100 Forest Place
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100 Forest Place

100 Forest Place, Oak Park, IL 60301
(77 Reviews)
$1,933 - $4,517/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2022 - 2024

7/16/2024

I have lived here and management is a disaster. Only management personnel concerned is Lori and she makes is bearable. Parking garage is a disaster, elevators are constantly breaking down and the new rent payment system (Bilt) has just been hacked. They are rude and constantly trying to get your personal information for their questionable credit card. Honestly extremely disappointed with their lack of personal safety and comfort.

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    milosGak

    Resident 2020 - 2021

    2/4/2021

    Very nice staff until you sign the contract, once you are locked out in contract you will be charged a bunch of late fees and disrespected - humiliated once you call them to ask why you havent been told for all these charges before signed the contract If you want to have peace in your mind and have comfortable living, avoid this community. Its not worth any money

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      Kimberly_A

      Resident 2015 - 2017

      7/28/2017

      This company was great when we MOVED IN and lived here-moving out all things changed! Overly Charge, fees, bad communication, and customer service totally changed after we moved out! Horrible!!!!!! BUYER BEWARE!!!!

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        Kanis

        Resident 2015 - 2016

        9/8/2016

        "The girls in the front office are amazing! Jaime and Beth are always extremely friendly and address me by name every-time I see them in the office or walking around. Also, they always help me with any issues or questions that I have immediately! They make it a family environment which is one of the reasons that we stayed for a second year! Thank you Girls! Chris was exceptional! We put in a second request for a faulty alarm detector late on Saturday after trying to contact the front office all day, he drove all the way out to us to replace the alarm after he left. The beeping every 30 seconds was driving us crazy and waking us up at 3-4 am. Even though it is not fixed yet with nothing to do with his performance, we really appreciated him coming out to us! He is very friendly and professional whenever I see him walking around or if I get service work done. He is a value to your company and team! Please let him know that I TRULY appreciate everything he does for the community! Great job to everyone! We love living at Forest Place due to the… See More>
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          oschantz

          prospectiveVisited 2016

          6/13/2016

          Office staff are very helpful and work hard to make the property welcoming. The property is well cared for and the neighborhood is great.

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            mattlohmus

            Resident 2015 - 2016

            5/13/2016

            Great office and Maintenance Staff. The grounds are kept pretty clean.

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              copper32001

              Resident 2015 - 2016

              2/13/2016

              Staff is rude, maintence is allowed to enter your apartment without you bring there. The carpets in the hallway are filthy, some have dog pee. They tell you that they clean the carpets monthly, thats a lie. Everyday when you come home you smell, disgusting food in the hallway that seeps into your home. They play tacky music in the lobby area. Just overall bad, its disgusting that they are allowed to let people live like this. P.S. Don't plan on using the elevators, with the amount of people moving out they are always in use.

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                Lamya

                Resident 2014 - 2016

                1/30/2016

                If you are looking for Safety, location, and services then 100 Forest Place is the right choice for you. I have been a resident for two years and I love it. Currently there is some noise due to constructions at near by building. However. It is noise free in the evening and at night.

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                  anonymous

                  Resident 2013 - 2015

                  9/8/2015

                  "This is my third year living in here and from day one I have been very satisfied with the facility, customer service and attention to detail. I definitively feel at home."

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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2014 - 2015

                    7/13/2015

                    I would not recommend moving to 100 Forest Place based on the following reasons. First, you will be charged for damage that you are not responsible for when you move out. When asked to provide proof that the damage was not there when you moved in you will just be told that you signed a document after only seeing the apartment for 5 minutes saying everything is okay. Second, the service from the office is absolutely horrible. You will not get responses for days to your questions and inquiries. I continually had ant problems in my apartment and it would take them weeks to send an exterminator. Third, your rent will go up significantly when it comes time to renew (and then you get charged a lot to move out based on alleged damage you caused). They know it's a pain to move so they jack up your rent when it comes time to renew. Basically you have to ask yourself, do you want to live in an apartment owned by a huge corporation that cares nothing about you? Not only does it not feel like a community but you get treated like a number not… See More>
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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2015

