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84 apartments for rent near Lake Forest, IL

Last updated February 21 at 7:26AM
435 King Muir Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated February 18 at 1:23PM
5 Bedrooms
$11,500
1310 Gavin Court
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated February 7 at 4:00PM
5 Bedrooms
$7,500
1851 Wedgewood Drive
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated January 4 at 3:03AM
4 Bedrooms
$6,850
1161 Gavin Court
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated January 15 at 3:38AM
7 Bedrooms
$7,900
700 North Mayflower Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated February 9 at 7:10AM
7 Bedrooms
$12,000
421 East Westleigh Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated February 10 at 2:30PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1060 Griffith Road
Lake Forest
Lake Forest, IL
Updated February 20 at 12:34PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Results within 1 miles of Lake Forest, IL
391 Belle Foret Drive
Lake Bluff
Lake Bluff, IL
Updated January 4 at 3:03AM
4 Bedrooms
$7,000
3330 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park
Highland Park, IL
Updated February 2 at 6:13PM
Studio
$2,100
122 East Prospect Avenue
Lake Bluff
Lake Bluff, IL
Updated January 4 at 3:03AM
5 Bedrooms
$5,200
251 Whistler Road
Highland Park
Highland Park, IL
Updated January 15 at 3:37AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
821 Jenkisson Avenue
Lake Bluff
Lake Bluff, IL
Updated February 9 at 7:10AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
17 East North Avenue
Lake Bluff
Lake Bluff, IL
Updated February 20 at 12:34PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
3367 WESTERN Avenue
Highland Park
Highland Park, IL
Updated February 17 at 5:33AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Results within 5 miles of Lake Forest, IL
AMLI Deerfield
1525 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL
Updated February 21 at 7:26AM
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,737
2 Bedrooms
$2,352
AMLI at Museum Gardens
1155 N Museum Blvd
Vernon Hills, IL
Updated February 21 at 7:26AM
1 Bedroom
$1,582
2 Bedrooms
$1,586
3 Bedrooms
$2,072
Northgate Crossing
200 Hudson Ct
Wheeling, IL
Updated February 20 at 7:31PM
1 Bedroom
$1,475
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
Tapestry Glenview
2550 Waterview Dr
Northbrook, IL
Updated February 21 at 6:14AM
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,630
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
Arlington Club Apartments
1533 Baldwin Ct
Wheeling, IL
Updated February 20 at 11:18AM
1 Bedroom
$1,210
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
Deer Valley Luxury Apartments|
30011 N Waukegan Rd
Lake Bluff, IL
Updated February 20 at 3:32PM
1 Bedroom
$1,146
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
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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

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