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Featured Apartments in Kenosha, WI
Studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom apartments starting at $450 a month. Convenient to shopping, schools and recreation.
Kenosha WI, 53143
Security Building ... Very Quiet & Clean ... On-site Residential Managers...PERFECT place to call HOME!
Kenosha WI, 53144
Rustic Atomosphere of Hickory Trees and Meadows...Close to Shopping, Restaurants, and Lake Michigan...Minutes From I-94
Kenosha WI, 53144
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Kenosha WI, 53144
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Kenosha WI, 53140
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Overview of Kenosha
Kenosha is known for being located right on beautiful Lake Michigan, as well as its transformation from a small port into a bustling city. This historic area embraces its past while continuing to modernize and look to the future. Although there are several universities in the Kenosha area, it is much more than a typical college town. Residents of every demographic will find a place for themselves in this city.
There are a multitude of Kenosha apartments for rent for those looking to call this city home. Kenosha's vibrant community and historic neighborhoods make it a charming place to reside.
Living in Kenosha, WI
Native Americans gave Kenosha its name, which means "place of the Pike." After settlers moved into the area, Kenosha became an important shipping hub on Lake Michigan, and its ideal location caused more businesses to move into the area. Kenosha's growth has not slowed, and it remains a business hub while still retaining its historic charm.
With the 2010 census reporting a total of 99,218 residents in Kenosha, the community offers all the amenities of a large city.Kenosha's location makes it easy for individuals to access and get around. Interstate 94 makes highway travel quick, and the city is also served by Metra commuter trains. Kenosha's proximity to Milwaukee and Chicago make daytrips out of the city fairly simple by car or public transportation. Those looking for Kenosha apartments will find the city's location ideal for work and school.
Kenosha Work and Study
Low land prices and a large labor force make Kenosha attractive to businesses. Many large companies, such as United Hospital System, Chrysler, Snap-on and Supervalu, are among the area's top employers.
Those looking for educational opportunities in Kenosha will find their options plentiful. Students seeking a technical institution will be well-served by Gateway Technical College. Those seeking a state university can take advantage of nearby University of Wisconsin-Parkside, one of the 13 University of Wisconsin campuses. Carthage College is an option for students looking for a four-year university with more than 50 areas of study.
Rentals in Kenosha, WI, and Cost of Living
When searching for a Kenosha apartments for rent, several factors must be considered. Living close to the lake, in a historic district or downtown may narrow down options for potential apartments. Monthly rent in Kenosha ranges between $600 and $1,000, while the median monthly rent in 2009 was $779.
The overall cost of living in Kenosha is lower than the national average, which may help some renters better afford apartments in more desirable areas of the city.
Kenosha Attractions and Special Events
Plenty of museums line Kenosha's streets, including the Civil War Museum, the Kenosha History Center, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Kenosha Public Museum. Those who like to enjoy themselves outdoors may want to check out Kenosha's beaches, plentiful parks and boating and fishing opportunities. Harbor Park sits right on the Lake Michigan shoreline and features bike paths, a streetcar line and the Kenosha Sculpture Walk.
Those who wish to dive into Kenosha's history through food always stop at Big Star Drive-In, a restaurant that opened in the 1950s. Car hops serve customers nostalgic 1950s treats in their cars, and give diners a glimpse as to what the city was like years ago.
Kenosha's Washington Park Velodrome is the oldest operating track in the United States. The facility has been hosting bicycle races since 1927 and the competitions are free to watch and attendees can feel free to grab a bike and join in the fun.
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