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103 Apartments for rent in Oak Lawn, IL

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Check out 103 verified apartments for rent in Oak Lawn, IL with rents starting as low as $1300. Some apartments for rent in Oak Lawn might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Reverb Oak Lawn
9301 S Harlem Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
Little Palestine
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,460
873 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:43 PM
reVerb Oak Lawn is a newly renovated three-building apartment community in Oak Lawn, IL with a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.
1 Unit Available
5113 West 90th Street
5113 90th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,899
1250 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 05:42 PM
Special Offer: Move in by September 30th and enjoy $250 off first month's rent! Sign a lease for 24+ months and receive the last month for free.
1 Unit Available
5644 105th Street
5644 105th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,339
1096 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 05:42 PM
Special Offer: Move in by September 30th and enjoy $250 off first month's rent! Sign a lease for 24+ months and receive the last month for free.
1 Unit Available
4336 West 103rd Street
4336 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL
Ridge Lawn Highlands
4 Bedrooms
$2,325
2233 sqft
Last updated June 8 at 05:42 PM
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1 Unit Available
10241 Central Avenue
10241 South Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1000 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 03:35 AM
Corner end-unit condo. Updated kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops. Large living room and dining room with lots of light and light wood laminate floors. Master bedroom with two closets and 1/2 bath. Unit has been freshly painted.
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6 Units Available
Midpointe Apartments
4050 W 115th St, Chicago, IL
Mount Greenwood
Studio
$933
347 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,541
997 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
This beautiful complex is perfect for those who want to live near Chicago but enjoy the feel of the suburbs on W. 115th Street. Amenities include on-site laundry, open floor plans and intercom entry.
1 Unit Available
9826 SAYRE Avenue
9826 Sayre Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL
1 Bedroom
$939
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM APT ON THE 3RD FLOOR WITH BALCONY, CERAMIC TILE IN THE KITCHEN, LAMINATE WOOD THROUGH OUT THE APARTMENT, 1 PET LESS THAN 15 POUNDS(ADDITIONAL PET RENT). CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED.
1 Unit Available
3817 W 115th Pl
3817 West 115th Place, Cook County, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
Last updated April 12 at 10:26 AM
Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath home, now available for rent. Greeted with nice oak floors, as well as eat in large kitchen and large basement. Four large bedrooms with plenty of closet space.
1 Unit Available
11036 Oxford Avenue
11036 Oxford Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1273 sqft
Last updated October 16 at 10:40 PM
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home available for rent today! This spacious, well-maintained home is ready for you to rent! No pets allowed. Renter is responsible for all utilities, snow removal and lawn care.
Results within 5 miles of Oak Lawn
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1616-22 W 80th
1616 W 80th St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
2 Bedrooms
$860
750 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Located a block from W 79th St and close to Cook Elementary School. Apartments have been renovated recently. Homes have hardwood floors, some paid utility bills and Internet access.
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1 Unit Available
8101 S Justine
8101 S Justine St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,110
926 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Newly renovated apartments in the Gresham neighborhood. Public transportation and gas stations nearby, along with stores and schools. Interstate 94 puts downtown Chicago within commuting distance for residents.
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1 Unit Available
7944 S Paulina St
7944 S Paulina St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$870
575 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Convenient to Route 94. Also close to Dan Ryan Woods. One- and 2-bedroom apartments with ceiling fans and hardwood floors in a community with security cameras and laundry facilities. Rent includes Internet access and heating.
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1 Unit Available
7954 S Justine St
7954 S Justine St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
2 Bedrooms
$940
720 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Newly renovated units in beautifully rehabilitated property. Attractive hardwood flooring and appliances included for convenience. Minutes from I-94, and just up the street from Cook Elementary School and Foster Park.
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1 Unit Available
Pangea 7915 South Hermitage Apartments
7915 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$895
685 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Close to Dawes Park, Dan Ryan Woods and Marquette Park. Short hop over to I-94, I-90 or I-57. Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Nice appliances and hardwood floors.
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1 Unit Available
6356-58 S Francisco
6356 S Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawn
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$925
