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Melrose Park Apartments
Last updated February 6 2023 at 8:21 PM

519 Apartments in Melrose Park, Illinois

Melrose Park Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 24,703
Population Density: 5,828.3 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

Melrose Park has a glorious -- and fun -- past! This Chicago suburb was once home to the beloved Kiddieland Amusement Park, which recently closed in 2010. Today, that land is home to Maywood Park Racetrack. Melrose Park is also the hometown of Stern Pinball, Inc -- the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines!

When Melrose Park was first established, it was called Melrose, a small Chicago suburb in 1882

Melrose Park has a glorious -- and fun -- past! This Chicago suburb was once home to the beloved Kiddieland Amusement Park, which recently closed in 2010. Today, that land is home to Maywood Park Racetrack. Melrose Park is also the hometown of Stern Pinball, Inc -- the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines!

When Melrose Park was first established, it was called Melrose, a small Chicago suburb in 1882. For some reason in 1893, the residents decided to add a "Park" to their name, and with that, the population began to grow. It hasn't been total smooth sailing in town; in 1920, there was an F4 tornado on Palm Sunday that killed 10 residents and destroyed the Sacred Heart Church and the attached convent. But since then, the small town has recovered, repaired itself, grown and continued to thrive as one of Chicago's most beloved suburbs. People that live here tend to commute into Chicago for work and play. But the community itself is solid and strong, and there are actually tons of things to do in town without having to leave.

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Moving to Melrose Park

Thinking about moving to Melrose Park? You're in luck! The town's a great place to find places for rent! It pays before moving anywhere, though, to do some research about the town. You want to make sure you end up in the right area! Want to know more about Melrose Park neighborhoods? Check out the list below.

Southern Melrose Park: Southern Melrose Park feels more like the city's center. That's because it's home to most of the town's main amenities. In southern Melrose Park, particularly on West Lake Street, you can find tons of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and even transportation options. This is a great place to live if you want to be in the heart of the action; search for apartments here if you want to be close to all the amenities you could want.

Central Melrose Park: The center of Melrose Park is a good transition area. It has some businesses and restaurants, but it's mostly residential. You can find places for rent here, in addition to homes to buy. There are still some commercial joints here, so you won't have to drive too far if you want to go out to eat.

Northern Melrose Park: Northern Melrose Park is the most rural and suburban feeling of any area in town. The area has the largest and nicest property rentals in Melrose Park, but it does have some apartments for rent if you look hard. One great part about Northern Melrose Park is that it has greenery! There are lots of parks here -- playgrounds, dog runs, picnic areas and more. Come here if you're an outdoorsy person who also wants to be near a big city.

If you want to move to Melrose Park, the smartest thing to do would be to gather all the proper documentation you'll need to apply for an apartment. This is because apartments that are affordable near Chicago are highly-sought after, and you don't want to miss out in case you find your dream home! The requirements of every landlord are different. But you can expect to have to have things like your driver's license, copies of your IDs, letters from former landlords, letters of reference, proof of employment, proof income -- and possibly more! You'll also want to have the deposit prepared in case you find the apartment you love! Living near Chicago is something a lot of people do, and if you find just the right place, you'll want to secure it -- don't let it get snatched out from under you!

Living in Melrose Park

If you live in Melrose Park, there's a really good chance you commute into Chicago. Some people commute in for work, and others commute in for play. The town, of course, has some of the best amenities in the entire country. You can see world-class theater at the Goodman or Steppenwolf, have the time of your life at Navy Pier, shop on the Magnificent Mile, check out art at the Chicago Institute of Art, or just wander around the architecturally beautiful city. One of the best parts about living in Melrose Park, then, is how easy it is to get into Chicago. The city is on a Metra line, which means you can hop a train on into the big city whenever you want. The city is on the Union Pacific/West Line, which is a fast, easy and quick way to get into town. Want to drive into Chicago? Many other residents of Melrose Park own cars. You can easily hop on Interstate 290 and be in Chicago in a jiffy.

You don't have to leave Melrose Park to have a good time, though. The legendary Kiddieland might be closed, but there's still plenty to do! If you like to eat, Melrose Park's a great place for you. Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant serves up famous class Italian fare, while famous chain Lou Malnatis serves that classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Shopping's good in Melrose Park. There are a myriad of boutique stores and malls to browse through if you're on the hunt. Maywood Park Racetrack, which took the place of Kiddieland, also offers tons of entertainment. Not only does the venue feature horse races, but people can also host parties and special events there.

