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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the rent for a house in Joliet, IL?
The price range of a house for rent is between $1,595 and $2,495. Find house for rent in Joliet, IL.
How many houses are available in Joliet, IL on RENTCafé?
There are 3 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Joliet, IL were last updated on 11 Jun 2021.
What is the average size of a rental house in Joliet, IL?
The average Joliet, IL rental house size is 1,675 sq. ft.
What are the advantages of renting a house in Joliet, IL?
Renting a house in Joliet, IL comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.
What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Joliet, IL?
Houses for rent in Joliet, IL are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Joliet, IL.
Renter's Guide to Joliet
Welcome to Joliet! It's an incredibly diverse and welcoming city, with a place for everyone – especially you! In fact, in 2015 WalletHub ranked Joliet among the top 30 cities in the entire nation for diversity. They also placed it among 2016's top 101 cities in Illinois for families.
Joliet serves as the seat of Will County. This Chicago suburb is 62.8 square miles in area, which is three-quarters the size of Aurora and one-quarter the size of Milwaukee, roughly 5% as large as Chicago.
Although the winters here can be cold, Joliet is far enough from Lake Michigan that it doesn’t suffer the frigid “lake effect” weather that hits Chicago. Also, summers can be quite pleasant. Average summer highs are in the low 80s, while winter lows average around 20°F.
Joliet, IL Demographics
- Total Population147,826
Female 72,980Male 74,846
- Median Age33.8
Cost of Living in Joliet, IL
A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant in Joliet is priced from $15 to $60, while the average cost of a regular cappuccino is around $4.
Utilities like electricity, heating, water, and waste disposal for a 915 square-foot apartment cost, on average, $128 per month. That's considerably lower than the national average of $147.
The city receives excellent service from the PACE bus system, which operates every day except Sundays. A single fare is $2, but students can take advantage of a $1 reduced fare.
There are also numerous taxi companies to choose from in Joliet, including Yellow Checker Cab Company, Joliet Taxi, and Telecab.
Average Rent in Joliet, IL
- Joliet, IL Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,062 /mo
Joliet, IL Apartment Rent Ranges
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Living in Joliet, IL
As of 2010, Joliet was the fourth largest city in the state. This puts it in a great position, offering all the convenience and options of the big city, while avoiding the crowding and crime. Residents here love the many options for schools and children’s activities, which help make Joliet the perfect place to start or raise a family.
For some, the area still has a negative reputation as a “prison city.” It was once home to two major prisons and some of those bad connotations have remained. But in truth, the prisons have been closed for over 10 years and are now nothing more than historic places of interest.
Things to do in Joliet
The city has a long history of championship amateur and high school sports. There’s also a minor league baseball team here, the Joliet Slammers, that play at Silver Cross Field. Racing fans will also enjoy the NASCAR races at the Chicagoland Speedway. Of course, a short trip gives you access to all the pro games in Chicago, including the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Bears.
Downtown Joliet is a revitalized district, featuring boutique and specialty shops, along with cafes, restaurants, and open air dining. The Louis Joliet Mall is another great shopping destination. This enclosed, single level mall offers over 90 stores and restaurants in total.
For a day of family fun with the kids, you just have to visit the Joliet Splash Station. It has something for everyone – massive water slides, a lazy river, and a splash garden for toddlers. Another great family activity is the Haunted Trails Amusement Park. There you’ll find go karts, miniature golf, and laser tag. A fun but free activity is biking the Joliet Junction Trail, a very well-maintained and beautiful bicycle trail in the city.
Speaking of trails, Joliet is filled with them – and parks, too. The Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail provides over 60 miles of biking pleasure. Nearby Pilcher Park Nature Center is a gigantic 640-acre outdoor recreation site. There you can hike, picnic, and even view Native American burial mounds. And for some quality time with your canine friends, Hammel Woods Park offers a 6-acre dog park.
If you want to spend some quality time with your significant other, consider an evening at the Hollywood Casino. In addition to table games and slots, you can enjoy a romantic dinner there at your choice of several fine restaurants. Or catch a show together at the historic Rialto Square Theatre. This gorgeous venue features regular concerts and movies, making it a great couple’s activity.
Joliet is the home of the popular Ballpark Ale Fest, which features not only craft beers and great food, but also an exhibition game each year. Another great annual tradition is the Blacklight Run in October. This is a fun, easy 5K race with glowing decorations for the runners and spectators. All ages are welcome!
Employment and Economy
The city has long been a transportation hub, and careers with Amtrak and other land and water shipping firms are plentiful. But there are several other major industries in the area, including healthcare, education, and gaming. If you’re in the medical field, the Presence St. Joseph Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital employ thousands.
The local public school districts as well as St. Francis University provide many education jobs. Also, there are two large casinos here, for those interested in any aspect of the gaming industry: Hollywood Casino and Harrah’s.
Joliet, IL Households
- Total Number of Households47,563
Family 33,731Non-family 13,832
Children 19,973No Children 27,590
- Average People Per Household3.05
- Median Household Income$70,509
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,262
Education in Joliet
There are three high schools in the city, including Joliet Catholic Academy. Public high schools are part of the Joliet Township High School District, while all other public schools are in the Joliet Public Schools District. For the younger ones, there are 15 elementary schools to choose from.
While nearby Chicago has prestigious institutions like DePaul and Loyola, there are some excellent higher education options available right here in Joliet. Both Joliet Junior College and the University of St. Francis call the city home. The latter is a private Catholic university that also contains the Leach College of Nursing, for those interested in a healthcare career.
Joliet, IL Education Statistics
- No High School7%
- Some High School40%
- Some College26%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree14%
- Graduate Degree6%
Tips for Renting in Joliet
Dreaming of a move to Joliet? Nice! But first, let's take a look at some of the tenant laws in the area. While there's no limit in Illinois on the amount that a landlord can charge as a security deposit, they are required to pay you interest on the deposit if it's held for over six months. They must also return your it – plus interest – within 45 days of you moving out.
Additionally, in a worst case scenario, your landlord must file a suit to evict you. They're not legally allowed to turn off your utilities, remove your property, or change your locks until the eviction process is complete.
Renting a house in Joliet, IL
Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 4 listings in Joliet, IL with prices varying between $1,595 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.
The road from apartment to house is paved with…
… extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 4 listings in Joliet, IL there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?