695 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Recently renovated units feature hardwood floors, and Internet access is included. Available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Located in a very walkable neighborhood, close to Marquette Elementary School.
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7800 S Ashland Ave
7800 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
2 Bedrooms
$850
746 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Pangea Real Estate's apartments on Ashland Avenue in Chicago offer charm and modern updates in lovely Calumet. Shopping and dining are in walking distance. With only six apartments, this building feels like a home.
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2 Units Available
6400 S. Rockwell Street Apartments
6400 S Rockwell St, Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawn
2 Bedrooms
$930
500 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
A short walk from W 63rd St and S Western Ave. Newly renovated and spacious apartments with hardwood floors and free heat. Residents have access to Wi-Fi.
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1 Unit Available
7751-57 S Loomis Blvd
7751 S Loomis Blvd, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
2 Bedrooms
$870
700 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Two-bedroom apartments in Auburn Gresham area offer hardwood floors, quality appliances, and popular eat-in kitchen floor plan in some units. Section 8 welcome. Easy access to public transit, local schools, Renaissance Park, dining, shopping, I-94.
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2 Units Available
8057 S Laflin Ave
8057 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
1 Bedroom
$815
573 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,140
975 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Recently renovated apartments in 14-unit building. Hardwood flooring throughout. Kitchen appliances include a refrigerator and range. On-site laundry facilities. Heat included. Located near schools and parks.
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1 Unit Available
6210 S Whipple
6210 S Whipple St, Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawn
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,240
1050 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Recently renovated in a very walkable neighborhood in Chicago Lawn, Chicago. Three-bedroom floor plans include large living room. Appliances, heat and electricity are included. Four miles from Chicago Midway International Airport.
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1 Unit Available
Pangea 7914 S Hermitage Auburn Gresham Apartments
7914 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$960
835 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Beautifully renovated apartments with eat-in kitchen or dining room, hardwood floors, and quality appliances in every unit. Heat included in rent. Fast approval processes available. Shops and bus stops along W 79th Street.
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6458 S Fairfield Ave
6458 S Fairfield Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago Lawn
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
700 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Not far from Marquette Park, this Section 8 approved apartment complex features homes with own front porch, natural wood floors and eat-in kitchen. Recently renovated, with free heat and quality fitted appliances.
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5800-04 S Artesian Ave
5800 S Artesian Ave, Chicago, IL
Gage Park
2 Bedrooms
$925
708 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Newly renovated two- and three-bedroom apartments with condo quality, eat-in kitchens, hardwood floors and carpeting. Pet-friendly with on-site laundry, parking, and Section 8 accepted. Easy access to public transit, local schools, Chicago Midway International Airport.
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1 Unit Available
1448 W 83rd
1448 W 83rd St, Chicago, IL
Auburn Gresham
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$905
775 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Located on the edge of Foster Park and close to Cook Elementary School. Spacious apartment homes in a recently renovated building. Hardwood flooring and heat included in monthly rent.
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How much is rent in Oak Lawn?
In Oak Lawn, the median rent is $863 for a studio, $1,002 for a 1-bedroom, $1,179 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,508 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oak Lawn, check out our monthly Oak Lawn Rent Report.
How much is rent in Oak Lawn?
In Oak Lawn, the median rent is $863 for a studio, $1,002 for a 1-bedroom, $1,179 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,508 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oak Lawn, check out our monthly Oak Lawn Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oak Lawn?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Oak Lawn.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oak Lawn?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Oak Lawn.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oak Lawn?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oak Lawn apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oak Lawn apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oak Lawn properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oak Lawn properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Oak Lawn?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Oak Lawn.
How much should I pay for rent in Oak Lawn?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Oak Lawn.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oak Lawn?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oak Lawn. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oak Lawn?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oak Lawn. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.

