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Zion Apartments
Last updated February 7 2023 at 9:20 PM

363 Apartments in Zion, Illinois

Zion Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 23,487
Population Density: 2,399.4 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

The layout of Zion was originally constructed to mimic the design of the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the roads that were supposed to form the diagonal parts of the flag were never completed, but it's still a close approximation.

Zion is unique not only for having spawned the 1970s hair rock band Shoes (who were still recording as recently as 2012), but also for being one of only a very few cities in the world to be carefully planned before it was built

The layout of Zion was originally constructed to mimic the design of the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the roads that were supposed to form the diagonal parts of the flag were never completed, but it's still a close approximation.

Zion is unique not only for having spawned the 1970s hair rock band Shoes (who were still recording as recently as 2012), but also for being one of only a very few cities in the world to be carefully planned before it was built. Other towns and cities have grown up haphazardly around a water source or crossing point between roads, but such chaos wasn't good enough for Zion. Town founder John Alexander Dowie meticulously planned where all the streets would go before the first paving stone was set. Was he some kind of control freak? Probably, but his careful planning means that Zion residents benefit from having good access to their homes and businesses, buildings that are oriented to catch as much natural light as possible, and plenty of parks.

Moving to Zion

Finding a decent apt for rent in Zion shouldn't be too difficult. The vacancy rate is usually pretty high, at least in comparison to other places you might actually want to live in. There's a good mixture of properties, so whether you are searching for two-bedroom apartments or three-bedroom houses for rent, there will probably be something that suits you. Of course, all that choice isn't always a good thing. You might end up having a deer-in-the-headlights moment when the need to make a decision paralyzes you into inaction. Stop that right now. Make a list of what you want from a home -- number of bedrooms, pet-friendly, not so far from the nearest store that going out to buy milk will be a pain in the rear -- then focus your search for apartments on properties that meet your exacting criteria. See? You're learning from Zion's founder already -- planning ahead is the route to success.

Zion Neighborhoods

Now that you've figured out what type of housing you want, it's time to figure out where you want to live. Take a look at the different areas available to get a sense of which would be best for you.

East Zion: The part of Zion that lies to the east of the central Shiloh Park is a pretty sweet spot for several reasons. First of all, the railway station is located in this end of town, right by the corner of Edina Park. If you are planning on riding the tracks to get to wherever you want to go, locating yourself around that area could mean less rushing around in the mornings. The other advantage should be pretty obvious to anyone who has glanced at a map of Zion -- the Illinois Beach State Park, and Lake Michigan beyond it, get closer and closer the further east you go. Want beautiful forest views? Locate yourself on Edina Boulevard if you get the opportunity.

West Zion: Don't go thinking that the other side of town is completely without charms of its own. The expansive Thunderhawk Golf Club will be enough to get some people packing up their clubs and preparing to move right away. You also have a great chance of finding an apartment here that doesn't leave too big a dent in your pocket. It looks like you can afford that golf club membership after all!

Northwest Zion: Even the best plans fall apart eventually. As Zion grew, it couldn't fit entirely within the original planned boundaries. When that happened, the city began to sprawl northwest toward the state boundary with Wisconsin. The homes here were almost all built after 1970 and are a good mix of detached houses and apartment complexes. No, there aren't quite as many amenities in this part of town, but hey, maybe you're the kind of guy (or gal) who enjoys relaxed, simple living?

Living in Zion

Whatever part of Zion you decide to make your mark on, make sure that at some point you take a trip to the Zion Historical Society Museum. There simply isn't enough space here to tell you all about the fascinating history of this town and its eccentric founder, but the museum will quench your thirst for knowledge. Now that your curiosity has been piqued, it looks like you're going to have to pay the town a visit, right?

Still not sure whether Zion is the kind of place for you? What if you found out somehow that it's practically on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, and that the Illinois Beach State Park (which is huge) is right on the doorstep? Your reaction to that news probably tells you whether or not this is the place for you. Nature lovers and fans of water sports are probably packing up their bags right now, and they have every right to be excited. The best opportunities for boating, hiking, swimming and bird-watching in the entire state can be found right here. If the thought of getting your toes wet isn't enough to convince you to move here, then perhaps you'll be more tempted by the thought of easy commutes by bus or rail to Chicago or any of the towns along the way. Owning a car here is useful, and that careful city planning means the traffic isn't too bad (thank the founder once again), but it's nice to know public transportation is a viable option, even if you only use it when your conked-out old pile o' rust refuses to start.

