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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

$592 - $1060

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Alton, IL 62002

$517 - $757

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alton, IL (Alton)


$517 - $757

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Charles, MO 63303

From $1069

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Charles, MO (Saint Charles)


From $1069

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond Heights, MO 63144

$1012 - $2465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond Heights, MO (Brentwood, Brentwood Pointe)


$1012 - $2465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Florissant, MO 63033

$560 - $1950

1-5 Beds1-2 Baths

Florissant, MO (Whispering Lake)


$560 - $1950

1-5 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63106

From $571

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (St. Louis Place)


From $571

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63113

$694 - $1205

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Vandeventer)


$694 - $1205

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63106

$785 - $1219

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Carr Square)


$785 - $1219

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

From $605

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (DeBaliviere Place)

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From $605

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63108

From $1885

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


From $1885

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63108

$1229 - $1689

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


$1229 - $1689

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63101

$741 - $1750

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown East, Downtown St. Louis)

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$741 - $1750

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63101

$960 - $3626

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown East, Downtown St. Louis)


$960 - $3626

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63101

$1195 - $4950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown East, Downtown St. Louis)


$1195 - $4950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63102

$609 - $2295

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown East, Downtown St. Louis)

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$609 - $2295

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

$1825 - $5595

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis, MO (Mansions on The Plaza Condominiums, University City)

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$1825 - $5595

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Saint Louis, MO 63132

$689 - $1206

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Saint Louis, MO (Le Pere Villa Place, University City)

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$689 - $1206

1-3 Beds1 Bath