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Remember all those great movies of the 1980s, like Home Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club? All of them were filmed in Winnetka, Illinois, the q... Read Guide >
734 Green Bay Road
734 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:23pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
875 Private Road
875 Private Road
Winnetka, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:23pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
6603 Illinois
6603 Illinois Road
Cook County, IL
Updated January 18 at 09:37am
2 Bedrooms
$8,000
547 Melrose Avenue
547 Melrose Avenue
Kenilworth, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:23pm
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
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1717
1717 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:23pm
Studio
$1,991
1 Bedroom
$1,866
2 Bedrooms
$2,983
Residents live in sleek units with open floor plans, lake views and modern finishes. Community includes club room, sun terrace and cyber-cafe. Conveniently situated steps from the Metra Station, parks and outdoor recreation.
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The Park Evanston
1630 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 12:45pm
Studio
$1,744
1 Bedroom
$1,727
2 Bedrooms
$2,263
Units feature patio or balcony, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Residents have access to laundry, media room, pool, sauna, gym, and parking garage. Offers views of Lake Michigan, next to Whole Foods and Peet's Coffee.
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TGM Northshore
770 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,730
2 Bedrooms
$2,254
One- and two-bedroom apartments located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Spacious floor plans with gourmet kitchens, plank flooring, 9-foot ceilings and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly with fitness center and concierge service.
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Centrum Evanston
1590 Elmwood Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 10:31am
Studio
$2,100
1 Bedroom
$2,260
2 Bedrooms
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This luxury community offers a rooftop oasis with a fire pit, grills, lounge seating, and green space. On-site chef's grade kitchen and dry cleaning services. Pearl quartz countertops, built-in storage, USB ports, and plank flooring.
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Aloft at the Glen Town Center
1991 W Tower Dr
Glenview, IL
Updated January 18 at 12:52pm
1 Bedroom
$1,740
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
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E2
1890 Maple Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 05:27am
Studio
$1,949
1 Bedroom
$1,972
2 Bedrooms
$2,753
Floor-to-ceiling windows, patio or balcony, carpet flooring and in-unit laundry facilities. Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Business center, Internet cafe, game room, gym and volleyball court.
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Reserve at Evanston
1930 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:20pm
Studio
$1,450
1 Bedroom
$1,836
2 Bedrooms
$2,304
Located within walking distance of Downtown Evanston, Northwestern and North Shore University. In-unit features include walk-in closets, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Luxury community features volleyball court, tennis court and pool.
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Optima Old Orchard Woods
9739 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:20pm
1 Bedroom
$1,695
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
3 Bedrooms
$3,325
Unit features include granite counters, hardwood floors and extra storage. Enjoy fitness and relaxing apartment amenities, including a tennis court and community garden. Close to Interstate-94 and golf courses.
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The Main
847 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:20pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,055
2 Bedrooms
$2,555
Modern kitchens with premium stainless steel appliances, gas ranges, Moen faucets and garbage disposals. Landscaped terrace with grill, fire pit, bocce court and seating area.
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The Presidential
800 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:19pm
Studio
$1,185
1 Bedroom
$1,425
2 Bedrooms
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AMLI Evanston
737 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:18pm
Studio
$1,668
1 Bedroom
$1,767
2 Bedrooms
$2,705
Located a short walk from Baker Park and Custer Avenue. Stylish apartments with patio/balcony, private laundry amenities and furniture. Community offers a courtyard, a fire pit, a sun terrace and yoga studio.
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Midtown Square Apartments
998 Church St
Glenview, IL
Updated January 18 at 06:35am
1 Bedroom
$1,966
2 Bedrooms
$2,349
Select units feature quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets, built-in microwaves, and in-unit laundry. Pet-friendly community with 24-hour fitness center, club room, wine room, and billiards. Just steps from Glenview Metro train station.
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Evanston Place Apartments
1715 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated January 17 at 02:52pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,610
2 Bedrooms
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Community includes brand new rooftop swimming pool, social deck, and fitness center. Units include modern bathrooms, natural light, and gourmet kitchens. Located close to the North Shore of Chicago.
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The Reserve Glenview
195 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, IL
Updated January 18 at 01:27pm
Studio
$1,645
1 Bedroom
$1,852
2 Bedrooms
$2,297
Modern apartments with hardwood floors, high ceilings, washer/dryer and efficient appliances. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, landscaped grounds, bocce court and wildflower garden.
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The Residences of Wilmette
617 Green Bay Rd
Wilmette, IL
Updated January 18 at 12:38pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,450
2 Bedrooms
$3,560
Beautiful apartments with handsome textured cabinetry and high ceilings. Residents get access to a spa, fitness center, and outdoor terrace. Relax on the beach at nearby Gilson Park. Steps from the Wilmette train station.
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Central Station Apartments
1720 Central St
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 12:37pm
Studio
$1,871
1 Bedroom
$2,013
2 Bedrooms
$3,053
Close to Central Station. Apartments feature quartz counters, hardwood floors and computer niches or dens. Select homes include patios and/or Juliette railings. On-site cyber cafe and 24-hour fitness center. Reserved parking and bike storage available.
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941 Chicago
941 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am
1 Bedroom
$1,295
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
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2321 Central
2321 Central Street
Evanston, IL
Updated July 5 at 07:06pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
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1410 Chicago
1410 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated July 4 at 12:18am
Studio
$1,145
1 Bedroom
$1,495
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
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1620 Central
1620 Central St
Evanston, IL
Updated January 18 at 06:25am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,648
3 Bedrooms
$2,985
Modern, four-story building with LEED Silver certification. Private balconies, luxury plank flooring, and nine-foot ceilings in each apartment. Walkable community near Northwestern University and Evanston Hospital.
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City GuideWinnetka
Remember all those great movies of the 1980s, like Home Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club? All of them were filmed in Winnetka, Illinois, the quintessential All-American suburb.

Winnetka is a village on the north shore of Lake Michigan, about 16 miles north of downtown Chicago. It's where some of the most exclusive and well-off Chicago-area residents choose to live. It's also a village with a lot of rich history in culture. The first houses were built here in 1836, and railroads were built in 1855. The Crow Island School was built in 1938, and the building still stands today as a landmark. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech there at the Village Green, a park in town which still has a plaque memorializing this event. Tree-lined streets give a genteel, cultured vibe to Winnetka - though some may call its idyllic setting closer to Pleasantville.

Moving to Winnetka

People don't end up in Winnetka by random accident. Winnetka is exclusive and they like it that way. As home to the nationally renowned New Trier High School, discriminating home buyers with a lot of available resources seek out Winnetka for its high quality of life.

That said, however, Winnetka is not the kind of place you go to find bargains. It's also not the best choice for that first apartment with your always-drunk college buddy. Winnetka doesn't have many available properties for rent, and that's not an accident. With a percentage of renters that is just a fraction of the national average, Winnetka caters to people who want to buy a home here and stick around. And with housing prices that are nearly five times higher the national average -in many cases, well above a million dollars -- it's also clear that not everybody can afford to live here.

However, if you have your heart set on finding a rental in Winnetka, you don't have to give up hope. There are indeed some rentals, even if there aren't many of them. When you want to find a rental property in Winnetka, your best options are a one-bedroom apartment, two-bedroom condo or a rental house. Apartments are generally flats above a store or a private mother-in-law suite being rented out. Rental housing tends to be expensive and well-suited for corporate executives who may only be in the area for a short time. If you need to be in the area but don't need the exclusive Winnetka address, check out nearby Northfield for more options.

Because the housing stock is high in value, the rental prices aren't cheap and the landlords are likely going to be quite a bit pickier than they might be in a cheaper suburb. If you manage to locate an apartment for rent in Winnetka, be prepared to prove yourself as an ideal tenant. Landlords here want to attract tenants with great jobs, impeccable references and of course, all the security deposits and initial move-in expenses like first and last month's rent.

Life in Winnetka

Commutes in the Chicagoland area can be brutal, and Winnetka is no exception. But luckily for you, the Metra stations have routes that connect Winnetka with downtown Chicago. You can spend your commute time on the train catching up on emails from work, instead of being stuck behind the wheel.

When you want a special night on the town, or just a quick bite to eat during a busy work night, Winnetka has you covered with a variety of classy and delicious restaurants that aren't your usual chains. Michael is the kind of French restaurant with items on the menu like a cheese puff amuse-bouche and foie gras stuffed hen - perfect for a romantic date night. Caf Fleurette is a charming little Parisian-inspired bakery. Tramonto's might be your new favorite for upscale comfort food.

Life in Winnetka is well designed and comfortable, and it appeals to those with sophisticated tastes and the budget and appreciation for the finer things in life. If this sounds like you, start looking for your perfect rental in Winnetka right away!