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321 Apartments for rent in Waukegan, IL

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Check out 321 verified apartments for rent in Waukegan, IL with rents starting as low as $700. Some apartments for rent in Waukegan might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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6 Units Available
Imperial Tower
805 Baldwin Ave
Waukegan, IL
Studio
$782
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$965
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
1054 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Imperial Tower is a well established rental community that has enjoyed an excellent reputation in the Waukegan area for the past 25 years.
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3 Units Available
Reserve at Eagle Ridge
1947 W Eagle Ridge Dr
Waukegan, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,060
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Community located close to major highways and Great Lakes Naval Base, as well as public transit. Units have washer/dryer, private patio/balcony, plush carpeting and walk-in closets. Pool and fitness center.
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3 Units Available
The Landings at Amhurst Lake
1375 S White Oak Dr
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,319
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,727
1087 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Fitness center and business center on site, with landscaped grounds, clubhouse and heated swimming pool. Apartments have private patio/balcony. Located between Skokie Highway and the Tri-State Tollway, 5 miles from Six Flags amusement park.
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9 Units Available
Harbor Lake
1610 Sunset Ave
Waukegan, IL
Studio
$795
445 sqft
1 Bedroom
$850
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Cozy apartments that surround a private lake, close to public transportation and major roads. Off-street parking, on-site maintenance and package receiving services all available. Rooms have air conditioning, large closets and window coverings.
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4 Units Available
Fox Crest
2805 West Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$875
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
917 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Surrounded by 13 acres of grounds, Fox Crest welcomes you to their leafy apartment complex. Rooms have air conditioning, carpets and ceiling fans. Close to restaurants and the People's Choice Family Fun Center.
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10 Units Available
The Lakes at Fountain Square
500 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,196
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
*We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please contact us to learn more.
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10 Units Available
Northgate Apartments
2330 Samson Way
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,120
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
981 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1485 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Landscaped community with walking paths located close to major highways, schools, restaurants and attractions. Units have gourmet kitchens, washer/dryer and private patio/balcony. Community has 24-hour fitness center and resort-style swimming pool.
1 Unit Available
754 PIONEER RD. #108
754 North Pioneer Road`
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$795
700 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:15 PM
1 bed, 1 bath, 1st floor apartment. tenants are responsible for paying electric. NO PETS. Will consider Section 8 Voucher. Call Management Realty Partners today for a showing. 847-244-0100 Large Parking lot Laundry on first floor
1 Unit Available
1912 10TH STREET #301
1912 10th Street
Waukegan, IL | Norshore Park
1 Bedroom
$725
654 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:15 PM
Third floor unit in building located on intersection of Lewis Ave & 10th Street. Great location; nearby grocery shopping, transportation & parks. LAUNDRY ROOM ON FIRST FLOOR
1 Unit Available
1806 S Cardinal Court
1806 South Cardinal Court
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$3,000
2394 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Come see this beautiful 4 bedroom house in the amazing Regency Woods Subdivision.
1 Unit Available
1130 Palmer Place
1130 Palmer Place
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1232 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Walk to Vista Hospital and Bus Stop. Brick 1st Floor 3 Bedroom 1 Bath with basement washer/dryer hook up. Unit has hardwood flors and wood burning Fireplace in Living Room. Kit Nook breakfast ara, formal dining. 1 car gar and small patio.
1 Unit Available
336 OAKWOOD Avenue
336 Oakwood Avenue
