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217 Apartments for rent in Oak Forest, IL

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Last updated July 17 at 10:13pm UTC
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated June 25 at 11:35pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
15250 La Crosse Avenue
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated June 9 at 2:57am UTC
4 Bedrooms
16425 Belleplaine Drive
Markham, IL
Updated July 8 at 10:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
14759 Le Claire Avenue
Midlothian, IL
Updated June 26 at 2:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Oak Forest, IL
3941 169th St
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated June 13 at 11:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
16853 Head Avenue
Hazelcrest Park
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated July 17 at 6:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Oak Forest, IL
17636 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL
Updated July 17 at 10:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
13547 S Keeler Ave
Robbins, IL
Updated July 17 at 9:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
17816 John Avenue
Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated July 17 at 6:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
7012 West 114th Street
Worth, IL
Updated July 16 at 10:27am UTC
4 Bedrooms
10921 South Keating Avenue
Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn, IL
Updated July 14 at 6:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1416 Ridge Rd
Homewood, IL
Updated July 13 at 10:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Lockwood Avenue
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated July 7 at 7:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
15928 Le Claire Ave
Oak Forest
Oak Forest, IL
Updated July 6 at 5:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
14501 Lamon Ave
Midlothian, IL
Updated July 14 at 5:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
13839 Le Claire Ave
Midlothian, IL
Updated July 16 at 1:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
18101 Martin Ave
Downtown Homewood
Homewood, IL
Updated July 14 at 5:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
17306 Holmes Ave
Pottowatomie Hills
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated July 14 at 5:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
17385 70th Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Updated July 14 at 5:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
5710 108th St
Chicago Ridge
Chicago Ridge, IL
Updated July 14 at 1:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
17571 Winston Dr
Winston Park
Country Club Hills, IL
Updated July 13 at 5:05pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
17303 Apple Tree Dr
Apple Tree of Hazelcrest
Hazel Crest, IL
Updated July 13 at 9:28am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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 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.