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Springfield Apartments
Last updated February 6 2023 at 5:17 PM

108 Apartments in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 114,230
Population Density: 1,874.4 people/sq mile
Median Age: 40
Percentage of Family Households: 51%
Median Annual Income: $62,505 / year
Median Rent: $858 / month

What locals are saying

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 …

You might feel like you’ve stepped into an Antebellum Era time warp when you first see Springfield

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!

Springfield Demographics


How diverse is Springfield?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Springfield is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Springfield are White (70.2%), Black Or African American (18.5%), Two Or More (4.8%), Asian (3.6%), Hispanic Or Latino (2.6%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Springfield residents?

The median age in Springfield is 40 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Springfield?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Springfield is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Springfield are White (70.2%), Black Or African American (18.5%), Two Or More (4.8%), Asian (3.6%), Hispanic Or Latino (2.6%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Springfield residents?

The median age in Springfield is 40 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Springfield Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Springfield is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Springfield is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Springfield is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Springfield


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Iles Elementary School
Public
1-8
Public
1-8
393 Students
5 Reviews
393
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Butler Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
406 Students
3 Reviews
406
Students
3 Reviews
6 /10
Enos Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
269 Students
2 Reviews
269
Students
2 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Iles Elementary School
Public
1-8
Public
1-8
393 Students
5 Reviews
393
Students
5 Reviews
6 /10
Lincoln Magnet School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
314 Students
2 Reviews
314
Students
2 Reviews
6 /10
Springfield Ball Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
398 Students
5 Reviews
398
Students
5 Reviews

