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161 Apartments for rent in Forest, VA

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Jefferson Forest Manor
1062 Madison View Drive #101
Forest, VA
2 Bedrooms
$905
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,015
1100 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Apply Today and Save!!Apply within 48 hours of your first contact and application fees are waived. Also. sign a 13 month lease and get $300 off your first full month's rent. Restrictions apply. Offer expires 7/31/2020.
1 Unit Available
503 Goose Meadow Dr
503 Goose Meadow Drive
Forest, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1778 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
3 Level Townhome - Located in sought-after Valleywood Townhome community, this is a three level town-home with 2 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths featuring a wooded privacy area in back. Top level has 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths.
1 Unit Available
1074 Jefferson Drive West
1074 Jefferson Drive West
Forest, VA
1 Bedroom
$950
850 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Beautiful Terrace Level Apartment! - A beautiful place to live with Utilities Included! Available October 1st - 850 sq. ft. Terrace One Bedroom Apartment. Includes Electric, Water, Sewer Appliances: Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer.
1 Unit Available
1203 Goose Meadow Drive
1203 Goose Meadow Drive
Forest, VA
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$795
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
1203 Goose Meadow Drive Available 01/03/21 2 BR Townhouse w/Office Space. Located in Forest - 2 Bedroom 2.5 bath with Office space located off Waterlick Rd in Forest.
Results within 1 mile of Forest
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10 Units Available
The Overlook at Stonemill
112 Stonemill Dr
Lynchburg, VA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$900
988 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$995
1210 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Our community is operating as normal. Please call or stop by for a tour.
1 Unit Available
48 Countryplace Lane
48 Countryplace Lane
Lynchburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$795
864 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 48 Countryplace Lane in Lynchburg. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
102 Northwynd Circle - 1, Unit B
102 Northwynd Circle
Lynchburg, VA | Wyndhurst
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2400 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Christmas Special! FREE RENT DECEMBER if approved to lease.
1 Unit Available
200 Persimmon Way
200 Persimmon Way
Bedford County, VA
8 Bedrooms
$3,895
6540 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
8 Bedroom Home for Rent in Forest, VA - Take advantage of this unique rental opportunity in Forest, VA. The home is located directly off of Ivy Lake and inside the sought-after Ivy Lake Community, in a top-rated school district.
Results within 5 miles of Forest
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29 Units Available
Legacy at Linden Park
1000 Misty Mountain Rd
Lynchburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$763
783 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$899
1104 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,334
1283 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:03 AM
The Legacy Community at Linden Park in Lynchburg, VA, offers a variety of different types of pet-friendly units, all complete with granite countertops, dishwashers, outdoor space, and access to a pool and gym.
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7 Units Available
The Gardens on Timberlake
240 Beverly Hills Cir
Lynchburg, VA | Beverly Hills
1 Bedroom
$875
909 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1194 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,090
1376 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Take A Virtual Tour Today! The Gardens on Timberlake in Lynchburg, VA makes your apartment more than a place to sleep and eat. Our spacious apartments offer luxury finishes including granite counters and large walk-in closets.
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65 Units Available
Logans Landing
6343 Logans Lane #1101
Lynchburg, VA
1 Bedroom
$900
838 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1266 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
1381 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Lynchburg’s newest community is waiting for you to make your way home. Seize your chance to live in this brand new development focused on quality amenities and creating memorable experiences.
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Old Mill Townhomes
725 Mill Stream Ln
Lynchburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$852
864 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1044 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,219
1200 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:07 PM
Searching for the perfect place to live can take some people a lifetime. Located just off of Timberlake Road in Lynchburg, Old Mill Townhomes is a friendly community in a quiet yet convenient area.
1 Unit Available
606 Northwynd Circle
606 Northwynd Circle
Lynchburg, VA | Wyndhurst
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
2114 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Beautifully updated 4 bedroom 3.5 bath townhouse located in the heart of Wyndhurst. Just minutes from shops, offices and restaurants. Recent updates include new carpet, fresh paint, and an updated appliance package.
1 Unit Available
314 Meridian Street
314 Meridian Street
Lynchburg, VA | Cornerstone
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1502 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhome perfectly located in the Cornerstone Community WITH POOL ACCESS! Upgrades include Hardwoods throughout the main level, Granite countertops, Stainless appliances and a stacked Washer and Dryer.
1 Unit Available
542 Leesville Road #111 - 1
542 Leesville Road
Lynchburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
$895
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
This Townhome offers you a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath completely remodeled. Close to local restaurants and shopping. GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION. Rent includes water, trash and exterior maintenance Call for a showing. APPLY: THOUSANDHILLSVA.COM/APPLY
1 Unit Available
233 Alta Lane - A
233 Alta Lane
Lynchburg, VA | Vista Acres
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
1850 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED - Huge two story unit with 5 LARGE size bedrooms and two full bathrooms. $500 a bedroom!!! We will be happy to lease out each room for $500 per room (water, electric, trash, and high speed internet).
1 Unit Available
300 College Park Drive - E
300 College Park Drive
Lynchburg, VA | College Park
1 Bedroom
$450
120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED PLUS INTERNET!! Short term lease until August 31st 2021. 1 bedroom in a shared basement unit. Tenants would share the common areas. Tons of space int this unit, wonderful kitchen, large bathroom and rooms.
1 Unit Available
110 Aaron Place - 502
110 Aaron Place
Lynchburg, VA
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
1390 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
3 Bedroom Town Homes with Private Garage! This three story townhouse is conveniently located off Wards Ferry Road between Timberlake and Wards Road. On the bottom floor you have an unfinished basement with a washer and dryer.
1 Unit Available
921 Sanhill Drive
921 Sanhill Drive
Lynchburg, VA | Sandusky
3 Bedrooms
$995
1205 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Great Brick Ranch home available in a well established neighborhood. This is a very spacious upstairs unit, that comes with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
2021 Rose Ln
2021 Rose Lane
Lynchburg, VA | Miller Park
2 Bedrooms
$825
816 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
1 story Bungalow - This 2 bedroom on bath bungalow is located in the heart of Lynchburg, close to shopping, schools and hospitals. This home has a covered front porch, eat-in kitchen and screened back porch. section 8 approved sorry no pets.
1 Unit Available
115 Langhorne Ln
115 Langhorne Lane
Lynchburg, VA | Westend
5 Bedrooms
$1,445
2176 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Price Drop! 5 Bedroom Single-Family Home in Lynchburg - Available anytime, rent this spacious and updated single-family off of Fort Ave with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
144 East Overbrook Rd
144 East Overbrook Road
Timberlake, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
2163 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
3 Bedroom Single-Family Home off of Timberlake Rd! - Rent this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home with an additional finished basement off of Timberlake/Leesville Rd $1,495/month! Enjoy the large yard, updated HVAC, wood-burning fireplaces, in a cozy
1 Unit Available
517 Riverside Dr
517 Riverside Drive
Lynchburg, VA | Riverside
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1299 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Cottage in Rivermont - This 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath 2 story home has covered front porch, and huge covered back deck.
1 Unit Available
3600 Old Forest Rd. Unit 137
3600 Old Forest Road
Lynchburg, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1608 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Sterling Park Townhomes - This newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome with a finished basement is move in ready. Spacious kitchen with all black appliances along with a utility room with a washer machine & dryer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Forest?
Apartment Rentals in Forest start at $750/month.
How much is rent in Forest?
Apartment Rentals in Forest start at $750/month.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Forest?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Forest apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Forest?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Forest apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Forest properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Forest properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Forest?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Forest.
How much should I pay for rent in Forest?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Forest.
How can I find off-campus housing in Forest?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Forest. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Central Virginia Community College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, and Virginia Western Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Forest?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Forest. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Central Virginia Community College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, and Virginia Western Community College.