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$750
600 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Clean and Family Managed Apartment Complex on the edge of Gurnee / Waukegan.
1 Unit Available
723 Walnut Street
723 Walnut Street
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
FULLY REMODELED 3BR/1 BATH APARTMENT, BRAND NEW KITCHEN, BATH, NEW WINDOWS, CENTRAL HEATING. AVAILABLE AS OF DECEMBER 1ST.SECTION 8 APPROVED. CONTACT MANAGER 7738858179 FOR MORE INFO
1 Unit Available
1508 Hickory Street
1508 Hickory Street
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
2324 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Spacious vintage home on a gorgeous, tree-lined street!! Home is drenched with natural light on both floors!! Skylights through-out and new carpet is being installed soon!! New roof and skylights were just installed!! Hardwood floors on the main
1 Unit Available
322 North COUNTY Street
322 North County Street
Waukegan, IL | North Side of Little Fort
2 Bedrooms
$800
450 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
BACK UNIT FOR RENT AVAILABLE. 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH WITH PRIVATE PARTIAL BASEMENT. BACK YARD AND PARKING IN REAR. CALL TODAY FOR YOUR SHOWING. APPLICATION FOR ALL ADULTS 18 YEARS AND OLDER - $35.
1 Unit Available
119 Mariposa Avenue
119 Mariposa Avenue
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1534 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
This property is available on a rent-to-own basis. Newly Remodeled 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, master bedroom and den on second floor, hardwood floors, finished basement, Central AC, large dine in kitchen, large deck, 1.5 car garage, and more.
1 Unit Available
2017 Edgewood Road
2017 Edgewood Road
Waukegan, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1125 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
This home is managed by FirstKey Homes, helping you Unlock More from your home rental experience. Apply, schedule a self-tour, or get on a waiting list for Coming Soon homes; review our resident qualifications; or see more homes at www.firstkeyhomes.
1 Unit Available
2618 W Cornelia Ave
2618 West Cornelia Avenue
Waukegan, IL | Bowl Haven
2 Bedrooms
$930
900 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Spacious Waukegan Apartment Near High School - Property Id: 118426 Newly renovated 2 bedroom near Waukegan highschool Large living room, eat in kitchen spacious bedrooms New paint. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
1 Unit Available
1205 North Frolic Ave
1205 North Frolic Avenue
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$810
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 08:05 AM
A large and open 1 bedroom/1 bathroom unit is coming available in this desirable community where apartments rarely come available.
1 Unit Available
1567 S Candlestick Way
1567 South Candlestick Way
Waukegan, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1400 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Available 05/01/20 2 story light filled townhome w 2 car garage - Property Id: 237324 Two story spacious townhome with 2 car garage. This home is close to transportation and many shops and restaurants.
1 Unit Available
525 West Clayton Street
525 West Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL
2 Bedrooms
$975
1134 sqft
Last updated July 17 at 10:30 PM
Vintage building .1st floor has 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, large kitchen. Washer dryer hook up in the basement for your own unit. Tenant pays electric and heat and owner pays water.
1 Unit Available
620 1st Street
620 1st Street
Waukegan, IL | The Northwest
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1312 sqft
Last updated December 28 at 08:57 PM
Duplex brick building with 4 bedrooms, hardwood floors sliding closet doors with wood trim. Home has a bath and half bath in basement. Bath has plenty of mirrors. Kit has lots of cabinets with stove and fridge. Bst bath Shower and toilet.
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Preserve at Osprey Lake
2025 Greystem Circle
Gurnee, IL
Studio
$962
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,261
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,635
1077 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
This pet-friendly community close to the I-94 promises interiors featuring vaulted ceilings, breakfast bars, private patios and built-in washers. Enjoy the on-site gym, indoor and outdoor pool, business center and private lakeside setting.
1 Unit Available
638 Dunham Road
638 Dunham Road
Gurnee, IL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1875 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:46 PM
Tree-lined and park like setting and water front comes with this well maintained Heather Ridge home. Club house, pool and park are all within walking distance. 24-Hour security service. Hardwood floors, 6-Panel doors throughout the property.
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City Guide

