576 Apartments for rent in East St. Louis, IL with Balconies
"I walked all the way from East Saint Louis. /I never had but that one, one thin dime. /I laid my head in a New York woman's lap. /She laid her little cute head in mine." (- Blind Willie McTell, "East St Louis Blues")
The city of East St. Louis, IL, has a rich musical history. It's been home to some awesome blues and jazz musicians, including bebop pioneer Miles Davis and ragtime blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Even Tina Turner began her career singing in the nightclubs of East St. Louis. You might not experience the same international success as Tina after you spend an evening crooning at the karaoke, but you can still have a great night out in the legendary blues and jazz clubs that still exist here. See more
Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with restrictions.
Before signing a lease, ask about how many people can be on the balcony at once. Also, ask about whether you’re allowed to store a bike or other items.
You’ll also want to know about any maintenance schedules. Using your balcony as storage could result in fines and intervention from your property management.
Keep in mind that not all balconies are created equally. You may discover the views of the parking area are less than optimal or reduce your overall privacy.
Balconies can also get messy with debris, foliage, dirt, and pollen depending on your location. Renters are typically responsible for any clean-up and basic balcony upkeep.
Regardless of the issues to keep in mind, balconies are usually a big win for East St. Louis renters. Ask about apartments on higher floors for the best views.