Median Rent in Oak Lawn

Last updated Jul. 2014
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oak Lawn is $1,002, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,179.
Studio
$863
1 Bed
$1,002
2 Beds
$1,179
3+ Beds
$1,508
City GuideOak Lawn
Oak Lawn, Illinois may be small but it's classification as a level 1 trauma center that treats more trauma patients than anywhere else in Illinois is impressive. Not only that, it is also one of the most sought-after work and residential areas in the state; talk about popular!
Oak Lawn, Illinois may be small but it's classification as a level 1 trauma center that treats more trauma patients than anywhere else in Illinois is impressive. Not only that, it is also one of the most sought-after work and residential areas in the state; talk about popular!

Located in north Illinois' Cook County, this village borders Palos and Hickory Hills in the west and Evergreen Park in the east. The area is no larger than 8.6 square miles with more than 56,000 people calling it home. This upscale locale is quite a hit with young people trying to chase the urban lifestyle. So if you feel young, pack up your belongings and book a ticket to this village.

Having trouble with Craigslist Oak Lawn? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting

When it comes to clinching a place to rent in here, it really is a cushy affair if you have the know-how. One way of looking smart is to capitalize on the many free services provided by the online apartment locating firms. Apartment locators are qualified real estate brokers, so confidently scroll through their online listing for readily-available houses and apartments.

When to rent

Due the high demand by college students for housing in this area, it's best to move when colleges and schools are not in session. The issue is not the rental amounts demanded, but the lack of vacancies once all the college kids scoop them up. So avoid moving in the summer if possible.

What you will need

You need to put your best foot forward when moving to any new neighborhood. If your credit history has gone south, then you could be in for a tough house hunt. Other than that, if you have pets, you need to review pet policies to make sure your furry, feathered or scaly friend will be welcomed by the apartment complex.

Apartment Hunting
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When it comes to clinching a place to rent in here, it really is a cushy affair if you have the know-how. One way of looking smart is to capitalize on the many free services provided by the online apartment locating firms. Apartment locators are qualified real estate brokers, so confidently scroll through their online listing for readily-available houses and apartments.

When to rent

Due the high demand by college students for housing in this area, it's best to move when colleges and schools are not in session. The issue is not the rental amounts demanded, but the lack of vacancies once all the college kids scoop them up. So avoid moving in the summer if possible.

What you will need

You need to put your best foot forward when moving to any new neighborhood. If your credit history has gone south, then you could be in for a tough house hunt. Other than that, if you have pets, you need to review pet policies to make sure your furry, feathered or scaly friend will be welcomed by the apartment complex.

Oak Lawn Neighborhoods

After getting a good lay of the land, head out to confidently search for apartments. To help in your search, read on for short descriptions of the different neighborhoods, accompanied with simple rental ratings.

W. 95th St/Major Ave: Don't get too caught up in whether you want a medium-sized family home or apartment. With a vacancy rate at 1.2%, you'll probably want to take the first vacant place you find if this is your dream neighborhood. Commuting to work generally takes about an hour, which is tad too long. $$$

S. Cicero Ave/W. 103rd St: This neighborhood is mainly made up of medium-sized to small single-family homes and apartment complexes that currently attract a 12.2% vacancy rate. The walkable and safe 'hood makes it popular with university students, so try to get in there before school starts. $$$

W. 103rd St/Central Ave: A low vacancy rate, coupled with most residents being owned and not rented makes this spot challenging for apartment hunters. You can score a pad here, even a hi-rise or a new roomy two-bedroom in a snazzy apartment complex, but it might take you a little longer to sniff it out. $$$

Oak Lawn Proper: Average rental rates are surprising low within the town's original border. You will require a great deal of luck though since the vacancy rate is as low as the rent. Commuting to work is much better at relieving 15 to 30 minutes one way. $

W. 95th St/Meade Ave: Landlords here expect you to part with a major portion of your income for the privilege of living here. What do you get in return? You'll get up every morning in an average or small family home or apartment. However, you first have to navigate through the 9.8% vacancy rate. Expect long commutes to work, even up to an hour long. $$$$

W. 89th Pl/Austin Ave: This glitzy real estate zone is made up of mostly medium sized and big household homes and small apartments. A tight rental market will make it difficult to score a place here, which will just give you more time to save your money so you can afford the rent (unless your independently wealthy). $$$$$

S. 51st Ave/W. 95th St: Modest rents and workable vacancy rates should put this nabe at the top of your list. The area is a nice mixture of renters and home owners, as well, so plan on looking for both apartments and rental homes. The drawback, however, is that this locale is a college student zone, so noise from wild weekend parties and careless drivers will become a way of life. $$

W 91st St/S. 55th Ct.: Most spots here are on the larger size, but smaller apartments can be found here, you just might think you're paying for a larger space than you actually are. The vacancy rate here is 4.4%, which is good for landlords, not so much for apartment seekers. This area has lots of amenities geared towards university students, so you'll find students living here as well. $$$$

Oak Lawn Neighborhoods
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After getting a good lay of the land, head out to confidently search for apartments. To help in your search, read on for short descriptions of the different neighborhoods, accompanied with simple rental ratings.