Zion Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Zion is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Zion is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Zion is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Zion


Elementary Schools

5 /10
Elmwood Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
306 Students
1 Reviews
306
Students
1 Reviews
4 /10
Beulah Park Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
396 Students
2 Reviews
396
Students
2 Reviews
4 /10
East Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
187 Students
4 Reviews
187
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

3 /10
Zion Central Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
549 Students
3 Reviews
549
Students
3 Reviews

High Schools

4 /10
New Tech High - Zion-Benton East
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
341 Students
6 Reviews
341
Students
6 Reviews
2 /10
Zion-Benton Twnshp Hi School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,235 Students
6 Reviews
2,235
Students
6 Reviews
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
950 sqft
Experience the finest in apartment living at Park Trail Apartments. Our warm and inviting apartment community is nestled in a great area where everything you love is just minutes away. We are centrally located only minutes away from North Point Marina, schools, shopping, and are conveniently positioned two miles from Zion's Metro Commuter Railroad Station.
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Country Chalet Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,075
950 sqft
At Country Chalet Apartments, we have two unique and spacious floor plans where you can choose from a 1 & 2 bedroom apartment home. Our inviting floor plans feature a large living room, dining area, kitchen, and are cable and Internet ready.
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2100 Gideon Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,650
2200 sqft
3 beds, 2 bath, Finished Basement, Updated kitchen and Floors, Fenced in Backyard, Close to Shopping, Parks & Schools, Bathrooms are Absolutely Amazing, and Quick Move In Possible!
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2 Bedrooms
$1,245
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2050 Hebron Avenue - 22050 Hebron Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
This 2-bedroom unit is now available for rent! The kitchen offers ample cabinet space and comes equipped with a fridge, stove, and oven. Unit has a lot of natural light with newly installed vinyl flooring throughout. There are two spacious bedrooms, each with spacious closets for additional storage. Washer and dryer hook ups located in the basement. Tenant is responsible for most utilities. Water included in rent. No pets allowed. We welcome Section 8 applicants and look forward to helping you find the perfect place to call home. Don't miss out, call today to schedule a viewing!
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2048 Hebron Avenue - 12050 Hebron Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,450
This 2-bedroom unit is now available for rent! The kitchen offers ample cabinet space and comes equipped with a fridge, stove, and oven. Unit has a lot of natural light. There are two spacious bedrooms, each with spacious closets for additional storage. Washer and dryer hook ups located in the basement. Tenant is responsible for most utilities. Water included in rent. No pets allowed. We welcome Section 8 applicants and look forward to helping you find the perfect place to call home. Don't miss out, call today to schedule a viewing!
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2202 Joppa Ave UPSTAIRS Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1073 sqft
3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch Home Available in Zion! PHOTOS COMING SOON! - 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Ranch available in Zion! This home has an occupant living in the basement and the upstairs is the only available unit for rent. All applicants MUST meet the following criteria: NO SHORT-TERM RENTALS. Applicant MINIMUM Requirements (meeting these requirements does not guarantee a lease): 650+ minimum credit score Debt to income maximum 45% Collections on a case-by-case basis Household monthly income at least 3-4x monthly rent 1 Year Lease Renter is responsible for all utilities (gas, water, electric, etc.) 1st Month Rent + Security Deposit Due To Secure Rental ALL ADULTS MUST APPLY regardless of employment status/Must have SS#/No Exceptions. All applicants will be subject to a credit/background check (paid for by applicant) No Smoking in the Property YOUR BROKER INFORMATION MUST BE ADDED TO THE BROKER SECTION OF THE APPLICATION WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7689521)
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Imperial Tower Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$889
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,107
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The ever-affordable Imperial Tower Apartments in Waukegan, IL is now offering practical one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with a full suite of in-unit features, like private patios, large closets, and gas ranges. Live here and take advantage of our wonderful fitness center, laundry facilities, and so much more.?The Imperial Tower Apartments is more than a home, it’s a space where you can truly thrive.
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Reserve at Eagle Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,240
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,365
905 sqft
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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Preserve at Osprey Lake Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,187
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,596
750 sqft
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$1,615
1074 sqft
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.
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Fox Crest Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,080
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
925 sqft
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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Harbor Lake Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$900
445 sqft
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$1,000
710 sqft
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$1,160
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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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Northgate Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
