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74 Apartments for rent in Edwardsville, IL

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Whispering Heights
1010 Enclave Blvd, Edwardsville, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,330
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
931 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 06:46 PM
IN PERSON or VIRTUAL TOURS available! Want to visit our amazing community but can't get to us? Set up a VIRTUAL TOUR. Real time tour with real Whispering Heights staff! Call today to learn how.
1 Unit Available
102 ROTTINGHAM Court
102 Rottingham Ct, Edwardsville, IL
Studio
$1,323
992 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Professional office space located on Hwy 157 between Meridian Rd and Center Grove Rd. An abundance of natural lighting, 3 private offices, work area, reception/waiting area, restroom and utility/break area.
1 Unit Available
848 Troy Road
848 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
2166 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Available August 1st, 2020. Spacious Colonial Home located in the heart of downtown Edwardsville near all amenities to include shopping, transportation, and interstate access.
1 Unit Available
6150 Trace Parkway Dr
6150 Trace Parkway Dr, Edwardsville, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,600
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated September 21 at 12:33 PM
AVAILABLE NOW Virtual Tour https://youtu.
1 Unit Available
970 University Dr.
970 University Drive, Edwardsville, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
2300 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
4 Bedroom 2 Barh w/garage edwardsville - APPLY TODAY AT BROWNRENTS.COM !!! for this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home in edwardsville school districe and just minutes away from siue, restaurants, shopping etc.
1 Unit Available
Lancashire Natural Terrace
811 Lancashire Dr, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
1000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
$725 a month 2 bedroom, 1 bath, all on one level garden style unit for rent. Convenient location. Close to SIUE Edwardsville. Water, sewer and trash included in rent. Covered parking spaces are first come, first serve.
1 Unit Available
Club Centre Apartments
204 Ashley Pl, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$750
1000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
2 bedroom garden style unit Available 09/25/20 $750 a month 2 bedroom, 1 bath, all on one level garden style unit for rent. Convenient location. Close to SIUE Edwardsville. Water, sewer and trash included in rent.
1 Unit Available
425 Quince St Apt 4
425 Quince St, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$675
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
Quince St.-2 BR unit Available 10/02/20 Great Edwardsville location!! 2 bedroom, 1 bath all one level unit located in quiet neighborhood! Coin operated laundry on site for tenants to use.
1 Unit Available
Parkview Ridge
122 Homestead Ct, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$800
1100 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
122 Homestead- Open floor plan Available 11/06/20 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse with W/D hookups. $800 monthly Desirable nieghborhood like setting! Off street parking. Close to SIUE campus. Tenant pays all utilities. NO PETS ALLOWED AT THIS LOCATION.
1 Unit Available
University Drive Apartments
1070 University Dr, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1200 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
Newly Renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full bath apartments Available 10/02/20 Newly renovated University Drive Apartments! All one level 2 bedroom, 2 full bath units with washer and dryer hookups.
1 Unit Available
760 Harvard
760 Harvard Dr, Edwardsville, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
618 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 08:47 AM
AVAILABLE JULY 1st, 2020. Beautiful and spacious newly renovated property.
1 Unit Available
1705 Partridge Pl
1705 Partridge, Edwardsville, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
2100 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:04 AM
Single-family ranch-style home located in ESIC, 2 miles to everything Edwardsville. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in Edwardsville.
1 Unit Available
608 Sherman Ave
608 Sherman Ave, Edwardsville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
900 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:04 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in the heart of Edwardsville. Amenities included: attached one car garage, main floor laundry, additional off street parking and large backyard (fence coming soon).
Results within 1 mile of Edwardsville
1 Unit Available
7 Ginger Creek Village
7 Ginger Creek Vlg, Glen Carbon, IL
Studio
$1,588
1270 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Inviting office space offering 3 offices, large conference room, reception area, kitchenette, and restroom. Foyer entry with covered sidewalk, single level with parking directly in front of suite.
1 Unit Available
3 GINGER CREEK VILLAGE Drive
3 Ginger Creek Dr, Glen Carbon, IL
Ginger Creek
Studio
$1,436
1188 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Professional office space with 3 or 4 private offices, conference room, kitchenette, and restroom. Completely renovated 4 yrs ago. Parking directly in front of suite. Enter Ginger Creek off Hwy 157 at signalized intersection.
1 Unit Available
6197 Old Alton Edwardsville Drive
6197 Old Alton Edwardsville Rd, Madison County, IL
Studio
$795
500 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Looking for a great office space? Showroom? Personal services? Look no further! Updated 3 room office with bathroom and kitchenette conveniently located in Edwardsville, near SIUE, downtown and I 255 is ready for you! Plenty of off street
1 Unit Available
Glen Center
23 Junction Dr W, Glen Carbon, IL
Kettle River
2 Bedrooms
$825
1100 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
Glen Center 2 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES! CONVENIENT LOCATION! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, washer/dryer hookups. Trash pick up included in rent, tenant pays all other utilities. PET POLICY: $30 extra per month, plus a $300 refundable pet deposit required.
1 Unit Available
Bayhill Townhomes
119 Bayberry Ct, Glen Carbon, IL
2 Bedrooms
$825
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
119C Bayberry Ct. Available 10/02/20 Great Location!! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Town home. Off street parking. Trash included. W/D hookup, Pets welcome. PET POLICY: $30 extra rent per month, $300 pet deposit required.
1 Unit Available
8 Peachtree
8 Peachtree Ln, Glen Carbon, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 08:47 AM
AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st, 2020. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom split level duplex with large closets, 1.
Results within 5 miles of Edwardsville
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1 Unit Available
Georgetown
3207 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$590
1032 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 06:13 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Georgetown in Granite City. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
137 West Perry Street
137 W Perry St, Maryville, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1254 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Welcome to your own cozy home located in the heart of Maryville. 2 sizable bedrooms located on the main level along with a full bath. Spacious living room makes for great entertainment space.
1 Unit Available
199 East Acton
199 E Acton Ave, Wood River, IL
Wood River
2 Bedrooms
$550
720 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
2 bedroom duplex. Open concept kitchen/dining/living room. Stove and refrigerator provided. Washer/dryer hook-up.
1 Unit Available
1334 VIRGINIA
1334 Virginia Ave, Wood River, IL
Wood River
2 Bedrooms
$575
800 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse for rent near Interstate 255. Newly updated. Trash is included in the monthly rent. Fridge and stove are provided to the tenant. Pets negotiable with pet rent. Washer and dryer hookup on main level.
1 Unit Available
2689 Westmoreland
2689 Westmoreland Dr, Granite City, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1088 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Welcome home to this spacious two bed two bath open floor plan villa! All rooms on main floor with no steps! Villa includes attached one car garage and in unit utility room with washer dryer hookup. Lease is for 1 year.
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How much is rent in Edwardsville?
In Edwardsville, the median rent is $703 for a studio, $797 for a 1-bedroom, $1,035 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,371 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Edwardsville, check out our monthly Edwardsville Rent Report.
How much is rent in Edwardsville?
In Edwardsville, the median rent is $703 for a studio, $797 for a 1-bedroom, $1,035 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,371 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Edwardsville, check out our monthly Edwardsville Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Edwardsville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Edwardsville apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Edwardsville?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Edwardsville apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Edwardsville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Edwardsville properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How much should I pay for rent in Edwardsville?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Edwardsville.

