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13 Apartments for rent in Normal, IL

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Lincoln Square
1700 N School St
Normal, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$711
853 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 12:27 AM
Come Home to Lincoln Square Apartments where you'll discover your comfort is our number one priority! This attractive community is conveniently located in the heart of Normal, Illinois.
1 Unit Available
1741 Putnam Avenue - 5A
1741 Putnam Drive
Normal, IL
2 Bedrooms
$795
1150 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 04:44 AM
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1 Unit Available
907 S. Adelaide
907 South Adelaide Street
Normal, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1606 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
907 S. Adelaide Available 11/07/20 Updated 2bedroom near ISU - Totally updated brick ranch featuring new laminate flooring throughout, new tile in the kitchen and bath.
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11 Units Available
Traditions Bloomington Apartments
901 Valley View Cir
Bloomington, IL
1 Bedroom
$993
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$739
1027 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,145
1215 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Traditions Bloomington sets the benchmark for quality and affordability in Bloomington, IL. Conveniently located near numerous dining, shopping & entertainment options, Traditions Bloomington’s location makes it the perfect place to call home.
1 Unit Available
3 Stortz Drive
3 Stortz Drive
Bloomington, IL
2 Bedrooms
$825
1200 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 04:36 AM
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Arbors at Eastland
208 South Prospect Road
Bloomington, IL
1 Bedroom
$570
506 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$595
1028 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:37 AM
Enjoy the best apartments in Bloomington, IL by making Arbors at Eastland your home today! Our new community is quaintly set in Hamlet of East Bloomington, IL.
1 Unit Available
916 W Grove
916 West Grove Street
Bloomington, IL | Lang's Alley
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
1800 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:50 AM
Available 10/01/20 Newly-remodeled 4bdrm/2bath Home near Downtown BMI - Property Id: 373008 Newly-remodeled 4bdrm/2bth home; big kitchen, two decks; two entrances, large fenced yard & detached one-car garage; rocked private driveway; beautiful wood
1 Unit Available
9 Cedar Ct
9 Cedar Court
Bloomington, IL | Oakwoods
1 Bedroom
$700
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
Freshly painted first floor in a quiet area. - Property Id: 369861 This is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house. The entire 1st floor with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, large living room, laundry unit and storage is available for rent.
1 Unit Available
524 Mc Gregor St
524 Mc Gregor Street
Bloomington, IL
2 Bedrooms
$995
1760 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:05 AM
524 McGregor Street, Bloomington IL, 61701. Cozy, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in great east-side location. Amenities included: hardwood floors, deck, one-car detached garage with opener, central air, gas heat, and corner lot. No utilities included.
1 Unit Available
926 W Grove St
926 West Grove Street
Bloomington, IL | Lang's Alley
3 Bedrooms
$950
1144 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:05 AM
Become a homeowner! Cute 3 bed, 2 bath house in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown. 2 bedrooms on main level, another bedroom upstairs and a huge basement area (not included in sq.
1 Unit Available
207 Magnolia
207 Magnolia Drive
Bloomington, IL
3 Bedrooms
$995
864 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:24 AM
Cute 3 Bedroom House - Cute 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom House Large Back Yard! Detached Garage Cute Built in! Open Kitchen and Living Space! (RLNE5670587)
1 Unit Available
405 S Morris Avenue 2
405 South Morris Avenue
Bloomington, IL | Lang's Alley
2 Bedrooms
$700
800 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
MUST SEE 2nd flr Dplx Apt No Carpet Near Downtown - Property Id: 238098 MUST SEE 2nd floor Duplex apt in quiet neighborhood with fenced yard, 2bdrms/1bth and large closets 5mins to Downtown Bloomington, 10mins to BroMenn, OSF St Joseph Medical Ctr,
1 Unit Available
1311 W Elm
1311 West Elm Street
Bloomington, IL
2 Bedrooms
$995
916 sqft
Last updated October 28 at 02:07 PM
Cute 2-Bedroom House in Bloomington! - 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom House Nice Tiled Shower and Bathroom Large Open Living Area and Dining Room Enclosed Front Porch (RLNE5223304)
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Normal?
In Normal, the median rent is $586 for a studio, $645 for a 1-bedroom, $850 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,151 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Normal, check out our monthly Normal Rent Report.
How much is rent in Normal?
In Normal, the median rent is $586 for a studio, $645 for a 1-bedroom, $850 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,151 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Normal, check out our monthly Normal Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Normal?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Normal?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Normal 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 Normal 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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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 Normal.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Normal?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Normal. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Illinois State University, Heartland Community College, Bradley University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois Wesleyan University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Normal?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Normal. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Illinois State University, Heartland Community College, Bradley University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois Wesleyan University.