City Guide

Forest
Having European historical roots that date before the Revolutionary War, Forest has maintained a large area of woodlands and boasts violent crime statistics that are over 35 times lower than the national median.
Having European historical roots that date before the Revolutionary War, Forest has maintained a large area of woodlands and boasts violent crime statistics that are over 35 times lower than the national median.

Though relatively large for a community that's not even designated as a town or city, Forest remains relatively sparsely populated. With a population of just over 9,100 and a total area of nearly 14 square miles, this census-designated place has a population density of only 660 residents per square mile. When compared to smaller Virginian towns, such as Accomac, which has a population density of 1,300 people per square mile, it becomes obvious just how much room everyone has to live in Forest.

Moving to Forest

Moving to Forest will undoubtedly be one of the best moves you've ever made if you're into the whole "peaceful living" sort of thing. The small population, low crime rate and beautiful scenery is enough to give a person cavities. Because it's sweet. Get it? If you are ready to find apartments for rent in Forest, though, you're going to need a little bit of prep work. You're going to need to put in a little elbow grease to make it work, because after all, this isn't UNICEF. Trust us, though; it'll be well worth it.

When to Start Looking

Although Forest isn't densely populated by any translation of the word, it doesn't mean that you'll be able to find rental homes at a moment's notice. Nearly one out of five residents are renters, and that basically means that 80 percent of the people who move here love it so much that they quickly take out a mortgage. What this means for you is that you'll need to put in some time, one to two months, if you're going to get a great place. For those who start their research two months in advance, it's highly likely that they'll manage to find a place in a neighborhood that they love without much difficulty. We can't do the reading for you, though, so keep reading!

When to Make the Move

The only thing you'll really have to worry about when planning your apartment search is the temperature. The average lows barely push above freezing, if not lower, for five months of the year. Outside of these months, though, it's relatively pleasant. You may also want to avoid the traffic associated with the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival in September since it can bring 8,000 additional people to the nearby city. Or, you could ignore all of this advice and either get frostbite or get heavily inebriated.

What to Bring Along

Make sure that you show up with your rental application fully filled out. This is unless, of course, you've already submitted it to the landlord. Since you're so proactive and want to live in Forest so much, you did that already, right? Also, it wouldn't hurt to bring along a credit check, and having proof of income available is also essential. Make sure you dress up nicely as well. This place is so nice, you might as well pretend it's a job interview. Oh, and a criminal background check wouldn't hurt either. With crime rates this low, you'd think that Forest landlords were psychic and excluded any bad guys before ever offering a home for rent.

Moving to Forest
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Moving to Forest will undoubtedly be one of the best moves you've ever made if you're into the whole "peaceful living" sort of thing. The small population, low crime rate and beautiful scenery is enough to give a person cavities. Because it's sweet. Get it? If you are ready to find apartments for rent in Forest, though, you're going to need a little bit of prep work. You're going to need to put in a little elbow grease to make it work, because after all, this isn't UNICEF. Trust us, though; it'll be well worth it.

When to Start Looking

Although Forest isn't densely populated by any translation of the word, it doesn't mean that you'll be able to find rental homes at a moment's notice. Nearly one out of five residents are renters, and that basically means that 80 percent of the people who move here love it so much that they quickly take out a mortgage. What this means for you is that you'll need to put in some time, one to two months, if you're going to get a great place. For those who start their research two months in advance, it's highly likely that they'll manage to find a place in a neighborhood that they love without much difficulty. We can't do the reading for you, though, so keep reading!

When to Make the Move

The only thing you'll really have to worry about when planning your apartment search is the temperature. The average lows barely push above freezing, if not lower, for five months of the year. Outside of these months, though, it's relatively pleasant. You may also want to avoid the traffic associated with the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival in September since it can bring 8,000 additional people to the nearby city. Or, you could ignore all of this advice and either get frostbite or get heavily inebriated.