Median Rent in Edwardsville

Last updated Jul. 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Edwardsville is $797, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,035.
Studio
$703
1 Bed
$797
2 Beds
$1,035
3+ Beds
$1,371
City GuideEdwardsville
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." The plumbers of Edwardsville took the former president's statement to heart, and word of the awesome community they formed leaked out.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." The plumbers of Edwardsville took the former president's statement to heart, and word of the awesome community they formed leaked out.

Don't ever underestimate the power of plumbing. It helped Edwardsville, located on the western side of Illinois in Madison County, to become the construction capital it is today. Starting out as a model village cooperative for plumbing factories' workers, then-named Leclaire grew prosperous by offering its plumbing personnel fair wages, reasonable working hours and a share of the profits. Workers were able to purchase their own homes, and they developed a sense of community which still exists today. Ultimately incorporated into Edwardsville, the town continues to prosper as it protects its plumbing pedigree.

Moving to Edwardsville

How Much Will it Cost?

Living in Edwardsville costs about 9.5% less than in the rest of the country. Even better, the price of pizza is 6.5% lower than the national average. Low rates for homes for rent in Edwardsville are available in most areas of town.

When Should I Start Looking?

Family Circle and NerdWallet have both touted the benefits of Edwardsville living, and about 25% of the town's 24,293 are renters. The point: You're going to have competition for that special place you're hoping to move into. You should probably start looking for** rental homes about four to six weeks out from your proposed move-in date, longer if you want to move during a semester break. You could find something sooner, but if you don't, you might end up inspecting more of Edwardsville's historic plumbing than you expected.