High Schools

4 /10
Springfield High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,415 Students
3 Reviews
1,415
Students
3 Reviews
3 /10
Springfield Southeast High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,233 Students
3 Reviews
1,233
Students
3 Reviews
1 /10
Lanphier High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,199 Students
5 Reviews
1,199
Students
5 Reviews
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Dickinson Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
2 Bedrooms
$835
880 sqft
Pet-friendly and affordable two-bedroom apartments situated in beautiful eastern Springfield, Illinois. This ideal location is surrounded by: -Amazing walking trails at Lewis Memorial Park -Lake, playground, gazebo and botanical garden at nearby Washington Park -Activities like tennis, golf and bowling at facilities within a short walk from the community -Bus stop just a few minutes from your front door Schedule a tour of the community to see this great community for yourself.
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Affordable Housing
2 Bedrooms
$917
840 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,321
1100 sqft
Huntington Ridge participates in an affordable housing program. Household income & student status limitations apply. The household income is based on GROSS annual income (before any deductions) earned from all sources including; wages, social security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities, interest income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements, recurring gifts from family/friends, lottery winnings, etc. The property has a minimum household income requirement of 2.5 times the monthly rent amount to qualify. Third party verification will be required of all income and copies of tax returns and pay stubs may be required. Total household income must be UNDER the following limits based on household size: - 1 Occupant: $40,080 - 2 Occupants: $45,840 - 3 Occupants: $51,540 - 4 Occupants: $57,240 - 5 Occupants: $61,860 - 6 Occupants: $66,420 TOP 5 REASONS TO MAKE HUNTINGTON RIDGE (Affordable Housing ) YOUR HOME: #1. Located right off a major interstate and within the Chatham School District, we are close to shops, dining and Southwinds Park. #2. One, two & three bedroom apartment homes with galley style kitchens that include ample counter-top and cabinet space! #3. Apartment homes include open breezeways with a private entrance, separate living and dining area and huge bedrooms with wall length closets. #4. Our clubhouse includes community room, fitness center and a patio with picnic area & grills. #5. Convenient 24-hour laundry facilities in each building & more! NOTE: Households comprised of all full-time students do not qualify for tax credit (affordable) housing. If there are students in the household, at least one member of the household must be a part-time student. *Huntington Ridge participates in an affordable housing program. Household income & student status limitations apply. Please call for more details.
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2505 Longwood Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1616 sqft
Wish List Come True! Years of wishing become years of enjoy-able living in this ranch home in popular and convenient Westchester subdivision. Featuring both a living room and a family room with modern finishes, ceiling fans, fireplace, and large fenced yard, everyone has room to enjoy. Wish to see? Schedule a showing today! Find your wishes you've been waiting for by scheduling a showing at https://secure.rently.com/properties/4082673?source=marketing Built around 1984 in Westchester Subdivision with approx. 1616 Square Feet Appliances Included: Refrigerator, Range/Oven,, Dishwasher Utilities Included: none Animal Policy: 1 cat or dog allowed. No Animal Deposit. Pet rent is $150 per month. Basic Requirements: Income: $4950 / month minimum required (or have other rental assistance) Credit: Average score = 600+ (500-599 can be approved, conditions apply) Evictions: None in the last 3 years. Additional deposit for evictions past 3 years. Criminal: No convictions of property damage, injury of a person, or drug dealing in the last 3 years for misdemeanor charges and 7 years for felony charges. FULL LIST OF REQUIREMENTS IS ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION Presented By: Springfield Real Estate, LLC An IL Licensed Real Estate Company Disclaimer: All information deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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62 Casting Road Photo Gallery 1
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2040 S WALNUT Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Studio
$1,350
1359 sqft
Lovely 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Well kept Cape Cod with basement and Detached 1.5 Car Garage in the beautiful Blessed Sacrament neighborhood. Vintage features with all the modern conveniences. Large Fenced in and shaded backyard. 5 minutes from Major grocery shopping, restaurant options as well as medical offices. 10 minutes to downtown or the medical district. Won't last long!
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1421 WHITTIER Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1560 sqft
Extremely well maintained 3BD 2BA home located in historic Hawthorne Place. Close to downtown and with a very active neighborhood association. First floor features LR, DR, kitchen & full bath; 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms with two walk-in closets and full bath. Stained glass, leaded windows, and HW floors throughout. Updated kitchen with side-by-side fridge, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, & garbage disposal. Ceiling fans. Large rear deck great for entertaining. Full bsmt. with storage and newer washer/dryer. Fully insulated, steel siding, fenced rear yard with security lighting. 2car garage with lots of storage. Small plot behind garage for garden. $2K deposit; lessee pays for background check and all utilities. Renter's insurance required. Renter responsible for lawn care, snow removal. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Renters encouraged to join neighborhood association.
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3617 N. Grand Ave E. Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
3 Bedrooms
$949
What's better than an apartment? Renting a home at Cottonwood Cove, a family-friendly, well-maintained, professionally managed manufactured home community. Cottonwood Cove, has a model year 2022, 3 bed/2 bath, 1056 sq. ft. home available! Call today to schedule a viewing and find out how easy it is to move into a new home!
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3430 N. Peoria Drive Lot 109 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
2 Bedrooms
$919
You will feel right at home in Northbrook, an upscale, professionally managed manufactured home community. Right now, Northbrook is offering an affordable 1056 sq. ft., 2 bed/2 bath home! Call today to schedule a viewing of this home and learn about our promotional incentives!
