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25 Apartments for rent in Rockford, IL

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Last updated September 22 at 12:54am UTC
2725 Kinsey St
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated September 21 at 12:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
2314 Clinton
Edgewater
Rockford, IL
Updated September 20 at 6:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
4106 EATON
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated September 19 at 8:49pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
645 Regan St
Jackson Oaks
Rockford, IL
Updated September 19 at 7:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
5329 Nichols Dr
Gregory Heights
Rockford, IL
Updated September 15 at 5:42pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
2207 Paradise Blvd
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated September 13 at 3:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$875
2815 Broadway
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated September 5 at 6:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
122 Flintridge Drive
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated August 28 at 4:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
4960 Hinsdale Ave
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated August 24 at 2:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
1105 N COURT Street #204
Downtown Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated June 27 at 10:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
404 Pershing Ave # 2
Liberty Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated September 21 at 12:58pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$749
404 Pershing Ave # 1
Liberty Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated September 21 at 12:58pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$949
6556 Broadcast Parkway
Loves Park
Loves Park, IL
Updated September 20 at 1:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
5263 Pebble Creek Trail
Loves Park
Loves Park, IL
Updated September 15 at 5:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
7518 North 2nd Street
Machesney Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated September 3 at 6:53pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
Results within 1 miles of Rockford, IL
4759 Terrang Trail
Machesney Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated September 3 at 5:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
467 Brentwood
Machesney Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated August 22 at 9:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1804 Price St
North End Square
Rockford, IL
Updated September 13 at 3:35pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,000
1619 N. Court St
Edgewater
Rockford, IL
Updated September 13 at 3:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
703 Albert Ave
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated September 11 at 10:52am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$725
Results within 5 miles of Rockford, IL
606 S 6th
Midtown
Rockford, IL
Updated June 19 at 10:09pm UTC
Studio
$625
12602 Dorr Rd
Rockton
Rockton, IL
Updated September 18 at 11:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Results within 10 miles of Rockford, IL
2214 Forest View Rd
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated September 9 at 5:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
City Guide
Rockford
What is Rockford’s idea of entertainment?

Rockford is a tale of two cities when it comes to entertainment. During the summer months, you will find no shortage of outdoor activities in which to indulge. More than 20,000 acres of parks, including Rock Cut State Park, are spread throughout the area, and the city also boasts four major waterways and innumerable gardens, golf courses, bike trails, and arboretums.

But then the iceman cometh in the early winter months, turning the city’s fabulous park system into a frozen, abandoned tundra. The good news is there are a lot of indoor activities to keep you entertained year-round (including a massive indoor aquatic park).

The good news is that the night owl scene is actually decent, and bar hoppers will find a variety of hotspots, dance clubs, sports bars, corner dives, and a live music venue or two where they can sip away their winter blues.

I don’t have my own car. Can I rely on public transportation instead?

Because Rockford is so sprawling, with most residential lodgings located much more than a stone’s throw from the city’s businesses, we don’t recommend residents rely solely on the Rockford Mass Transit District to get around. On the bright side, traffic rarely accumulates and free street/garage parking is the standard in the downtown area.

What are the perks of renting in Rockford?

Rockford is one of those rare cities where it actually makes more monetary sense to rent than buy. Leasers enjoy some of the Land of Lincoln’s most reasonably priced pads. Tenants pay, on average, just $600 a month for rent, move-in specials are a given, and apartment hunters can find spacious units (900 square feet-plus) for less than $700, even in some of the most coveted neighborhoods.

Renters also have the luxury of being able to choose from a wide pool of rental properties, from basic, boxy 1 BR units without a lot of flash and dazzle to chic, nouveaux lofts and condos packed with panache. Future Rockford residents should also keep their eyes peeled for houses for rent that often pop up in neighborhoods like Edgewater and Rural Oaks.

If you’re new to the whole renting game, meanwhile, make sure you have a quality co-signer in tow (especially if you are trying to rent a house from a non-traditional landlord). And, as always, bring the proper documents along, including your I.D., two most recent paycheck stubs, and renter’s history.

Which neighborhoods of Forest City are best for me?

Newcomers often find the northeastern and southeastern ‘hoods the most comfortable. Many apartments in this area are also more modern than others throughout town, and a mixture of apartments, lofts, and single-family detached homes are typically available. Rental prices vary, as boarders can find everything from 1 and 2 BR condos and lofts in the $600-$900 range to expansive townhouses, ranches, and duplexes for over a grand.

As for downtown, you might want to check out some of the amazing (like, less-than-$500-a-month-amazing) specials available for the lofts and sky rises on Main or Market streets. The downtown area also offers some of the city’s most affordable senior living options.

You’ll find some of the cheapest rentals on the far west side of town.

And now you’re all set to begin the hunt for the domicile of your dreams in Forest City. Best of luck, and welcome to Rockford!