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137 Apartments for rent in Wheeling, IL

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Last updated June 24 at 12:25pm UTC
369 South Wolf Road
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 20 at 6:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
805 Coventry Place
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 16 at 9:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1205 ROTH Court
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 14 at 1:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
271 12th Street
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 5:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
880 Tanglewood Drive
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 5:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1210 Thyne Court
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
853 OXFORD Place
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
16 E Old Willow Rd
Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights, IL
Updated June 23 at 11:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 1 miles of Wheeling, IL
10 Oak Creek Drive
Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated June 21 at 3:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
3451 North Carriageway Drive
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated June 17 at 2:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
848 JONATHAN Court
Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights, IL
Updated June 13 at 12:57pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1507 Cove Drive
Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights, IL
Updated June 10 at 9:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
413 Hazelwood Terrace
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4007 Lindenwood Lane
Sander's Crossing
Northbrook, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:56am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
231 Wheeling Avenue South
Wheeling, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1527 Quaker Lane
Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights, IL
Updated June 23 at 11:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
419 Swan Boulevard
Deerfield, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
20665 North Weiland Road
Horatio Gardens
Lincolnshire, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Wheeling, IL
2642 N. Forrest Lane
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated May 23 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
The Basics

If you've only rented apartments in Chicago, you'll probably find the apartment search in Wheeling to be positively relaxing. Vacancy rates are at or above national averages, so you won't have to go to a fight club every night just to beat out other apartment seekers. Expect the standard one-month's-rent deposit to hold the place you want.

What you'll pay will vary widely depending on the size of your apartment and the neighborhood that you select. All bills paid apartments are unusual, so be sure to budget a bit extra to pay for your utilities.

Picking a Neighborhood

With six neighborhoods to visit, you can complete your village tour of Wheeling in an afternoon. Not sure where to start? Read this quick rundown of each neighborhood's highlights to help you choose. Keep in mind that the price estimates are relative to the village.

Dundee Road: Want to be close to the Metra, post office and other community buildings? Then pick a place in the Dundee Road neighborhood. Search between Milwaukee Road and the Wheeling Drainage Ditch to find the widest selection of small homes and apartment rentals.

Lake Cook Road: Take advantage of suburban living and upgrade into a larger home. You'll find a mix of mostly 4- and 3-bedroom houses for rent in this neighborhood of mostly single-family subdivisions.

McHenry Road:The McHenry Road neighborhood has nearly 1500 2-bedroom to 3-bedroom houses for rent. With only half of the homes owner occupied, there's still plenty for rent in this area.

Milwaukee Avenue: Don't want to take care of a lawn on the weekends? Approximately 30 percent of housing in this neighborhood is apartment complexes, which is triple the amount of apartment buildings in most other areas in Wheeling.

Town Center: Less than 400 people live in this neighborhood, which is mostly office space and retail establishments. If you'd like to live here, however, be prepared to pay nearly double Wheeling's median rent.

Wolf Ridge: Most housing in Wolf Ridge was built as part of a subdivision in 1957. While the housing still standing is high on charm, you'll find better kept homes in other neighborhoods.

Living and Working in Wheeling, IL

If you're tired of spending most of your paycheck on a Chicago apartment's rent, you already have something in common with your neighbors. Lots of your fellow residents make the daily commute to nearby Chicago in either in private cars or by train. Plan on an hour commute by train each way if you work in Chicago, but on the bright side, you'll finally be able to catch up on your reading. Most car commuters hop on the I-294 to get to work, so you'll encounter some traffic during the drive. If you're truly a bigwig, you can also commute by air from the third busiest airport in Illinois: Chicago Executive Airport.

When making the transition from the big city to the suburbs, you'll probably have a list of errands you'll have to run. The Wheeling village website reminds you to register with water and sewage services and to get Fido a license. One unusual village requirement for the uninitiated: an alarm system permit. You may also want to get your alarm checked before you move in because if there are five or more false alarms annually, you'll be charged a fine.

Once you have a chance to explore Wheeling, you may be surprised at the amount of bars and restaurants in the village. Truth be told, Chicago residents flocked to Wheeling in the 1880s to escape hectic city life. Taverns and hotels were quickly built to cater to these weekend tourists, who sometimes arrived by bicycle! Visit some of the older restaurants on Milwaukee Street to get a taste of old-town Wheeling.

Wheeling won't satisfy you if you love city living. However, if dodging rats the size of dinner plates is no longer your idea of fun, Wheeling may be a welcome change of pace. Take a cue from the Chicagoans of yore and visit for the weekend. You'll be signing a lease for an apartment to rent in Wheeling before you know it!

June 2018 Wheeling Rent Report

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

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Rent Report

June 2018 Wheeling Rent Report

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

Wheeling rents increase sharply over the past month

Wheeling rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wheeling stand at $1,180 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,390 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Wheeling's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, but trails the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Wheeling, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,310, while one-bedrooms go for $1,110.
  • Over the past year, Arlington Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,460, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; rents rose 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Waukegan has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $980; rents increased 0.1% over the past month but fell 0.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Wheeling

As rents have increased marginally in Wheeling, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Wheeling is less affordable for renters.

  • Wheeling's median two-bedroom rent of $1,390 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Wheeling.
  • While Wheeling's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-0.8%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Wheeling than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Wheeling 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 0.4% -0.8%
Aurora $1,110 $1,310 0.2% 2.6%
Joliet $1,020 $1,200 -0.1% 1.1%
Naperville $1,470 $1,730 0.7% 0.3%
Elgin $1,000 $1,180 0.3% 0.6%
Waukegan $840 $980 0.1% -0.5%
Arlington Heights $1,240 $1,460 0.7% -1.2%
Evanston $1,290 $1,520 0.9% 1.4%
Schaumburg $1,350 $1,590 0.7% 0.9%
Palatine $1,140 $1,340 0.9% 2.3%
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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.


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.