W. 95th St/Major Ave: Don't get too caught up in whether you want a medium-sized family home or apartment. With a vacancy rate at 1.2%, you'll probably want to take the first vacant place you find if this is your dream neighborhood. Commuting to work generally takes about an hour, which is tad too long. $$$

S. Cicero Ave/W. 103rd St: This neighborhood is mainly made up of medium-sized to small single-family homes and apartment complexes that currently attract a 12.2% vacancy rate. The walkable and safe 'hood makes it popular with university students, so try to get in there before school starts. $$$

W. 103rd St/Central Ave: A low vacancy rate, coupled with most residents being owned and not rented makes this spot challenging for apartment hunters. You can score a pad here, even a hi-rise or a new roomy two-bedroom in a snazzy apartment complex, but it might take you a little longer to sniff it out. $$$

Oak Lawn Proper: Average rental rates are surprising low within the town's original border. You will require a great deal of luck though since the vacancy rate is as low as the rent. Commuting to work is much better at relieving 15 to 30 minutes one way. $

W. 95th St/Meade Ave: Landlords here expect you to part with a major portion of your income for the privilege of living here. What do you get in return? You'll get up every morning in an average or small family home or apartment. However, you first have to navigate through the 9.8% vacancy rate. Expect long commutes to work, even up to an hour long. $$$$

W. 89th Pl/Austin Ave: This glitzy real estate zone is made up of mostly medium sized and big household homes and small apartments. A tight rental market will make it difficult to score a place here, which will just give you more time to save your money so you can afford the rent (unless your independently wealthy). $$$$$

S. 51st Ave/W. 95th St: Modest rents and workable vacancy rates should put this nabe at the top of your list. The area is a nice mixture of renters and home owners, as well, so plan on looking for both apartments and rental homes. The drawback, however, is that this locale is a college student zone, so noise from wild weekend parties and careless drivers will become a way of life. $$

W 91st St/S. 55th Ct.: Most spots here are on the larger size, but smaller apartments can be found here, you just might think you're paying for a larger space than you actually are. The vacancy rate here is 4.4%, which is good for landlords, not so much for apartment seekers. This area has lots of amenities geared towards university students, so you'll find students living here as well. $$$$

Living in Oak Lawn

This small cozy town has many excellent dining establishments and an amazing night life. There are numerous bars and clubs that are here--but word to the wise, they're probably packed full of college students. For exercising enthusiasts and nature lovers, Oak Lawn has an extensive park system to cater to their needs. Centennial Park, for example, offers residents over 300 acres of park land and leisure facilities such as playgrounds, a couple of fitness centers, walking trails, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Spend summers at the town's outdoor pool or the 18-hole Stony Creek Golf Course and winters (which can get quite frigid) at the indoor ice rink. As for moving around, the commute for professionals working in one of the many downtown businesses can be done by a car, cab or bus, although most residents still drive by themselves to work. A small but growing number of commuters, however, prefer making their way to the Metra commuter train station and taking a train.

So if you are among the lucky few that are planning a move to Oak Lawn, have no doubt that youre headed to better times ahead.

Living in Oak Lawn
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This small cozy town has many excellent dining establishments and an amazing night life. There are numerous bars and clubs that are here--but word to the wise, they're probably packed full of college students. For exercising enthusiasts and nature lovers, Oak Lawn has an extensive park system to cater to their needs. Centennial Park, for example, offers residents over 300 acres of park land and leisure facilities such as playgrounds, a couple of fitness centers, walking trails, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Spend summers at the town's outdoor pool or the 18-hole Stony Creek Golf Course and winters (which can get quite frigid) at the indoor ice rink. As for moving around, the commute for professionals working in one of the many downtown businesses can be done by a car, cab or bus, although most residents still drive by themselves to work. A small but growing number of commuters, however, prefer making their way to the Metra commuter train station and taking a train.

So if you are among the lucky few that are planning a move to Oak Lawn, have no doubt that youre headed to better times ahead.

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City GuideOak Lawn
Oak Lawn, Illinois may be small but it's classification as a level 1 trauma center that treats more trauma patients than anywhere else in Illinois is impressive. Not only that, it is also one of the most sought-after work and residential areas in the state; talk about popular!
Oak Lawn, Illinois may be small but it's classification as a level 1 trauma center that treats more trauma patients than anywhere else in Illinois is impressive. Not only that, it is also one of the most sought-after work and residential areas in the state; talk about popular!

