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Overview of Alton

Home to more than 27,000 people, the River City of Alton, Ill., is a unique and historic place to call home. Alton is famous for its old-fashioned beauty, quirkiness and numerous regional attractions. Located about 22 miles north of St. Louis, this city in the Land of Lincoln serves as both a suburban community and a standalone town. Families will enjoy the town's many historic neighborhoods, beautiful mature trees and vibrant local shops, all of which combine to make Alton an attractive place to live. Those searching for apartments in Alton apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this charming Midwestern community in western Illinois.

Living in Alton, IL

Alton was incorporated in 1837, and has numerous well-maintained historic neighborhoods. The city's whimsical charms make it a tourist destination for many residents of St. Louis and other Midwesterners. Alton has been called one of the most haunted towns in America, thanks to its many old buildings. Alton's newer neighborhoods are home to more modern homes, winding subdivisions and suburban amenities.

Although it is located close to a large metropolitan area, Alton is a self-sustaining community and is a major employer in the immediate area. According to City-Data, the town's population increases by more than 17 percent on workdays due to commuting. Some of the top employers in Alton are the local school district, Alton Memorial Hospital, Argosy Casino, Alton Steel Inc., Global Brass and Copper Inc., American Water Company, Millers First Insurance Company and Olin Corporation. The town is also home to numerous small businesses and local establishments, which provide a large amount of the town's jobs.

Alton Attractions and Special Events

Alton is known as one of the most haunted towns in the United States. This reputation makes for numerous attractions throughout the city. Those searching for Alton rentals might want to take one of the many ghost and haunted homes tours in the area. Alton is also home to three regional arts attractions: the Alton Little Theater, Jacoby Arts Center and Alton's Children's Theater.

To find an Alton apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Alton, IL 62002

$584 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alton, IL (Alton)

(10)

$584 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Alton, IL 62002

$517 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Saint Charles, MO 63303

$1,069 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Charles, MO (Saint Charles)


$1,069 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Florissant, MO 63033

$595 and up

1-5 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO 63106

$571 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (St. Louis Place)


$571 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO 63113

$694 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Vandeventer)


$694 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
21

Saint Louis, MO 63106

$785 and up

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Carr Square)


$785 and up

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


$1,525 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO 63108

$1,455 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


$1,455 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO 63108

$999 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


$999 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63108

$712 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)

(1)

$712 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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2

Saint Louis, MO 63101

$712 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown St. Louis)

(2)

$712 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
11

Saint Louis, MO 63102

$609 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown St. Louis)

(11)

$609 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63124

$1,700 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (University City)

(2)

$1,700 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
51

Saint Louis, MO 63132

$769 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Saint Louis, MO (University City)

(51)

$769 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath