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Apartments for rent in Wilmette, IL

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See what Wilmette, IL has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Wilmette

There is great community spirit. The village has a vibrant downtown area with lots of restaurants. The parks are well used for sports and other activities. The schools are excellent and safe.

The best thing is the great schools. Our children don't have to go to private schools. Another thing I love is we are close to the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Beautiful forest preserve across the street with lots of deer.Very clean and nearby shopping .Nice sidewalks and you can walk to restaurants and nearby transportation to go downtown.

I like many things about my neighborhood. One thing is how it is family friendly. Another thing is that it has excellent schools

All the people are very nice. It is mostly a quiet neighborhood unless kids are outside. It is also fairly affordable to live here

Who Lives Here

Wilmette Demographics

Education

High School

7%

Associate's

12%

Bachelor's

39%

Master's

34%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

20%

4 people

25%

5 people

13%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

16%

50-100k

17%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

13%

200k+

41%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

18%

20-45

19%

45-65

32%

65+

19%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Wilmette?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

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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 Wilmette

Wilmette Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

23%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

23%

60+ Mins

17%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7373

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 20 of 23 renters

Percentage: 6060

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 23 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Grocery, Restaurant

Things To Do In Wilmette

Top Score

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks 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. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 11% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 22% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 16% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 20% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Wilmette.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 41% more coffee shops than average
  3. 29% more 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. Wilmette is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 40% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 18% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Wilmette.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% 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. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 36% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Wilmette could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 97% more pet facilities than average
  3. 18% more 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. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. 9% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Wilmette's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. 20% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 52% more gas stations than average
  3. 62% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Wilmette Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 23 of 23 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 23 of 23 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 23 of 23 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 22 of 23 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 21 of 23 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 21 of 23 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 20 of 23 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 20 of 23 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 20 of 23 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 23 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 19 of 23 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 18 of 23 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 18 of 23 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 12 of 23 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 16 of 23 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 16 of 23 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Wilmette Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Wilmette

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 Wilmette, IL

Wilmette is a small city in Illinois with a population of just over 27,000. It's a great place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 account for a higher percentage of the population here (24%) than nationally (19%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 88% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,541 a month, exceeding the state average by $489 per month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 37 minutes, the commute time for Wilmette residents is slower than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (28%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is used by just 9% of the city. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Wilmette has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 22% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 22% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Wilmette: scientific, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $141,000, Wilmette workers bring in more than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).

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