Located in north Illinois' Cook County, this village borders Palos and Hickory Hills in the west and Evergreen Park in the east. The area is no larger than 8.6 square miles with more than 56,000 people calling it home. This upscale locale is quite a hit with young people trying to chase the urban lifestyle. So if you feel young, pack up your belongings and book a ticket to this village.

Having trouble with Craigslist Oak Lawn? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting

When it comes to clinching a place to rent in here, it really is a cushy affair if you have the know-how. One way of looking smart is to capitalize on the many free services provided by the online apartment locating firms. Apartment locators are qualified real estate brokers, so confidently scroll through their online listing for readily-available houses and apartments.

When to rent

Due the high demand by college students for housing in this area, it's best to move when colleges and schools are not in session. The issue is not the rental amounts demanded, but the lack of vacancies once all the college kids scoop them up. So avoid moving in the summer if possible.

What you will need

You need to put your best foot forward when moving to any new neighborhood. If your credit history has gone south, then you could be in for a tough house hunt. Other than that, if you have pets, you need to review pet policies to make sure your furry, feathered or scaly friend will be welcomed by the apartment complex.

Apartment Hunting
+

When it comes to clinching a place to rent in here, it really is a cushy affair if you have the know-how. One way of looking smart is to capitalize on the many free services provided by the online apartment locating firms. Apartment locators are qualified real estate brokers, so confidently scroll through their online listing for readily-available houses and apartments.

When to rent

Due the high demand by college students for housing in this area, it's best to move when colleges and schools are not in session. The issue is not the rental amounts demanded, but the lack of vacancies once all the college kids scoop them up. So avoid moving in the summer if possible.

What you will need

You need to put your best foot forward when moving to any new neighborhood. If your credit history has gone south, then you could be in for a tough house hunt. Other than that, if you have pets, you need to review pet policies to make sure your furry, feathered or scaly friend will be welcomed by the apartment complex.

Oak Lawn Neighborhoods

After getting a good lay of the land, head out to confidently search for apartments. To help in your search, read on for short descriptions of the different neighborhoods, accompanied with simple rental ratings.

W. 95th St/Major Ave: Don't get too caught up in whether you want a medium-sized family home or apartment. With a vacancy rate at 1.2%, you'll probably want to take the first vacant place you find if this is your dream neighborhood. Commuting to work generally takes about an hour, which is tad too long. $$$

S. Cicero Ave/W. 103rd St: This neighborhood is mainly made up of medium-sized to small single-family homes and apartment complexes that currently attract a 12.2% vacancy rate. The walkable and safe 'hood makes it popular with university students, so try to get in there before school starts. $$$

W. 103rd St/Central Ave: A low vacancy rate, coupled with most residents being owned and not rented makes this spot challenging for apartment hunters. You can score a pad here, even a hi-rise or a new roomy two-bedroom in a snazzy apartment complex, but it might take you a little longer to sniff it out. $$$

Oak Lawn Proper: Average rental rates are surprising low within the town's original border. You will require a great deal of luck though since the vacancy rate is as low as the rent. Commuting to work is much better at relieving 15 to 30 minutes one way. $

W. 95th St/Meade Ave: Landlords here expect you to part with a major portion of your income for the privilege of living here. What do you get in return? You'll get up every morning in an average or small family home or apartment. However, you first have to navigate through the 9.8% vacancy rate. Expect long commutes to work, even up to an hour long. $$$$

W. 89th Pl/Austin Ave: This glitzy real estate zone is made up of mostly medium sized and big household homes and small apartments. A tight rental market will make it difficult to score a place here, which will just give you more time to save your money so you can afford the rent (unless your independently wealthy). $$$$$

S. 51st Ave/W. 95th St: Modest rents and workable vacancy rates should put this nabe at the top of your list. The area is a nice mixture of renters and home owners, as well, so plan on looking for both apartments and rental homes. The drawback, however, is that this locale is a college student zone, so noise from wild weekend parties and careless drivers will become a way of life. $$

W 91st St/S. 55th Ct.: Most spots here are on the larger size, but smaller apartments can be found here, you just might think you're paying for a larger space than you actually are. The vacancy rate here is 4.4%, which is good for landlords, not so much for apartment seekers. This area has lots of amenities geared towards university students, so you'll find students living here as well. $$$$

Oak Lawn Neighborhoods
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After getting a good lay of the land, head out to confidently search for apartments. To help in your search, read on for short descriptions of the different neighborhoods, accompanied with simple rental ratings.

