42 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Wheaton, IL

Last updated March 24 at 3:08pm UTC
Results within 1 miles of Wheaton, IL
Results within 5 miles of Wheaton, IL
Wilshire Towers Apartments
201 Regency Dr
Bloomingdale, IL
Updated March 22 at 2:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
5509 E Lake Dr Apt C
Lisle, IL
Updated March 22 at 1:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom
29W543 Batavia Road
Warrenville, IL
Updated March 22 at 11:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
430 Walnut Creek Lane
Lisle, IL
Updated March 22 at 11:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
1888 Somerset Drive
Glendale Heights
Glendale Heights, IL
Updated March 20 at 9:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
Naperville, IL
Updated March 19 at 7:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
5513 Lakeside Drive
Lisle, IL
Updated March 10 at 3:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
4518 Beau Monde Drive
Beau Bien
Lisle, IL
Updated March 9 at 2:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Wheaton, IL
914 Lacey Avenue
Lisle, IL
Updated February 28 at 2:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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March 2018 Wheaton Rent Report

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

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March 2018 Wheaton Rent Report

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

Wheaton rents increase sharply over the past month

Wheaton rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, but are down significantly by 2.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wheaton stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,440 for a two-bedroom. Wheaton's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

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 9 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.

  • Elgin has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Schaumburg has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,350.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; rents fell 0.5% over the past month but rose 2.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Wheaton

As rents have fallen significantly 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 $1,440 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 2.0% decline in Wheaton.
  • While rents in Wheaton fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Houston (+2.7%), Denver (+2.1%), and Columbus (+2.0%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Wheaton than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, 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 $1,070 $1,260 0.2% 0.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 -0.1% 2.9%
Joliet $1,020 $1,200 -0.5% 2.4%
Naperville $1,470 $1,730 -0.5% 2.9%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 -0.7% 1.8%
Arlington Heights $1,220 $1,430 -0.1% -1.6%
Evanston $1,270 $1,490 -0.1% 0.6%
Schaumburg $1,350 $1,580 -0.3% 3.0%
Bolingbrook $1,270 $1,490 2.3%
Palatine $1,120 $1,320 -0.0% 1.8%
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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.


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.

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