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Lombard, IL

Searching for a great apartment in Lombard? When you find one, you'll also find a city with many local attractions and recreational activities. And with Chicago a mere 30 miles away from central Lombard, the options for entertainment and excitement are plentiful.

With more than 450 acres of green space in the Lombard Park District, finding an apartment in Lombard near a park or trails won't be difficult. Lombard residents have year-round access to 52 miles of recreational trails, and both the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail run through the center of Lombard. The Lombard Park District is even a finalist for the 2009 National Gold Metal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

If you're hoping to play golf somewhere near your Lombard apartment, there are two 9-hole courses in town: Western Acres, a challenging par 35 golf course, and Ken Loch, a public course on Finley Road. For other sports not far from your apartment, the Lombard Park District offers many youth and adult athletic programs and fitness classes. For water lovers, the recently constructed Paradise Bay Water Park features four waterslides, a lounging pool, a lap pool and more. In the winter, you and your loved ones can ice skate in one of the park district's zero-depth ponds, play hockey or go sledding.

Another great reason to get out of that new apartment is to visit one of Lombard's historical homes. Lombard Historical Museum is a cottage-style home that displays Victorian artifacts and furniture typical of the late nineteenth century when Lombard was incorporated as a town. The Sheldon Peck Homestead was built in 1839 and is known as the oldest house in Lombard. The Dr. William LeRoy House is an 1881 historic home on North Main Street. LeRoy, a prominent doctor who made artificial limbs for Civil War veterans, built the home himself. The house was later home to the parents of Harold Gray, creator of the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip.

On Tuesday mornings from May through October, you can stock the refrigerator and pantry of your Lombard apartment with cheeses, organic meats, pastries, fresh produce and more at the French Farmer's Market downtown. In May, don't miss the Lilac Festival that showcases 200 types of lilacs and 50 varieties of tulips in Lilacia Park. There are also concerts, heritage tours, a parade and more during the three-week period known as Lilac Time.

With so much to do in Lombard, you'll never get bored there. But if you need a change of pace, you can always make the short trip to Chicago. Find a great Lombard apartment today on ApartmentGuide.com.