What to Bring Along

Make sure that you show up with your rental application fully filled out. This is unless, of course, you've already submitted it to the landlord. Since you're so proactive and want to live in Forest so much, you did that already, right? Also, it wouldn't hurt to bring along a credit check, and having proof of income available is also essential. Make sure you dress up nicely as well. This place is so nice, you might as well pretend it's a job interview. Oh, and a criminal background check wouldn't hurt either. With crime rates this low, you'd think that Forest landlords were psychic and excluded any bad guys before ever offering a home for rent.

Forest Neighborhoods

Look, we're sorry to have to do this to you, but you're on your own on this one. We looked far and wide trying to figure out how to select which area of Forest would be best to live in, and we simply couldn't do it. There wasn't a single aspect of any of the following areas that would make it any less desirable to live in. If you move in and discover that wild hedgehogs are terrorizing the locals, please let us know. Until that point, maybe you could just throw a dart at a map of Forest and call wherever it lands home?

Northwestern Forest: Much like the rest of Forest, the northwestern area has plenty of greenery, and this even applies to the beautiful homes which make up this particularly luxurious area. If your search for apartments brings you here, you did well. You can enjoy high-end perks like Ivy Creek and the Ivy Hill Golf Club.

Southern Forest: The northwest area of Forest isn't the only classy place around. Southern Forest also has its own golf course in Poplar Forest Golf Course. It's even got Poplar Forest Lake. Add this to the fact that you can even avoid paying high rent for largely upscale homes by opting for apartment complexes like Hunter Ridge Apartments and nearby Timber East Apartments, and you can get the best of all worlds.

Northeastern Forest: It seems to be getting a bit redundant, but the northeastern area of Forest also has its own, you guessed it, golf course. We're starting to think that there's not a non-affluent area in this place. Colonial Hills Golf Course and easy access to Walgreens and other businesses along Forest Road make this area ideal for many.

Central Forest: This entire area is adjacent to Forest Road, so you'll find plenty of businesses around. This is where you'll also find the Forest Library and the immaculate homes and luxury apartments in neighborhoods like Forestdale, Kenwood Hills, and Tomahawk Village.

Forest Neighborhoods
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Look, we're sorry to have to do this to you, but you're on your own on this one. We looked far and wide trying to figure out how to select which area of Forest would be best to live in, and we simply couldn't do it. There wasn't a single aspect of any of the following areas that would make it any less desirable to live in. If you move in and discover that wild hedgehogs are terrorizing the locals, please let us know. Until that point, maybe you could just throw a dart at a map of Forest and call wherever it lands home?

Northwestern Forest: Much like the rest of Forest, the northwestern area has plenty of greenery, and this even applies to the beautiful homes which make up this particularly luxurious area. If your search for apartments brings you here, you did well. You can enjoy high-end perks like Ivy Creek and the Ivy Hill Golf Club.

Southern Forest: The northwest area of Forest isn't the only classy place around. Southern Forest also has its own golf course in Poplar Forest Golf Course. It's even got Poplar Forest Lake. Add this to the fact that you can even avoid paying high rent for largely upscale homes by opting for apartment complexes like Hunter Ridge Apartments and nearby Timber East Apartments, and you can get the best of all worlds.

Northeastern Forest: It seems to be getting a bit redundant, but the northeastern area of Forest also has its own, you guessed it, golf course. We're starting to think that there's not a non-affluent area in this place. Colonial Hills Golf Course and easy access to Walgreens and other businesses along Forest Road make this area ideal for many.

Central Forest: This entire area is adjacent to Forest Road, so you'll find plenty of businesses around. This is where you'll also find the Forest Library and the immaculate homes and luxury apartments in neighborhoods like Forestdale, Kenwood Hills, and Tomahawk Village.

Living in Forest

With neighborhoods as pleasant as those in Forest, you'd likely think that there was absolutely nothing going on in the community. Well stop assuming stuff, because you know what they say about assuming. There are actually a variety of great places, attractions and events in Forest to keep you entertained and your mind working. You've just got to know where to look. Well, you don't have to know where to look, because we're about to tell you.

