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    2500 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201
    1 BED $2,295
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    917 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
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    1500 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
    Studio $2,150+
    1 BED $2,725+
    2 BEDS $3,870+
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    2533-37 Hartrey Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
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    1717 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
    Studio $2,364+
    1 BED $2,413+
    2+ BEDS $3,277+
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    829 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
    Studio $1,350+
    1 BED $1,595+
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    1000 Austin St, Evanston, IL 60202
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    1100 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
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    1 BED $1,645
    2 BEDS $2,030+
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    802-808 Clark, Evanston, IL 60201
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    800 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
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    2200-10 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
    1 BED $1,450+
    2 BEDS $1,750+
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    619 Brummel St., Evanston, IL 60202
    2 BEDS $1,550+
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    532 Hinman, Evanston, IL 60202
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    722 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60201
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    549 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60202
    1 BED $1,650
    2 BEDS $1,750+
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    2212-26 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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    1 BED $1,495+
    2+ BEDS $1,995
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    1918-1920 Harrison St., Evanston, IL 60201
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    609-17 N. Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60202
    1 BED $1,295
    2 BEDS $1,695
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    1703-13 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
    2 BEDS $1,650
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    4 BEDS $2,895
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    2210-22 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
    1 BED $1,495
    2 BEDS $1,775+
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    1001 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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    1121 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
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    810 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60202
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    1615-25 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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    2 BEDS $1,650
    3+ BEDS $2,995
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    834 Judson Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
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Average rent in Evanston, IL

$2,424/mo Evanston, IL average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Evanston, IL is $2,424.

Evanston, IL apartment rent ranges

About 12% of apartment rents in Evanston, IL range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 61% of apartments. Around 23% of Evanston’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 5% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Evanston, IL rent trends

Getting around in Evanston, IL

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Very Walkable
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Good Transit
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Biker's Paradise
Walk Score®: 80, Transit Score®: 52, Bike Score®: 94

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Evanston, IL were last updated on 25 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Evanston, IL?

The best apartments in Evanston, IL are: 1001 Davis Apartments, The Fladler Building, Main Station Apartments, Albion Evanston and 2533-37 Hartrey Ave.

What is the average rent in Evanston, IL?

The average rent in Evanston, IL is $2,424. Start your search for apartments in Evanston, IL now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Evanston, IL is between $1,095 and $12,312. View all studio apartments in Evanston, IL.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL is between $812 and $18,793. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Evanston, IL now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL is between $812 and $5,600. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Evanston, IL is between $1,295 and $32,617. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Evanston, IL.

What type of rental buildings are in Evanston, IL?

In Evanston 44% of the housing is rented out compared to 56% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 24% of Evanston’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 69% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 6% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Evanston is 35 years old, with 44% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 9 stories, of which 23% are garden-style apartment communities, 46% are mid-sized buildings, and 34% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Evanston, IL?

Studio apartments in Evanston are around 17% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 56% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 23% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Evanston, IL in the news

Renter's guide to Evanston, IL

The city of Evanston, Illinois, located along Chicago’s northern city limits on beautiful Lake Michigan, is considered a suburb of the Windy City! Home to one the country’s finest universities, Northwestern University, its cultural amenities and robust economy make Evanston a great city in its own rights. Evanston to Chicago’s O’Hare airport is a mere 15 miles away, where flights to San Francisco take only three-and-a-half hours and to New York City just over two hours.

Evanston’s weather is tempered by its location on the shores of the Great Lakes. Summer tends to be hot and humid, but when winds shift off the lake, temperatures shift as well, thus giving rise to the often-heard phrase “cooler by the lake.” Winters can be cold and snowy but mild lake waters mitigate the cold and often temperatures are warmer than what they would be during the coldest months of the year. Evanston regularly ranks as one of the best U.S. cities to live in and was recently rated as the 5th best place in the country in the 2014 annual survey conducted by 24/7 Wall St.

Tips for renting in Evanston, IL

Apartments for rent in Evanston are governed by the city’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, which is designed to “protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the City of Evanston's citizens, to establish rights and obligations of the landlord and the tenant in the rental of dwelling units and to encourage the landlord and the tenant to maintain and improve the quality of housing.”

Evanston has a very favorable Walkability Score (74), which means that car ownership is hardly necessary, and if you live in the downtown area everything is within walking distance. Being that Northwestern University is a major presence in the city, those who love the small-town college atmosphere, with its Big Ten sports and variety of cultural amenities, will gravitate easily to life in Evanston.

Before moving, ensure that you are familiar with your renter’s rights and well informed about the area, to prevent any trouble adapting to your new home.

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Living in Evanston, IL

One of the best things about living in Evanston is being literally next door to all of the culture and amenities of a great city like Chicago. Also, being on the shores of Lake Michigan while being able to live in what amounts to a quaint college town has its perks. Negatives are hard to come by, but there’s no doubt that the relatively higher cost of living can present some challenges, though the discerning consumer can find many pockets of affordable options.

Things to do in Evanston, IL

One doesn’t really need to travel to Chicago a lot, since there are more than ample things to do in Evanston too. Numerous cultural events from plays to music occur on the Northwestern University campus and are open to the public. However, the city too has its share of events throughout the year, beginning with a New Year’s Eve First Night celebration through a number of summer festivals and art fairs, such as the annual Lakefront Arts Festival.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra is a renowned and often honored ensemble that performs year-round and one of the more popular music venues, the Space concert hall is host to numerous performances and live recordings.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, the city’s location on the shores of Lake Michigan with its many parks and beaches, as well as running and cycling trails into Chicago, means a never-ending variety of opportunities to enjoy nature.

Finally, one of the city’s best-kept secrets is the plethora of great restaurants in Evanston and a growing number of local breweries. Restaurants like Prairie Moon, Pete Miller’s, Tapas Barcelona, and Campagnola offer some of the finest food to be found anywhere and breweries like Smylie Brothers and Temperance Beer Company have developed a loyal following for their craft beers.

Things to do

Finally, one of the city’s best-kept secrets is the plethora of great restaurants in Evanston and a growing number of local breweries. Restaurants like Prairie Moon, Pete Miller’s, Tapas Barcelona, and Campagnola offer some of the finest food to be found anywhere and breweries like Smylie Brothers and Temperance Beer Company have developed a loyal following for their craft beers.

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Evanston, IL employment & economy

Finding jobs in Evanston is certainly not a problem given the April 2019 unemployment rate of just 2.8%, no doubt due to the city’s healthy economy and the consistent hiring of its largest employers such as Evanston Township High School, NorthShore University Health System, City of Evanston, Rotary International, Saint Francis Hospital, Northwestern University, and Evanston-Skokie School District 65, all of which employ a total of nearly 20,000 people.

Education in Evanston, IL

Evanston public schools consistently rank as some of the best in the country and GreatSchools ranks the entire district with one of its highest ratings (8) and a number of its elementary schools with rankings of 10. Evanston Township High School, which serves the entire city, also ranks near the top in the GreatSchools rankings (8). In addition, one of the finest private schools (PK-12) in the nation, Roycemore, is located in the city.

Northwestern University is also right in the city, while Loyola University is just a couple miles from the city center, and this is just to name a few.

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