                      5/15/2015

                      I love living here! Great community and responsive staff. I have had a few maintenance issues that were all taken care of in a timely manner. I have a dog and the staff all remember her name and always say hello to her when we walk by! Nice community, it is kept clean and has a nice little garden for being in such an urban area. Being right in the heart of downtown oak park, everything you could ever need is within walking distance. My only complaint is really high rent for not a whole lot of space and a weird layout that definitely doesnt maximize the space youre given. But, I knew that going in and its what you would expect given the location.

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                        Jessicalfenton

                        Resident 2015

                        4/30/2015

                        100 Forest Place has gone above and beyond my expectations. The studio that I am currently renting is huge - much larger than expected and I'm very happy with the layout. The floors are hardwood, which adds an elegant look to the apartment. I was initially worried about living on the first floor with windows facing a walkway, but I feel so incredibly safe in this location. There is a lot of privacy (tucked away from the street) and a great deal of lighting on the buildings exterior so even late at night, the place feels very safe. Finally the staff is incredibly helpful and somehow manages to remember each of their guests first names - great feeling of family and community here! As an added plus, the location is steps away from the CTA, Metra, and many bus stops so my commute has been a piece of cake. Overall, I love this place!

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                          Coachjoe00

                          Resident 2015

                          4/18/2015

                          New to area. Staff has been "Rockstars" across the board! Friendly, professional, and personable. I highly recommend this destination to everyone!

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2014 - 2015

                            2/17/2015

                            Two months after our move, a very positive experience. We feel at home!

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                              Jackh9718

                              Resident 2013 - 2015

                              2/1/2015

                              I was very happy when I had the opportunity to move back to 100 Forest Pl. The location in Oak Park is ideal. Right in the heart of the downtown area and close to many restaurants, shopping and Movie theater. The community of 100 Forest Pl. is well-maintained and the staff is committed to the highest service level possible. This is clearly the premier location in Oak Park.

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                                happiernow26

                                Resident 2014 - 2015

                                1/28/2015

                                Prior to moving to 100 Forest Place, I lived in the West suburbs and wanted to experience a little more excitement in my surroundings...without moving to the city. I looked at a few different places and as of 2014, there were two options for high-rise apartment living in downtown Oak Park. I chose 100 Forest Place because it was a bit more affordable (though both are on the expensive end but it is the price of being in such a great location), had a somewhat better location right in the middle of the main downtown areas and the rooftop views are unbeatable. The renting process was extremely easy and the office staff are wonderful to work with. I am one of many tenants and yet when I stop by to pick up a package, they actually remember my apartment number without me having to tell them. It is very clean and well taken care of, though compared to the other similar option in the area, it is older so there is a little wear and tear in the elevators, the carpets and the walls. The units are partially upgraded but it honestly doesn't bother me at all to have older… See More>
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                                  Rainylord

                                  Resident 2014

                                  12/25/2014

                                  I like my new apartment in the building. I've a lot of space and rooms have a really good condition. The only issue that I've is related to the dishwasher but they have planned a substitution. Common areas are in the average

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                                    abumalix

                                    Resident 2012 - 2014

                                    11/10/2014

                                    One of the best homes I have ever stayed in. You have the best welcoming staff to facilitate your staying. Smiles all around, friendly maintenance team. Five stars.

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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2011 - 2013

                                      9/6/2013

                                      I lived two years in this place. Overall, it's an old building that has not been updated in the last 20-30 years which used to be compensated by a professional and responsive management team. Unfortunately, by mid 2013 management staff changed and things worsened significantly. Current management is inexperienced, careless and unresponsive.