People in Melrose Park also value spending time outside. The city has a lot of public parks that residents can take advantage of. These parks include Memorial Park District, the Veterans Park District, and the Westdale Park District. If people like playing racket sports, Melrose Park is also home to an outstanding Racquetball Club, which is located at 24th and Cortez in the city.

Often called "Corporate Suburbia," Melrose Park has a unique history, and it's churned out its fare share of outstanding residents. If you decide to make the move there, you can be in the company of people like actress Carol Lawrence, basketball player Doc Rivers, actor Dennis Grimaldi, L.A. Dodgers player Roy Gleason, basketball player Michael Finley, cookbook author Clara Cannuciari, and many more!

Melrose Park Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Melrose Park is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Melrose Park is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Melrose Park is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Melrose Park


Elementary Schools

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Jane Addams Elementary School
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426 Students
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426
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Melrose Park Elementary School
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Public
K-5
785 Students
3 Reviews
785
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Grant Elementary School
Public
1-5
Public
1-5
417 Students
4 Reviews
417
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2151 Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
APL56478791 - Beautifully renovated with new hardwood flooring, open concept living space, tons of natural light. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Large bedrooms with good closet space. Laundry in-unit. Private balcony. Central heat & a/c. Great location close to transportation, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and more. *Pictures may be of a similar unit in building.
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1650 Riverwoods Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
APL59548233 - Come home to this spacious 2 bed/2bath rental located in the beloved Thatcher Woods community! With over 1500 square feet plus parking this unit wont last! Upgraded kitchen with brand new SS appliances, granite countertops, and split-level breakfast bar. Hardwood flooring in main living spaces, carpeted bedrooms, central A/C, ambient heat in unit floors, and ceiling fans throughout. Both bedrooms offer plenty of room for king sized furniture, and primary suite includes walk-in closet, dual sinks and separate bath and shower. Private balcony for outdoor space and large living combo dining/living room allows for comfortable work from home.Rent includes assigned indoor heated parking and storage cage, cooking gas, water, internet/DISH TV package and use of onsite amenities including club room, indoor pool, and fitness room. Small pets allowed with additional fees. **APPLICATION & FEES***$65 fee/per adult tenant on Westward360 application only. Applicants must attach the last two pay stubs and their ID to the application. Approved applicants will have 650 or higher credit score with no bankruptcies or evictions plus combined gross income must exceed 2.5x the rent. In some cases, a co-signer may be added. First months rent and non-refundable move-in fee (the greater of 20% of one months rent or $300 without pets or the greater of 30% or $500 with pets) due at lease signing. Monthly bundled Service fee of $27 charged in addition to rent includes, but not limited to, quarterly filters for furnace, janitorial, landscaping, snow removal, gutter cleaning, limited liability insurance and general common area upkeep. Pets are welcomed with a pet inspection fee twice a year of $150 each, limit 2 with breed and weight restrictions. Special HOA Notes: Renters insurance and auto insurance required. $300 move-in fee charged by HOA. Renter must comply with all HOA rules/regs, to be provide by listings agent.
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1111 North 22nd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
660 sqft
NOW AVAILABLE! Unit 2, Exclusively listed by Hudson Homes. Ensure your application is quick and easy by first reading the "Application Requirements" section of our website and familiarizing yourself with income, credit and criminal background requirements, restricted pet breeds, and all other policies. www.hudsonhomesmanagement.com/applicationrequirements Please note: Hudson Homes will accept multiple applications and continue to market the home until a lease is fully executed. Prospective tenants to verify all information within this listing including, but not limited to BR, BA, and SQFT. Avoid Rental Scams: Hudson Homes does not advertise on Craigslist and will never ask you to wire money or request funds through a payment app on your mobile device. CONSENT TO TEXT MSG: By entering your mobile phone number, you expressly consent to receive text messages from Hudson Homes. Msg & Data rates may apply. Visit our website for FAQs. www.hudsonhomesmanagement.com/faqs This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1010 S 2nd Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,040
560 sqft
Pet-friendly classic units with hardwood floors, refrigerator and on-site laundry facilities. Some utilities included and parking available. Online portal for convenience. Close to schools and parks.
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404 S 4th Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
650 sqft
Residents will benefit from an active maintenance and property management team. Apartments also located within the vicinity of the local Proviso East High School, and close to the Maywood Public Library. Just off Washington Boulevard.
