McHenry, IL, is located in Northern Illinois near the Wisconsin border. This location makes it perfect for apartment renters looking for fun and big city life. Full of tight-knit neighborhoods, the town is almost equidistant from Chicago, IL, and Milwaukee, WI. The area, which was named for a military general, is full of natural beauty in the form of lakes, streams, fields and more. Most of these natural features were formed from receding glaciers after the Ice Age.
Major William McHenry led a great expedition through Illinois during the Black Hawk War. This movement of military forces through the area eventually led to the settlement of the area. When the town was incorporated in 1872, there were less than 800 residents living there. From that time, the city grew at a steady pace. Now, the population reaches well over 26,000.
With several beautiful and community oriented neighborhoods to rent in, this city is great for families. Apartment renters looking to form a connection with the rich history of this area can visit any of the number of museums in McHenry and the surrounding towns and cities. One of the most popular attractions for local neighborhood renters is the McHenry County Historical Society. This museum captures the spirit and fortitude of the first settlers and residents of the county. If you want to rent in an area that includes some excitement nearby, the Volo Auto Museum is a perfect getaway for car and racing enthusiasts. This museum features hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars and pop culture cars. If you're not into cars, the Illinois Railway Museum is America's largest railway museum. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of history, education and some of the most amazing historical trains every presented.
Are you a sports buff looking to rent in an area with strong team spirit and lots of games to see? With such large metropolitan areas located nearby, this is a great area for any sports fan to rent an apartment. Head up to Wisconsin to watch the Milwaukee Brewers run the bases or catch a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game. The great city of Chicago is also full of legendary sports teams. The world famous Chicago Bulls are always exciting to see in action, or you can take in a baseball game from one of the two major league baseball teams in Chicago: the Cubs and the White Sox.
There are several options for getting around the McHenry County area. Bus service is available for longer commutes and disabled or senior citizens. The RTA train service is perfect for apartment renters with long travel times to the city or families heading for a fun day out. While car transportation is the most popular among apartment renters, there are also many residents who prefer to walk or ride their bike to enjoy the scenery on their way to work or engagements.
If you're looking to further your education, there are several college options close to the area. Some of the major colleges nearby include McHenry Community College and the First Institute for medical students.
Top employers in the area include names as big as Medela, Follett Library Resources, Fabrik Industries and Plaspros. There are also a number of other employers helping to give a boost to this growing local economy.