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79 Apartments for rent in Lockport, IL

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Last updated January 24 at 5:48am UTC
555 East 13th Street
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:45am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,650
414 South STATE Street
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
305 Macgregor Road
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 15 at 9:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
611 RODNEY Court
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
1041 ASHLEY Court South
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1800 Cora
Stern Park
Crest Hill, IL
Updated January 17 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1225 Fairview Ave
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated January 18 at 8:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
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1304 Argo Lane
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 12 at 9:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
411 East Division Street
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 3 at 11:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
Fairmont Avenue
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated January 20 at 8:31am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,095
Tamarack Dr
Highland
Joliet, IL
Updated January 19 at 8:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,345
Magnolia Ave
Draper Avenue
Joliet, IL
Updated January 19 at 8:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$845
Magnolia Ave
Draper Avenue
Joliet, IL
Updated January 19 at 8:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$845
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City Guide
Lockport
Moving to Lockport

A Competitive Market

The combination of an older town that is also a more modern suburb brings the best of both worlds to its residents. However, with that awesomeness comes competition and not many availabilities. However, if you are proactive, flexible and search at the right time, you can find a good home.

When to Look

April through August is the best time to go property hunting if your time is flexible, as there is usually more rental turnover then. It's very hard to find anything during the fall and winter as the market locks up. Altogether, one month should be enough time. Note that buying is the better long-term option as over 87% of Lockport owns.

Doing the Search Properly

Begin your search immediately as it's no simple task to find a dream home in Lockport. That's not to say you can't find a deal that gives a lease discount on places for rent, just don't count on it. Search for your desired home or apartment to rent with a plan in hand. Agree to lease something as soon as you like it and don't sleep on it.

Finishing the Deal

First and last month's rent is necessary, as well as a security deposit. Having good references, a credit report and a residence history can help gain the owner's trust. Management companies will request most of that info anyway.

Lockport Neighborhoods

At 11.4 square miles, Lockport has a good deal of land, and within the town, there are a variety of neighborhoods that feature different styles of housing and different amenities. To get what you want, establish your priorities and choose a Lockport neighborhood that meets most of them.

Runyon: Homes around the Runyon County Forest Preserve are primarily detached houses. Rental housing will be more in line with people seeking houses with lots versus two-bedroom apartments or the like.

Dellwood Park: The south section of the city that fronts the canal is a nice mix of residential and commercial development with a small apartment complex here and there. Anchored by Dellwood Park on the south, the community is also close to recreational facilities.

Lambs Wood: The nice greens at Broken Arrow Golf Course form the southern edge of this neighborhood, along with Lambs Wood County Forest Preserve. Some of the newer housing developments are here.

Messenger Woods: The easternmost part of the town, Messenger Woods is the nearest to Chicago. It begins at I-35 and moves east past Messenger Woods Nature Preserve. When looking for rental housing in Lockport that gets you near transportation corridors, this is a good place to start.

Big Run Wolf Ranch: A mostly master-planned community in the northeastern section of Lockport, Big Run Wolf Ranch is a mixture of green space, relatively newer homes and some retail businesses fairly close by.

Living in Lockport

The ties to the water may not be as evident today, but the river and canal are still important features of Lockport living. Living within easy reach of all the social and cultural experiences that Chicagoland offers brings a different perspective. That said, there's local culture too. The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Gaylord Building Historical Site and Statesville Haunted Prison are all local attractions that bring history to life for visitors and residents. Nightlife spots like BricHaus Brewing and Outpost Bar & Grill offer good times, and there's more than enough local shopping to find everything you need. Locals like enjoying what the city brings to the table, and once the table has been cleared, fun in the greater region or a beverage at home awaits.