920 sqft
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.
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Hidden Oak Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,598
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,869
1320 sqft
Tranquility and location. Welcome to the ultimate in apartment homes. Hidden Oak replaces the strains of a busy day with the harmony of a beautiful, park-like setting. While placing you less than a mile away from everything you desire. It’s all here with spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments that you’ll not only love, but so will your cat or dog.
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5051 Country Place Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$2,600
1731 sqft
District 56!! Desirable Country Lane subdivision. This home rests in the back of cul-de-sac with a private backyard. First floor bedroom and full bath plus 3 good sized bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen hosts, breakfast counter, dining area, lovely cabinets. First floor laundry Full finished basement w/rec room, 3rd full bath, Lots storage and rec area. Large driveway, shed for plenty of storage,2 car garage-Maintenance free deck!! Subdivision hosts beautiful pond for fishing and steps to beautiful park. SUPER CLOSE TO bike path too!! Radon mitigation system installed
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711 Porter Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1320 sqft
Spacious lower level duplex available for rent. Unit features 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets, 1 full bathroom, and a full kitchen with pantry. All hardwood floors. Shared basement with laundry hookups available and on-site storage. Garage is a shared carport space. $1200/mo rent with $1200 security deposit includes water, scavenger, lawn care and snow removal. All other utilities paid for by tenant. No pets, no smoking. Schedule a showing today before it's gone!
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239 Richards Court Photo Gallery 1
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5 Bedrooms
$2,500
2800 sqft
EXECUTIVE RENTAL OPPORTUNITY in Pristine Condition! Great Curb Appeal on Cul-de-Sac Lot in Desirable Winthrop Harbor! Chef's Eat-In Kitchen with All Appliances plus a Formal Dining Room! Open Atmosphere to the Family Room with Warm Fireplace. Huge Master On-suite with Walk-In Closet and Private Luxurious Bath Featuring Separate Shower, Soaking Tub, and Custom Tile Work! Main Floor Laundry! Full Basement for Storage! Plus 3 Car Attached Garage! Great Area for the Family! Close to Great Lakes Navy Base, Schools and Shopping! 3 Year Lease with Pet's Allowed (Additional Pet Rent/Deposit Required and NO Cats).
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2101 Williamsburg Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1000 sqft
Unit immediately available for move-in! Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Located near Clearview Elementary School. Newly renovated with new flooring, stainless steel appliances, newer counter tops and freshly painted throughout! Property is conveniently located near shopping, and dining! REQUIREMENT: Minimum 550+ credit score and income of 2.5 x monthly rent. Apply Today!!
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9511 81st Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
1 Bedroom
$1,400
980 sqft
3528-3816 89th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1200 sqft
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1411 Grand Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
963 sqft
Second floor. Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. Central air and central heat. Convenient shopping and public transportation, on bus route. Tenant pays electricity. Contact Chow at 847-708-7954 to learn more.
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9028 3rd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1650 sqft
Amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Carol Beach subdivision of Pleasant Prairie, WI. Amenities included: central air, central heat, deck, dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, storage, washer dryer, yard, master bath jacuzzi tub, two car garage, additional outside parking, and walking distance to lake michigan. Utilities included: water. Is pet friendly. Date Available: Feb 17th 2023. $2,400/month rent. $2,400 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Travis Aylward at 262-909-3343 to learn more.
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2580 Bayswater Circle Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
5 Bedrooms
$4,900
4919 sqft
This picturesque home will take your breath away! Located in a close knit, friendly community minutes away from the hub of Gurnee! You are greeted in this grand 2 story foyer w/ immediate views into the living and dining room which both feature stunning millwork and charming crown molding. The family room presents custom, soaring stone fireplace and an abundance of windows which provide plenty of natural lighting! Entertain in grand style in this kitchen which presents all stainless steel appliances, oversized island, granite countertops, 42" cabinetry and massive walk in pantry! Spacious 1st floor suite w/ separate sitting area and en-suite bath. Upstairs you will find a master retreat fit for royalty w/ den access through French doors, vanity area, en-suite bath w/ soak tub, separate shower and dual vanity! 3 Addl bedrooms on the 2nd floor with en-suite baths including Jack&Jill! Full unfinished basement ready for your ideas! This modern luxury home will take your breath away!!
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1826 85th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1001 sqft
Corner House - Property Id: 1101405 This property is located in a beautiful southside neighborhood within walking distances from parks and schools and bus stops. The house is on a corner lot with a fenced in yard. One car attached garage with brand new garage door. The house has three bedrooms and one and a half baths. All newer appliances including washer and dryer in basement laundry area. Lots of storage. This home is open concept with granite countertops in kitchen and both baths. Lots of storage/linen and coat closet. This home also has a partially finished basement with bar, fridge and wetbar with sink and cabinet. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1826-85th-street-kenosha-wi/1101405 Property Id 1101405 (RLNE7906635)
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Apartment Rentals in Zion start at $1,050/month.

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