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Overview of Skokie

Conveniently located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the village of Skokie has a history of being one of the area's most independent and thriving communities. With its charming downtown, burgeoning retail district, excellent schools and several major institutions and businesses, Skokie is a great place to call home. Commuters should be especially interested in Skokie apartments for rent, as the Chicago Transit Authority operates a transit line that connects the village to the greater Chicago area. According to City-Data, other Illinois residents are taking note of everything Skokie has to offer, as the village has seen an increase in population from 2000 to 2010.

Living in Skokie, IL

The founding father of Skokie was Henry Harms, a Prussian immigrant who set up the merchant and postmaster in the city during its early beginnings. At the turn of the 20th century, Skokie became known for its many vegetable farms and greenhouses. After the Chicago and North Western Railroad allowed passengers to travel to and from Chicago easily, many Illinois residents began making the move here due to the village's stability and economic growth. Today, Skokie is home to more than 65,000 residents, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Skokie is known for being a village of young families, as more than one-fifth of the population is 18 or younger.

Skokie Attractions and Special Events

One of the biggest attractions in the village is the Gorilla Tango Skokie Theater, a charming and quirky performance hall that puts on plays, musicals and dance performances for Skokie residents who have an appreciation for the arts.

Another attraction that many Skokie residents are proud of is the village's farmers market. With local and regional produce vendors that feature beautiful flowers and delicious foods like cheese, fruits and vegetables, the farmers market is a hometown favorite.

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

5900 Kenmore Apartments - Chicago, IL 60660
5

Chicago, IL 60660

$840 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Campbell Apartments - Chicago, IL 60625
1

Chicago, IL 60625

Contact for Pricing

1 Bed 1 Bath

Chicago, IL (Lincoln Square)


Contact for Pricing

1 Bed 1 Bath

Main Street - Evanston, IL 60202
16

Evanston, IL 60202

$885 - $1050

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

422-444 Ridge - Wilmette, IL 60091
11

Wilmette, IL 60091

$1700

2 Beds 1 Bath

Fitch Apartments - Chicago, IL 60645
1

Chicago, IL 60645

$695 - $1100

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chicago, IL (West Ridge)


$695 - $1100

39 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chase Estates - Chicago, IL 60626
32

Chicago, IL 60626

$895 - $1395

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chicago, IL (Rogers Park)


$895 - $1395

19 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Kimball Apartments - Chicago, IL 60625
1

Chicago, IL 60625

$850 - $1050

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chicago, IL (North Park)


$850 - $1050

20 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Ambassador - Chicago, IL 60660
13

Chicago, IL 60660

$695 - $895

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Chicago, IL (Edgewater)


$695 - $895

70 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

2605 Prairie - Evanston, IL 60201
1

Evanston, IL 60201

$995 - $1050

1 Bed 1 Bath

Evanston, IL (Central Street)


$995 - $1050

39 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

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