If you are looking to live in the area around Chicago, rental apartments can be found just west of the city in Oak Park. This charming village has a wide range of choices when it comes to rental property. You can find everything from a studio apartment over one of the stores in downtown Oak Park, to entire homes that are for rent. Oak Park has an upscale atmosphere and many boutique stores, as well as scores of dining options. Take in a movie at the Lake Theatre in the heart of town, or visit the Hemingway Museum on Oak Park Avenue.
Apartments here are filled with character as many of the buildings tend to be older. You can find Prairie Style, Arts and Crafts and Victorian homes in this city. The northwest section of Oak Park tends to have the more grand properties, but there are nice residences to be found throughout the city. Rental units include two-flats and apartments with numerous units—there are many options. Oak Park is also situated near two "el" trains that ride all the way into the city, providing a convenient way to commute to downtown Chicago.