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185 Apartments for rent in Wheeling, IL

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Last updated October 20 at 11:04am UTC
1325 Braver Court
Wheeling, IL
Updated October 19 at 6:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1500 SANDSTONE Drive
Wheeling, IL
Updated October 17 at 7:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1162 Northbury Lane
Wheeling, IL
Updated October 16 at 6:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
460 Haben Lane
Wheeling, IL
Updated September 12 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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301 N Riverwalk Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 8 at 1:07pm UTC
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1814 East BITTERSWEET Lane
Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, IL
Updated October 19 at 2:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
125 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 18 at 11:46pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1816 East Park Place
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated October 18 at 11:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
135 OLD OAK Court
Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 17 at 7:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
848 Bluebird St
Deerfield, IL
Updated October 16 at 1:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
2010 East SENECA Lane
Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect, IL
Updated October 13 at 8:52am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Winchester Estates Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 13 at 5:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3401 North CARRIAGEWAY Drive
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated October 6 at 10:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
250 WOODSTONE Circle
Woodstone Townhomes
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 4 at 11:10pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
437 Ferndale Court
Winchester Estates Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 3 at 10:53pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
243 Woodstone Cir
Woodstone Townhomes
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated October 3 at 10:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
419 Swan Boulevard
Deerfield, IL
Updated October 2 at 5:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Woodstone Townhomes
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated September 27 at 12:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Sander's Crossing
Northbrook, IL
Updated August 17 at 2:47am UTC
6 Bedrooms
1311 Derby Street
Wheeling, IL
Updated September 26 at 1:10pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1307 East Waverly Place
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated September 30 at 8:20am UTC
4 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!

October 2018 Wheeling Rent Report

Welcome to the October 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

October 2018 Wheeling Rent Report

Welcome to the October 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 increased slightly over the past month

Wheeling rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.3% 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. Wheeling's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents falling across the Chicago Metro

While rents prices have increased in Wheeling over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Chicago metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Elgin has seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,160.
  • Palatine has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,140.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Wheeling

As rents have increased slightly 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 $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.3% increase in Wheeling.
  • While Wheeling's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-2.3%) and St. Louis (-0.3%).
  • 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 -0.1% -0.9%
Aurora $1,100 $1,290 -0.7% -0.6%
Joliet $1,010 $1,190 -0.4% -0.8%
Naperville $1,490 $1,750 -0.1% 0.2%
Elgin $990 $1,160 -0.5% -1.1%
Arlington Heights $1,230 $1,450 -0.4% -0.9%
Evanston $1,300 $1,530 -0.4% -0.4%
Schaumburg $1,370 $1,610 -0.4% 1.3%
Palatine $1,140 $1,340 -0.6% 1.5%
Des Plaines $1,030 $1,210 -0.2% 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.


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.