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Last updated September 12 2020 at 9:46 AM

3 Apartments for rent in Macomb, IL with balconies

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 restric... Read Guide >
1 Unit Available
612 N McArthur St
612 North Mcarthur Street
Macomb, IL
2 Bedrooms
$900
840 sqft
Last updated October 22 at 10:15 AM
- Built in the summer of '09. This 2 bedroom home give each of you your own full bath! Cute breakfast bar overlooks the living room. Ceiling fans and custom lighting throughout. Carpet and ceramic tile.
1 Unit Available
522 W Orchard St
522 West Orchard Drive
Macomb, IL
2 Bedrooms
$720
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
522 W Orchard St Available 06/01/20 522 W Orchard St - This two bedroom home is located near Western Illinois University. This home offers two spacious bedrooms, washer & dryer and a nice back deck. Pets Are Welcome! (RLNE2242183)
1 Unit Available
113 N Normal St
113 North Normal Street
Macomb, IL
3 Bedrooms
$960
900 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
113 N Normal St Available 06/01/20 113 N Normal St - This three bedroom house full of character located 3 blocks from Western Illinois University offers a fenced in back yard, washer/dryer, back deck, and detached garage. (RLNE1829122)
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City Guide for Macomb, IL

Top of the morning to you, Macomb home hunters, and welcome to apartmentlist.com, the one-stop virtual shop for all your apartment hunting needs! Situated just southwest of Galesburg in the heart of quiet, peaceful western Illinois, Macomb is a hopping little college town that plays host to some of the Land of Lincoln’s most inexpensive apartments for rent. Whether you’re looking for a long-term abode or a short-term crash pad, there’s a good chance this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve pi...

There are basically two types of housing units in Macomb: campus-area apartments or houses for rent, and everything else. The closer you get to the Western Illinois University campus, you’ll notice more and more cheap apartments for rent that are inhabited pretty much entirely by students. Travel farther into the outskirts, though, and you’ll see a much more rural, small town landscape. Obviously, if you’re a WIU student in search of a studio apartment, townhome, or rental home in Macomb, you probably shouldn’t venture too far from campus. Likewise, if you’re a permanent resident in search of peace and quiet, you might feel a bit out of place in the rentals near campus, which are known to get a wee bit loud and rowdy after hours. Fortunately for townies, the apartments located farther from campus are generally nicer than their college-oriented counterparts, and often come equipped with killer amenities like furnished interiors, modern kitchens and appliances, covered parking, walk-in closets, and more.

Cheap apartments, fortunately, are the only way to go in Macomb, where the average apartment rental goes for around $500. Move-in specials do pop up (so keep checking back for the latest and sweetest deals), but many apartments fill up entirely a month or two before the fall semester. To make sure you have the pick of the litter, you should probably start clicking away no later than April or May for your dream dwellings in Macomb. Also, since rentals in Macomb tend to see a lot of turnover among tenants, we highly recommend you give your new apartment a solid once-over before settling in to make sure the previous leasers didn’t leave behind any unwanted surprises or blemishes.

Finally, make it a point to scout out a property and a neighborhood to make sure you’re comfy with its ambiance before signing a lease. You’ll be glad to know that like most small western Illinois cities, Macomb is generally safe, quiet, and family-friendly. But, don’t take our word for it: come see with your own two eyes (or maybe just one eye, if you’re the pirate-looking, eye patch type) which part of town is best suited for you.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with balconies in Macomb, IL

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 Macomb renters. Ask about apartments on higher floors for the best views.