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72 Apartments for rent in Fairview Heights, IL

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Check out 72 verified apartments for rent in Fairview Heights, IL with rents starting as low as $700. Some apartments for rent in Fairview Heights might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Park Terrace Apartments
1 Park Terrace Ln
Fairview Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$850
850 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:17 PM
A variety of one- and two-bedrooms located across from Beautiful Park. Amenities include fully loaded kitchens, dishwashers, frost-free refrigerators, central air, optional fireplaces and more.
1 Unit Available
112 Ashley Drive
112 Ashley Dr
Fairview Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$725
540 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Upper level one bedroom, one full bath condo with stackable washer/dryer. Wood burning fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, and pantry. Wood floors in the living room and bedroom.
1 Unit Available
108 Ashley Drive
108 Ashley Dr
Fairview Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$725
540 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Ground-level one bedroom, one full bath condo with stackable washer/dryer. Wood burning fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, built-in microwave, and pantry.
1 Unit Available
86 Peachtree Lane
86 Peachtree Ln
Fairview Heights, IL
1 Bedroom
$700
540 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Pictures coming soon. One bedroom, one bathroom upper-level, middle unit condo available late August. Living room with wood-burning fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with electric stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
9 Canty Lane
9 Canty Ln
Fairview Heights, IL
Studio
$950
1200 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 05:58 PM
1,200 SF of Office/Medical/Retail space available. Nice open floor plan with 4 small offices and break area. Most recent use was a seamstress and previously a dentist. Plumbing for dental office still in place. Great space.
1 Unit Available
121 MONTICELLO Place
121 Monticello Place
Fairview Heights, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1152 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 03:36 AM
Three Bedroom House in Capitol Oaks Subdivision with Vaulted Ceilings, 17 x 11 Living Room, 12 x 11 Eat In Kitchen Provides Glass Top Electric Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal and Refrigerator, Full Hallway Bathroom, 11 x 11 Master Bedroom with
1 Unit Available
874 HARBOR WOODS Drive
874 Harbor Woods Drive
Fairview Heights, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1719 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 03:36 AM
Three Bedroom Townhouse in Fountain Place Subdivision Features Hardwood Flooring in Main Living Areas, 19 x 15 Living Room, 10 x 9 Kitchen Includes Breakfast Bar, Glass Top Electric Stove with Built In Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal and
1 Unit Available
303 DOGWOOD Lane
303 Dogwood Lane
Fairview Heights, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1195 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 03:36 AM
Solid Brick Ranch Style Home, Home Features Tile and Wood Flooring, 16 x 14 Living Room, 21 x 11 Eat In Kitchen Provides Gas Range, Built In Microwave, Refrigerator and New Kitchen Counter Tops, Two Bathrooms, 28 x 11 Master Bedroom Grants Walk In
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4 Units Available
Villas At Crystal Lake
3735 Round Hill Rd
Swansea, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,098
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
1 Unit Available
864 Allenbrook Ave
864 Allenbrook Avenue
O'Fallon, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
2260 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Modern ranch home with four bedrooms, three full baths, and a partially finished basement! The open floor plan accentuates the vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace in the living room, and the beautiful hardwood floors in the living room, dining area,
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3 Units Available
Thirteen01 at Hartman Lakes
1301 Centerpoint Circle
O'Fallon, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,160
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,460
1179 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:48 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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8 Units Available
Green Mount Lakes
1200 Greenfield Pl
O'Fallon, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,165
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,435
1104 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,580
1330 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:48 PM
Near Interstate 64 and downtown, these one- to three-bedroom units feature vaulted ceilings, breakfast nooks, walk-in closets and resort-style pools. Apartment amenities include new carpet, and spacious floor plans.
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3 Units Available
Willow Park
1151 Roger Ave
Swansea, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$770
792 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:24 PM
