A thin supply of new rental homes in western suburbs

We include the following suburbs in a "near west" group for which we periodically scan available rentals: Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Hinsdale, Brookfield, Berwyn, Cicero and Forest Park.

During the past 7 days only 28 homes and condos were newly listed in the MLS and remain on the market. The number included only one single-family home in each of Brookfield, Downers Grove, La Grange, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Western Springs, two in Hinsdale and three in Oak Park.

A total of 149 homes and condos are currently listed for rent in the near west suburbs. The highest-priced is the Oak Brook castle pictured above, which is asking $15,000 a month.

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