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Popular Harvard Apartments
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60169
Studio/1 BedroomUp to $1,210
2 BedroomsUp to $1,400
3 BedroomsUp to $1,655
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If you are a new family and seeking a new place, you will find a variety of options in many different beautiful areas around the city. You can easily find pet friendly apartments in Harvard using MyNewPlace and searching for apartment amenities like a pool.
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Harvard Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.8% 8.3% -2.5% $10,000 to $14,999 4.4% 5.5% -1.1% $15,000 to $19,999 6.2% 5.5% +0.7% $20,000 to $24,999 5.9% 5.8% +0.1% $25,000 to $29,999 7.3% 5.9% +1.4% $30,000 to $34,999 8.4% 6.0% +2.4% $35,000 to $39,999 5.2% 5.7% -0.5% $40,000 to $44,999 7.8% 5.6% +2.2% $45,000 to $49,999 6.4% 5.0% +1.4% $50,000 to $59,999 13.0% 9.4% +3.6% $60,000 to $74,999 14.2% 11.4% +2.8% $75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 11.6% -1.4% $100,000 to $124,999 2.0% 6.1% -4.1% $125,000 to $149,999 0.9% 2.9% -2.0% $150,000 to $199,999 0.4% 2.6% -2.2% $200,000 or more 1.8% 2.8% -1.0%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.2% 7.1% +0.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.8% 13.0% -4.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.6% 15.2% +1.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 16.8% 13.1% +3.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.2% 10.1% +0.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 11.6% 7.0% +4.6% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 4.8% +0.7% 40.0% to 49.9% 11.1% 6.2% +4.9% 50.0% or more 10.1% 17.3% -7.2% Not computed 2.2% 6.3% -4.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 14.1% 12.2% +1.9% 25 to 34 years 29.5% 29.1% +0.4% 35 to 44 years 24.0% 21.9% +2.1% 45 to 54 years 12.3% 14.5% -2.2% 55 to 64 years 7.4% 8.2% -0.8% 65 to 74 years 5.0% 6.3% -1.3% 75 to 84 years 4.9% 5.4% -0.5% 85 years and over 2.8% 2.4% +0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 32.4% 28.2% +4.2% 30 to 44 minutes 27.2% 24.2% +3.0% 45 to 59 minutes 6.8% 16.4% -9.6% 60 or more minutes 33.6% 31.2% +2.4%
Source: 2000 Census
If you’re looking for info on that smarty pants, elite, ivy league school, turn back. You have made a wrong turn. This is Harvard, Illinois, a quaint little town with a population of about 8,000 just sixty miles outside of Chicago.
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Rental Trends In Harvard
Apartment dwellers have some really good options in Harvard. Whether you’re looking for something modern and palatial for you and your three Pugs or something comfy and modest for you and your three kids, our apartment finder will find it for you. And hook you up with the best deal in town. Nice, right? Let’s talk numbers. What is the average rent in Harvard? Check out the table below to get a good idea.
Getting To Know The Little Town Of Harvard
Want to meet Harvard? Uhm… yeah! A great way to start getting acquainted with the city is by visiting the the town's official homepage. You can learn all about basic city facts, check out the parks, peruse the recreational opportunities available to residents, and even stay on top of special events going on in Harvard like free family movie screenings and holiday events like the city’s Easter Egg Hunt. Bookmark the page and keep that calendar in sync!
The city sure does have a nice array of parks and open spaces to get out into that fresh, Illinois air. One stand out spot is the Rush Creek Conservation Area. This huge area welcomes has trails, a pond, and if you’d like to stay a spell… why not? They have a campground as well. Nature lovers will (obviously) love Rush Creek, so be sure to bring any and all birding and nature watching materials. Bargain Alert! Keep your eye on the calendar to take part in their Free Fishing Day in June for kids. Wanna learn more about this incredible place? Click here to check out an article on the area by Chicago Wilderness Magazine.
One of the nice things about Harvard is the great number of activities going on around town. Your new apartment will be your base of adventure… start with the parks, go camping, see a Revolutionary War re-enactment, dance your pants off at the Dance Factory, take advantage of the city’s Aquatic Center... There is much fun to be had here in Harvard! Another great thing about this city is its proximity to Chicago. When you crave a taste of the big city… it’s easy to head over for a day of fun, then head back to your nice, cozy apartment.
If you’re going to be traveling often, the city has its own airport, Dacy Airport. As far as traveling goes, there is also the super convenient Union Pacific Northwest Line commuter train that goes to and from Chicago. How sweet it is. You can just sit back and close your eyes… open ‘em and you’re in land of delicious deep dish pizza and architecture. (Yeah… there are a few other things to enjoy there in Chi Town too.)
Milking Harvard’s Milk Days
Got Milk Days? Yup. Be sure to move into your new pad before June to join in the fun, festive Milke Days. You do not want to miss this one. Milk Days is a tribute to the local dairy farmers and has been pleasing folks since 1942 and it’s still going strong. Click on the link to learn all about the celebration, its history, and peruse through some awesome photos. (Don’t miss Harmilda, the fiberglass cow mascot. Mooo!) Then get ready to party it up in the name of that yummy white stuff! Don’t forget the cookies.
You, Harvardite, You
Move into your new pad in Harvard and enjoy life in this charming, family friendly, active, Illinois community with access to Chicago.
Average Apartment Rent in Harvard, Illinois
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Harvard Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Harvard have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Harvard apartment was $788 in December. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Harvard rentals listed below.
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Is Harvard a good place for families?
Based on safety and quality of education, Harvard is not a very good place for families. With a crime index of 25 out of 100, Harvard's crime rate is quite a bit higher than average. Still, there are some safe neighborhoods in town, including the areas to the east and south of the city center. Harvard students are primarily served by Harvard School District number 50, which operates five schools within Harvard. Rated as better than only 16.0 percent of school districts in Illinois and 17.8 percent of school districts in the country, this district's public education system could stand some improvement.
Does Harvard have a good school system?
No, Harvard doesn't have a very good school system. Public education is primarily provided by the Harvard Community Unit School District. With five schools serving over 2,3000 students, this district was rated better than only 16.0 percent of school districts in Illinois and 17.8 percent of school districts in the country. Fortunately, there are also several private schools in the area.
How much are utilities in Harvard?
Located in northern Illinois about an hour and a half northwest of Chicago, the average cost of utilities in Harvard, Illinois is just 3 percent lower than the US average. Because of its inland location, Harvard's climate isn't mitigated by Lake Michigan, and monthly utilities will vary drastically by season. Winter brings the highest gas bill and summer brings the lowest, while the opposite is true of the electric bill. All told, a family of three can expect gas and electric combined to cost about $250 a month, on average.