Stylish apartments for a relaxing lifestyle. Features include a swimming pool and sun deck. Each apartment has a full kitchen and air conditioning. Located near the beautiful historic city of Belleville.
1 Unit Available
525 N Illinois
525 North Illinois Street
Belleville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$600
800 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:16 PM
2 bed 1 bath upstairs unit 675 sq ft $600/ mo no pets
1 Unit Available
4415 West Washington
4415 West Washington Street
Belleville, IL
3 Bedrooms
$875
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:16 PM
3 bed 1 bath home. Remodeled in 2018 new floors, windows, updated bathroom, large eat in kitchen
1 Unit Available
9609 W Main St - 7
9609 West Main Street
Belleville, IL
1 Bedroom
$700
475 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:16 PM
LIGHT AND AIRY NEWLY RENOVATED 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT. HARDWOOD IN THE LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM, LUXURY VINYL TILE IN BATH AND KITCHEN. EAT-IN KITCHEN, WALK IN CLOSET WITH BUILT IN SHELVES AND BUILT IN STORAGE IN THE BATHROOM.
1 Unit Available
106 North High Street
106 High Street
Shiloh, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,020
760 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:16 PM
Quaint 1 bed, 1 bath home on a quiet dead end street. This home boasts newer paint, flooring and 1 car attached garage. Close to Scott AFB, Interstate and shopping. Currently accepting applications.
1 Unit Available
212 W Fourth St
212 West 4th Street
O'Fallon, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1020 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 07:16 PM
Fantastic 2 (potential 3rd) bedroom home located near downtown O'Fallon with a large living room and back yard.
1 Unit Available
108 Kenwood Lane
108 Kenwood Lane
Collinsville, IL | St. Louis Road
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1800 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
1 story bungalow with a partially finished basement and an attic space with some flooring laid down for added storage. The main level is approximately 1050 sq. ft. and the basement has an added app. 600 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
127 Howard
127 Howard Dr
St. Clair County, IL
2 Bedrooms
$850
1200 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
View Virtual Tour at https://youtu.be/IsWUACu7Qtc Don't let the exterior fool you; there's a lot of room in this two-bedroom, one full bath, and one 3/4 bath duplex.
1 Unit Available
1320 N 1st St
1320 N 1st St
Swansea, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
View video tour at https://youtu.be/CMy98SAW9uc Two bedrooms, one bathroom apartment on the upper level. Rent is $725+ $50 for sewer/water/trash per month. The kitchen includes an electric stove, refrigerator & dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
1701 Mascoutah Ave Lot #50
1701 Mascoutah Avenue
Belleville, IL
3 Bedrooms
$800
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Welcome to 1701 Mascoutah Ave Lot #50 at Greenmount Station. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Master suite and open layout. A $75 monthly fee will be added to your rent for water, sewer and trash.
1 Unit Available
2508-4 Eastview
2508 Eastview Dr
Belleville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$695
900 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Two bedrooms, one bath, upper-level apartment. Large living room/dining room combo. Laundry room with washer/dryer hookups. The kitchen has an electric stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Lawn care and trash included.
1 Unit Available
630 Donna Drive
630 Donna Dr
O'Fallon, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1100 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:52 PM
Video Tour: https://youtu.be/6LhVOSGV8u8 Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Duplex with one car garage in O'Fallon school district! Living room features vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. Newer flooring and paint throughout.
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How much is rent in Fairview Heights?
In Fairview Heights, the median rent is $741 for a studio, $840 for a 1-bedroom, $1,091 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,446 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Fairview Heights, check out our monthly Fairview Heights Rent Report.
How much is rent in Fairview Heights?
In Fairview Heights, the median rent is $741 for a studio, $840 for a 1-bedroom, $1,091 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,446 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Fairview Heights, check out our monthly Fairview Heights Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Fairview Heights?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Fairview Heights apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Fairview Heights apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Fairview Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Fairview Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Fairview Heights?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Fairview Heights.
How much should I pay for rent in Fairview Heights?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Fairview Heights.

