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28 Apartments for rent in Rockford, IL

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Last updated July 21 at 6:27pm UTC
1608 Stoddard
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated July 18 at 10:14am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
3036 N. Church St
Halstead Road
Rockford, IL
Updated July 13 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
130 Flintridge Drive
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated July 3 at 5:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$575
122 Flintridge Drive
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated July 3 at 2:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
3120 Jacqueline Drive
Pine Manor
Rockford, IL
Updated July 3 at 2:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
404 Miriam Avenue
West Gateway
Rockford, IL
Updated July 2 at 9:45pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$700
1105 N COURT Street #204
Downtown Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated June 27 at 10:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
606 S 6th
Midtown
Rockford, IL
Updated June 19 at 10:09pm UTC
Studio
$625
2404 Trillium Trail
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated June 8 at 9:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
404 Pershing Ave # 2
Liberty Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated July 11 at 9:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$849
404 Pershing Ave # 1
Liberty Park
Machesney Park, IL
Updated July 11 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
4106 EATON
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 21 at 6:27pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,142
5548 Spring Brook Rd (#205)
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 21 at 6:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
3634 Rotary Rd
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 21 at 5:13pm UTC
Studio
$875
1506 Rose Ave
Central Terrrace
Rockford, IL
Updated July 21 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
2420 Paradise Blvd
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 7 at 5:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
828 8th Ave
Midtown
Rockford, IL
Updated July 5 at 9:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$450
5820 Garrett Ln
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 5 at 9:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
1903 Montague St
Rockford
Rockford, IL
Updated July 4 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
233 S Prospect St
Miracle Mile
Rockford, IL
Updated July 4 at 5:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Results within 1 miles of Rockford, IL
4455 Charles St
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated July 3 at 7:25pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$515
4960 Hinsdale Ave
Rolling Green
Rockford, IL
Updated July 3 at 7:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
907 Short St
Loves Park
Loves Park, IL
Updated July 14 at 1:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$800
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!