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32 Apartments for rent in Rockford, IL

Ever wanted to be part of a suburban community where the cost of living is low, housing options are abundant, and attractions are everywhere? Now we’re talking. Located on the banks ... Read Guide >
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3936 Eagle Dr
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 07:14pm
1 Bedroom
$520
2 Bedrooms
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Situated in the Loves Park neighborhood, this beautiful community offers one- and two-bedroom units, air conditioners, ceiling fans, eat-in kitchens, walk-in closets, designer window coverings, and pet-friendly units.
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2405 19th ave
2405 19th Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$925
2021 Kilburn Ave.
2021 Kilburn Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$775
2618 Skokie Drive
2618 Skokie Dr
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
914-A Crescent St.
914 Harrison Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$800
2623 Custer
2623 Custer Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$795
2202 Farris Ct
2202 Farris Court
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
131 N. Chicago Ave
131 North Chicago Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
4094 Packard Pkwy
4094 Packard Pkwy
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 09:39am
3 Bedrooms
$975
3111 Summerdale Ave
3111 Summerdale Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 08:33am
2 Bedrooms
$825
2407 Midway Drive
2407 Midway Drive
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 09:48pm
2 Bedrooms
$800
1406 16th Avenue # 2
1406 16th Ave
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
3118 15th Street
3118 15th Street
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
2 Bedrooms
$800
4960 Hinsdale Avenue - 3
4960 Hinsdale Avenue
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
2 Bedrooms
$700
2507 Anderson Street
2507 Anderson Street
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
3 Bedrooms
$800
122 Flintridge Drive # 1 - 6
122 Flintridge Dr
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
2 Bedrooms
$750
1295 N Main Street
1295 North Main Street
Rockford, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,050
205 Belteberg Rd.
205 Belteberg Road
Loves Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 08:33am
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
610 Frances Avenue
610 Frances Ave
Loves Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 09:48pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1131 Prestwick
1131 Prestwick Pkwy
Winnebago County, IL
Updated January 21 at 09:22pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
5265 Pebble Creek Trail
5265 Pebble Creek Trl
Loves Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1722 Evans Ave.
1722 Evans Avenue
Loves Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
7808 Randy Rd.
7808 Randy Road
Machesney Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 08:33am
3 Bedrooms
$950
3013 Lotus Lane # 8
3013 Lotus Lane
Machesney Park, IL
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
City GuideRockford
Ever wanted to be part of a suburban community where the cost of living is low, housing options are abundant, and attractions are everywhere? Now we’re talking. Located on the banks of the Rock River in northern Illinois, Rockford, aka “Forest City,” is an ideal stomping ground for leasers looking for quality digs in America’s heartland. Have some questions about life as a Rockford renter? Of course you do. Fortunately, we’ve got some answers …
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!