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Apartments for Rent in Dekalb, IL
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    829 W. Taylor St. (Office), Dekalb, IL 60115
    Studio $40
    1 BED $855+
    2+ BEDS $950+
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    921 Normal, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    2 BEDS $875
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    517 Lucinda Ave., Dekalb, IL 60115
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    1 BED $1,020
    2+ BEDS $899
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    807 W. Taylor St., Dekalb, IL 60115
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    1 BED $840
    2 BEDS $940+
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    1025 Arcadia Dr., Dekalb, IL 60115
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    2 BEDS $999
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    1001 W. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    4 BEDS $1,190
    5 BEDS $1,410
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    2510-1 N. First St., Dekalb, IL 60115
    Studio $735
    1 BED $840
    2+ BEDS $1,035
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    1110 Varsity Blvd., Dekalb, IL 60115
    Studio $650
    1 BED $750+
    2+ BEDS $890+
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    Deerpath Ln. East And West, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    4 BEDS $1,990
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    1004 W. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    2 BEDS $985
    3 BEDS $1,100
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    1010 W. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    3 BEDS $1,100
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    823 W. Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115
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    1 BED $850
    2+ BEDS $990
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    711 S. Main St., Sycamore, IL 60178
    Studio $790
    1 BED $610+
    2+ BEDS $1,080
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Average rent in Dekalb, IL

$1,012/mo Dekalb, IL average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Dekalb, IL is $1,012.

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Getting around in Dekalb, IL

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Car-Dependent
17 /100
Minimal Transit
31 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 11, Transit Score®: 17, Bike Score®: 31

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Dekalb, IL last updated?

Prices and availability in Dekalb, IL were last updated on 27 May 2024.

What are the best apartments in Dekalb, IL?

The best apartments in Dekalb, IL are: The Terraces at Dekalb, (AC) Ashbury Court Apartments, (NOR) Normal Road Apartments, (TC) Timbercrest Apartments and (ACE) Ashbury East.

What is the average rent in Dekalb, IL?

The average rent in Dekalb, IL is $1,012. Start your search for apartments in Dekalb, IL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Dekalb, IL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Dekalb, IL is between $40 and $1,990. View all studio apartments in Dekalb, IL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL is between $725 and $1,020. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Dekalb, IL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL is between $750 and $1,035. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Dekalb, IL is between $850 and $1,140. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Dekalb, IL.

What type of rental buildings are in Dekalb, IL?

In Dekalb 60% of the housing is rented out compared to 40% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of Dekalb’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 74% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 12% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Dekalb, IL?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Dekalb are about 42 years old, on average. Of these, 12% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 83% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 14% are mid-rises, and 4% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Dekalb, IL?

Rental apartments in Dekalb come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 6% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 35% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 45% of all rentals in Dekalb. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in DeKalb, IL

An hour west of Chicago are apartments and houses for rent in DeKalb, a peaceful, small town brimming with high-tech success. Rentals in DeKalb make up the westernmost regions of the Technology and Research Corridor along I-80, where a strong local economy makes commuting to Chicago just one of many career options for renters in DeKalb. For example, in 2022, Facebook made a $1 billion investment to expand a major data center in DeKalb. Local manufacturing and distribution industries are booming, as well, with warehousing expansions made by Ferrara Candy and other top companies. Meanwhile, families renting in DeKalb are serviced by the DeKalb Community Unit School District 428, which has eight elementary schools, two middle schools and the DeKalb High School. The average temperature is 48°F.

Renting in DeKalb, IL

Renters will find much of the local community to be shaped by the Northern Illinois University culture. DeKalb is a very peaceful and laidback small town, and the majority of student renters go home on the weekends. Neighborhoods largely consist of well-educated renters, many with tech backgrounds and families. The apartments for rent in Dekalb near the university are reasonably affordable and tend to be studio, one-, two- or three-bedrooms, with a variety of two- to five-bedroom houses for rent in neighboring subdivisions. Renters will need a car to complete most errands, but will find the area layout moderately walkable. Aside from a dozen parks and numerous nature trails, most rentals will have a popular neighborhood restaurant or a friendly local hangout within walking distance (like Star Worlds Arcade, for example). DeKalb renters are also near places of cultural enrichment, such as the Egyptian Theatre; J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center; and the historic Ellwood House Museum.

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Shopping in DeKalb, IL

Most renters in DeKalb go shopping at the CherryVale Mall in the small town of Rockford, 30 miles northwest of DeKalb. Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and T.J Maxx are just some of the more popular brand stores for renters in DeKalb to run small errands in town. Grocery store options include Schnucks DeKalb; Aldi; A B Supermarket; and ethnic establishments, such as Ruby’s Asian Market. Many of these shopping locations are conveniently close to I-80. Downtown renters enjoy a close proximity to specialty boutiques, like Cracker Jax and Sycamore Antiques, as well as downtown restaurants, such as Balli and Al’s BBQ Shack. Outside of the downtown area, The Hillside Restaurant; Ellwood Steak and Fish House; and Thai Pavilion Restaurant are three of the restaurants that renters enjoy most.

Transportation in DeKalb, IL

Renters in DeKalb utilize 15 different bus routes run by Transdev Services Inc. These routes travel throughout the Northern Illinois University and downtown areas, as well as the neighboring towns of Sycamore and Cortland. The schedule of each bus route can vary depending on the day, so renters should be sure to check online for updated hours. There are also limited on-demand paratransit shuttles provided by the city, including door-to-door pickup (with disabled renters given a main priority). Finally, for commercial flights, the Chicago Rockford International Airport is 40 miles northwest of DeKalb.

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