115 Apartments for rent in Oak Forest, IL

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Last updated December 11 at 2:50pm UTC
6404 Nature Drive West
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated December 6 at 4:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
5532 La Palm Dr
Medemas Elvista North
Oak Forest, IL
Updated December 7 at 9:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,675
15524 Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated September 30 at 2:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
15718 Lake Dr
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated December 7 at 9:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Results within 1 miles of Oak Forest, IL
14049 Kilpatrick Ave
Crestwood
Crestwood, IL
Updated December 9 at 1:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
17207 Springtide Ln
Apple Tree of Hazelcrest
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated December 3 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
16736 Anne Marie Drive
Parkside
Tinley Park, IL
Updated November 21 at 10:08am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,799
7636 159th Place
Brementowne Estates
Tinley Park, IL
Updated October 20 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
7405 Tiffany Drive
Colonades
Orland Park, IL
Updated December 3 at 1:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
5950 LAKE BLUFF Drive
Parkside
Tinley Park, IL
Updated December 4 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
16837 Forest View Drive
Parkside
Tinley Park, IL
Updated December 5 at 5:46pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
14049 Kilpatrick Ave
Crestwood
Crestwood, IL
Updated December 7 at 9:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,000
7825 Sea Pines Road
Golfview
Orland Park, IL
Updated November 8 at 1:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
3548 West 163rd Street
Canterbury
Markham, IL
Updated November 8 at 1:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
14537 KOLMAR Avenue
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated December 6 at 4:36am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
176th St
Winston Park
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated December 9 at 8:34am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
Sunset Ridge Dr
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated December 9 at 8:34am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,150
7305 West 157th Street
Colonades
Orland Park, IL
Updated December 2 at 1:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
Results within 5 miles of Oak Forest, IL
Keystone Ave
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated December 3 at 8:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$775
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City Guide
Oak Forest
Moving to Oak Forest:

Be Prepared

Its important to know that going in. When you're ready to make your move, hesitation could mean someone else snagged your deal. Do your research early, come prepared, and when the opportunity arises slide in before someone else has a chance.

Making Your Move

If youre looking for a specific situation--think a three bedroom in City Center for a reasonable price--you might get lucky your first time out. Chances are that with competition rates, you will have to apply more than once. The best window would be about 6 - 8 weeks out and be flexible.

Signing Your Contract

Contract day is big. There are a lot of steps that lead up to this moment. In order to have the process run as smoothly as possible, its best to prepare beforehand. A couple of things that you should count on are: Deposits, everyone wants one; figure first and last months rent due at signing. Application fees: chances are you're going to apply to a number of different places so make a small budget for background checks and administrative fees. Bring proof of employment, a credit history if you have one, but most companies will run it again (often at your expense,) and a list of references. Patience is key here; realtors go through stacks of applications every week and pickings are slim. Stay flexible.

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in Oak Forest follow the metropolitan tradition of relying on street names. Directions are given much the same way. Its a good idea to study a map and get the lay of the land shortly before or after you arrive. Your friends are just as likely to meet you at Villa Rivera as they are to say 159 west and Latrobe. It will make it easier if you're familiar with the major thoroughfares.

Goeselville: The homes here are newer than the rest of the area.

La Paz Dr/157th St: This is the classic American sub division and everyone wants a piece of the pie. If you find an opening act fast, it will not be there long.

151st St/Cicero Ave: This area is mostly developed suburbs and sub divisions.

159th St/Cicero Ave: This area is one of the most residential. Consisting almost entirely of single family homes, 159th at Cicero is more residential than over 96 percent of the U.S. as a whole. This is a great place to find two or three bedroom homes when they are available.

City Center: Geographically centered, the name of this neighborhood is slightly misleading. These streets could easily be any neighborhood, in any town. You are most likely to find an opening in City Center. If you're looking for rental houses as opposed to renting an apartment, you're in the right area. Most of the commercial infrastructure is centered around the main highway. This is also the most likely location to find studio apartments.

Living in the Forest

Oak Forest has mild summers that lend favorably to golfing and other outdoor sports. While the weather permits, residents enjoy catching local games, visiting the numerous parks, and generally taking a welcome respite from the frozen tundra that is northern Illinois during the winter. The love of outdoors doesn't end when the scenery disappears beneath a thick layer of ice and snow. Locals simply trade cleats for ice skates and get back out there. Due to its size of just over 30,000 people, this area still preserves a hometown feel, even with its proximity to the bright lights of the big city.