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3516 W North Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Renovated, bright second-floor unit. Four rooms total: good size living room, kitchen with space for table, two bedrooms. Bedrooms will fit queen-size bed and some furniture. Updated ceramic tile bath. Newer kitchen with newer appliances, dishwasher. Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout. Vinyl replacement windows. Large backyard for tenant enjoyment. On-site coin laundry. Close to O'Hare area, highways, shopping, Melrose Park METRA. Off-street reserved parking space included in rent! Voucher holders welcome. Sorry, no pets permitted.
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2600 Saint Charles Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
700 sqft
Property conveniently situated to transportation, parks, library, shopping.
3200 Saint Charles Road - 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
Studio
$1,499
1516 sqft
Newly Remodeled! Former Barbershop. Corner lot location, ample parking, great visibility and easy access! Call today for more information! It's move in ready for your business!! Lot size is 6,500 sq. ft.
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2203 Saint Charles Road - 3 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
1 Bedroom
$995
Spacious 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Freshly painted, new blinds, hardwood floors. Heat, water, scavenger, and parking included. Laundry facility. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, Proviso West High School.
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605 N Wolf Rd Unit F10 F10 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$1,250
Fully Updated 1 Bed 1 Bath Condo on 2nd Floor - Property Id: 1109886 Fully Updated 1 bed 1 bath condo for rent on 2nd floor in great location. Kitchen updated with quartz counter top with new cabinet & appliances. Bathroom completely updated. All Utility included with 1 assign car parking. Laundry in same building. Post Office, Park & shopping center next to building. New Light fixture in whole unit. Owner pay for cold & hot water, Heat, Trash, 1 assign parking, Landscaping & Snow removal. Tenant pay only Electric Bill. Pets are not allowed. Smoking are not allowed inside unit No Grill allowed on patio/balcony Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/605-n-wolf-rd-unit-f10-hillside-il-unit-f10/1109886 Property Id 1109886 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7918435)
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1614 Madison St. apartment # 2 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1000 sqft
1 Bed Room With Large ROOF TOP Patio - Property Id: 194510 1 Bed Room With Large ROOF TOP Patio Off street parking Near bus Line Near Blue Line Bike and running trail next door Grocery Store across the street Acess to 290 less than 1 mile United Parking 8 minutes away AMAZON NEXT BLOCK KRUGER DELIVERY FACILITY NEXT BLOCK OVER Large UNIT Gas , water & electric are separate Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1614-madison-st.-maywood-il-unit-apartment-%23-2/194510 Property Id 194510 (RLNE7873535)
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1001 S. 17th St. Store Front 1 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 2
1 Bedroom
$2,000
1500 sqft
Flag ship Store Front For rent Commercial space - Property Id: 194117 Flagship Store Front available! Large Unit , Corner spot One side facing Madison Ave one side 17th ave. with kitchen , Office. Off street parking available 99 spots Perfect for a Bank, Insurance office , Grocery store, Clothing / Shoe Store Real-estate office , coffee shop *Close to Grammer school no cigarettes or Alcohol. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1001-s.-17th-st.-maywood-il-unit-store-front-1/194117 Property Id 194117 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7889888)
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1400 N Hillside Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1245 sqft
Amazing 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Berkeley. Amenities included: central heat, hardwood floors, laundry in building, and yard. Utilities included: heat and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jan 30th 2023. $1,595/month rent. $1,495 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact H Group Management at 309-303-2698 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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133 50th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
865 sqft
2 Bedroom 1Bath, Available for immediate occupancy! Secure Building with surveillance cameras outside and inside the hallways of the building. Freshly painted apartment with new air conditioner and blinds! One month security deposit required ($1350). New coin laundry access inside building. One assigned parking space and plenty of street parking available. Tenant is responsible for electric. Landlord pays gas (heat) and water. 15 Blocks away from I-290/ Saint Charles Road/ Elmhurst IL. 2 Bedroom-maximum of 4 occupants No Pets / No Smoking. There is a $40.00 non-refundable application fee for every applicant over the age of 18 years old to cover credit check and background check ran by management company due with application as well as a copy of a photo ID and proof of Social Security Number. Income Verification required. Contact Marcus at 312-600-8344 for more details today!
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2425 N Hessing Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
2200 sqft
BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM HOME! SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM. UPDATED KITCHEN WITH BRAND NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. 2 LARGE BEDROOMS ON FIRST FLOOR WITH FULL BATHROOM. 3 LARGE BEDROOMS ON SECOND FLOOR, FULL BATH WITH WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB. MASTER BEDROOM WITH FIREPLACE. EXQUISITE AND TASTEFULLY CHOSEN WOOD WORK THRU-OUT HOME INCLUDING DOORS, RIGHT DOWN TO THE DOOR KNOBS. ALL UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS HAVE WALK-IN CLOSETS. PARTIALLY FINISHED BASEMENT WITH RECREATION ROOM. UTILITY ROOM WITH WASHER AND DRYER, 2 HOT WATER HEATERS AND ADDITIONAL STORAGE ROOM. DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE WITH REMOTE. DON'T LET THIS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU UP!!