Waukegan
"They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it's not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That's a fact." (--Comedian Jack Benny)
"They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it's not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That's a fact." (--Comedian Jack Benny)

Perched on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of the Wisconsin border, diverse, urban Waukegan has around 95,000 residents inhabiting some twenty three miles of land. Known as "mini Chicago," Waukegan means "Little Fort" in the Native American Potawatomi language. 40 miles and less than an hour from downtown Chicago, the town has many big city attributes, including ethnic restaurants, entertainment, and industry. Its many neighborhoods range from an urban core to farmland. The recently renovated art deco era Genesee Theatre is the pride of the lakefront area, both a concert hall and movie palace that seats over twenty four hundred fans. It may be "mini Chicago," but Waukegan has plenty to offer to all.

Moving to Waukegan

Waukegans ethnic diversity and strong urban center make the town an exciting place to live. Its children are served by the Waukegan Public School District from pre-school through high school.

Tour your neighborhood choices carefully; there are urban apartments with arts and sports facilities easily walkable, and suburban enclaves with plenty of green space, all within the citys borders. So the question becomes, do you want walk to drive?

Although rental vacancies are relatively available in some parts of town, in others, rental finds will be take more time. Youll want to start looking for rentals several months before you move - after all, demand for a renovated, stimulating urban center, access to lakes and beaches, and a year round commitment to the arts, remains steady.

To find properties in your price range and decide on a neighborhood, drive through the various communities and identify which locations suit you best--kind of like a test run before you buy. Then, its always a good idea to call rental properties, discover both cost and availability in your selected area. Be sure to look at the many different advantages of various property types: you may find apartments or town houses with paid utilities, or you may prefer properties with more land around them. Waukegan offers a host of choices for the savvy renter, and a range of options that will suit wallets of all ages and sizes!

Moving to Waukegan
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Waukegans ethnic diversity and strong urban center make the town an exciting place to live. Its children are served by the Waukegan Public School District from pre-school through high school.

Tour your neighborhood choices carefully; there are urban apartments with arts and sports facilities easily walkable, and suburban enclaves with plenty of green space, all within the citys borders. So the question becomes, do you want walk to drive?

Although rental vacancies are relatively available in some parts of town, in others, rental finds will be take more time. Youll want to start looking for rentals several months before you move - after all, demand for a renovated, stimulating urban center, access to lakes and beaches, and a year round commitment to the arts, remains steady.

To find properties in your price range and decide on a neighborhood, drive through the various communities and identify which locations suit you best--kind of like a test run before you buy. Then, its always a good idea to call rental properties, discover both cost and availability in your selected area. Be sure to look at the many different advantages of various property types: you may find apartments or town houses with paid utilities, or you may prefer properties with more land around them. Waukegan offers a host of choices for the savvy renter, and a range of options that will suit wallets of all ages and sizes!

Neighborhoods

City Center: Urban and dense, with excellent proximity to arts and entertainment, this area is comprised of small apartment complexes, apartment homes, and holds some all utilities paid apartments, too. Many properties are historic, built prior to 1939. Others span construction years up to 1969. In your apartment search, youll find a solid lower middle income neighborhood with many residents employed in manufacturing. If you like classic buildings, loft space, and city life, this is a neighborhood youll enjoy. More singles reside here than in other parts of the city. $

N Sheridan Rd/Grand Ave: This neighborhood, while less dense than the city center, is also urban and fairly compact. Here youll find apartment complexes, high rise apartments, and many renters. Like the city center neighborhood, many units are historic. Residents heritage skews Hispanic in this neighborhood. Housing stock ranges from small apartment complexes to apartment homes. $

Frontage Rd/Old Skokie Rd: Located away from the city center, the population is still dense even on these tree lined streets. A mix of owners and renters reside in newer properties built after 1970 to the present. Real estate here is in high demand - look early to find the apartment home you want. Youll find some residents of Asian heritage in this middle income community. Local cafes serve up Cambodian cuisine, a tasty treat no matter which neighborhood you select to live in. $$

N Delaney Rd/Oak Grove Ave: In this upper middle income neighborhood, youll find an affluent, diverse community, many employed in professional or sales occupations. Newer single family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes make up the housing stock here. German, Mexican, Irish, and Italian residents provide a family oriented social melting pot, yum. Streets and laws are broader here, and most residents commute to work. $$$

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City Center: Urban and dense, with excellent proximity to arts and entertainment, this area is comprised of small apartment complexes, apartment homes, and holds some all utilities paid apartments, too. Many properties are historic, built prior to 1939. Others span construction years up to 1969. In your apartment search, youll find a solid lower middle income neighborhood with many residents employed in manufacturing. If you like classic buildings, loft space, and city life, this is a neighborhood youll enjoy. More singles reside here than in other parts of the city. $