Median Rent in Normal

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Normal is $645, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.
Studio
$586
1 Bed
$645
2 Beds
$850
3+ Beds
$1,151

City Guide

Normal
Normal, IL

Ah, there are so many convenient jokes to be made about Normal, IL, but it all just seems a bit overplayed. To be honest, it’s just a normal town full of normal people living normal lives (Hey, see what we did there? We used the name of the place in the- ah, you’ll get it.).

Normal is actually considered the younger sibling of nearby Bloomington. It originally went by the name of North Bloomington, and today, the two are often referred to together as Bloomington-Normal, B-N, the twin cities, or (our personal favorite) Blo-No. But don’t go thinking that Normal is an insignificant city, overshadowed by its neighbors. Normal is anything but. It’s home to Illinois State University, the oldest public university in Illinois, with one of the most popular teaching schools in the country, as well as multiple smaller college campuses. It’s also the birthplace of the elusive Steak ‘n’ Shake restaurant (circa 1934), and the location of Mitsubishi’s only North American factory. Overall, it’s just a safe little city with a very smart, mostly young population, and a silly name.

Normal, IL
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Ah, there are so many convenient jokes to be made about Normal, IL, but it all just seems a bit overplayed. To be honest, it’s just a normal town full of normal people living normal lives (Hey, see what we did there? We used the name of the place in the- ah, you’ll get it.).

Normal is actually considered the younger sibling of nearby Bloomington. It originally went by the name of North Bloomington, and today, the two are often referred to together as Bloomington-Normal, B-N, the twin cities, or (our personal favorite) Blo-No. But don’t go thinking that Normal is an insignificant city, overshadowed by its neighbors. Normal is anything but. It’s home to Illinois State University, the oldest public university in Illinois, with one of the most popular teaching schools in the country, as well as multiple smaller college campuses. It’s also the birthplace of the elusive Steak ‘n’ Shake restaurant (circa 1934), and the location of Mitsubishi’s only North American factory. Overall, it’s just a safe little city with a very smart, mostly young population, and a silly name.

Extraordinarily Normal Homes

Now that you’re a little more familiar with Normal, let’s take a look at the housing environment. Almost half of Normal residents rent their living quarters, which makes for a pretty decent amount of options available.

Extraordinarily Normal Homes
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Now that you’re a little more familiar with Normal, let’s take a look at the housing environment. Almost half of Normal residents rent their living quarters, which makes for a pretty decent amount of options available.

Style and Prices:

The average Normal apartment is decently sized, decently priced, and moderately aged. “Standard” would be a good word to describe most of the housing you’ll find – not ultra-characteristic vintage flats, and not high-class luxury, but right smack in-between. Most available apartments are in small or mid-size complexes, with a few larger complexes here and there, and rental houses and duplexes are also pretty plentiful. The more house-like your rental, the more amenities you’re likely to have (a yard, ample parking, nicer appliances, in-unit laundry), but this all varies place-to-place. Prices will also vary depending on the area you’re looking in, but rarely stray over $1000 a month. Rental homes, in most cases, will run just over $1000 a month.

Style and Prices:
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The average Normal apartment is decently sized, decently priced, and moderately aged. “Standard” would be a good word to describe most of the housing you’ll find – not ultra-characteristic vintage flats, and not high-class luxury, but right smack in-between. Most available apartments are in small or mid-size complexes, with a few larger complexes here and there, and rental houses and duplexes are also pretty plentiful. The more house-like your rental, the more amenities you’re likely to have (a yard, ample parking, nicer appliances, in-unit laundry), but this all varies place-to-place. Prices will also vary depending on the area you’re looking in, but rarely stray over $1000 a month. Rental homes, in most cases, will run just over $1000 a month.