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445 22nd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
2nd floor apartment, tenant pays for electricity and gas Laundry room in basement Relaxing room while washing Month to month lease Parking lot for limited parking Quiet building No smoking in building
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Vantage Oak Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
Studio
$1,880
486 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,199
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,404
1021 sqft
Floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and plank flooring. Residents enjoy access to a rooftop terrace, business center, lounge, clubroom and bike storage. Pet-friendly.
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Mont Clare Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$1,105
351 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,359
775 sqft
Located just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago, Mont Clare is an apartment community that keeps you near the action while still enabling you to enjoy the space and serenity of the suburbs. Discover sleek interiors, modern amenities and sweeping views of the city skyline every time you come home. Your next adventure is waiting for you here in the heart of Harwood Heights.
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The Emerson Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
18 Units Available
Studio
$1,690
584 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,950
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,466
1052 sqft
Well-appointed homes that offer sprawling views of the Chicago skyline. Enjoy the on-site gym, lounge and pool. Near Oak Park Public Library and the Oak Park Metra station.
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The Fynn Photo Gallery 1
1 of 81
Studio
$1,896
562 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,323
748 sqft
The Fynn is situated within the heart of the Elmhurst City Centre, offering a taste of downtown life in an upscale, commuter-friendly suburb. The community will include a host of lifestyle-enhancing amenities, including a sky deck terrace that overlooks downtown Elmhurst and the Chicago skyline. Comfortable interiors will feature expansive windows, wood-style flooring, stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and so much more.
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Uptown La Grange Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
1 Bedroom
$2,163
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,183
1174 sqft
Gordon Park and the Trader Joe's shopping center are just steps from this property. The smoke-free community features a yoga studio, electric car charging and swimming pool. Apartments feature walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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The Marke Photo Gallery 1
1 of 44
1 Bedroom
$1,951
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,873
1024 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,652
1292 sqft
We are now accepting in-person and self-guided tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available. Please schedule yours today. The ultimate in rental living has arrived in Elmhurst. Here you‚Äôll find a remarkable array of amenity spaces, all meticulously designed to truly be a cozy extension of your home. Speaking of home, the apartments at The Marke feature the same thoughtful attention, with the latest in finishes and appointments. With these well-designed one, twoand three bedroom apartments, it's easy to find your home. Top that with Marke Signature Services‚ĄĘ and an unbeatable walkable location, and you'll quickly discover this is a mark that you won't want to miss. Contact us today for your personalized tour.
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The Bennington Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
1 Bedroom
$1,653
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,533
872 sqft
Enjoy the serenity of more than 32 acres of lush landscapes, scenic bridges and ponds at The Bennington. Our convenient location provides easy access to the area’s various golf courses, forest preserves, and O’Hare International Airport. Residents love to relax by one of our three pools, work out at our 24-hour fitness center or visit our Wi-Fi lounge with complimentary coffee. With renovated studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes, we have something for everyone! Call today to schedule your personalized tour and learn why residents love calling our community home! Creatively Managed by Marquette Management, Inc.
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100 Forest Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$1,711
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,653
963 sqft
Air conditioning, hardwood flooring, bathtub and all kitchen appliances, including dishwasher and garbage disposal. In-unit laundry facilities. Garage, clubhouse, coffee bar, 24-hour gym and luxurious lobby. Pets are welcome.
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How much is rent in Melrose Park?

Apartment Rentals in Melrose Park start at $1,250/month.

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How can I find off-campus housing in Melrose Park?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Melrose Park. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Moody Bible Institute, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago, Adler University, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, and The John Marshall Law School.