N Sheridan Rd/Grand Ave: This neighborhood, while less dense than the city center, is also urban and fairly compact. Here youll find apartment complexes, high rise apartments, and many renters. Like the city center neighborhood, many units are historic. Residents heritage skews Hispanic in this neighborhood. Housing stock ranges from small apartment complexes to apartment homes. $

Frontage Rd/Old Skokie Rd: Located away from the city center, the population is still dense even on these tree lined streets. A mix of owners and renters reside in newer properties built after 1970 to the present. Real estate here is in high demand - look early to find the apartment home you want. Youll find some residents of Asian heritage in this middle income community. Local cafes serve up Cambodian cuisine, a tasty treat no matter which neighborhood you select to live in. $$

N Delaney Rd/Oak Grove Ave: In this upper middle income neighborhood, youll find an affluent, diverse community, many employed in professional or sales occupations. Newer single family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes make up the housing stock here. German, Mexican, Irish, and Italian residents provide a family oriented social melting pot, yum. Streets and laws are broader here, and most residents commute to work. $$$

Living in Waukegan

Waukegan is an arty town. Every third Saturday, downtown Waukegan hosts an ArtWauk, highlighting paintings and sculptures as well as live theater, music, and performance art. The yearly Fiestas Patrias Parade and Festival is also held downtown. Celebrating Hispanic cultures and countries such as Mexico, Belize, and Honduras, this festival is popular with Waukegan residents, many of whom in the downtown area share this heritage. Come winter time, crafty art makers are out full tilt, offering holiday gifts at the annual HolidayWauk.Put on your beret and take a stroll downtown.

The urban core is alive with theater, music, restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping options, all walkable - but with a town named Waukegan, what would you expect? The Waukegan History Museum and the Lake County Sports Center are also located here. Also downtown is the historic Waukegan Public Library, housing over 205,000 books, and selected this year as one of ten National Medal for Museum and Library service recipients, the nations highest honor--this is every bookworms haven. Literature strikes again as another famous resident, sci-fi genius Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, and set many of his stories here, renaming the town Green Town.

And downtown gets more exciting every year--impossible, right? There are plans in the works for new retail and restaurants in the downtown area, and the type of development than encourages walking, and community mixed use. These plans signal a commitment to the vitality and diversity throughout this lakefront city town. And you cant beat the area for its rich ethnic diversity, with residents tracing their ancestry to Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Italy, and Asia.

Looking for some outdoor recreation? You wont have to go far. Waukegans lake front offers not one but two sandy beaches, volleyball courts, and soccer fields. Also along the lake: The Steiner Pavilion band shell, hosting concerts every summer with Lake Michigan as a backdrop to its comfortable lawn seating.

Music not your thing? Take a sail at Waukegan Harbor, which sports new floating docks, and the Waukegan Yacht Club. And if youd rather stay on land, a walking pier stretches spectacularly half a mile into Lake Michigan itself. A lighthouse, built at the turn of the century, resides on the far end. All that exercise get you hungry? Waukegan residents swear by Dockside Dogs, and for desert, Dockside Ice Cream.

Famous 1950's and 60's era comedian Jack Benny claimed Waukegan as his hometown on radio and television. Although he was actually born in Chicago, he spent his formative years in town, and a Waukegan middle school is named in his honor, and a statue stands outside the Genesee Theater, dedicated to him. In addition, the Jack Benny Center for the Arts houses the Waukegan Park Districts Cultural Arts Division, offering fine arts instruction for music and theater.

Living in Waukegan
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Waukegan is an arty town. Every third Saturday, downtown Waukegan hosts an ArtWauk, highlighting paintings and sculptures as well as live theater, music, and performance art. The yearly Fiestas Patrias Parade and Festival is also held downtown. Celebrating Hispanic cultures and countries such as Mexico, Belize, and Honduras, this festival is popular with Waukegan residents, many of whom in the downtown area share this heritage. Come winter time, crafty art makers are out full tilt, offering holiday gifts at the annual HolidayWauk.Put on your beret and take a stroll downtown.