W. 95th St/Major Ave: Don't get too caught up in whether you want a medium-sized family home or apartment. With a vacancy rate at 1.2%, you'll probably want to take the first vacant place you find if this is your dream neighborhood. Commuting to work generally takes about an hour, which is tad too long. $$$

S. Cicero Ave/W. 103rd St: This neighborhood is mainly made up of medium-sized to small single-family homes and apartment complexes that currently attract a 12.2% vacancy rate. The walkable and safe 'hood makes it popular with university students, so try to get in there before school starts. $$$

W. 103rd St/Central Ave: A low vacancy rate, coupled with most residents being owned and not rented makes this spot challenging for apartment hunters. You can score a pad here, even a hi-rise or a new roomy two-bedroom in a snazzy apartment complex, but it might take you a little longer to sniff it out. $$$

Oak Lawn Proper: Average rental rates are surprising low within the town's original border. You will require a great deal of luck though since the vacancy rate is as low as the rent. Commuting to work is much better at relieving 15 to 30 minutes one way. $

W. 95th St/Meade Ave: Landlords here expect you to part with a major portion of your income for the privilege of living here. What do you get in return? You'll get up every morning in an average or small family home or apartment. However, you first have to navigate through the 9.8% vacancy rate. Expect long commutes to work, even up to an hour long. $$$$

W. 89th Pl/Austin Ave: This glitzy real estate zone is made up of mostly medium sized and big household homes and small apartments. A tight rental market will make it difficult to score a place here, which will just give you more time to save your money so you can afford the rent (unless your independently wealthy). $$$$$

S. 51st Ave/W. 95th St: Modest rents and workable vacancy rates should put this nabe at the top of your list. The area is a nice mixture of renters and home owners, as well, so plan on looking for both apartments and rental homes. The drawback, however, is that this locale is a college student zone, so noise from wild weekend parties and careless drivers will become a way of life. $$

W 91st St/S. 55th Ct.: Most spots here are on the larger size, but smaller apartments can be found here, you just might think you're paying for a larger space than you actually are. The vacancy rate here is 4.4%, which is good for landlords, not so much for apartment seekers. This area has lots of amenities geared towards university students, so you'll find students living here as well. $$$$

Living in Oak Lawn

This small cozy town has many excellent dining establishments and an amazing night life. There are numerous bars and clubs that are here--but word to the wise, they're probably packed full of college students. For exercising enthusiasts and nature lovers, Oak Lawn has an extensive park system to cater to their needs. Centennial Park, for example, offers residents over 300 acres of park land and leisure facilities such as playgrounds, a couple of fitness centers, walking trails, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Spend summers at the town's outdoor pool or the 18-hole Stony Creek Golf Course and winters (which can get quite frigid) at the indoor ice rink. As for moving around, the commute for professionals working in one of the many downtown businesses can be done by a car, cab or bus, although most residents still drive by themselves to work. A small but growing number of commuters, however, prefer making their way to the Metra commuter train station and taking a train.

So if you are among the lucky few that are planning a move to Oak Lawn, have no doubt that youre headed to better times ahead.

Living in Oak Lawn
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This small cozy town has many excellent dining establishments and an amazing night life. There are numerous bars and clubs that are here--but word to the wise, they're probably packed full of college students. For exercising enthusiasts and nature lovers, Oak Lawn has an extensive park system to cater to their needs. Centennial Park, for example, offers residents over 300 acres of park land and leisure facilities such as playgrounds, a couple of fitness centers, walking trails, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Spend summers at the town's outdoor pool or the 18-hole Stony Creek Golf Course and winters (which can get quite frigid) at the indoor ice rink. As for moving around, the commute for professionals working in one of the many downtown businesses can be done by a car, cab or bus, although most residents still drive by themselves to work. A small but growing number of commuters, however, prefer making their way to the Metra commuter train station and taking a train.

So if you are among the lucky few that are planning a move to Oak Lawn, have no doubt that youre headed to better times ahead.