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223 Apartments for rent in Lake Forest, IL

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Last updated December 11 at 7:38am UTC
560 Buena Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,500
1032 Mar Lane Drive
Evergreen
Lake Forest, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,400
460 HUNTER Lane
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$5,995
250 Wilshire Road
Lake Forest Heights
Lake Forest, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,900
Results within 1 miles of Lake Forest, IL
Arrive North Shore
634 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
802 Foster Avenue
Knollwood
Knollwood, IL
Updated December 11 at 7:16am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
13938 West EMMA Lane
Mettawa
Mettawa, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
788 Stables Court West
Highwood
Highwood, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
5 Dukes Lane
Lincoln Shire Woodland
Lincolnshire, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:39am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$5,600
506 West Washington Avenue
Knollwood
Knollwood, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
2064 Tennyson Lane
High Ridge Acres
Highland Park, IL
Updated December 11 at 1:37am UTC
7 Bedrooms
$6,400
3330 Skokie Valley Rd - 102
Buena Woods
Highland Park, IL
Updated December 11 at 7:38am UTC
Studio
$2,100
Results within 5 miles of Lake Forest, IL
The Lakes at Fountain Square
500 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL
Updated December 11 at 3:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,038
2 Bedrooms
$1,309
3 Bedrooms
$1,478
The Atworth at Mellody Farm
1111 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL
Updated December 11 at 7:13am UTC
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,673
2 Bedrooms
$2,325
301 Riverwalk Place
301 N Riverwalk Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL
Updated November 28 at 3:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1136 Tamarack Lane
Green Tree
Libertyville, IL
Updated December 11 at 6:13am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,495
City Guide
Lake Forest

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 30 miles north of Chicago, this lakeside suburb is home to the high-paid executives and urban sophisticates of the Windy City. Fancy cars, million-dollar homes, and perfectly manicured golf courses give the city a prestigious atmosphere. Historic architecture and protected prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and savanna make for some particularly inspiring views. The vastness of Lake Michigan never fails to impress. And, local neighborhoods are just full of spectacular landscaping. However, if you thought that you might find an apartment here, you’re gonna have a tough time.

Odds are, you’ll just have to settle for a life of elegance in an expansive and elaborate rental home. Most houses for rent come with at least four bedrooms, multiple stories, beautiful acreage, and distinguished architecture. Classic and immaculately-maintained Georgians and Victorians, as well as some beautifully renovated farmhouses, make up the majority of Lake Forest neighborhoods, including the secluded and architecturally significant east Lake Forest neighborhoods along the waterfront. If this is starting to sound expensive, then your intuition for the obvious is correct. Rental rates range from about $1,700 to over $7,000 a month.

So, what types of amenities can you expect in a city full of elegant rental homes? Well, if you've been living in apartments for a while, then you will gain a new appreciation for size, light, architectural design, elaborate landscapes, gardens, private libraries, wine cellars, hot tubs, lakefront, ornate 19th century balconies, and picture-perfect lawns. As a bonus, you can also feel right at home wearing a monocle and top hat.

Many local landlords don't like the idea of dogs shedding, shredding, and running across their polished hardwood floors, especially in the more historic residences. However, you can still find quite a few pet friendly people renting out their houses, many of which feature fenced-in yards with plenty of room to play. So, while it may take a little more legwork, it’s completely possible to find pet friendly rental properties around here.

Those moving to Lake Forest with children in tow will be happy to know that this secluded city is about as safe as it gets. Walk the streets, play in the parks, and don't be scared of the dark, because the closest thing you'll find to a criminal around here is one of those rebellious jaywalkers. Additionally, Lake Forest also has some great education for the kids, with the local high school featuring all sorts of shiny bells and whistles, including an awesome campus with tons of activities and sports.

So, if you're ready for the high life at a high price, then you're ready for Lake Forest. Best of luck on luxury-home hunt!

-By Katy Comal