Utilities and Fees:

In apartments, it’s not difficult to find many or all utilities included in your rent, regardless of price or style. In houses, this is less common. As for extras, expect many companies and landlords to require proof of employment, financial information, and application fees for background or credit checks. Whether or not pets are allowed, and whether or not they require a fee, depends on the apartment.

Utilities and Fees:
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In apartments, it’s not difficult to find many or all utilities included in your rent, regardless of price or style. In houses, this is less common. As for extras, expect many companies and landlords to require proof of employment, financial information, and application fees for background or credit checks. Whether or not pets are allowed, and whether or not they require a fee, depends on the apartment.

Where to Look:

While prices tend to be pretty steady, there are some areas that’ll definitely be cheaper than others. Slightly more expensive “condominium quality” places will be closer to downtown, and expect cheaper prices for older apartments near the college campus areas. Locals recommend the North side of Normal if you’re looking for a more suburban vibe.

Where to Look:
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While prices tend to be pretty steady, there are some areas that’ll definitely be cheaper than others. Slightly more expensive “condominium quality” places will be closer to downtown, and expect cheaper prices for older apartments near the college campus areas. Locals recommend the North side of Normal if you’re looking for a more suburban vibe.

A Few Normal Facts

Pad your apartment hunt with this valuable information, or just use it to impress your friends. Here are some essential facts about Normal, IL.

A Few Normal Facts
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Pad your apartment hunt with this valuable information, or just use it to impress your friends. Here are some essential facts about Normal, IL.

The Smarts:

Education is a big thing in Normal. Being a college town, there’s a lot of diversity and encouragement for higher education, and between Bloomington and Normal, Normal is usually regarded as having the better school system. ISU has two highly sought-after 1000-student teaching laboratory schools in Normal (University High and the Thomas Metcalf school), in which teaching students practice their craft. The population has an above-average level of education, with almost half of its citizens holding a four-year degree.

The Smarts:
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Education is a big thing in Normal. Being a college town, there’s a lot of diversity and encouragement for higher education, and between Bloomington and Normal, Normal is usually regarded as having the better school system. ISU has two highly sought-after 1000-student teaching laboratory schools in Normal (University High and the Thomas Metcalf school), in which teaching students practice their craft. The population has an above-average level of education, with almost half of its citizens holding a four-year degree.

Uptown-Downtown Recreation:

A lot of people think small-town life is boring, but Normal has some pretty interesting recreation to offer. Its downtown area, known as “Uptown Normal,” is very busy and college-oriented. The place is full of restaurants and bars, mostly, but has some nearby museums, a planetarium, and a historic Art Deco theatre that screens a variety of classic and indie films to tickle your culture fancy, as well. Outside of the uptown-downtown area, the Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is a popular destination for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, skiers, and other bipedal exercisers. Its 24 miles of trails cover multiple areas of the city, from picturesque nature havens to residential neighborhoods and important downtown areas.

Uptown-Downtown Recreation:
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A lot of people think small-town life is boring, but Normal has some pretty interesting recreation to offer. Its downtown area, known as “Uptown Normal,” is very busy and college-oriented. The place is full of restaurants and bars, mostly, but has some nearby museums, a planetarium, and a historic Art Deco theatre that screens a variety of classic and indie films to tickle your culture fancy, as well. Outside of the uptown-downtown area, the Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is a popular destination for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, skiers, and other bipedal exercisers. Its 24 miles of trails cover multiple areas of the city, from picturesque nature havens to residential neighborhoods and important downtown areas.

In Transit:

For those not so inclined to bike or hike, Bloomington and Normal share the aptly named Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System, which provides the area with 11 buses, as well as paratransit and ISU campus shuttles. For a longer commute, Bloomington and Normal also share the busiest Amtrak station in Illinois (outside of Chicago, that is), which can get you to St. Louis, MO or Chicago (and the many places in between) in about two and a half hours.

Normal is a far more interesting place than the name might suggest. Of Central Illinois’ “twin cities,” it’s the smaller, safer, younger half that’s home to both families and college students, alike. Whether or not it will be your home, too, is entirely up to you.

In Transit:
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For those not so inclined to bike or hike, Bloomington and Normal share the aptly named Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System, which provides the area with 11 buses, as well as paratransit and ISU campus shuttles. For a longer commute, Bloomington and Normal also share the busiest Amtrak station in Illinois (outside of Chicago, that is), which can get you to St. Louis, MO or Chicago (and the many places in between) in about two and a half hours.