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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2011 - 2012

                                        4/25/2012

                                        SIMPLY WONDERFUL - I RECOMMEND IT

                                        I've lived here for about 18 months and i'm very happy. I especially like the decor, location and security...and of course, the views. Any maintenance issues are addressed rapidly....versus renting a condo where the owner makes repairs...eventually....maybe. Some comments about other reviews about management = there was an interim period of months when management changed from the original management that was present when i moved in, to new management. The change wasnt so pleasant. Now, the orignal management is back and i'm glad to see that. Michael Behrens(Property Manager) is extremely professional and i can feel he is actually focused on MY needs. It's all about "customer needs" and they are all over that ... once again!!

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2010 - 2012

                                          3/28/2012

                                          very happy!

                                          I've lived in one of the townhomes at 100 Forest Place for 2 years, and plan to renew my lease. There has been some turnover in managment, but everyone has been very professional, courteous and responsive. Maintenance and office staff are great and know me by name, which makes me feel at home. The location is great. Parking spots are a bit small, but not a big deal. My unit has a nice open floor plan, a wood burning fireplace and a private patio. A great place to live!

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2009 - 2011

                                            8/20/2011

                                            Lovely place to live, but neighbors are ruining it.

                                            I have loved this place since we moved in. I will try to give as fair a review as possible. Pros: The location is amazing. The building is beautiful, the view from our apartment is spectacular. I really can't say enough about how nice and modern the apartment is and how impressive the building itself is. The hallway areas are well done. The roof deck is so pretty. Laundry is accessible. The maintenance people are top quality. The management staff is useful and responsive, although sometimes takes a few tries to get an answer to a phone call. Cons: We don't use the parking here but the spots are pretty small and we have heard of break ins and people getting their cars scratched a lot. Occasionally we see youth skateboarding, and once this year shooting off fireworks from the top parking garage. We pay much less to park with the village then at the building, and IMO it is safer. The front door of the tower (something to do with the wind) tends to stay open and it doesn't seem very secure. **The noise level**. For the first year we lived here, this place was a tomb. It was a wonderful… See More>
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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2010 - 2011

                                              8/11/2011

                                              Terrible

                                              I do not recommend living here. It is overpriced and the staff is terrible. When I originally signed with the apartment they told me cable was included but less than a month in, they cut the cable. They have a great sundeck/community room, however they would constantly lock tenants out of it. After leaving the apartment, they never sent the final two bills or an itemized deduction of the security deposit. All they sent was a check, which was incredibly below the amount. Every time I try to contact management they are never around. Also, my roommate's car was broken into on numerous occasions.

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                                                balajiiyengar7820

                                                Resident 2011

                                                7/17/2011

                                                Best location

                                                I have just moved in and have already started loving the place. Its bang in the middle of Oak Park downtown so you have everything at a walking distance, a cinema theatre too. The green line is walking distance which makes commuting to work no hassle. The price is also not that much considering the location. They also have flexible lease terms which adds to the convinience.

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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2008 - 2011

                                                  5/15/2011

                                                  Not a great place - keep looking!!

                                                  I lived at 100 Forest Place, unfortunately for too long. The first year and a half that I lived there it was really nice with professionals and some college students. Management changed and so did the new residents almost overnight. Over the course of about a year and a half, my experience changed drastically. There are rats, mice, neighbors who clearly are not the most up-standing citizens in the community, random drug users hanging out in the parking garage and seemingly monthly warnings about recent break ins. It is the WORST community to live in and for the price point I would suggest looking at the other rental community that is located on the corner of Harlem and Lake St. This place is gradually turning into a dump and is AWFUL. Absolutely AWFUL!!!!!! Everyday, I'm so very glad that I moved. Avoid this place and the positive reviews are suspect. Pros: garage parking, proximity to downtown Oak Park, commuter ease Cons: Section 8 neighbors, poor safety, rats, mice, people loitering, gang members hanging out in the walkway at all and any hour of the day and break ins.