Inside the Head of a Founding Father

If you've ever wanted to get into the head of one of the Founding Fathers, you can head over to Poplar Forest. This is a home designed by Thomas Jefferson and referred to him as the 'most valuable' of his possessions. You can't really beat that.

Like Living in Lynchburg

Okay, it's far different than living in Lynchburg, but its close proximity means all of the great things about the larger city are easily accessible. Go play a round at Putt-Putt, or head over to Williams Stadium to catch a football game.

Easy Access

Nearby Route 221 and US Route 460 allow residents of Forest to get just about anywhere they need to go. Additionally, the Crescent train of Amtrak and Lynchburg Regional Airport aren't far off either. Of course, there's no real reason you should ever want to leave this place, but if you do, you're good to go.

Living in Forest
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With neighborhoods as pleasant as those in Forest, you'd likely think that there was absolutely nothing going on in the community. Well stop assuming stuff, because you know what they say about assuming. There are actually a variety of great places, attractions and events in Forest to keep you entertained and your mind working. You've just got to know where to look. Well, you don't have to know where to look, because we're about to tell you.

Inside the Head of a Founding Father

If you've ever wanted to get into the head of one of the Founding Fathers, you can head over to Poplar Forest. This is a home designed by Thomas Jefferson and referred to him as the 'most valuable' of his possessions. You can't really beat that.

Like Living in Lynchburg

Okay, it's far different than living in Lynchburg, but its close proximity means all of the great things about the larger city are easily accessible. Go play a round at Putt-Putt, or head over to Williams Stadium to catch a football game.

Easy Access

Nearby Route 221 and US Route 460 allow residents of Forest to get just about anywhere they need to go. Additionally, the Crescent train of Amtrak and Lynchburg Regional Airport aren't far off either. Of course, there's no real reason you should ever want to leave this place, but if you do, you're good to go.

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City Guide

Forest
Having European historical roots that date before the Revolutionary War, Forest has maintained a large area of woodlands and boasts violent crime statistics that are over 35 times lower than the national median.
Having European historical roots that date before the Revolutionary War, Forest has maintained a large area of woodlands and boasts violent crime statistics that are over 35 times lower than the national median.

Though relatively large for a community that's not even designated as a town or city, Forest remains relatively sparsely populated. With a population of just over 9,100 and a total area of nearly 14 square miles, this census-designated place has a population density of only 660 residents per square mile. When compared to smaller Virginian towns, such as Accomac, which has a population density of 1,300 people per square mile, it becomes obvious just how much room everyone has to live in Forest.

Moving to Forest

Moving to Forest will undoubtedly be one of the best moves you've ever made if you're into the whole "peaceful living" sort of thing. The small population, low crime rate and beautiful scenery is enough to give a person cavities. Because it's sweet. Get it? If you are ready to find apartments for rent in Forest, though, you're going to need a little bit of prep work. You're going to need to put in a little elbow grease to make it work, because after all, this isn't UNICEF. Trust us, though; it'll be well worth it.

When to Start Looking

Although Forest isn't densely populated by any translation of the word, it doesn't mean that you'll be able to find rental homes at a moment's notice. Nearly one out of five residents are renters, and that basically means that 80 percent of the people who move here love it so much that they quickly take out a mortgage. What this means for you is that you'll need to put in some time, one to two months, if you're going to get a great place. For those who start their research two months in advance, it's highly likely that they'll manage to find a place in a neighborhood that they love without much difficulty. We can't do the reading for you, though, so keep reading!

When to Make the Move

The only thing you'll really have to worry about when planning your apartment search is the temperature. The average lows barely push above freezing, if not lower, for five months of the year. Outside of these months, though, it's relatively pleasant. You may also want to avoid the traffic associated with the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival in September since it can bring 8,000 additional people to the nearby city. Or, you could ignore all of this advice and either get frostbite or get heavily inebriated.

