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Apartments for Rent in Illinois
Illinois is in the midwest with a population of 12.74 million people. The state is known for farmland and rolling hills and the capital is Springfield, located in central Illinois. The largest city in the state is Chicago, which is one of the largest cities in the U.S. The second largest city is Aurora, a suburb of Chicago.
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Living in Illinois
From the shores of Lake Michigan in the north to the wide open plains of the south, Illinois has something for everyone.
Chicago - The Windy City
You'll find the best of urban living and something interesting to get involved in around every corner in Chicago. Because it's a major metro area, there are all the popular arts and attractions you'd expect - theaters, museums, concert venues, sporting events, fine dining and more. Chicago has apartments near some of the most visited museums in the country, such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Children's Museum. On Chicago's lakefront Museum Campus, you'll find the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. For family fun, the Chicago Zoo in Lincoln Park is free and appropriate for children of all ages. If you prefer shopping, check out Chicago's Magnificent Mile. This retail haven contains a myriad of upscale and discount stores to meet any budget. Naturally, choices for food and nightlife are plentiful. From the famous Chicago pizza and hotdogs to fine dining and eclectic cafes, you won't be far from delicious dishes no matter where you go in Chicago.
Peoria is perfect for families
Maybe you'd rather stay in central Illinois with an apartment in or around Peoria. Perfectly situated alongside the Illinois River between Chicago and St. Louis, you can't go wrong living in Peoria. Combine the natural scenery and recreational fun of the Illinois River, nearby forests and trails with entertainment, shopping and local businesses, and you have one well-rounded city. Get back to nature with a hike in one of more than 60 parks within the award-winning Peoria Park District. Enjoy year-round activities, from annual festivals to seasonal pastimes or admire the spring blooms at the Botanical Garden, support the home team in the summer at O-Brien Field where the Chicago Cubs' minor league baseball team, the Peoria Chiefs, play. When autumn comes, take the kid in you (and the real kids if you have them) to the Pumpkin Festival. There's so much to do in Peoria, you may rarely see your new apartment except to sleep and shower.
A blend of old and new in Springfield
If you're seeking a place with a deep-rooted history, strong local economy and a plethora of recreational activities for all, move to an apartment in the capital city of Springfield You'll enjoy visiting the city's many historic sites and attractions, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, the Lincoln Home and Neighborhood, Lincoln Tomb, the Old State Capital, and the Illinois State Capital. Springfield has one foot in the past and one in the future. Forward-looking businesses call this city home as well. The city is the headquarters of 12 national insurance companies and more than 165 national, regional and state associations. A leader in healthcare and education, as well as an exporter of products like cake mixes, livestock and poultry feeds, space age electronics and more, you can see why Springfield is known for having a well-developed, diverse economic base.