The urban core is alive with theater, music, restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping options, all walkable - but with a town named Waukegan, what would you expect? The Waukegan History Museum and the Lake County Sports Center are also located here. Also downtown is the historic Waukegan Public Library, housing over 205,000 books, and selected this year as one of ten National Medal for Museum and Library service recipients, the nations highest honor--this is every bookworms haven. Literature strikes again as another famous resident, sci-fi genius Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, and set many of his stories here, renaming the town Green Town.

And downtown gets more exciting every year--impossible, right? There are plans in the works for new retail and restaurants in the downtown area, and the type of development than encourages walking, and community mixed use. These plans signal a commitment to the vitality and diversity throughout this lakefront city town. And you cant beat the area for its rich ethnic diversity, with residents tracing their ancestry to Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Italy, and Asia.

Looking for some outdoor recreation? You wont have to go far. Waukegans lake front offers not one but two sandy beaches, volleyball courts, and soccer fields. Also along the lake: The Steiner Pavilion band shell, hosting concerts every summer with Lake Michigan as a backdrop to its comfortable lawn seating.

Music not your thing? Take a sail at Waukegan Harbor, which sports new floating docks, and the Waukegan Yacht Club. And if youd rather stay on land, a walking pier stretches spectacularly half a mile into Lake Michigan itself. A lighthouse, built at the turn of the century, resides on the far end. All that exercise get you hungry? Waukegan residents swear by Dockside Dogs, and for desert, Dockside Ice Cream.

Famous 1950's and 60's era comedian Jack Benny claimed Waukegan as his hometown on radio and television. Although he was actually born in Chicago, he spent his formative years in town, and a Waukegan middle school is named in his honor, and a statue stands outside the Genesee Theater, dedicated to him. In addition, the Jack Benny Center for the Arts houses the Waukegan Park Districts Cultural Arts Division, offering fine arts instruction for music and theater.

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Waukegan
"They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it's not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That's a fact." (--Comedian Jack Benny)
"They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it's not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That's a fact." (--Comedian Jack Benny)

Perched on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of the Wisconsin border, diverse, urban Waukegan has around 95,000 residents inhabiting some twenty three miles of land. Known as "mini Chicago," Waukegan means "Little Fort" in the Native American Potawatomi language. 40 miles and less than an hour from downtown Chicago, the town has many big city attributes, including ethnic restaurants, entertainment, and industry. Its many neighborhoods range from an urban core to farmland. The recently renovated art deco era Genesee Theatre is the pride of the lakefront area, both a concert hall and movie palace that seats over twenty four hundred fans. It may be "mini Chicago," but Waukegan has plenty to offer to all.

Moving to Waukegan

Waukegans ethnic diversity and strong urban center make the town an exciting place to live. Its children are served by the Waukegan Public School District from pre-school through high school.

Tour your neighborhood choices carefully; there are urban apartments with arts and sports facilities easily walkable, and suburban enclaves with plenty of green space, all within the citys borders. So the question becomes, do you want walk to drive?

Although rental vacancies are relatively available in some parts of town, in others, rental finds will be take more time. Youll want to start looking for rentals several months before you move - after all, demand for a renovated, stimulating urban center, access to lakes and beaches, and a year round commitment to the arts, remains steady.

To find properties in your price range and decide on a neighborhood, drive through the various communities and identify which locations suit you best--kind of like a test run before you buy. Then, its always a good idea to call rental properties, discover both cost and availability in your selected area. Be sure to look at the many different advantages of various property types: you may find apartments or town houses with paid utilities, or you may prefer properties with more land around them. Waukegan offers a host of choices for the savvy renter, and a range of options that will suit wallets of all ages and sizes!

Moving to Waukegan
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Waukegans ethnic diversity and strong urban center make the town an exciting place to live. Its children are served by the Waukegan Public School District from pre-school through high school.

Tour your neighborhood choices carefully; there are urban apartments with arts and sports facilities easily walkable, and suburban enclaves with plenty of green space, all within the citys borders. So the question becomes, do you want walk to drive?

Although rental vacancies are relatively available in some parts of town, in others, rental finds will be take more time. Youll want to start looking for rentals several months before you move - after all, demand for a renovated, stimulating urban center, access to lakes and beaches, and a year round commitment to the arts, remains steady.

