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Illinois Apartments and Homes
Birthplace of the skyscraper, ice cream sundaes and Oreo cookies, Illinois is an interesting place full of history both profound and whimsical, making it a fascinating place for those seeking apartment rentals in this great state. At the geographic center of the country, Illinois acts as a transportation hub connecting the north and south, east and west. Big cities and small towns, quiet farms and heavy industry are all important parts of this microcosm of America.
What to Expect
The state's plentiful, rich land and long growing season make agriculture an important component of its economy. Illinois produces soybeans, corn, hogs, cattle, wheat, oats, sorghum and hay. Other industries include manufacturing, coal mining, agriculture and oil production. Chicago, the state's largest city, is an iron and steel producer, meat packer, grain exchange and railroad center. Chicago is also famous as a Great Lakes port.
Illinois is home to the Chicago Bears football team, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball teams and the Chicago Fire soccer team. It goes without saying that Illinoisans like their professional sports.
Where to Explore
With a population of nearly 13 million, Illinois is home to a diverse collection of communities from busy cities to small towns, with plenty of apartments available for you to explore. With its charming Victorian-era villages, sprawling middle-American suburbs, quaint farming towns and fast-paced cities, Illinois offers the best of American life. All you need to do is choose which lifestyle suits you best and then start checking out the apartment rentals in that area!
With a population approaching 3 million, Chicago is the nation's third largest city. Its culture is famous around the world; Chicago's architecture, historical sites, vibrant neighborhoods and love of deep-dish pizza inspire and delight residents and visitors alike. Chicago's architects have initiated international styles and movements, the most notable being the Chicago School and the Prairie School. When looking for apartments for rent, consider the diverse communities that give Chicago its rich tradition as an international city. From Chinatown to Little Italy, Greektown to Old Town, the choice of apartment rentals are limitless.
Brimming with small-town friendliness, Springfield manages to maintain its neighborly charm while acting as a hub of government, business and the arts. The city is especially proud of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which presents the world's largest collection of documentary material related to Lincoln's life.Check out the rest of the Best Places to Live in Illinois