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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Elgin

Older well kept homes on a quiet street. Walkable to new complex that has restaurants, a salon. Reasonable walk to Albertsons, an older Italian restaurant and a sports bar and bakery.

We are close to restaurants and we have a stable neighborhood that is culturally and ethnically diverse.

My neighbor is a small community that is perfect for a single family raising their kids in. Their is a park nearby, restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. Even a train station and bus transportation services.

There are good restaurants like Applebee's. There are friendly neighbors.There are beautiful dogsLove living here 100%.

I like that I live really close to all of the major grocery stores. I like that I live really close to my place of work. I also like that very rarely do I have to leave the road that I live on because it's where so many things are located.

There is a park down the street that's nice for kids. Nice bars and restaraunts near by,lots of fast food places nearby.

Who Lives Here

Elgin Demographics

Education

High School

31%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

34%

Family Size

2 people

36%

3 people

22%

4 people

21%

5 people

12%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

7%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

15%

20-45

34%

45-65

25%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Elgin?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23-$1847$2191$3100
Oct '23-$1836$2198$3100
Sep '23-$1824$2500$3100
Aug '23-$1812$2500$3100
Jul '23-$1800$2390$2900
Jun '23-$1800$2375$2900
May '23-$1800$2392$2900
Apr '23-$1800$2390$2900
Mar '23-$1800$2600$2900
Feb '23-$1800$1947$2900
Jan '23-$1800$1935$2900
Dec '22-$1800$1917$2900

*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 Elgin

Elgin Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

35%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

15%

60+ Mins

11%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 26 of 32 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 21 of 32 renters

Percentage: 5858

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 32 renters

Percentage: 3434

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 17 of 32 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 26 of 32 renters

Top Scores: Medicine, Gas, Grocery

Things To Do In Elgin

Top Score

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Elgin doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 79% more medical facilities 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 Elgin.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 20% more 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. 15% more grocery stores than average
  3. 18% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Elgin serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 8% more restaurants than average
  3. 18% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Elgin.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 78% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 19% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 40% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Elgin.

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

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Elgin.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 71% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 27% more gyms than average
  3. 7% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Elgin could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 72% more pet facilities than average
  3. 29% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 62% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Elgin Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 31 of 32 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 30 of 32 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 28 of 32 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 32 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 27 of 32 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 32 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 27 of 32 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 25 of 32 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 25 of 32 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 22 of 32 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 22 of 32 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 21 of 32 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 20 of 32 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 20 of 32 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 32 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 18 of 32 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 16 of 32 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 24 of 32 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 26 of 32 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 26 of 32 renters

Elgin Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Elgin

10/10
10/10

Bell Graham Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Corron Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

10/10

Norton Creek Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Countryside Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Country Trails Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Elgin, IL

The medium-size city of Elgin, Illinois is home to slightly more than 110,000 people. Children under 5 account for a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, are decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 67% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,123 a month is slightly above the state average.

There are three primary industries in Elgin: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 23% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Elgin workers bring in an average annual income of around $77K, roughly the same as those elsewhere in Illinois. However, Elgin compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Ten percent of Elgin residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Illinois, Elgin residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 43% of workers, while public transit isn't extensively used. Few residents commute to work on foot.