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    Studio

                                                    Courtyard

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 600 sq. ft.

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                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    Sunrise

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 698 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,933 - $3,167

                                                    2 Available Units

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                                                    Horizon

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 780 sq. ft.

                                                    $2,057 - $3,323

                                                    2 Available Units

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                                                    Renter Ratings

                                                    C-

                                                    Review Ratings

                                                    Noise

                                                    2.0

                                                    Grounds

                                                    2.0

                                                    Safety

                                                    1.0

                                                    Office Staff

                                                    1.0

                                                    Maintenance

                                                    3.0

                                                    Neighborhood

                                                    3.0

                                                    Survey Ratings

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                                                    Review Count

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                                                    Number of reviews in the past 365 days

                                                    1

                                                    Manager’s Review Engagement

                                                    F

                                                    Percentage of reviews responded to

                                                    0.00%

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    • Washer/Dryer
                                                    Parking
                                                    • Garage
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Fee: $400. Rent: $50. Restrictions: Please call us for details, including breed restrictions.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Fee: $400. Rent: $30. Restrictions: Please call us for details, including breed restrictions.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Other
                                                    • Air Conditioner
                                                    • Alarm
                                                    • DishWasher
                                                    • Disposal
                                                    • Elevator
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Flexible Rent Payment Options
                                                    • Gas Range
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • Onsite Recycling Services
                                                    • Pet-Friendly Community
                                                    • Premium Flooring
                                                    • Public Transportation
                                                    • Roof-top Terrace
                                                    • Rooftop Lounge
                                                    • Smart Home Door Lock
                                                    • Smart Home Technology Systems
                                                    • Smart Package Pickup System
                                                    • Smoke Free
                                                    • Stainless Steel Appliances
                                                    • Storage Options Available
                                                    • WiFi in Common Areas
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    Discover the convenience of living in the heart of Oak Park. At 100 Forest Place Apartments location is everything and you are within walking distance from the Metra Station, grocery stores, numerous parks, restaurants, National Historic Sites and located in the Oak Park Elementary School District 97. Offering spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes that are pet friendly. Creatively managed by Marquette Management, Inc.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    This community is managed by

                                                    Marquette Management

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                                                    Questions & Answers (1)

                                                    Anonymous
                                                    Asked on: 11/16/2017
                                                    Q: How are pets treated by management and neighbors?
                                                    Anonymous
                                                    Answered on: 11/16/2017
                                                    A: I did not own any pets while living there, but the staff was very pet friendly. They kept dog treats in the office and provided dog waste bags on the property grounds.

                                                    Frequently Asked

                                                    Based on 77 number of votes by renters, 100 Forest Place is currently rated 3.9 out of 5 stars.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 2/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered poor. The grounds are in a state of disrepair and need immediate attention.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 3/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered below average. The maintenance team is often slow to respond and does not always fully resolve issues.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 2/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered poor. The noise level is consistently loud and disruptive, making it difficult to live in the complex.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 1/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered poor. The complex is very unsafe and poses serious risks to residents.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 3/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered below average. The complex is located in a neighborhood with significant safety or desirability concerns, with few access to local attractions and services.
                                                    100 Forest Place is rated 1/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered poor. The staff is unresponsive and unhelpful, making it difficult to live in the complex.
                                                    Marquette Management
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Fee: $400
                                                    Rent: $50
                                                    Restrictions: Please call us for details, including breed restrictions.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Fee: $400
                                                    Rent: $30
                                                    Restrictions: Please call us for details, including breed restrictions.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 1.5 Baths
                                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths
                                                    2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
                                                    Studio, 1 Bath
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                                                    100 Forest Place is a 600 - 1,192 sq. ft. apartment in Oak Park in zip code 60301. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 - 2.5 Baths, and is for rent for $1,933 - $4,517. Nearby cities include River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Maywood, and Cicero.

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