Median Rent in Fairview Heights

Last updated May 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Fairview Heights is $840, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,091.
Studio
$741
1 Bed
$840
2 Beds
$1,091
3+ Beds
$1,446

City Guide

Fairview Heights
"Well, out of Southern Illinois / Come a down home country boy. / He's gonna make it in the city / Playin' guitar in the studio." - Jim Croce
"Well, out of Southern Illinois / Come a down home country boy. / He's gonna make it in the city / Playin' guitar in the studio." - Jim Croce

A charming town located just outside East St. Louis, its claim to fame is being the dominant shopping area for southwestern Illinois. With a population of 17,078 people, it's tiny enough to have that small town, Midwestern charm but big enough to offer entertainment and, of course, shopping for all. With St. Louis just across the river, there are all kinds of food, sports and museums available, and, of course, that lovely arch!

Finding an Apartment in Fairview Heights

The cost of living in Fairview is below the national average, so get ready to start paying it forwardto your bank account! Residents here love how cheap it is to eat, drink and shop in their fair city, and this applies to apartments for rent as well. With a 6.3% vacancy rate and apartment homes accounting for 27.86% of properties, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a pad to rest your head. Still, it never hurts to put your best face forward. Follow these tips to make sure you have the best chances of scoring your dream apartment.

The Cost

The good news is that places for rent in Fairview Heights are going for well under the Illinois average. The median gross rent for one-bedroom apartments is less than the rest of the state. Of course, you'll find much higher prices for premier apartments in newer buildings and much lower prices for studios in older buildings, but it's good to know what the average listing price is. It doesn't hurt to ask your landlord if you should expect a rent hike some of the newer buildings like to tack on an extra 10% or 15% after your first year. Better to find out early than be blindsided down the road. One great bonus for those thinking about buying property eventually is that there are NO property taxes in Fairview Heights one of the few cities that can boast this perk.

When to Rent

Renting is pretty steady all year round, though you're likely to see a bit of a dip in the winter when people are more inclined to hole up inside instead of face the winter cold. Spring and summer will see more action, but there are a fair number of available properties, so you shouldn't have to start looking too far in advance for an apartment to rent.

What You Need

Just because there are plenty of places to rent here in Fairview Heights doesn't mean you should let your guard down. Get your game face on and get prepared. When you go meet the landlord to view an apartment, show up in a timely fashion they are probably seeing a number of clients, and being late will lose you points right from the start. Bring a binder with all the necessary materials to rent right there on the spot if you like a place, why run the risk of waiting and losing out on it? You'll need your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or two pay stubs, references and paperwork for any pets you're planning on bringing, assuming you're applying for pet friendly apartments. Carry your checkbook with you as well no sense in holding off on the deposit if you really fall in love with a place.

Finding an Apartment in Fairview Heights
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The cost of living in Fairview is below the national average, so get ready to start paying it forwardto your bank account! Residents here love how cheap it is to eat, drink and shop in their fair city, and this applies to apartments for rent as well. With a 6.3% vacancy rate and apartment homes accounting for 27.86% of properties, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a pad to rest your head. Still, it never hurts to put your best face forward. Follow these tips to make sure you have the best chances of scoring your dream apartment.

The Cost

The good news is that places for rent in Fairview Heights are going for well under the Illinois average. The median gross rent for one-bedroom apartments is less than the rest of the state. Of course, you'll find much higher prices for premier apartments in newer buildings and much lower prices for studios in older buildings, but it's good to know what the average listing price is. It doesn't hurt to ask your landlord if you should expect a rent hike some of the newer buildings like to tack on an extra 10% or 15% after your first year. Better to find out early than be blindsided down the road. One great bonus for those thinking about buying property eventually is that there are NO property taxes in Fairview Heights one of the few cities that can boast this perk.

When to Rent

Renting is pretty steady all year round, though you're likely to see a bit of a dip in the winter when people are more inclined to hole up inside instead of face the winter cold. Spring and summer will see more action, but there are a fair number of available properties, so you shouldn't have to start looking too far in advance for an apartment to rent.

What You Need

Just because there are plenty of places to rent here in Fairview Heights doesn't mean you should let your guard down. Get your game face on and get prepared. When you go meet the landlord to view an apartment, show up in a timely fashion they are probably seeing a number of clients, and being late will lose you points right from the start. Bring a binder with all the necessary materials to rent right there on the spot if you like a place, why run the risk of waiting and losing out on it? You'll need your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or two pay stubs, references and paperwork for any pets you're planning on bringing, assuming you're applying for pet friendly apartments. Carry your checkbook with you as well no sense in holding off on the deposit if you really fall in love with a place.

Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Pretty much everywhere in Fairview Heights has the same general vibe: safe, friendly and pretty. You'll never be more than a few minutes' drive from shopping, dining, a number of businesses and recreation options. In fact, their town motto is "We live in Fairview Heights We've Got It All." No sense in being humble about it! The best part is that even if this tiny town were lacking in any way, the big city of St. Louis is only 15 minutes to the west.

Longacre Park: This 90-acre park is one of the nicest community parks in the area. Residents who live nearby can enjoy the baseball diamonds, gigantic playground, jogging trail, volleyball court and picnic pavilions.

