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115 Apartments for rent in Wheeling, IL

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Last updated April 20 at 6:02pm UTC
245 East Dennis Road
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 20 at 9:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1111 Pleasant Run Drive
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 20 at 1:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
873 Oxford Pl
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 18 at 1:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1205 ROTH Court
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 15 at 7:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
231 Wheeling Avenue South
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 8 at 11:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1213 Cypress Drive
Wheeling, IL
Updated March 31 at 3:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
560 Lodge Trail
Wheeling, IL
Updated March 12 at 9:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Wheeling, IL
1569 Quaker Lane
Prospect Heights
Prospect Heights, IL
Updated April 19 at 8:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
502 Inverrary Lane
Deerfield, IL
Updated April 18 at 12:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1909 North Stillwater Road
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL
Updated April 9 at 11:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
4007 Lindenwood Lane
Sander's Crossing
Northbrook, IL
Updated March 29 at 11:40pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Wheeling, IL
498 Thornhill Ln Apt B1
Wheeling, IL
Updated April 5 at 10:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
321 Le Parc Circle
Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated April 12 at 3:16pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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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!

Rent Report

April 2018 Wheeling Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Wheeling Rent Report. Wheeling rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month Wheeling rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in Wheeling stand at $1,170 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,370 for a two-bedroom. Wheeling's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Wheeling throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 9 of 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 seen rents fall by 0.5% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,170.
  • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,110.
  • Naperville has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,720; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.6% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Wheeling

Rent growth in Wheeling has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Wheeling is less affordable for renters.

  • Wheeling's median two-bedroom rent of $1,370 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Wheeling.
  • While rents in Wheeling remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Houston (+2.8%), Denver (+1.9%), and Columbus (+1.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,020, $1,320, and $950 respectively.
  • 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 $1,070 $1,260 0.2% 0.2%
Aurora $1,110 $1,300 0.3% 3.3%
Joliet $1,020 $1,200 -0.3% 1.5%
Naperville $1,460 $1,720 -0.2% 1.6%
Elgin $990 $1,170 -0.5% 0.8%
Arlington Heights $1,220 $1,440 0.1% -1.9%
Evanston $1,270 $1,500 0.4% 0.9%
Schaumburg $1,340 $1,580 -0.4% 2.0%
Bolingbrook $1,270 $1,490 -0.1% 1.6%
Palatine $1,130 $1,330 0.6% 2.1%
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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.