To find properties in your price range and decide on a neighborhood, drive through the various communities and identify which locations suit you best--kind of like a test run before you buy. Then, its always a good idea to call rental properties, discover both cost and availability in your selected area. Be sure to look at the many different advantages of various property types: you may find apartments or town houses with paid utilities, or you may prefer properties with more land around them. Waukegan offers a host of choices for the savvy renter, and a range of options that will suit wallets of all ages and sizes!

Neighborhoods

City Center: Urban and dense, with excellent proximity to arts and entertainment, this area is comprised of small apartment complexes, apartment homes, and holds some all utilities paid apartments, too. Many properties are historic, built prior to 1939. Others span construction years up to 1969. In your apartment search, youll find a solid lower middle income neighborhood with many residents employed in manufacturing. If you like classic buildings, loft space, and city life, this is a neighborhood youll enjoy. More singles reside here than in other parts of the city. $

N Sheridan Rd/Grand Ave: This neighborhood, while less dense than the city center, is also urban and fairly compact. Here youll find apartment complexes, high rise apartments, and many renters. Like the city center neighborhood, many units are historic. Residents heritage skews Hispanic in this neighborhood. Housing stock ranges from small apartment complexes to apartment homes. $

Frontage Rd/Old Skokie Rd: Located away from the city center, the population is still dense even on these tree lined streets. A mix of owners and renters reside in newer properties built after 1970 to the present. Real estate here is in high demand - look early to find the apartment home you want. Youll find some residents of Asian heritage in this middle income community. Local cafes serve up Cambodian cuisine, a tasty treat no matter which neighborhood you select to live in. $$

N Delaney Rd/Oak Grove Ave: In this upper middle income neighborhood, youll find an affluent, diverse community, many employed in professional or sales occupations. Newer single family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes make up the housing stock here. German, Mexican, Irish, and Italian residents provide a family oriented social melting pot, yum. Streets and laws are broader here, and most residents commute to work. $$$

Neighborhoods
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City Center: Urban and dense, with excellent proximity to arts and entertainment, this area is comprised of small apartment complexes, apartment homes, and holds some all utilities paid apartments, too. Many properties are historic, built prior to 1939. Others span construction years up to 1969. In your apartment search, youll find a solid lower middle income neighborhood with many residents employed in manufacturing. If you like classic buildings, loft space, and city life, this is a neighborhood youll enjoy. More singles reside here than in other parts of the city. $

N Sheridan Rd/Grand Ave: This neighborhood, while less dense than the city center, is also urban and fairly compact. Here youll find apartment complexes, high rise apartments, and many renters. Like the city center neighborhood, many units are historic. Residents heritage skews Hispanic in this neighborhood. Housing stock ranges from small apartment complexes to apartment homes. $

Frontage Rd/Old Skokie Rd: Located away from the city center, the population is still dense even on these tree lined streets. A mix of owners and renters reside in newer properties built after 1970 to the present. Real estate here is in high demand - look early to find the apartment home you want. Youll find some residents of Asian heritage in this middle income community. Local cafes serve up Cambodian cuisine, a tasty treat no matter which neighborhood you select to live in. $$

N Delaney Rd/Oak Grove Ave: In this upper middle income neighborhood, youll find an affluent, diverse community, many employed in professional or sales occupations. Newer single family homes, townhomes, and apartment complexes make up the housing stock here. German, Mexican, Irish, and Italian residents provide a family oriented social melting pot, yum. Streets and laws are broader here, and most residents commute to work. $$$

Living in Waukegan

Waukegan is an arty town. Every third Saturday, downtown Waukegan hosts an ArtWauk, highlighting paintings and sculptures as well as live theater, music, and performance art. The yearly Fiestas Patrias Parade and Festival is also held downtown. Celebrating Hispanic cultures and countries such as Mexico, Belize, and Honduras, this festival is popular with Waukegan residents, many of whom in the downtown area share this heritage. Come winter time, crafty art makers are out full tilt, offering holiday gifts at the annual HolidayWauk.Put on your beret and take a stroll downtown.

