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326 Apartments for rent in Oak Forest, IL

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Last updated November 14 at 7:34am UTC
15031 Sunset Avenue
Medemas El Vista South
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,545
15518 Lockwood Avenue
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
16496 Brockton Lane
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
15928 Le Claire Ave
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 13 at 6:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,015
15736 TERRACE Drive
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 10 at 2:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
15800 PEGGY Lane
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated November 8 at 9:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Results within 1 miles of Oak Forest, IL
16819 Glen Oaks Drive
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
16937 OLD ELM Drive
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated November 13 at 2:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
16919 Briargate
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated November 13 at 11:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
15121 South Pulaski Road
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated November 13 at 9:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
14618 Keystone Ave
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated November 8 at 10:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$975
14501 Lamon Ave
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated November 5 at 1:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
14001 Leonard Dr
Crestwood
Crestwood, IL
Updated October 31 at 8:48pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
14636 Keystone 1E
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated October 30 at 6:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
14823 Kilpatrick Ave
Midlothian
Midlothian, IL
Updated October 26 at 5:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
Results within 5 miles of Oak Forest, IL
16730 Beverly Avenue
Parkside
Tinley Park, IL
Updated November 14 at 6:00am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
11652 South KOMENSKY Avenue
Alsip
Alsip, IL
Updated November 14 at 2:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
4330 189th Street
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,179
10755 Mason Avenue
Chicago Ridge
Chicago Ridge, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,715
3836 West 115th Place
Cook County
Cook County, IL
Updated November 14 at 5:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
17302 Holmes Ave
Pottowatomie Hills
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated November 14 at 1:33am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
3629 Tamarind Ln
Apple Tree of Hazelcrest
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated September 6 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
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.