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95 Apartments for rent in New Lenox, IL

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Last updated October 19 at 3:28am UTC
728 South Pine Street
New Lenox
New Lenox, IL
Updated October 15 at 2:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
829 Spencer rd
New Lenox
New Lenox, IL
Updated October 10 at 9:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
16205 Maple Road
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated September 4 at 3:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
Results within 1 miles of New Lenox, IL
17727 Mayher Drive
Orland Woods
Orland Park, IL
Updated October 18 at 11:46pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
416 Peale St
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 18 at 6:23am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
Results within 5 miles of New Lenox, IL
400 Rowell Ave
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 17 at 8:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
1068 Ashley Court North
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated October 16 at 6:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
515 Jaquays Street
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated October 16 at 6:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
509 Champlain St
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 10 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
426 Division St
Cathedral Area
Joliet, IL
Updated October 10 at 9:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
623 Raub St 1&2
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 7 at 9:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
25227 Faraday Rd
Manhattan
Manhattan, IL
Updated September 28 at 1:04pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
514 E 9th St
Lockport
Lockport, IL
Updated September 27 at 11:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$830
25408 SPRING Street
Manhattan
Manhattan, IL
Updated September 26 at 5:40am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
735 Spencer Road
New Lenox
New Lenox, IL
Updated October 10 at 9:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
2923 Gifford Place
New Lenox
New Lenox, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
19742 Glennell Avenue
Mokena
Mokena, IL
Updated October 2 at 5:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
Anderson Avenue
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 12 at 7:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
Lincoln Street
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 13 at 7:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$945
Hunter Avenue
St. Pat's
Joliet, IL
Updated October 13 at 7:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,245
1263 cora st
Engalls
Joliet, IL
Updated October 9 at 9:34am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Mills Road
Joliet
Joliet, IL
Updated October 6 at 7:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,145
N Bluff St
St. Mary's
Joliet, IL
Updated September 22 at 7:21am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,045
City Guide
New Lenox
Finding an Apartment in New Lenox

Not only does New Lenox have rents that are a bit higher than the average for Illinois and the U.S., it also has a minuscule 2.96 percent vacancy rate, and apartments for rent account for only 9.3 percent of the total properties. This means the odds aren't entirely in your favor if you're looking for housing for rent in New Lenox, but where there's a will, there's a way. Give it a little extra time and follow these tips below to ensure you have the best possible chance of finding that dream apartment you've been hoping for.

The Cost

It's not going to cost a fortune, relatively, to live in New Lenox. The median rent for one-bedroom apartments is more than many parts of the country but fairly low for Chicago's suburban areas. The property taxes keep on climbing, which is something to consider if you're thinking about purchasing that one-bedroom apartment someday. It's always a good idea to ask your landlords if they're planning to increase the rent on you. Some buildings like to slap on a 20% rent hike after the first year, which can really put a damper on your budget. A great way to keep costs down is to rent an apartment in an older, rent-controlled building. They're not easy to come by, but they do exist. Even if the buildings aren't rent-controlled, you can still catch a break by renting in an older building that might not have the newest, most up-to-date features but will definitely save you a chunk of cash every month.

When to Rent

Let's be honest: Chicago winters aren't that much fun. They're long and cold and filled with snow. Why not use this to your advantage when it comes to renting an apartment? There is a serious drop in rental activity in the winter months when most people are curled up at home with a good book and a hot cocoa. This is a great time to get out and beat the odds of the low vacancy rate. You'll want to be ready to drop your whole security deposit that day. When you're renting in a town with so few vacancies, you can't always take the extra time to consider an apartment without running the risk of losing it.

What You Need

First off: make sure you have a warm coat, winter boots and a good attitude! The competition is a little tough here but don't let it intimidate you. Go in with your game face on and be prepared for anything. When you make an appointment to see a landlord, show up early and wear your Sunday best. Be friendly, smile a lot and make sure you look and sound professional. You should also have all your documents ready to go in the event that you find an apartment you like. Pull out the old three-ring binder and keep your credit report, rental application, letter of employment or two recent pay-stubs, references and any documents you might need to verify that your pet is rabies-free and suitable for apartment living. Be sure to also inquire whether the place you love is one of the pet-friendly apartments in New Lenox, lest you have to give up your furry friend. Most importantly, have your checkbook ready to whip out at the drop of a hat. Nothing talks like money in this business.

New Lenox Neighborhoods

New Lenox has the all-around feel of a typical suburban town, but some areas have more small-town vibes than others. Here are some of the bigger neighborhoods that are of interest to renters.

Lincolnwood Hills: This neighborhood has slightly higher prices and mostly single-family homes, with a few row-houses. You might find it difficult to get a one-bedroom apartment for rent here, but you're in good shape if it's a three or four bedroom you're looking for.

W. Laraway Road and Stonebridge Drive: This is a great place to look for single-family homes, apartment complexes and high-rise apartments. There's plenty of action in this part of town, so you won't need to go far to find it.

W. Illinois Highway and Gougar Rd: Those in search of rentals should consider starting here. There are lots of apartment complexes and high rises available, and many of them are on the new side, so no need to worry about renovations and such.

Village Center: One of the pricier and more desirable areas, it can be tricky to find apartments for rent here. If you do see a deal, take a leap and jump on it because they don't come along often.

Life in New Lenox

Are you ready to start chilling in the 'burbs? You better be, as New Lenox has all you could want (and more) to keep your life nice and frosty.

  • New Lenox is on one of two Metra commuter rail lines, making it an ideal choice for people who have to commute into Chicago. The main New Lenox Metra Station is right on the corner of U.S. Route 30 and Cedar Road, and the train will take you right into Chicago's LaSalle Street Station. There's another Metra station at the corner of Cedar Road and Laraway Road, where the train heads into Union Station.
  • You'll probably want a car to get around New Lenox, and if you have one, you'll have easy access to the many major roads and expressways that cross into the city. I-80 and I-355 give you easy access to Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, Wheaton and Bolingbrook, just to name a few.
  • Why is the city expected to grow so quickly? Well, besides its prime location right outside of Chi-town, it is also the future site of two major development projects: Cedar Crossings and Spring Creek Outlets. These will be a huge boon to the city and are expected to draw in upwards of 60,000 more people in the next 15 years.

Some people love living right in the heart of downtown Chicago. For everyone else, there's New Lenox. It seems like the perfect compromise between the heart-racing life of the big city and the friendly, laid-back atmosphere of the suburbs. Of course, the small-town feel it has now might change as the years progress if the plans for redevelopment stay on course. Chances are the city could push north right into the Chicago metropolitan area. It seems like a good idea to start looking for homes here now before the prices skyrocket.