The urban core is alive with theater, music, restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping options, all walkable - but with a town named Waukegan, what would you expect? The Waukegan History Museum and the Lake County Sports Center are also located here. Also downtown is the historic Waukegan Public Library, housing over 205,000 books, and selected this year as one of ten National Medal for Museum and Library service recipients, the nations highest honor--this is every bookworms haven. Literature strikes again as another famous resident, sci-fi genius Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, and set many of his stories here, renaming the town Green Town.

And downtown gets more exciting every year--impossible, right? There are plans in the works for new retail and restaurants in the downtown area, and the type of development than encourages walking, and community mixed use. These plans signal a commitment to the vitality and diversity throughout this lakefront city town. And you cant beat the area for its rich ethnic diversity, with residents tracing their ancestry to Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Italy, and Asia.

Looking for some outdoor recreation? You wont have to go far. Waukegans lake front offers not one but two sandy beaches, volleyball courts, and soccer fields. Also along the lake: The Steiner Pavilion band shell, hosting concerts every summer with Lake Michigan as a backdrop to its comfortable lawn seating.

Music not your thing? Take a sail at Waukegan Harbor, which sports new floating docks, and the Waukegan Yacht Club. And if youd rather stay on land, a walking pier stretches spectacularly half a mile into Lake Michigan itself. A lighthouse, built at the turn of the century, resides on the far end. All that exercise get you hungry? Waukegan residents swear by Dockside Dogs, and for desert, Dockside Ice Cream.

Famous 1950's and 60's era comedian Jack Benny claimed Waukegan as his hometown on radio and television. Although he was actually born in Chicago, he spent his formative years in town, and a Waukegan middle school is named in his honor, and a statue stands outside the Genesee Theater, dedicated to him. In addition, the Jack Benny Center for the Arts houses the Waukegan Park Districts Cultural Arts Division, offering fine arts instruction for music and theater.

Living in Waukegan
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Waukegan is an arty town. Every third Saturday, downtown Waukegan hosts an ArtWauk, highlighting paintings and sculptures as well as live theater, music, and performance art. The yearly Fiestas Patrias Parade and Festival is also held downtown. Celebrating Hispanic cultures and countries such as Mexico, Belize, and Honduras, this festival is popular with Waukegan residents, many of whom in the downtown area share this heritage. Come winter time, crafty art makers are out full tilt, offering holiday gifts at the annual HolidayWauk.Put on your beret and take a stroll downtown.

The urban core is alive with theater, music, restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping options, all walkable - but with a town named Waukegan, what would you expect? The Waukegan History Museum and the Lake County Sports Center are also located here. Also downtown is the historic Waukegan Public Library, housing over 205,000 books, and selected this year as one of ten National Medal for Museum and Library service recipients, the nations highest honor--this is every bookworms haven. Literature strikes again as another famous resident, sci-fi genius Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, and set many of his stories here, renaming the town Green Town.

And downtown gets more exciting every year--impossible, right? There are plans in the works for new retail and restaurants in the downtown area, and the type of development than encourages walking, and community mixed use. These plans signal a commitment to the vitality and diversity throughout this lakefront city town. And you cant beat the area for its rich ethnic diversity, with residents tracing their ancestry to Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Italy, and Asia.

Looking for some outdoor recreation? You wont have to go far. Waukegans lake front offers not one but two sandy beaches, volleyball courts, and soccer fields. Also along the lake: The Steiner Pavilion band shell, hosting concerts every summer with Lake Michigan as a backdrop to its comfortable lawn seating.

Music not your thing? Take a sail at Waukegan Harbor, which sports new floating docks, and the Waukegan Yacht Club. And if youd rather stay on land, a walking pier stretches spectacularly half a mile into Lake Michigan itself. A lighthouse, built at the turn of the century, resides on the far end. All that exercise get you hungry? Waukegan residents swear by Dockside Dogs, and for desert, Dockside Ice Cream.

Famous 1950's and 60's era comedian Jack Benny claimed Waukegan as his hometown on radio and television. Although he was actually born in Chicago, he spent his formative years in town, and a Waukegan middle school is named in his honor, and a statue stands outside the Genesee Theater, dedicated to him. In addition, the Jack Benny Center for the Arts houses the Waukegan Park Districts Cultural Arts Division, offering fine arts instruction for music and theater.