What to Bring Along

Make sure that you show up with your rental application fully filled out. This is unless, of course, you've already submitted it to the landlord. Since you're so proactive and want to live in Forest so much, you did that already, right? Also, it wouldn't hurt to bring along a credit check, and having proof of income available is also essential. Make sure you dress up nicely as well. This place is so nice, you might as well pretend it's a job interview. Oh, and a criminal background check wouldn't hurt either. With crime rates this low, you'd think that Forest landlords were psychic and excluded any bad guys before ever offering a home for rent.

Moving to Forest
+

Moving to Forest will undoubtedly be one of the best moves you've ever made if you're into the whole "peaceful living" sort of thing. The small population, low crime rate and beautiful scenery is enough to give a person cavities. Because it's sweet. Get it? If you are ready to find apartments for rent in Forest, though, you're going to need a little bit of prep work. You're going to need to put in a little elbow grease to make it work, because after all, this isn't UNICEF. Trust us, though; it'll be well worth it.

When to Start Looking

Although Forest isn't densely populated by any translation of the word, it doesn't mean that you'll be able to find rental homes at a moment's notice. Nearly one out of five residents are renters, and that basically means that 80 percent of the people who move here love it so much that they quickly take out a mortgage. What this means for you is that you'll need to put in some time, one to two months, if you're going to get a great place. For those who start their research two months in advance, it's highly likely that they'll manage to find a place in a neighborhood that they love without much difficulty. We can't do the reading for you, though, so keep reading!

When to Make the Move

The only thing you'll really have to worry about when planning your apartment search is the temperature. The average lows barely push above freezing, if not lower, for five months of the year. Outside of these months, though, it's relatively pleasant. You may also want to avoid the traffic associated with the Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival in September since it can bring 8,000 additional people to the nearby city. Or, you could ignore all of this advice and either get frostbite or get heavily inebriated.

What to Bring Along

Make sure that you show up with your rental application fully filled out. This is unless, of course, you've already submitted it to the landlord. Since you're so proactive and want to live in Forest so much, you did that already, right? Also, it wouldn't hurt to bring along a credit check, and having proof of income available is also essential. Make sure you dress up nicely as well. This place is so nice, you might as well pretend it's a job interview. Oh, and a criminal background check wouldn't hurt either. With crime rates this low, you'd think that Forest landlords were psychic and excluded any bad guys before ever offering a home for rent.

Forest Neighborhoods

Look, we're sorry to have to do this to you, but you're on your own on this one. We looked far and wide trying to figure out how to select which area of Forest would be best to live in, and we simply couldn't do it. There wasn't a single aspect of any of the following areas that would make it any less desirable to live in. If you move in and discover that wild hedgehogs are terrorizing the locals, please let us know. Until that point, maybe you could just throw a dart at a map of Forest and call wherever it lands home?

Northwestern Forest: Much like the rest of Forest, the northwestern area has plenty of greenery, and this even applies to the beautiful homes which make up this particularly luxurious area. If your search for apartments brings you here, you did well. You can enjoy high-end perks like Ivy Creek and the Ivy Hill Golf Club.

Southern Forest: The northwest area of Forest isn't the only classy place around. Southern Forest also has its own golf course in Poplar Forest Golf Course. It's even got Poplar Forest Lake. Add this to the fact that you can even avoid paying high rent for largely upscale homes by opting for apartment complexes like Hunter Ridge Apartments and nearby Timber East Apartments, and you can get the best of all worlds.

Northeastern Forest: It seems to be getting a bit redundant, but the northeastern area of Forest also has its own, you guessed it, golf course. We're starting to think that there's not a non-affluent area in this place. Colonial Hills Golf Course and easy access to Walgreens and other businesses along Forest Road make this area ideal for many.

