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Featured Apartments in Waukegan, IL
Our #1 objective is to find good neighbors for our resident. Clean and Quiet, Convenient Location with Great Neighbors...2 Blocks from the Beach, Library, Trains, Bus, and Historic Genesee Theatre...You Can't Find this Quality at these Rates...
Waukegan IL, 60085
A well respected rental community overlooking Hinkston Park, a beautiful wooded park with a walking trail, fitness center and Public Library extension. We are walking distance to 2 grocery stores, a 2 minute drive to RT 41, 5 minutes to I 94, 7 minutes to Abbott Park, 11 minutes to Rosalind Franklin, 14 minutes to Gurnee Mills area, 15 minutes to Baxter Laboratories and 17 minutes to Motorola.
Waukegan IL, 60085
Detailed studio and 1 bedroom apartments in a convenient location at an affordable price... Well maintained, quality construction... Quiet, peaceful building
Waukegan IL, 60085
Convenient Waukegan location, close to transportation and shopping...Newly updated apartments, excellent location, convenient to everything...Best apartment value! Newly updated apartments and convenient location.
Waukegan IL, 60087
Minutes from Gurnee Mills...Easy Access to I-94 & Route 41...Quiet Residential Area
Waukegan IL, 60085
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Overview of Waukegan
Waukegan is known for being a community that places an emphasis on the arts. A quaint downtown area is filled with galleries, murals and art events. Part of Waukegan stretches right along Lake Michigan, resulting in beautiful views and the opportunity for locals to enjoy the beach or various water sports.
It is simple to find Waukegan apartments for rent in this area, and with plenty of great amenities around, it's a wonderful location for young professionals, families and even older adults.
Living in Waukegan, IL
Waukegan prides itself on being one of the oldest communities in Illinois. Originally a French trading post and Potawatomi Native American settlement, the city's land was ceded to the U.S. government in 1829. This early port city blossomed into a thriving community over the years as it became a strong manufacturing center.
Today, Waukegan has continued to diversify and attract new residents. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city's population in July 2011 was 89,426. Anyone seeking a Waukegan apartment should note that many of these residents take advantage of Waukegan's convenient transportation system. Nearby Interstate 94 makes it a breeze for drivers to hop onto the expressway, while those who prefer public transportation can take advantage of Waukegan's Metra train station, Pace bus service, and Greyhound bus stop.
Waukegan Work and Study
Waukegan has several options for students looking for a local college experience. College of Lake County, a two-year community college, offers a variety of programs and the potential to transfer credits to a four-year university. Those seeking a four-year or graduate degree can attend Robert Morris College, which has one of its 10 campuses conveniently located in Waukegan.
Residents looking for a full-time job instead of school can note that the area's largest employer is the Lake County government. Public sector job seekers should also note that School District 60, the City of Waukegan and the Illinois Department of Human resources are also major employers. Healthcare is also a large industry in the area, with Cardinal Health, Vista Health and Medline all employing large numbers of people in Waukegan.
Rentals in Waukegan, IL, and Cost of Living
According to data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, Waukegan rentals tend to range from about $600 to $1,200 per month. The same statistics show that the median gross rent in the area is $822. Rents will vary based on apartment size and proximity to desirable amenities, such as the downtown area.
Waukegan residents may be able to bring down their cost of living by using the city's public transportation, including Metra, Pace and Greyhound, and by also taking advantage of the area's free or low-cost entertainment options.
Waukegan Attractions and Special Events
The downtown area in Waukegan has been revitalized and residents are encouraged to stay involved in the local arts movement. Multiple art galleries line the streets, while the Stimson Sculpture Garden at the Waukegan Public Library features spectacular works of art for everyone to enjoy. The flourishing of arts in the community has also led to an annual Wine and Art Stroll, during which participants can enjoy a drink while checking out new works of art in the community.
Those who are more interested in the outdoors than art will find plenty to do in Waukegan. This harbor city offers quite a few aquatic attractions, including a public beach, sailing and fishing. Residents also enjoy the Waukegan Park District's skate park, BMX track, dog park, sports fields, golf courses and walking paths when the weather is suitable.
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