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517 Apartments for rent in Winnetka, IL

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 >
9720 Kildare Avenue
9720 Kildare Avenue
Skokie, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
4 Cottonwood Road
4 Cottonwood Road
Cook County, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1572 Maple Avenue
1572 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
1 Bedroom
$1,750
9222 Lorel Avenue
9222 Lorel Avenue
Skokie, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
8845 Lamon Avenue
8845 Lamon Avenue
Skokie, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
2 Bedrooms
$1,912
807 Church Street
807 Church Street
Evanston, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
1 Bedroom
$1,850
833 Laurel Avenue
833 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
2 Bedrooms
$2,985
3 Bedrooms
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2732 Hampton Parkway
2732 Hampton Parkway
Evanston, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
515 Green Bay Road
515 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
128 Park Avenue
128 Park Avenue
Wilmette, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1590 Elmwood Avenue
1590 Elmwood Ave
Evanston, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:30am
1 Bedroom
$2,335
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Park 205
205 W Touhy Ave
Park Ridge, IL
Updated February 21 at 06:22am
1 Bedroom
$1,800
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
Located on Touhy Road, which leads to I-94 and I-294. Pet-friendly complex offering pool, hot tub, gym and community grill. Units feature stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and balconies. Walker-friendly neighborhood with nearby bus stop.
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Arrive North Shore
634 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL
Updated February 21 at 06:38am
1 Bedroom
$1,170
2 Bedrooms
$1,345
3 Bedrooms
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The Covington
4600 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
1 Bedroom
$1,213
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
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415 Premier
415 Howard St
Evanston, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:20am
Studio
$1,317
1 Bedroom
$1,613
2 Bedrooms
$1,904
Spacious apartments with amazing lake views, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, an in-unit washer and dryer. Residents have access to free bike storage, elevators, fitness center and concierge services. Pet-friendly.
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Ravenswood Terrace
1801 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:20am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,898
2 Bedrooms
$2,413
A 150-unit apartment building surrounding a courtyard in the Ravenswood neighborhood. Modern kitchens, walk-in closets, pet-friendly, barbecue area, gym, coffee bar, conference room. Close to two CTA public transport lines.
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4700 Winchester Apt.
4700 North Winchester Avenue
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,900
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5941 North Paulina St. Apt.
5941 North Paulina Street
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
Studio
$850
1 Bedroom
$950
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Lincoln Square Commons
4759 N Maplewood Ave
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
1 Bedroom
$1,345
2 Bedrooms
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Woodview Apartments
15 Parkway N
Deerfield, IL
Updated February 21 at 05:20am
Studio
$1,557
1 Bedroom
$1,577
2 Bedrooms
$2,213
Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, quartz appliances, and espresso cabinets. Community features an outdoor lounge, poolside cabanas and firepits.
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Broadway Place
5427 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:16am
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
3 Bedrooms
$2,505
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Kingston Pointe
1646 River St
Des Plaines, IL
Updated February 21 at 06:42am
1 Bedroom
$1,675
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
Pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, granite counters, spacious walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit laundry. Enjoy green community, fitness center, pool, bike storage, garage parking. Easy access to local transit, shopping, dining.
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Kenmore Apartments
6119 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
Studio
$1,044
1 Bedroom
$1,403
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The Renaissance
901 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL
Updated February 21 at 04:15am
1 Bedroom
$1,296
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!