Highway 64: Living on the north side of Fairview Heights means easy access to Highway 64, which takes you right into St. Louis. Prices are a little lower up this way because you have to put up with highway noise and smog.

Pontiac/ Crossroads: This central chunk of Fairview Heights has nice residential buildings and single-family houses both for sale and rent. It's a little pricier, and most of the homes are newer or were recently renovated. Higher vacancy rates here make it a great place to start looking!

French Village: If you're looking for killer views of the St. Louis skyline and proximity to the St. Clare MetroLink stop that takes you right into downtown St. Louis, look no further than this charming 'hood.

Get to Know the Neighborhoods
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Pretty much everywhere in Fairview Heights has the same general vibe: safe, friendly and pretty. You'll never be more than a few minutes' drive from shopping, dining, a number of businesses and recreation options. In fact, their town motto is "We live in Fairview Heights We've Got It All." No sense in being humble about it! The best part is that even if this tiny town were lacking in any way, the big city of St. Louis is only 15 minutes to the west.

Longacre Park: This 90-acre park is one of the nicest community parks in the area. Residents who live nearby can enjoy the baseball diamonds, gigantic playground, jogging trail, volleyball court and picnic pavilions.

Highway 64: Living on the north side of Fairview Heights means easy access to Highway 64, which takes you right into St. Louis. Prices are a little lower up this way because you have to put up with highway noise and smog.

Pontiac/ Crossroads: This central chunk of Fairview Heights has nice residential buildings and single-family houses both for sale and rent. It's a little pricier, and most of the homes are newer or were recently renovated. Higher vacancy rates here make it a great place to start looking!

French Village: If you're looking for killer views of the St. Louis skyline and proximity to the St. Clare MetroLink stop that takes you right into downtown St. Louis, look no further than this charming 'hood.

Life In Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights is a very young city, so you'll find that most residents here settled in the last 30 years or so and most of the properties were constructed no earlier than 1970. Still, it's considered a crossroads in the Midwest since I-64 runs right through it, and it's just a stone's throw away from busy St. Louis.

  • The weather here is much milder than you find in Northern Illinois. The summers can be hot, but winters tend to be a little balmier and less snowy, which is great for people who don't love spending every day outside with a shovel.
  • You'll find everything you need nearby, assuming you have a car. There's not much in the way of public transit to get you around town here, so make sure your driving skills are up to par. You'll find several grocery stores, a huge mall, a few strip malls and most other things you need just a few minutes away.
  • Downtown St. Louis has everything that big cities should have, from great sports teams to fantastic art museums. The MetroLink will get you into the city in a flash, but you can also plan on driving into the city parking is a breeze, and it's only a quick ten minutes on I-64, which rarely has problems with traffic.

In short, Fairview Heights is pretty much the ideal spot for country folks who like the small-town life with a jaunt to the city every now and then for good measure.

Life In Fairview Heights
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Fairview Heights is a very young city, so you'll find that most residents here settled in the last 30 years or so and most of the properties were constructed no earlier than 1970. Still, it's considered a crossroads in the Midwest since I-64 runs right through it, and it's just a stone's throw away from busy St. Louis.

  • The weather here is much milder than you find in Northern Illinois. The summers can be hot, but winters tend to be a little balmier and less snowy, which is great for people who don't love spending every day outside with a shovel.
  • You'll find everything you need nearby, assuming you have a car. There's not much in the way of public transit to get you around town here, so make sure your driving skills are up to par. You'll find several grocery stores, a huge mall, a few strip malls and most other things you need just a few minutes away.
  • Downtown St. Louis has everything that big cities should have, from great sports teams to fantastic art museums. The MetroLink will get you into the city in a flash, but you can also plan on driving into the city parking is a breeze, and it's only a quick ten minutes on I-64, which rarely has problems with traffic.

In short, Fairview Heights is pretty much the ideal spot for country folks who like the small-town life with a jaunt to the city every now and then for good measure.

