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When were prices and availability in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL were last updated on 27 May 2020.

What’s the average rent in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL?

The average rent in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL is $1,440.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL is between $825 and $2,402.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL is between $865 and $2,827.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL is between $975 and $3,968.

Renter’s Guide to Arlington Heights, IL

Located just 25 miles from Chicago’s downtown core, Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County. Even though it’s technically a village, don’t let that fool you. According to Census data, Arlington Heights is the 13th most populous municipality in Illinois.

Arlington Heights got its start in 1853 when William Dunton convinced the Illinois & Wisconsin Railroad to make a stop here. From there, farmers moved to the area and the village began to grow. Eventually they were joined by people who worked in Chicago, making Arlington Heights one of the first commuter suburbs.

The weather in Arlington Heights is for the hearty. The summers, although warm and wet, are pleasant reaching a maximum high of just 84°F and the winters reach an average daily low of 17°F. The skies are overcast or mostly cloudy about 58% of the year. Because of this, there are around 125 days of precipitation per year. With just 185 days of sun per year, Arlington Heights residents experience less sun than the national average.

Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Demographics

  • Total Population75,724
  • Female 36,655
    Male 39,069
  • Median Age44.1

Cost of Living in Arlington Heights, IL

If you plan to move to Arlington Heights, you’ll be happy to know that the cost of living here is significantly lower than in Chicago. For basic utilities like electricity, heating, water and garbage pickup, expect to spend $140.75 per month. A decent internet connection is an additional $67.50 per month.

A monthly transit pass with Pace will cost you $105 per month for bus services in the suburbs. If you commute into Chicago, you’ll need to take the CTA. Monthly passes cost $60 but all transit services are highly subsidized for students. Children under 7 also get to ride free.

For date nights, expect to spend $40 for a three-course meal for 2 people at a mid-range restaurant. If you want to add some alcoholic beverages to that, domestic beer should cost about $3.50. For those of you who prefer to eat at home, groceries in Arlington Heights are generally 8% more expensive than the national average.

Luckily, to counteract all of that eating, there are about a dozen gyms spread throughout the village. An average gym membership here should cost you about $20 to $40 per month depending on the gym and the tier of membership.

Average Rent in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL

  • Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Average Rental Price, May 2020 $1,440 /mo

Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,50070%
  • $1,501-$2,00023%
  • > $2,0006%

Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 May / 2020
Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL $1,397 $1,457 $1,431 $1,429 $1,436 $1,443 $1,448 $1,505 $1,470 $1,440
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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Living in Arlington Heights, IL

Like with any place, living in Arlington Heights has its pros and cons. Despite the harsh climate and higher-than-average cost of living, many people come to the city for its economic and cultural diversity, and historic value. On top of that, one of the main reasons for Arlington Heights’ popularity is its proximity to Chicago while still maintaining that cozier small-town feel. True to its roots as one of the earliest commuter suburbs, there are 2 train stations nearby that offer service to Chicago in just 30 minutes during rush hour. Coincidentally, the average commute time to work for residents of Arlington Heights is also roughly 30 minutes.

Things to do in Arlington Heights, IL

Despite its “village” moniker, there are plenty of fun things to do in Arlington Heights no matter what your interests are. For bookworms, the village is home to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library housing one of the largest book collections in Illinois. It’s easy to spend an entire day just browsing their extensive catalogue.

For food lovers, there’s the Mitsuwa Japanese Market – the center or Arlington Height’s Japanese community. Here you’ll find a vast selection of food stalls and specialty shops with one boasting 150 different types of sake. From June to October, there’s the Saturday’s Farmers Market offering a selection of artisanal cheeses, pastries, crafts, and more. If you’re still hungry, there’s a diverse set of restaurants to suit any mood or occasion with restaurants serving up everything from classic American cuisine to Thai, Indian and Italian.

For the arts and history lovers wondering what to do in Arlington Heights, there’s the 350 seat Metropolis Performing Arts Center. For a more intimate experience, the Big Shot Piano Lounge is a great place to chat with friends, have a drink and interact with pianists. If you’re looking for things to do for free, there’s the Promenade of Art which features 100+ artists and craftsman displaying their works. The downtown area also has distinctive architecture dating back to the 1800’s.

If you’re looking for things to do with kids or family, there’s the Arlington Heights Historical Museum with displays like a well preserved 1882 Victorian home, a 1906 soda factory and an 1830’s replica log cabin.

Of course, no conversation about attractions and points of interest in Arlington Heights would be complete without mentioning the Arlington International Racecourse. With a 6-story grandstand, it’s the perfect vantage point for horse lovers to watch the races.

Employment & Economy in Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Heights has a fairly local economy with most of the population employed in manufacturing, education, healthcare, and social assistance. The average household income sits at an above average $78,865 per year.

The top three employers in Arlington Heights is the Arlington International Racecourse (employing 4500), Northwest Community Healthcare (employing 3600) and the Arlington Heights High School District #214 (employing 1700).

That said, to support the village’s growth, there has been a recent boom in condo development, restaurants and other businesses popping up in the Central Business District in downtown Arlington Heights. Among the different types of businesses, restaurants are seeing the biggest boom.

Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households31,070
  • Family 20,346
    Non-family 10,724
  • Children 8,207
    No Children 22,863
  • Average People Per Household2.41
  • Median Household Income$90,835
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,480

Education in Arlington Heights, IL

There are 25 schools located in the Arlington Heights school district and they all have pretty good reputations.

Top elementary schools in Arlington Heights are Dryden Elementary School (known for being one of the top 5% of schools in Illinois with a high proficiency in math and language arts), Ivy Hill Elementary School and Olive-Mary Stitt (known for its low 7:1 student teacher ratio and high proficiency in math and language arts). The top middle schools in Arlington Heights are Thomas Middle and South Middle holding a ranking of 9.6 and 9.4 respectively.

For families with older children, the top high schools in Arlington Heights are John Hersey High School (known for its low 13:1 student teacher ratio) and Forest View Alternative School boasting an even better 8:1 student teacher ratio.

While there are no universities or colleges in Arlington Heights, many students will commute to the University of Illinois in Chicago or go to the nearby Lake Forest College or Northwestern University.

Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School18%
  • Some College21%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree34%
  • Graduate Degree20%

Tips for Renting in Arlington Heights, IL

If you’re moving to Arlington Heights, one of the most important tips is to choose a neighborhood based on your interests and lifestyle. For example, the downtown area has more restaurants and shops which are best suited if you favour convenience or have a more active lifestyle. If your work requires you to frequently commute into Chicago, living near one of the 2 CTA stations would make your morning commute easier.

Ensure that you are familiar with the renter’s rights and that before you make the decision to move, you have explored the area and can safely say that it is a right fit for you.

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