Normal is a far more interesting place than the name might suggest. Of Central Illinois’ “twin cities,” it’s the smaller, safer, younger half that’s home to both families and college students, alike. Whether or not it will be your home, too, is entirely up to you.

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City Guide

Normal
Normal, IL

Ah, there are so many convenient jokes to be made about Normal, IL, but it all just seems a bit overplayed. To be honest, it’s just a normal town full of normal people living normal lives (Hey, see what we did there? We used the name of the place in the- ah, you’ll get it.).

Normal is actually considered the younger sibling of nearby Bloomington. It originally went by the name of North Bloomington, and today, the two are often referred to together as Bloomington-Normal, B-N, the twin cities, or (our personal favorite) Blo-No. But don’t go thinking that Normal is an insignificant city, overshadowed by its neighbors. Normal is anything but. It’s home to Illinois State University, the oldest public university in Illinois, with one of the most popular teaching schools in the country, as well as multiple smaller college campuses. It’s also the birthplace of the elusive Steak ‘n’ Shake restaurant (circa 1934), and the location of Mitsubishi’s only North American factory. Overall, it’s just a safe little city with a very smart, mostly young population, and a silly name.

Normal, IL
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Ah, there are so many convenient jokes to be made about Normal, IL, but it all just seems a bit overplayed. To be honest, it’s just a normal town full of normal people living normal lives (Hey, see what we did there? We used the name of the place in the- ah, you’ll get it.).

Normal is actually considered the younger sibling of nearby Bloomington. It originally went by the name of North Bloomington, and today, the two are often referred to together as Bloomington-Normal, B-N, the twin cities, or (our personal favorite) Blo-No. But don’t go thinking that Normal is an insignificant city, overshadowed by its neighbors. Normal is anything but. It’s home to Illinois State University, the oldest public university in Illinois, with one of the most popular teaching schools in the country, as well as multiple smaller college campuses. It’s also the birthplace of the elusive Steak ‘n’ Shake restaurant (circa 1934), and the location of Mitsubishi’s only North American factory. Overall, it’s just a safe little city with a very smart, mostly young population, and a silly name.

Extraordinarily Normal Homes

Now that you’re a little more familiar with Normal, let’s take a look at the housing environment. Almost half of Normal residents rent their living quarters, which makes for a pretty decent amount of options available.

Extraordinarily Normal Homes
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Now that you’re a little more familiar with Normal, let’s take a look at the housing environment. Almost half of Normal residents rent their living quarters, which makes for a pretty decent amount of options available.

Style and Prices:

The average Normal apartment is decently sized, decently priced, and moderately aged. “Standard” would be a good word to describe most of the housing you’ll find – not ultra-characteristic vintage flats, and not high-class luxury, but right smack in-between. Most available apartments are in small or mid-size complexes, with a few larger complexes here and there, and rental houses and duplexes are also pretty plentiful. The more house-like your rental, the more amenities you’re likely to have (a yard, ample parking, nicer appliances, in-unit laundry), but this all varies place-to-place. Prices will also vary depending on the area you’re looking in, but rarely stray over $1000 a month. Rental homes, in most cases, will run just over $1000 a month.

Style and Prices:
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The average Normal apartment is decently sized, decently priced, and moderately aged. “Standard” would be a good word to describe most of the housing you’ll find – not ultra-characteristic vintage flats, and not high-class luxury, but right smack in-between. Most available apartments are in small or mid-size complexes, with a few larger complexes here and there, and rental houses and duplexes are also pretty plentiful. The more house-like your rental, the more amenities you’re likely to have (a yard, ample parking, nicer appliances, in-unit laundry), but this all varies place-to-place. Prices will also vary depending on the area you’re looking in, but rarely stray over $1000 a month. Rental homes, in most cases, will run just over $1000 a month.

Utilities and Fees:

In apartments, it’s not difficult to find many or all utilities included in your rent, regardless of price or style. In houses, this is less common. As for extras, expect many companies and landlords to require proof of employment, financial information, and application fees for background or credit checks. Whether or not pets are allowed, and whether or not they require a fee, depends on the apartment.