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49 Anchor Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
2 Bedrooms
$899
You will feel right at home in Bissell Village, an upscale, professionally managed manufactured home community. Right now, Bissell Village is offering an affordable 2022 model year, 960 sq. ft., 2 bed/2 bath home! Call today to schedule a viewing of this home and learn about our promotional incentives!
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2925 Old Rochester Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
Studio
$17,500
30000 sqft
Build to suit lease opportunity available. New to be constructed warehouse/light manufacturing space in a highly accessible industrial area of Springfield. Up to 30,000 SF available with smaller divisible spaces to be considered by developer. Property will feature 6 dock doors, 4 drive in doors, and 35 parking spaces. The space can be customized to tenants requests in terms of docks, drive ins, office, etc. Lease rate quoted is NNN and subject to final design. *Broker Owner*
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4 Belhaven Drive Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1350 sqft
From Any Angle This Westchester brick ranch home shows well inside and out! Looks great all the way around! Laminate floors in both the living room and large family room. Porch swing, good size bedrooms, fireplace, attached garage, fenced yard, main floor laundry provide more than you asked. Built around 1965 in Westchester with approx. 1350 Square Feet Appliances Included: Refrigerator, Range/Oven, Dishwasher Utilities Included: none Animal Policy: 1 cat or dog allowed. No Animal Deposit. Pet rent is $150 per month. Basic Requirements: Income: $4500 / month minimum required (or have other rental assistance) Credit: Average score = 600+ (500-599 can be approved, conditions apply) Evictions: None in the last 3 years. Additional deposit for evictions past 3 years. Criminal: No convictions of property damage, injury of a person, or drug dealing in the last 3 years for misdemeanor charges and 7 years for felony charges. FULL LIST OF REQUIREMENTS IS ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION Presented By: Springfield Real Estate, LLC An IL Licensed Real Estate Company Disclaimer: All information deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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2206 WESTCHESTER – 14 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$995
14 UNIT MULTI FAMILY HOME
1900 S WIRT AVE - C Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$595
501 West Lawrence Avenue - C Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$895
1000 sqft
137 Pinehurst Drive Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$2,200
4-bed, 2-bath single-family home located in West-side Springfield. On the first floor is the foyer, living room, sitting room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast nook, and half bath. The four bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located upstairs. Pets are allowed, but please ask about the pet policy. Tenant is responsible for lawn care, utilities, garbage, and snow removal. Other single-family homes and duplexes available for rent at mbcspi.com
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713 Outer Park Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
4-bed, 2-bath single-family home off of MacArthur. The first floor has a living room, a sitting room with a fireplace, dining room, bedroom, full bath, kitchen with granite countertops, and a sunroom. Second floor has three bedrooms plus a full bathroom. There is an unfinished basement and a fenced backyard as well. Pets are allowed, but please ask about the pet policy. Tenant is responsible for utilities, garbage, lawn care, and snow removal.
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2425 Idlewild Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
3 Bedrooms
$2,090
3 bed, 3 bed single-family home located in West side Springfield. This house is situated right against the Wabash bike trail, with access from the fenced-in backyard. This property also has new wood floors, a finished section of the basement with a full bathroom, storage in the unfinished section of the basement, and a two-car garage. Tenant is responsible for lawn care, utilities, garbage, and snow removal. No smoking is allowed. Pets are allowed, but please ask about the pet policy. Other properties available for rent at mbcspi.com
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1306 South 6th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
Studio
$1,250
Located right along Sixth Street and close to South Grand. This office space has a four rooms plus a kitchenette. This is suite B, and suite A is also for rent. Both sides could be joined for $2,400 per month. Pictures coming soon. Available mid-January.
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2021 Lindbergh Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,700
Furnished 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath duplex located in Westchester, about 15 minutes from downtown Springfield. This property has wood floors, a partially finished basement, security system, and a shared garage. Pets are allowed, but please ask us about our pet policy. Minimum three month lease.
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1326 North 8th Street - 2 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$695
100% brand new 2 bedroom, 1 bath lower level unit. Close to many amenities in Springfield!
1212 South 7th Street - Office Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
3 Bedrooms
$850
900 sqft
Commercial office near downtown Springfield. Close to Springfield Clinic, Illinois Times, and Incredibly Delicious. Great space for a variety of small businesses. Currently under renovations, remodels may be advised by potential resident and rent rate locked in low prior to completion of remodel. Includes posts for high visibility sign on a busy street. Could include conference table, chairs, desk, printer, and file cabinets. Includes recessed and commercial lighting. Read parking. Lots of windows and natural light. Installed security cameras and basement storage access. Commercial office space with three surrounding apartments attached. On-site parking and hard wired security cameras.
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1214 South 7th Street - D Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
3 Bedrooms
$875
1100 sqft
Spacious, freshly remodeled unit in a 4-plex building located near downtown and Springfield Clinic. Wired-in security cameras and key-code door to common area. Coin-operated washer/dryer on site. Large balcony and parking lot. Included in rent: heat, security, cleaning, trash, parking, and landscaping.
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720 W Edwards St Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$750
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
800 sqft

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Apartment Rentals in Springfield start at $500/month.

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