Dominican University:
A Local Perspective

Find a Great Apartment Near Dominican University

About 65% of students at DU live off-campus somewhere around River Forest. River Forest itself has limited apartment options, so most opt to live in Oak Park, or Elmwood Park. DU provides a listing service for students to find roommates or available apartments linked through its website. One-bedrooms cost at least $750/month, so its recommended so consider a studio for around $625/month, or find a roommate. There are some options around $1500 for three- or four-bedrooms, which mean individual rent could be as low as around $375/month. River Forest has a few popular bars, though none are especially high quality, save perhaps FatDuck, Molly Malone’s, or Goldyburger’s. House Red Vinoteca is really good for winos, but expensive. Healy’s Westside is a pretty good pub, as is the Beacon. If you head to Oak Park, Bar Louie and TGI Friday’s are popular with college-aged students. There’s no dancing, comedy, or karaoke around here as far as I know. Keep in mind that the DU campus is just a 20-minute car ride from Chicago, and it’d be worth it to head there for some more nightlife options.


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