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Overview of Alton

Home to more than 27,000 people, the River City of Alton, Ill., is a unique and historic place to call home. Alton is famous for its old-fashioned beauty, quirkiness and numerous regional attractions. Located about 22 miles north of St. Louis, this city in the Land of Lincoln serves as both a suburban community and a standalone town. Families will enjoy the town's many historic neighborhoods, beautiful mature trees and vibrant local shops, all of which combine to make Alton an attractive place to live. Those searching for apartments in Alton apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this charming Midwestern community in western Illinois.

Living in Alton, IL

Alton was incorporated in 1837, and has numerous well-maintained historic neighborhoods. The city's whimsical charms make it a tourist destination for many residents of St. Louis and other Midwesterners. Alton has been called one of the most haunted towns in America, thanks to its many old buildings. Alton's newer neighborhoods are home to more modern homes, winding subdivisions and suburban amenities.

Although it is located close to a large metropolitan area, Alton is a self-sustaining community and is a major employer in the immediate area. According to City-Data, the town's population increases by more than 17 percent on workdays due to commuting. Some of the top employers in Alton are the local school district, Alton Memorial Hospital, Argosy Casino, Alton Steel Inc., Global Brass and Copper Inc., American Water Company, Millers First Insurance Company and Olin Corporation. The town is also home to numerous small businesses and local establishments, which provide a large amount of the town's jobs.

Alton Attractions and Special Events

Alton is known as one of the most haunted towns in the United States. This reputation makes for numerous attractions throughout the city. Those searching for Alton rentals might want to take one of the many ghost and haunted homes tours in the area. Alton is also home to three regional arts attractions: the Alton Little Theater, Jacoby Arts Center and Alton's Children's Theater.

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River Reach
10

Alton, IL 62002

$584+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

River Reach

Alton, IL

(10)

$584+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
15
Apartments For You

Alton, IL 62002

$517+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Apartments For You

Alton, IL


$517+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Crossing at Northpointe

Florissant, MO 63033

$610+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Crossing at Northpointe

Florissant, MO (Florissant)


$610+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22
The Barton

Clayton, MO 63105

$1,690+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Barton

Clayton, MO


$1,690+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
2
Encore at Forest Park Apartments

Saint Louis, MO 63110

$1,225+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Encore at Forest Park Apartments

Saint Louis, MO (Cheltenham, Dogtown)


$1,225+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Vanguard Heights
1

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

$1,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Vanguard Heights

Creve Coeur, MO

(1)

$1,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
42
River Crossing

Saint Charles, MO 63303

$1,169+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

River Crossing

Saint Charles, MO


$1,169+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Oak Park

Saint Louis, MO 63138

$575+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Oak Park

Saint Louis, MO


$575+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Whispering Lake
1

Florissant, MO 63033

$525+

1-5 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Whispering Lake

Florissant, MO (Florissant)

(1)

$525+

1-5 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
The Brewery

Saint Louis, MO 63106

$571+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

The Brewery

Saint Louis, MO


$571+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
North Sarah

Saint Louis, MO 63113

$694+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Sarah

Saint Louis, MO (Vandeventer)


$694+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
21
Murphy Park

Saint Louis, MO 63106

$785+

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Murphy Park

Saint Louis, MO (Carr Square)


$785+

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths
13
Forest Park Apartments

Saint Louis, MO 63112

$575+

1 Bed1 Bath

2 Units Available

Forest Park Apartments

Saint Louis, MO (DeBaliviere Place)


$575+

1 Bed1 Bath
2 Units Available
13
Kingsbury

Saint Louis, MO 63112

$1,267+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

2 Units Available

Kingsbury

Saint Louis, MO (DeBaliviere Place)


$1,267+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
2 Units Available
Residences at Forest Park

Saint Louis, MO 63108

$1,455+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Residences at Forest Park

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)


$1,455+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Parc Frontenac
3

Saint Louis, MO 63108

$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Parc Frontenac

Saint Louis, MO (Central West End Historic District)

(3)

$995+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
14
Merchandise Mart
2

Saint Louis, MO 63101

$735+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

Merchandise Mart

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown St. Louis)

(2)

$735+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
18
The Standard

Saint Louis, MO 63108

$749+

1-5 Beds1-5 Baths

The Standard

Saint Louis, MO (Midtown)


$749+

1-5 Beds1-5 Baths
The Laurel

Saint Louis, MO 63101

$970+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Laurel

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown St. Louis)


$970+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Mansion House
11

Saint Louis, MO 63102

$719+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Mansion House

Saint Louis, MO (Downtown St. Louis)

(11)

$719+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available