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Apartments for rent in Crystal Lake, IL

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Crystal Lake

I like that it pretty safe. There are good schools. I like to go to this coffee shop with friends and family and walk around down town.

I love the tranquility and quiet area. I love all the restaurants. I love the low taxes on food. There are plenty of parks. Pets are always welcomed.

My neighborhood has good parks and top notch school districts. It is active with children and neighbors biking and walking dogs.

It is a quiet residential area with a mix of all ages of residents. We are close to a grade school and high school and the public library. Shopping is less than a mile away.

Our neighborhood has a cute downtown with that small town feel. Our favorite restaurant is called the cottage. They have a nice pumpkin farm that has a lot of good activities for kids.

Really nice, friendly people who make you feel welcome. Tons of small, local businesses to explore. I love going to parks with my family.

Who Lives Here

Crystal Lake Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

26%

4 people

22%

5 people

9%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

24%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

23%

150-200k

11%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

31%

45-65

30%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Crystal Lake?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24-$1682$2257-
Feb '24-$1707$2460-
Jan '24-$1682$2460-
Dec '23-$1682$2460-
Nov '23-$1707$2460-
Oct '23-$1095$1599-
Sep '23-$995$1697-
Aug '23-$1150$1795-
Jul '23-$1164$1795-
Jun '23-$1176$1550-
May '23-$1188$1550-
Apr '23-$1200$1550-
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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

18%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 19 of 24 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 24 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Crystal Lake

Top Score

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 41% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Crystal Lake scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 62% fewer gyms than average
  3. 53% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Crystal Lake is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 38% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Crystal Lake is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 33% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Crystal Lake is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 52% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 26% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 47% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Crystal Lake.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 82% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Crystal Lake is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. 17% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 38% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Crystal Lake Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 24 of 24 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 23 of 24 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 23 of 24 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 22 of 24 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 22 of 24 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 22 of 24 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 21 of 24 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 24 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 20 of 24 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 20 of 24 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 24 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 24 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 19 of 24 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 18 of 24 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 17 of 24 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 13 of 24 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 17 of 24 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 18 of 24 renters

Crystal Lake Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Crystal Lake

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Crystal Lake, IL

Crystal Lake, a town in Illinois, has a population of slightly more than 40,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 77% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,301/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.

Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Crystal Lake, the most common four of which are retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $96,000, Crystal Lake workers take home more than the average Illinois resident. Crystal Lake's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Crystal Lake has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 8% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Crystal Lake residents have an average commute of about 35 minutes, slower than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (48%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not extensively used. Not many residents walk to work.

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