway Street
North Aurora
North Aurora, IL
Updated December 13 at 6:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
100 E chicago st - 903
Downtown Elgin
Elgin, IL
Updated December 13 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,000

December 2018 St. Charles Rent Report

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

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December 2018 St. Charles Rent Report

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

St. Charles rents increase sharply over the past month

St. Charles rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in St. Charles stand at $1,360 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,600 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. St. Charles' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rent prices have decreased in St. Charles over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in all of the largest 10 cities in the Chicago metro for which we have data. 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 St. Charles

As rents have fallen moderately in St. Charles, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, St. Charles is less affordable for renters.

  • St. Charles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,600 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.2% decline in St. Charles.
  • While rents in St. Charles fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including New York (+2.3%), Denver (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in St. Charles than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where St. Charles 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 $1,080 $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.