50 Apartments for rent in Springfield, IL

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Starting at $850
Updated 5 hrs ago
2917 S Park
2917 S Park
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $725
Updated 13 hrs ago
1833 N 20th Street
1833 N 20th Street
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
Starting at $1,275
Updated 13 hrs ago
2006 Cormorant
2006 Cormorant
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
Starting at $775
Updated 13 hrs ago
1525 Jerome
1525 Jerome
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $725
Updated 2 days ago
6400 Cherylwood Dr
6400 Cherylwood Dr
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
Starting at $600
Updated 2 days ago
110 W Vine St
110 W Vine St
Springfield, IL
1 Bedroom
$600
Starting at $1,000
Updated 2 days ago
2027 S College St
2027 S College St
Springfield, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $800
Updated 2 days ago
615 S Walnut St
615 S Walnut St
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$800
Starting at $795
Updated 2 days ago
1228 N. Patton
1228 N. Patton
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$795
Starting at $600
Updated 3 days ago
824 S 25th
824 S 25th
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$600
Starting at $1,650
Updated 3 days ago
2708 Covered Wagon Trail
2708 Covered Wagon Trail
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,395
Updated 3 days ago
209 Pittsburg Landing
209 Pittsburg Landing
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $850
Updated 4 days ago
1907 E. Edwards St.
1907 E. Edwards St.
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $850
Updated 4 days ago
2204 E. Stuart
2204 E. Stuart
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $1,100
Updated 4 days ago
2053 S. 5th
2053 S. 5th
Springfield, IL
5 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,200
Updated 4 days ago
2536 S Pasfield St
2536 S Pasfield St
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,500
Updated 4 days ago
4608 CASTLE PINES DR
4608 CASTLE PINES DR
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $800
Updated 7 days ago
1137 E. Laurel St.
1137 E. Laurel St.
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$800
Starting at $1,000
Updated 7 days ago
1345 W Iles Ave
1345 W Iles Ave
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $580
Updated 7 days ago
1125 S Spring St
1125 S Spring St
Springfield, IL
1 Bedroom
$580
Starting at $775
Updated 10 days ago
1825 Martin Luther King Drive
1825 Martin Luther King Drive
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $2,250
Updated 11 days ago
3 Heritage Drive
3 Heritage Drive
Springfield, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
Starting at $2,450
Updated 12 days ago
487 N KOKE MILL RD
487 N KOKE MILL RD
Springfield, IL
5 Bedrooms
$2,450
Starting at $600
Updated 14 days ago
2133 E Monroe
2133 E Monroe
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$600

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City GuideSpringfield

If you tallied up the number of people who live in all the cities named Springfield throughout the world, your final count would probably rival the population of China. Whether you’re in Tasmania, Ontario, Northern Ireland, South Africa, pretty much every U.S. state, or anywhere else in the world, you’re likely to bump into a place that dons the name. But only one Springfield is situated on historic Route 66 between St. Louis and Chicago and serves up some of the most affordable renting options in the Midwest. Are you ready to become a lucky leaser in the Land of Lincoln? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, because the dwellings of your dreams are just a few clicks away …

“Let’s do the time warp again …”

You might feel like you’ve stepped into an Antebellum Era time warp when you first see Springfield. A history buff’s paradise, Springfield is home to several sites and museums dedicated to its most well-known resident, Abraham Lincoln. Popular Honest Abe hotspots include his tomb, law office, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol Building, and the president’s long-time residence, which has been restored to its pre-Civil War appearance (sorry, apartment hunters, this one's not for rent). There’s undoubtedly a small town, apple-pie-and-picket-fence look and feel to Springfield.

“Big wheels, keep on turning …”

Your best bet for working, shopping, banking, and playing conveniently is via your own set of wheels, as the Springfield Mass Transit District is more suited for historic site-hopping tourists than daily commuters. Luckily, traffic jams pale in comparison to those in the big city, and parking spots are plentiful, even in the commuter-heavy downtown neighborhoods.

A Leaser’s Life

The cost of living in Springfield is more than 15 percentage points lower than the national average, and rental prices are among Illinois’ most affordable (less than $700). A few other things you might like to know before taking the Springfield plunge:

  • It’s not old. It’s distinguished … Historic homesteads (pre-1939) outnumber modern houses (1995 to present) by roughly 2.5 percent in Springfield, and in many neighborhoods, you won’t find a single freestanding house or apartment building built prior to the 1970s. There are a handful of redeveloped lofts and condos in and around downtown.

  • A buyer’s … er, renter’s … market … About 10 percent of residential properties in Springfield are vacant, and apartments are pretty much always available, so you can afford to be choosy. Most leases are for a full year, but 6-month and month-to-month leases are available as well at some complexes, especially those on the southeast side of Springfield. Apartment managers will typically want to see proof of income and proof of (positive) renting history, or, you’ll need a co-signer to help you score your dream pad.

Choosing your Stomping Grounds

Now the real fun part: deciding which part of town you want to call your own. To get a true feel for which ‘hoods have the vibe you desire, you should visit Springfield in person before signing the dotted line.

Generally, the southwest side of Springfield has blossomed most in recent years, and this is the area where you’ll find modernized housing/rental units. The Woodside neighborhood is in southeastern Springfield.

The downtown area, meanwhile, offers a variety of dwellings, from high rise apartments and luxury condos to vintage townhouses, bungalows, and older-than-old-school single-family detached homes. Easily the most walker-friendly and compact area of Springfield, downtown is an ideal choice for renters who either work in the inner city or just feel more comfortable in an urbanized environment. Rental prices vary, but if you have a thousand bucks a month set aside for room and board, you’re in good shape.

To the immediate north of downtown is Enos Park, whose tree-lined streets and abundance of historic homes make the neighborhood perhaps Springfield’s most scenic. The area has been redeveloped in recent years and now offers a variety of condominiums and apartments for rent, including some that are available in the mid-$600 range.

Other popular neighborhoods include the Historic West Side, Laketown, and the Lincoln Park area, each of which offers affordable, centrally-located lodgings.

If the shoe fits, wear it. And if the horseshoe looks tasty, eat it …

Chicago may have its deep-dish pizza pie and St. Louis its toasted ravioli, but Springfield boasts a culinary treat of its own: the horseshoe sandwich. Traditionally a concoction of two burgers sitting atop a pair of thick-sliced pieces of toast and covered with a mountain of fries and melted cheeses, the horseshoe sandwich is allegedly what made the Giant of Illinois so damn big in the first place (no, not really). In any case, it’s a delectable dish that you’re about to see on every menu in every restaurant you patronize.

And on that tasty note, you’re all set to begin your search. So welcome to the Land of Lincoln, and happy hunting!

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