Where Should I Look?

Edwardsville is one of those rare places where you'll find decent one and two bedroom apartments throughout town. This third-oldest town in Illinois has a high livability score of 85 out of 100. If you are of a historical bent, The Wabash Hotel, built on the northwest corner of North Main and Union Street, is now an apartment building. You may even score condos for rent in the city center.

*What You Need to Move There *

You'll need the "usual" to secure a house rental or apartment complex home in Edwardsville. Have your credit score, letter verifying employment and salary, and a copy of your last paycheck stub. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or Bank check. Prepare for first month's rent and that good old security deposit.

Moving to Edwardsville
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How Much Will it Cost?

Living in Edwardsville costs about 9.5% less than in the rest of the country. Even better, the price of pizza is 6.5% lower than the national average. Low rates for homes for rent in Edwardsville are available in most areas of town.

When Should I Start Looking?

Family Circle and NerdWallet have both touted the benefits of Edwardsville living, and about 25% of the town's 24,293 are renters. The point: You're going to have competition for that special place you're hoping to move into. You should probably start looking for** rental homes about four to six weeks out from your proposed move-in date, longer if you want to move during a semester break. You could find something sooner, but if you don't, you might end up inspecting more of Edwardsville's historic plumbing than you expected.

Where Should I Look?

Edwardsville is one of those rare places where you'll find decent one and two bedroom apartments throughout town. This third-oldest town in Illinois has a high livability score of 85 out of 100. If you are of a historical bent, The Wabash Hotel, built on the northwest corner of North Main and Union Street, is now an apartment building. You may even score condos for rent in the city center.

*What You Need to Move There *

You'll need the "usual" to secure a house rental or apartment complex home in Edwardsville. Have your credit score, letter verifying employment and salary, and a copy of your last paycheck stub. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or Bank check. Prepare for first month's rent and that good old security deposit.

Life in the City

Edwardsville may not be super-strict on its neighborhood definitions, but some spots definitely have unique charm. Be sure to scope out the city's treasures, which make it an ideal place to reside.

Many Edwardsville homes can be found in the Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This charming area dates back to 1809, and the residential route features over 50 historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Another historic can be found at the Edwardsville Children's Museum, which is located in the former Leclaire schoolhouse.

Another spot with its own flair can be found at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The University is a big part of town life, and residents have been known to support their SUIE Cougars. Aside from providing spectators with sports to watch, the University also provides the community with a source of botanical bliss. The Gardens at SUIE feature 35-acres of woodlands, water features and everything green for the public to enjoy.

Another not-to-miss Edwardsville spot is the Wildey Theater, which originally opened April 12, 1909 as an opera house on Main Street with its first performance of "Girl At the Helm." A reviewer for the Edwardsville Intelligencer complimented the performance but gamely identified the theater as the real star. Today, it delivers live theater and classic films within its beautifully renovated walls.

Street entertainment, live music and goodies galore can be found at the Lands of Goshen Community Market, which has has provided Edwardsville residents with fresh goodies and unique treats since 1997. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, naturally raised meats -- beef, pork and poultry -- along with baked goods, pottery, jewelry, honey, soaps, seedlings and colorful bouquets of cut flowers while you socialize with your neighbors.

Life in the City
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Edwardsville may not be super-strict on its neighborhood definitions, but some spots definitely have unique charm. Be sure to scope out the city's treasures, which make it an ideal place to reside.

Many Edwardsville homes can be found in the Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This charming area dates back to 1809, and the residential route features over 50 historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Another historic can be found at the Edwardsville Children's Museum, which is located in the former Leclaire schoolhouse.

Another spot with its own flair can be found at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The University is a big part of town life, and residents have been known to support their SUIE Cougars. Aside from providing spectators with sports to watch, the University also provides the community with a source of botanical bliss. The Gardens at SUIE feature 35-acres of woodlands, water features and everything green for the public to enjoy.

Another not-to-miss Edwardsville spot is the Wildey Theater, which originally opened April 12, 1909 as an opera house on Main Street with its first performance of "Girl At the Helm." A reviewer for the Edwardsville Intelligencer complimented the performance but gamely identified the theater as the real star. Today, it delivers live theater and classic films within its beautifully renovated walls.

