30 Apartments for rent in Springfield, IL

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Starting at $650
Updated 16 hrs ago
1222 W Monroe St
1222 W Monroe St
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$650
Starting at $775
Updated 19 hrs ago
2257 S 10th
2257 S 10th
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $950
Updated 1 day ago
5246 Carlton Dr
5246 Carlton Dr
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $695
Updated 1 day ago
1608 Vernon Ave
1608 Vernon Ave
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$695
Starting at $785
Updated 1 day ago
1217 W Fayette Ave Apt F
1217 W Fayette Ave Apt F
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$785
Starting at $1,150
Updated 4 days ago
1717 S DOUGLAS AVE
1717 S DOUGLAS AVE
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $1,600
Updated 4 days ago
2409 GLENCOE
2409 GLENCOE
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $700
Updated 4 days ago
1804 E BERTMAN AVE
1804 E BERTMAN AVE
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$700
Starting at $775
Updated 4 days ago
10 Barbara Court
10 Barbara Court
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $1,500
Updated 8 days ago
111 Sherry Dr.
111 Sherry Dr.
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $725
Updated 8 days ago
2020 E. Monroe
2020 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$725
Starting at $725
Updated 9 days ago
521 E BLACK AVE
521 E BLACK AVE
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$725
Starting at $850
Updated 9 days ago
1925 Gregory
1925 Gregory
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $850
Updated 10 days ago
213 N. Douglas
213 N. Douglas
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $950
Updated 10 days ago
1516 W Monroe
1516 W Monroe
Springfield, IL
4 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,000
Updated 10 days ago
2246 S. 12th Street
2246 S. 12th Street
Springfield, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $1,200
Updated 11 days ago
100 Genoa Drive
100 Genoa Drive
Springfield, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $650
Updated 11 days ago
1002 N 11th St
1002 N 11th St
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$650
Starting at $2,500
Updated 11 days ago
4417 Turtle Bay
4417 Turtle Bay
Springfield, IL
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $900
Updated 12 days ago
716 Bryn Mawr Blvd
716 Bryn Mawr Blvd
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$900
Starting at $900
Updated 12 days ago
909 N 6th St
909 N 6th St
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$900
Starting at $1,000
Updated 18 days ago
1129 W GOVERNOR ST
1129 W GOVERNOR ST
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $850
Updated 23 days ago
1911 E. Edwards St.
1911 E. Edwards St.
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $800
Updated 23 days ago
716 S 23RD ST
716 S 23RD ST
Springfield, IL
3 Bedrooms
$800

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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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