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Palatine, IL

There are many great reasons to look for apartments in Palatine. The city has much to offer, including beautiful parks, award-winning schools and proximity to Chicago's Loop, which is just 28 miles away.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or love indoor sports and recreation, you'll be close to both in your new Palatine apartment. The Palatine Park District features many indoor and outdoor activities from parks, horse stables, trails and golf courses to a theater, a senior center and historical museums. There are more than 40 parks, including the Palatine hills Golf Course with an 18-hole championship course, driving range and clubhouse. If horseback riding is more your thing, you can take English Riding lessons at the Palatine Horse Stables.

Your new apartment in Palatine might have a pool that you can cool off in during the summer, but you can play in the water all year round at the Family Aquatic Center. It has two 180-foot slides, two toddler slides and a 6-lane lap pool, as well as a sandy area and a lawn for picnics, Frisbee or lounging in the sun. Another great way to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter is by watching an outdoor concert at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheatre or an indoor theatrical performance at Cutting Hall. You should also visit the George Clayson Historical Museum and Library to learn about the history of your new home.

There isn't just one park district in Palatine, so you'll have plenty of choices for recreation close to your new apartment. Salt Creek Park District provides boating, fishing, golf, jogging, sand volleyball, shuffleboard and more - you name it, this park has it. There are even summer camps and pre-school programs for the kids, as well as five neighborhood parks for everyone to enjoy.

The park systems in Palatine are terrific, but the city is best known for its education system. William Frend and Palatine high Schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. More recently in 2008, the Illinois River Honor Roll awarded six schools within the area's school district an Academic Excellence Award. These are a couple of the many awards and honors received by the area's school district.

For adult education, Palatine has apartments near facilities that host many continuing education courses. Palatine is also home to Harper College, which is both affordable and academically strong. Of course, nearby Chicago provides many other educational opportunities.

Whether you're moving to Palatine for the excellent education, the scenic parks or another reason, we can help you find great Palatine apartments on ApartmentGuide.com.