Street entertainment, live music and goodies galore can be found at the Lands of Goshen Community Market, which has has provided Edwardsville residents with fresh goodies and unique treats since 1997. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, naturally raised meats -- beef, pork and poultry -- along with baked goods, pottery, jewelry, honey, soaps, seedlings and colorful bouquets of cut flowers while you socialize with your neighbors.

Getting Around

Edwardsville-ians take their pedaling seriously. With 86 miles of bike trails, Madison County Transit ( MCT) has equipped all of its buses with bike racks to provide accessible connections between the MCT bikeway and bus systems. MCT has even printed guides explaining how to load and unload the pedal pushers from the buses. Now people throughout Madison County can give their cars a break and bike/bus for transportation, as well as for recreation. In fact, MCT carries an average of 800 bikes each month, which equal more than 12,000 bike and bus participants (and growing!) since 2003. Fares are fair and monthly passes are a bargain. While this stellar system hasn't made the car obsolete, it's a great alternative to have accessible.

Getting Around
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Edwardsville-ians take their pedaling seriously. With 86 miles of bike trails, Madison County Transit ( MCT) has equipped all of its buses with bike racks to provide accessible connections between the MCT bikeway and bus systems. MCT has even printed guides explaining how to load and unload the pedal pushers from the buses. Now people throughout Madison County can give their cars a break and bike/bus for transportation, as well as for recreation. In fact, MCT carries an average of 800 bikes each month, which equal more than 12,000 bike and bus participants (and growing!) since 2003. Fares are fair and monthly passes are a bargain. While this stellar system hasn't made the car obsolete, it's a great alternative to have accessible.

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City GuideEdwardsville
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." The plumbers of Edwardsville took the former president's statement to heart, and word of the awesome community they formed leaked out.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." The plumbers of Edwardsville took the former president's statement to heart, and word of the awesome community they formed leaked out.

Don't ever underestimate the power of plumbing. It helped Edwardsville, located on the western side of Illinois in Madison County, to become the construction capital it is today. Starting out as a model village cooperative for plumbing factories' workers, then-named Leclaire grew prosperous by offering its plumbing personnel fair wages, reasonable working hours and a share of the profits. Workers were able to purchase their own homes, and they developed a sense of community which still exists today. Ultimately incorporated into Edwardsville, the town continues to prosper as it protects its plumbing pedigree.

Moving to Edwardsville

How Much Will it Cost?

Living in Edwardsville costs about 9.5% less than in the rest of the country. Even better, the price of pizza is 6.5% lower than the national average. Low rates for homes for rent in Edwardsville are available in most areas of town.

When Should I Start Looking?

Family Circle and NerdWallet have both touted the benefits of Edwardsville living, and about 25% of the town's 24,293 are renters. The point: You're going to have competition for that special place you're hoping to move into. You should probably start looking for** rental homes about four to six weeks out from your proposed move-in date, longer if you want to move during a semester break. You could find something sooner, but if you don't, you might end up inspecting more of Edwardsville's historic plumbing than you expected.

Where Should I Look?

Edwardsville is one of those rare places where you'll find decent one and two bedroom apartments throughout town. This third-oldest town in Illinois has a high livability score of 85 out of 100. If you are of a historical bent, The Wabash Hotel, built on the northwest corner of North Main and Union Street, is now an apartment building. You may even score condos for rent in the city center.

*What You Need to Move There *

You'll need the "usual" to secure a house rental or apartment complex home in Edwardsville. Have your credit score, letter verifying employment and salary, and a copy of your last paycheck stub. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or Bank check. Prepare for first month's rent and that good old security deposit.

Moving to Edwardsville
+

How Much Will it Cost?

Living in Edwardsville costs about 9.5% less than in the rest of the country. Even better, the price of pizza is 6.5% lower than the national average. Low rates for homes for rent in Edwardsville are available in most areas of town.

When Should I Start Looking?

Family Circle and NerdWallet have both touted the benefits of Edwardsville living, and about 25% of the town's 24,293 are renters. The point: You're going to have competition for that special place you're hoping to move into. You should probably start looking for** rental homes about four to six weeks out from your proposed move-in date, longer if you want to move during a semester break. You could find something sooner, but if you don't, you might end up inspecting more of Edwardsville's historic plumbing than you expected.

Where Should I Look?