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City Guide

Fairview Heights
"Well, out of Southern Illinois / Come a down home country boy. / He's gonna make it in the city / Playin' guitar in the studio." - Jim Croce
"Well, out of Southern Illinois / Come a down home country boy. / He's gonna make it in the city / Playin' guitar in the studio." - Jim Croce

A charming town located just outside East St. Louis, its claim to fame is being the dominant shopping area for southwestern Illinois. With a population of 17,078 people, it's tiny enough to have that small town, Midwestern charm but big enough to offer entertainment and, of course, shopping for all. With St. Louis just across the river, there are all kinds of food, sports and museums available, and, of course, that lovely arch!

Finding an Apartment in Fairview Heights

The cost of living in Fairview is below the national average, so get ready to start paying it forwardto your bank account! Residents here love how cheap it is to eat, drink and shop in their fair city, and this applies to apartments for rent as well. With a 6.3% vacancy rate and apartment homes accounting for 27.86% of properties, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a pad to rest your head. Still, it never hurts to put your best face forward. Follow these tips to make sure you have the best chances of scoring your dream apartment.

The Cost

The good news is that places for rent in Fairview Heights are going for well under the Illinois average. The median gross rent for one-bedroom apartments is less than the rest of the state. Of course, you'll find much higher prices for premier apartments in newer buildings and much lower prices for studios in older buildings, but it's good to know what the average listing price is. It doesn't hurt to ask your landlord if you should expect a rent hike some of the newer buildings like to tack on an extra 10% or 15% after your first year. Better to find out early than be blindsided down the road. One great bonus for those thinking about buying property eventually is that there are NO property taxes in Fairview Heights one of the few cities that can boast this perk.

When to Rent

Renting is pretty steady all year round, though you're likely to see a bit of a dip in the winter when people are more inclined to hole up inside instead of face the winter cold. Spring and summer will see more action, but there are a fair number of available properties, so you shouldn't have to start looking too far in advance for an apartment to rent.

What You Need

Just because there are plenty of places to rent here in Fairview Heights doesn't mean you should let your guard down. Get your game face on and get prepared. When you go meet the landlord to view an apartment, show up in a timely fashion they are probably seeing a number of clients, and being late will lose you points right from the start. Bring a binder with all the necessary materials to rent right there on the spot if you like a place, why run the risk of waiting and losing out on it? You'll need your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or two pay stubs, references and paperwork for any pets you're planning on bringing, assuming you're applying for pet friendly apartments. Carry your checkbook with you as well no sense in holding off on the deposit if you really fall in love with a place.

Finding an Apartment in Fairview Heights
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The cost of living in Fairview is below the national average, so get ready to start paying it forwardto your bank account! Residents here love how cheap it is to eat, drink and shop in their fair city, and this applies to apartments for rent as well. With a 6.3% vacancy rate and apartment homes accounting for 27.86% of properties, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a pad to rest your head. Still, it never hurts to put your best face forward. Follow these tips to make sure you have the best chances of scoring your dream apartment.

The Cost

The good news is that places for rent in Fairview Heights are going for well under the Illinois average. The median gross rent for one-bedroom apartments is less than the rest of the state. Of course, you'll find much higher prices for premier apartments in newer buildings and much lower prices for studios in older buildings, but it's good to know what the average listing price is. It doesn't hurt to ask your landlord if you should expect a rent hike some of the newer buildings like to tack on an extra 10% or 15% after your first year. Better to find out early than be blindsided down the road. One great bonus for those thinking about buying property eventually is that there are NO property taxes in Fairview Heights one of the few cities that can boast this perk.

When to Rent

Renting is pretty steady all year round, though you're likely to see a bit of a dip in the winter when people are more inclined to hole up inside instead of face the winter cold. Spring and summer will see more action, but there are a fair number of available properties, so you shouldn't have to start looking too far in advance for an apartment to rent.

What You Need

Just because there are plenty of places to rent here in Fairview Heights doesn't mean you should let your guard down. Get your game face on and get prepared. When you go meet the landlord to view an apartment, show up in a timely fashion they are probably seeing a number of clients, and being late will lose you points right from the start. Bring a binder with all the necessary materials to rent right there on the spot if you like a place, why run the risk of waiting and losing out on it? You'll need your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or two pay stubs, references and paperwork for any pets you're planning on bringing, assuming you're applying for pet friendly apartments. Carry your checkbook with you as well no sense in holding off on the deposit if you really fall in love with a place.

Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Pretty much everywhere in Fairview Heights has the same general vibe: safe, friendly and pretty. You'll never be more than a few minutes' drive from shopping, dining, a number of businesses and recreation options. In fact, their town motto is "We live in Fairview Heights We've Got It All." No sense in being humble about it! The best part is that even if this tiny town were lacking in any way, the big city of St. Louis is only 15 minutes to the west.

Longacre Park: This 90-acre park is one of the nicest community parks in the area. Residents who live nearby can enjoy the baseball diamonds, gigantic playground, jogging trail, volleyball court and picnic pavilions.

Highway 64: Living on the north side of Fairview Heights means easy access to Highway 64, which takes you right into St. Louis. Prices are a little lower up this way because you have to put up with highway noise and smog.

Pontiac/ Crossroads: This central chunk of Fairview Heights has nice residential buildings and single-family houses both for sale and rent. It's a little pricier, and most of the homes are newer or were recently renovated. Higher vacancy rates here make it a great place to start looking!

French Village: If you're looking for killer views of the St. Louis skyline and proximity to the St. Clare MetroLink stop that takes you right into downtown St. Louis, look no further than this charming 'hood.

Get to Know the Neighborhoods
+

Pretty much everywhere in Fairview Heights has the same general vibe: safe, friendly and pretty. You'll never be more than a few minutes' drive from shopping, dining, a number of businesses and recreation options. In fact, their town motto is "We live in Fairview Heights We've Got It All." No sense in being humble about it! The best part is that even if this tiny town were lacking in any way, the big city of St. Louis is only 15 minutes to the west.

Longacre Park: This 90-acre park is one of the nicest community parks in the area. Residents who live nearby can enjoy the baseball diamonds, gigantic playground, jogging trail, volleyball court and picnic pavilions.

Highway 64: Living on the north side of Fairview Heights means easy access to Highway 64, which takes you right into St. Louis. Prices are a little lower up this way because you have to put up with highway noise and smog.

Pontiac/ Crossroads: This central chunk of Fairview Heights has nice residential buildings and single-family houses both for sale and rent. It's a little pricier, and most of the homes are newer or were recently renovated. Higher vacancy rates here make it a great place to start looking!

French Village: If you're looking for killer views of the St. Louis skyline and proximity to the St. Clare MetroLink stop that takes you right into downtown St. Louis, look no further than this charming 'hood.

Life In Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights is a very young city, so you'll find that most residents here settled in the last 30 years or so and most of the properties were constructed no earlier than 1970. Still, it's considered a crossroads in the Midwest since I-64 runs right through it, and it's just a stone's throw away from busy St. Louis.

  • The weather here is much milder than you find in Northern Illinois. The summers can be hot, but winters tend to be a little balmier and less snowy, which is great for people who don't love spending every day outside with a shovel.
  • You'll find everything you need nearby, assuming you have a car. There's not much in the way of public transit to get you around town here, so make sure your driving skills are up to par. You'll find several grocery stores, a huge mall, a few strip malls and most other things you need just a few minutes away.
  • Downtown St. Louis has everything that big cities should have, from great sports teams to fantastic art museums. The MetroLink will get you into the city in a flash, but you can also plan on driving into the city parking is a breeze, and it's only a quick ten minutes on I-64, which rarely has problems with traffic.

In short, Fairview Heights is pretty much the ideal spot for country folks who like the small-town life with a jaunt to the city every now and then for good measure.

Life In Fairview Heights
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Fairview Heights is a very young city, so you'll find that most residents here settled in the last 30 years or so and most of the properties were constructed no earlier than 1970. Still, it's considered a crossroads in the Midwest since I-64 runs right through it, and it's just a stone's throw away from busy St. Louis.

  • The weather here is much milder than you find in Northern Illinois. The summers can be hot, but winters tend to be a little balmier and less snowy, which is great for people who don't love spending every day outside with a shovel.
  • You'll find everything you need nearby, assuming you have a car. There's not much in the way of public transit to get you around town here, so make sure your driving skills are up to par. You'll find several grocery stores, a huge mall, a few strip malls and most other things you need just a few minutes away.
  • Downtown St. Louis has everything that big cities should have, from great sports teams to fantastic art museums. The MetroLink will get you into the city in a flash, but you can also plan on driving into the city parking is a breeze, and it's only a quick ten minutes on I-64, which rarely has problems with traffic.

In short, Fairview Heights is pretty much the ideal spot for country folks who like the small-town life with a jaunt to the city every now and then for good measure.