Central Forest: This entire area is adjacent to Forest Road, so you'll find plenty of businesses around. This is where you'll also find the Forest Library and the immaculate homes and luxury apartments in neighborhoods like Forestdale, Kenwood Hills, and Tomahawk Village.

Forest Neighborhoods
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Look, we're sorry to have to do this to you, but you're on your own on this one. We looked far and wide trying to figure out how to select which area of Forest would be best to live in, and we simply couldn't do it. There wasn't a single aspect of any of the following areas that would make it any less desirable to live in. If you move in and discover that wild hedgehogs are terrorizing the locals, please let us know. Until that point, maybe you could just throw a dart at a map of Forest and call wherever it lands home?

Northwestern Forest: Much like the rest of Forest, the northwestern area has plenty of greenery, and this even applies to the beautiful homes which make up this particularly luxurious area. If your search for apartments brings you here, you did well. You can enjoy high-end perks like Ivy Creek and the Ivy Hill Golf Club.

Southern Forest: The northwest area of Forest isn't the only classy place around. Southern Forest also has its own golf course in Poplar Forest Golf Course. It's even got Poplar Forest Lake. Add this to the fact that you can even avoid paying high rent for largely upscale homes by opting for apartment complexes like Hunter Ridge Apartments and nearby Timber East Apartments, and you can get the best of all worlds.

Northeastern Forest: It seems to be getting a bit redundant, but the northeastern area of Forest also has its own, you guessed it, golf course. We're starting to think that there's not a non-affluent area in this place. Colonial Hills Golf Course and easy access to Walgreens and other businesses along Forest Road make this area ideal for many.

Central Forest: This entire area is adjacent to Forest Road, so you'll find plenty of businesses around. This is where you'll also find the Forest Library and the immaculate homes and luxury apartments in neighborhoods like Forestdale, Kenwood Hills, and Tomahawk Village.

Living in Forest

With neighborhoods as pleasant as those in Forest, you'd likely think that there was absolutely nothing going on in the community. Well stop assuming stuff, because you know what they say about assuming. There are actually a variety of great places, attractions and events in Forest to keep you entertained and your mind working. You've just got to know where to look. Well, you don't have to know where to look, because we're about to tell you.

Inside the Head of a Founding Father

If you've ever wanted to get into the head of one of the Founding Fathers, you can head over to Poplar Forest. This is a home designed by Thomas Jefferson and referred to him as the 'most valuable' of his possessions. You can't really beat that.

Like Living in Lynchburg

Okay, it's far different than living in Lynchburg, but its close proximity means all of the great things about the larger city are easily accessible. Go play a round at Putt-Putt, or head over to Williams Stadium to catch a football game.

Easy Access

Nearby Route 221 and US Route 460 allow residents of Forest to get just about anywhere they need to go. Additionally, the Crescent train of Amtrak and Lynchburg Regional Airport aren't far off either. Of course, there's no real reason you should ever want to leave this place, but if you do, you're good to go.

Living in Forest
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With neighborhoods as pleasant as those in Forest, you'd likely think that there was absolutely nothing going on in the community. Well stop assuming stuff, because you know what they say about assuming. There are actually a variety of great places, attractions and events in Forest to keep you entertained and your mind working. You've just got to know where to look. Well, you don't have to know where to look, because we're about to tell you.

Inside the Head of a Founding Father

If you've ever wanted to get into the head of one of the Founding Fathers, you can head over to Poplar Forest. This is a home designed by Thomas Jefferson and referred to him as the 'most valuable' of his possessions. You can't really beat that.

Like Living in Lynchburg

Okay, it's far different than living in Lynchburg, but its close proximity means all of the great things about the larger city are easily accessible. Go play a round at Putt-Putt, or head over to Williams Stadium to catch a football game.

Easy Access

Nearby Route 221 and US Route 460 allow residents of Forest to get just about anywhere they need to go. Additionally, the Crescent train of Amtrak and Lynchburg Regional Airport aren't far off either. Of course, there's no real reason you should ever want to leave this place, but if you do, you're good to go.