Edwardsville is one of those rare places where you'll find decent one and two bedroom apartments throughout town. This third-oldest town in Illinois has a high livability score of 85 out of 100. If you are of a historical bent, The Wabash Hotel, built on the northwest corner of North Main and Union Street, is now an apartment building. You may even score condos for rent in the city center.

*What You Need to Move There *

You'll need the "usual" to secure a house rental or apartment complex home in Edwardsville. Have your credit score, letter verifying employment and salary, and a copy of your last paycheck stub. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or Bank check. Prepare for first month's rent and that good old security deposit.

Life in the City

Edwardsville may not be super-strict on its neighborhood definitions, but some spots definitely have unique charm. Be sure to scope out the city's treasures, which make it an ideal place to reside.

Many Edwardsville homes can be found in the Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This charming area dates back to 1809, and the residential route features over 50 historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Another historic can be found at the Edwardsville Children's Museum, which is located in the former Leclaire schoolhouse.

Another spot with its own flair can be found at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The University is a big part of town life, and residents have been known to support their SUIE Cougars. Aside from providing spectators with sports to watch, the University also provides the community with a source of botanical bliss. The Gardens at SUIE feature 35-acres of woodlands, water features and everything green for the public to enjoy.

Another not-to-miss Edwardsville spot is the Wildey Theater, which originally opened April 12, 1909 as an opera house on Main Street with its first performance of "Girl At the Helm." A reviewer for the Edwardsville Intelligencer complimented the performance but gamely identified the theater as the real star. Today, it delivers live theater and classic films within its beautifully renovated walls.

Street entertainment, live music and goodies galore can be found at the Lands of Goshen Community Market, which has has provided Edwardsville residents with fresh goodies and unique treats since 1997. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, naturally raised meats -- beef, pork and poultry -- along with baked goods, pottery, jewelry, honey, soaps, seedlings and colorful bouquets of cut flowers while you socialize with your neighbors.

Life in the City
+

Edwardsville may not be super-strict on its neighborhood definitions, but some spots definitely have unique charm. Be sure to scope out the city's treasures, which make it an ideal place to reside.

Many Edwardsville homes can be found in the Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This charming area dates back to 1809, and the residential route features over 50 historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Another historic can be found at the Edwardsville Children's Museum, which is located in the former Leclaire schoolhouse.

Another spot with its own flair can be found at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The University is a big part of town life, and residents have been known to support their SUIE Cougars. Aside from providing spectators with sports to watch, the University also provides the community with a source of botanical bliss. The Gardens at SUIE feature 35-acres of woodlands, water features and everything green for the public to enjoy.

Another not-to-miss Edwardsville spot is the Wildey Theater, which originally opened April 12, 1909 as an opera house on Main Street with its first performance of "Girl At the Helm." A reviewer for the Edwardsville Intelligencer complimented the performance but gamely identified the theater as the real star. Today, it delivers live theater and classic films within its beautifully renovated walls.

Street entertainment, live music and goodies galore can be found at the Lands of Goshen Community Market, which has has provided Edwardsville residents with fresh goodies and unique treats since 1997. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, naturally raised meats -- beef, pork and poultry -- along with baked goods, pottery, jewelry, honey, soaps, seedlings and colorful bouquets of cut flowers while you socialize with your neighbors.

Getting Around

Edwardsville-ians take their pedaling seriously. With 86 miles of bike trails, Madison County Transit ( MCT) has equipped all of its buses with bike racks to provide accessible connections between the MCT bikeway and bus systems. MCT has even printed guides explaining how to load and unload the pedal pushers from the buses. Now people throughout Madison County can give their cars a break and bike/bus for transportation, as well as for recreation. In fact, MCT carries an average of 800 bikes each month, which equal more than 12,000 bike and bus participants (and growing!) since 2003. Fares are fair and monthly passes are a bargain. While this stellar system hasn't made the car obsolete, it's a great alternative to have accessible.

Getting Around
+

Edwardsville-ians take their pedaling seriously. With 86 miles of bike trails, Madison County Transit ( MCT) has equipped all of its buses with bike racks to provide accessible connections between the MCT bikeway and bus systems. MCT has even printed guides explaining how to load and unload the pedal pushers from the buses. Now people throughout Madison County can give their cars a break and bike/bus for transportation, as well as for recreation. In fact, MCT carries an average of 800 bikes each month, which equal more than 12,000 bike and bus participants (and growing!) since 2003. Fares are fair and monthly passes are a bargain. While this stellar system hasn't made the car obsolete, it's a great alternative to have accessible.