Harvard, Ill., is situated in the northeast corner of Illinois, approximately seven miles from the Illinois-Wisconsin border and has a population of roughly 9,400. People looking for Harvard apartments for rent will find a great place to raise a family with close proximity to a big city.
In the 1850s, settlers platted a community in the area in hopes of attracting travelers on the Chicago and North Western Railway. The town's population grew with the age of the railroad and the area's fertile land helped Harvard become home to a thriving dairy industry. When urban sprawl occurred during the mid 1900s, Harvard opposed losing its small town roots, but still made way for shopping amenities and infrastructure improvements.
Harvard's popular industries today include manufacturing, construction and waste management services. People who want to start their own businesses find helpful information through the Harvard Chamber of Commerce. Residents with apartments in Harvard enjoy several area parks and access to sports complexes, athletic leagues and a relatively new aquatic center. They also have close proximity to several area hospitals and institutes of higher education.
Harvard's small town atmosphere lends itself to many community-oriented events. The town's most popular event is one of the longest running festivals in the state. Harvard Milk Days has been held annually since 1942 because the town was "the Milk Center of the World." The tradition continues to evolve and draws people of all ages for a parade, carnival, fireworks, petting zoo, contests and entertainment. Other programs residents look forward to include an annual golf outing, annual steak fry, a lady's night out and holiday events.
When people want the feel of a bigger city, they can drive or travel by Metra train to Chicago and enjoy all it has to offer.
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