Utilities and Fees:
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In apartments, it’s not difficult to find many or all utilities included in your rent, regardless of price or style. In houses, this is less common. As for extras, expect many companies and landlords to require proof of employment, financial information, and application fees for background or credit checks. Whether or not pets are allowed, and whether or not they require a fee, depends on the apartment.

Where to Look:

While prices tend to be pretty steady, there are some areas that’ll definitely be cheaper than others. Slightly more expensive “condominium quality” places will be closer to downtown, and expect cheaper prices for older apartments near the college campus areas. Locals recommend the North side of Normal if you’re looking for a more suburban vibe.

Where to Look:
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While prices tend to be pretty steady, there are some areas that’ll definitely be cheaper than others. Slightly more expensive “condominium quality” places will be closer to downtown, and expect cheaper prices for older apartments near the college campus areas. Locals recommend the North side of Normal if you’re looking for a more suburban vibe.

A Few Normal Facts

Pad your apartment hunt with this valuable information, or just use it to impress your friends. Here are some essential facts about Normal, IL.

A Few Normal Facts
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Pad your apartment hunt with this valuable information, or just use it to impress your friends. Here are some essential facts about Normal, IL.

The Smarts:

Education is a big thing in Normal. Being a college town, there’s a lot of diversity and encouragement for higher education, and between Bloomington and Normal, Normal is usually regarded as having the better school system. ISU has two highly sought-after 1000-student teaching laboratory schools in Normal (University High and the Thomas Metcalf school), in which teaching students practice their craft. The population has an above-average level of education, with almost half of its citizens holding a four-year degree.

The Smarts:
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Education is a big thing in Normal. Being a college town, there’s a lot of diversity and encouragement for higher education, and between Bloomington and Normal, Normal is usually regarded as having the better school system. ISU has two highly sought-after 1000-student teaching laboratory schools in Normal (University High and the Thomas Metcalf school), in which teaching students practice their craft. The population has an above-average level of education, with almost half of its citizens holding a four-year degree.

Uptown-Downtown Recreation:

A lot of people think small-town life is boring, but Normal has some pretty interesting recreation to offer. Its downtown area, known as “Uptown Normal,” is very busy and college-oriented. The place is full of restaurants and bars, mostly, but has some nearby museums, a planetarium, and a historic Art Deco theatre that screens a variety of classic and indie films to tickle your culture fancy, as well. Outside of the uptown-downtown area, the Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is a popular destination for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, skiers, and other bipedal exercisers. Its 24 miles of trails cover multiple areas of the city, from picturesque nature havens to residential neighborhoods and important downtown areas.

Uptown-Downtown Recreation:
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A lot of people think small-town life is boring, but Normal has some pretty interesting recreation to offer. Its downtown area, known as “Uptown Normal,” is very busy and college-oriented. The place is full of restaurants and bars, mostly, but has some nearby museums, a planetarium, and a historic Art Deco theatre that screens a variety of classic and indie films to tickle your culture fancy, as well. Outside of the uptown-downtown area, the Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is a popular destination for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, skiers, and other bipedal exercisers. Its 24 miles of trails cover multiple areas of the city, from picturesque nature havens to residential neighborhoods and important downtown areas.

In Transit:

For those not so inclined to bike or hike, Bloomington and Normal share the aptly named Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System, which provides the area with 11 buses, as well as paratransit and ISU campus shuttles. For a longer commute, Bloomington and Normal also share the busiest Amtrak station in Illinois (outside of Chicago, that is), which can get you to St. Louis, MO or Chicago (and the many places in between) in about two and a half hours.

Normal is a far more interesting place than the name might suggest. Of Central Illinois’ “twin cities,” it’s the smaller, safer, younger half that’s home to both families and college students, alike. Whether or not it will be your home, too, is entirely up to you.

In Transit:
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For those not so inclined to bike or hike, Bloomington and Normal share the aptly named Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System, which provides the area with 11 buses, as well as paratransit and ISU campus shuttles. For a longer commute, Bloomington and Normal also share the busiest Amtrak station in Illinois (outside of Chicago, that is), which can get you to St. Louis, MO or Chicago (and the many places in between) in about two and a half hours.

Normal is a far more interesting place than the name might suggest. Of Central Illinois’ “twin cities,” it’s the smaller, safer, younger half that’s home to both families and college students, alike. Whether or not it will be your home, too, is entirely up to you.