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Overview of Richmond

The village of Richmond, Ill., is situated in the northern region of Illinois, roughly one mile from the Illinois-Wisconsin border and Lake Michigan. It has a population of approximately 1,900 and calls itself "The Village of Yesteryear," referring to its small town atmosphere and historical buildings. People looking for Richmond apartments for rent will find a beautiful area that is a great place to raise a family.

Living in Richmond, IL

Richmond was settled by pioneers more than 150 years ago. It was named by Isaac Reed, who won a climbing contest on a mill and earned the rights to naming the settlement. He named it after his childhood hometown in Vermont. The mill is still in existence today and houses Doyle's Pub & Eatery. Other pieces of the village's past include Victorian style homes, Sears Catalog homes and a 100-year-old railroad bridge.

People with apartments in Richmond find jobs in common industries such as construction, manufacturing and retail trade. They enjoy access to three hospitals and close proximity to several institutes of higher education, including McHenry County College, College of Lake County and Harper College. The village also offers several churches, civic organizations and locally-owned shops.

Richmond Attractions and Special Events

Richmond residents enjoy many community offerings, including an annual pancake breakfast, cruise nights, the Richmond Fall Fest and Christmas of Yesteryear. Residents also have many options for entertainment in the area. Their close proximity to Lake Michigan makes it easy for people to enjoy the outdoors at several state parks, including Big Foot Beach State, Chain O'Lakes State Park and Tichigan State Wildlife Area. Brewmasters love their close proximity to dozens of breweries. When residents want to shop, they travel 25 miles to Gurnee Mills Mall. They can also find options for all-day amusement at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

When people want the feel of a bigger city, they have several choices. Chicago is approximately 64 miles southeast, Madison, Wis., is 82 miles northeast and Milwaukee is 63 miles northeast.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Richmond, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.


McHenry, IL 60050

$860 - $1295

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths


Woodstock, IL 60098

$730 - $799

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath


Woodstock, IL 60098

$790 - $1377

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths


Harvard, IL 60033

$660 - $1030

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths


Burlington, WI 53105

$730 - $1030

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths


Crystal Lake, IL 60014

$995 - $1330

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths