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153 Apartments for rent in Forest Park, IL

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Last updated June 23 at 7:38pm UTC
940 Thomas Ave Unit 2
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 23 at 11:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
532 Beloit Avenue
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 23 at 7:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
7733 Monroe St
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 14 at 10:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
411 Beloit Ave
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 9 at 5:57pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,020
336 Lathrop Avenue
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
1029 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
Results within 1 miles of Forest Park, IL
1931 Grove Ave
Berwyn
Berwyn, IL
Updated June 23 at 5:46pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$935
219 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 23 at 5:46pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
1526 Home Ave
Berwyn
Berwyn, IL
Updated June 23 at 5:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,016
829 S Euclid Ave
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 23 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
338 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 22 at 11:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
8233 Lake Street
River Forest
River Forest, IL
Updated June 22 at 11:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
343 Ashland Avenue
River Forest
River Forest, IL
Updated June 22 at 11:22pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
426 Wesley Ave
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 22 at 5:35pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
2353 S 3rd Ave
Riverside
Riverside, IL
Updated June 21 at 5:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,145
1120 Washington Boulevard
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 21 at 11:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,375
921 Ontario Street
Oak Park
Oak Park, IL
Updated June 20 at 11:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
823 South HARLEM Avenue
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 20 at 6:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
7542 Brown Avenue
Forest Park
Forest Park, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
City Guide
Forest Park
Moving to Forest Park

Meet with landlords and discuss all applicable fees once you hit the streets of Forest Park, equipped with your list of needs and wants. Most apartments will ask for a month's rent as well as a security deposit. If renting from a homeowner directly, the deposit may be able to be paid in increments. Make certain to take notes on any place you do rent; rental agreements in town hold you responsible for any damage to the unit, and even a scratch on the hardwood from that dining chair with metal legs can cost more than you'd imagine.

Rental agencies can occasionally lead you astray when it comes to finding a home. Make certain they know your limits and what you're searching for. You may want to use the service as a way to get a broad idea of the rental landscape but in the end, forging ahead on your own may be most efficient.

Forest Park Neighborhoods

Housing for rent in Forest Park is easily defined. There are spacious apartment homes and house rentals that afford a vast selection given individual preference. For high-rise living, look to village center. For a more residential feel, seek an address that puts you close to Roosevelt and Des Plaines, where single-family homes are more common.

Village Center: The hip and urban city center is comprised mostly of apartment complexes and local businesses. Studio and small units are common. To secure larger spaces, count on shelling out a decent amount of money. The cost is well worth it when you realize you can turn around without seeing the whole of your abode in one spin.

Madison Street: This is where all of the action happens. Folks in town fill its fine dining establishments and entertainment venues each week from beginning to end. Francesca's Fiore and Gaetano's are among the favorites, serving up delectable cuisine that garners attention from tourists as well. House Red Vinoteca and Saigon Pho get honorable mentions as well, for diversity among a lot of pub grub and pizza.

Roosevelt and Des Plaines: While apartments are present here, homes for rent are common as well. Single-family houses with up to three bedrooms are available for a bit more than you'd pay for a two-bedroom floor plan across town.

Living in Forest Park

Living in Forest Park ensures you a carefree commute to Chicago on the Blue Line, with stations near most major areas of the city. Bus lines also abound and all areas of the village are easily traversed on foot as well.

There are far more fast-food and greasy spoon joints in this end of town. Staples like Smokin' M's serve up gluttonous barbecue platters that taste incredible and are affordable enough to eat far too often. Good thing Maple Park is nearby. A breath of fresh air and a walk will be necessary after that slice of chocolate cake from Portillo's.

Helpful Tips

Forest Park is a Midwest town -- meaning the winters can be bone-chilling and involve snow, sleet, and wind. Heavy jackets, gloves, and that embarrassing set of earmuffs you swore you'd never wear should definitely be put in your moving boxes.

While the public transportation system here is easily one of the best in the nation, many folks still feel the need to own a car. If you're without, there are many Zipcar stations around the village that will allow you to rent a car for grocery-getting when you simply don't feel like lugging that reuseable bag a half-mile.

Forest Park is an artsy little joint. Many folks are tied to journalism, performing, or fine arts, which makes for vast and culturally sound entertainment options. With far more to offer than most simple suburbs, newbies can sign up for Meetups to find like-minded new friends and indulge in a cooking or pottery class.