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280 Apartments for rent in Lake Forest, IL

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Last updated September 20 at 9:36pm UTC
1028 West Old Mill Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 20 at 4:47pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,900
1085 Estes Avenue
Lake Forest Heights
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 11 at 7:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1070 South Ridge Road
Lake Forest Heights
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 8 at 3:16am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$5,800
580 North Bank Lane
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 7 at 10:45pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
250 Wilshire Road
Lake Forest Heights
Lake Forest, IL
Updated August 23 at 3:23am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,900
Arrive North Shore
634 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL
Updated September 20 at 2:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,155
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
3330 Skokie Valley Rd
Buena Woods
Highland Park, IL
Updated September 15 at 5:42pm UTC
Studio
$2,100
290 Leonard Wood South
Highland Park
Highland Park, IL
Updated September 13 at 3:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
2064 Tennyson Lane
High Ridge Acres
Highland Park, IL
Updated August 10 at 10:35pm UTC
7 Bedrooms
$6,400
The Lakes at Fountain Square
500 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL
Updated September 20 at 9:36pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$958
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
3 Bedrooms
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Results within 1 miles of Lake Forest, IL
The Atworth at Mellody Farm
1111 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL
Updated September 20 at 6:59pm UTC
Studio
$1,590
1 Bedroom
$1,673
2 Bedrooms
$2,325
Results within 5 miles of Lake Forest, IL
1032 Mar Lane Drive
Evergreen
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 14 at 2:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,800
1036 Mar Lane Drive
Evergreen
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 9 at 6:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,800
1531 Telegraph Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 6 at 7:02am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$7,850
316 Scott Street
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 6 at 7:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
460 HUNTER Lane
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 3 at 2:33am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$5,995
915 Lane Lorraine Avenue
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated September 2 at 11:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
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