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198 Apartments for rent in Wheaton, IL

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Last updated October 23 at 10:04AM
1114 N Cross St
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 23 at 10:04AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
900C Crescent St
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 23 at 10:04AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
116 North Main Street
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 23 at 9:29AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
418 East Illinois St.
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 21 at 11:26AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
900 Crescent St
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 22 at 5:30PM UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
409 Western Avenue
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 8 at 6:26PM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
416 Lyon Avenue
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated September 19 at 10:29AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
404 Crescent Street
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated September 22 at 5:59PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
600 Saddle Road
Wheaton
Wheaton, IL
Updated October 18 at 2:17AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
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Wheaton, IL
Updated October 19 at 10:24AM UTC
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Armbrust Ave
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Wheaton, IL
Updated October 20 at 7:29AM UTC
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Wheaton, IL
Updated October 20 at 7:28AM UTC
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Wheaton
Wheaton, IL

If God had a summer home, we’re sure it would be in Wheaton, IL. Ok, not completely sure, but for what it’s worth, we bet he’s at least been there on vacation more than once. Wheaton, which has roughly 75 churches within its city limits and surrounding area, representing almost 40 different religious denominations. Wheaton supposedly has the most churches per capita than any other city in the U.S. In addition to its spiritual side, Wheaton is a tight-knit and affluent community that’s just an hour’s train ride from downtown Chicago.

Wheaton Life

Though it may be close to a Midwestern metropolis, Wheaton is a safe little haven. Or rather, a safe little heaven (Zing!). A large portion of its population consists of college students, while the rest largely consists of families and young married couples. It’s primarily an owner-occupied kind of place, full of charming neighborhoods and downtown condominiums, but rentals are by no means scarce. Let’s take a closer look at renting in Wheaton. Zoom in! Enhance!

Style and Prices: Wheaton has a nice mix of housing types for different budgets and lifestyles. If you’re willing to dish out a little more dough, town homes and condominium-style apartments are the easiest rental housing to find in Wheaton. These are often decked out with luxury building amenities and premium features. Most come with in-unit laundry, all appliances included, outdoor space, parking, and plenty of room to spread out (at the very least!). These types are situated in large complexes or subdivisions, so they all look pretty similar.

If you’re seeking something with more character (or something a little cheaper) many more “traditional” apartments are available as well. Like their stylish counterparts, these options do have premium notes – a nicer kitchen, parking, or in-unit laundry – but tend to be older or smaller units in smaller buildings. A decent number of rental homes are available in Wheaton, though they may be a little harder to find.

Utilities and Fees: Due to the owner-occupied nature of the town and low average apartment age, finding a living situation with any utilities included isn’t very common. Many landlords or companies may require you to include a credit check fee with your application to rent, and a small fee or deposit if they allow you to have a pet.

General Areas of the City: While the city is small enough that it doesn’t make a huge difference, many residents do make a distinction between North and South Wheaton, with the dividing point being the train tracks that cut through the middle of town. You can expect the area surrounding downtown to be priced a little higher for convenience and proximity. The south side of Wheaton is newer, and thus, tends to attract more upper-middle class residents. The north side is a little more historic, with older, cheaper housing, and isn’t as close to many popular shopping and recreation areas. And if you’re worried about living close to the college, rest assured that locals insist its religious nature makes for a very polite and mild breed of student.

Some Interesting Tidbits for the Savvy Citizen

If you’re planning a move to Wheaton, here are some other useful facts and trivia to pack into your knowledge box.

A Brief History: Originally two large tracts of land owned by the brothers’ Wheaton, they generously gave small portions to a new railroad that named the nearby depot after them. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that the offer of free land for those willing to build brought a small population, which incorporated into a town shortly thereafter. Wheaton saw significant growth through the latter half of the 20th century, including the development of large condos and shopping in the downtown area.

**Amenities and Recreation:* For a quiet, family-oriented suburb, Wheaton has a lot to do. Its extensive parks system includes a zoo, golf courses, two public pools, and many forest preserves. It’s unsurprising to hear this has snagged a decent number of awards from the National Recreation and Park Association. Wheaton’s small downtown area is home to many small businesses and restaurants, and the Wheaton Public Library has been recognized as one of the top ten libraries of its size in the nation.

Education: Wheaton’s public school district has been consistently ranked one of the top districts in the state, which is attractive to those with the K-12s. As far as higher education goes, Wheaton College is a prominent player in the community, with its campus located just East of downtown, and the Illinois Institute of Technology has a Wheaton campus, as well.

Transportation: Chicago’s suburban commuter rail system, Metra, makes two stops in Wheaton: one downtown, and one at the Wheaton College campus, both of which terminate in downtown Chicago. The city is also served by Pace suburban buses, which run through town and to nearby cities.

Wheaton is known for its quiet, friendly nature, and “homey” feel, apart from its religious affiliations. While some describe it as “snoresville,” others see it as a safe, family-friendly environment that’s perfect to settle down in. Whichever one you agree with is up to you.

Rent Report
Wheaton

October 2017 Wheaton Rent Report

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

Wheaton rents declined marginally over the past month

Wheaton rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, and are down slightly by 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wheaton stand at $1,260 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,480 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Wheaton's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Wheaton over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 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.

  • Arlington Heights has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,470, while one-bedrooms go for $1,250.
  • Over the past year, Lisle has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,420, while one-bedrooms go for $1,210.
  • Park Forest has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,150; rents remained steady over the past month.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents went down 0.5% over the past month but rose 1.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Wheaton

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

  • Wheaton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,480 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Wheaton.
  • While rents in Wheaton fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Baltimore (+2.7%), Denver (+2.7%), and Indianapolis (+2.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Wheaton than most large cities. For example, Indianapolis has a median 2BR rent of $850, where Wheaton 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 $1,090 $1,280 -0.9% 1.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 -0.2% 2.2%
Naperville $1,480 $1,750 -0.5% 1.4%
Arlington Heights $1,250 $1,470 -0.4% 4.3%
Evanston $1,310 $1,540 0.7% 0.6%
Palatine $1,120 $1,310 0.5% 1.8%
Wheaton $1,260 $1,480 -0.1% -0.2%
Woodridge $1,240 $1,450 -0.1% 3.8%
Lisle $1,210 $1,420 -0.2% -0.5%
Park Forest $980 $1,150 0.1% 0.3%

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.