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58 Apartments for rent in Zion, IL

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1 Unit Available
2303 Joppa Avenue
2303 Joppa Avenue
Zion, IL
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1521 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 04:16 PM
This gorgeous three bedroom one bath home is ready for you! It offers central air & heat, a spacious layout, and great natural light. The bedrooms are large enough to fit a queen bed.
1 Unit Available
3237 Emmaus Avenue
3237 Emmaus Avenue
Zion, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1330 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:57 PM
Beautiful 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom home within walking distance to downtown Zion! Train station, shopping, restaurants and parks all nearby.
Results within 1 mile of Zion
1 Unit Available
537 Sheridan Road
537 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL
1 Bedroom
$650
550 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:57 PM
NICE UPSTAIRS RENTAL ABOVE CURRENT PET GROOMING BUSINESS. SPACIOUS BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM-FULL BATH AND GALLEY KITCHEN(HALLWAY) AREA INCLUDES MINI REFRIG/MICROWAVE AND HOT PLATE. TENANT PAYS ONLY RENT.....ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.
1 Unit Available
931 Franklin Avenue
931 Franklin Avenue
Winthrop Harbor, IL
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
2384 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:43 PM
Room to roam in this spacious 4 bedroom home. The entire second story is an amazing Master Suite w/vaulted ceilings, huge 14x12 walk-in closet, private master bath w/jacuzzi & separate shower.
Results within 5 miles of Zion
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8 Units Available
Imperial Tower
805 Baldwin Ave
Waukegan, IL
Studio
$840
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$951
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
1054 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:47 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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9 Units Available
Reserve at Eagle Ridge
1947 W Eagle Ridge Dr
Waukegan, IL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,000
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
905 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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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43 Units Available
Preserve at Osprey Lake
2025 Greystem Circle
Gurnee, IL
Studio
$1,041
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,231
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
1077 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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.
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8 Units Available
Harbor Lake
1610 Sunset Ave
Waukegan, IL
Studio
$775
445 sqft
1 Bedroom
$875
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
950 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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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3 Units Available
Fox Crest
2805 West Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$910
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
917 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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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11 Units Available
Northgate Apartments
2330 Samson Way
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,060
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
981 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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.
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26 Units Available
Hidden Oak Apartments
8600 82nd St
Pleasant Prairie, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,209
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,288
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,357
1278 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:31 PM
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.
1 Unit Available
754 PIONEER RD. #108
754 North Pioneer Road`
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$775
700 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:16 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
322 North COUNTY Street
322 North County Street
Waukegan, IL | North Side of Little Fort
2 Bedrooms
$800
450 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:57 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
2701 Iroquois Road
2701 Iroquois Road
Waukegan, IL | Lake Cogardens
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
768 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:57 PM
RANCH HOME - 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM. FULL BASEMENT - PARTIALLY FINISHED, 2 CAR GARAGE. NORTH SIDE OF WAUKEGAN. DO NOT BOTHER CURRENT TENANTS. CALL AGENT FOR YOUR SHOWING TODAY....
1 Unit Available
1002 Westmoreland Avenue
1002 Westmoreland Avenue
Waukegan, IL | Glenwood Heights
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1352 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:57 PM
Large (1352 sq. ft.) 3 bedroom 1 bath first floor unit in 2 unit building. Classy brick exterior. Large central living area. Tile floors in kitchen and living area. Laminate floors in bedroom. Tenants have left side of driveway.
1 Unit Available
9411 Lakeshore Dr.
9411 Lakeshore Drive
Pleasant Prairie, WI
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1995 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
Immaculate Lakeside 3 bederoom Ranch - Property Id: 356993 Large 3 bedroom ranch on Lake Michigan. 2 full baths. Open Concept. Large living room, Large Kitchen with eat in area. Family Room and 2 car garage.
1 Unit Available
936 Westmoreland Ave
936 Westmoreland Avenue
Waukegan, IL | Glenwood Heights
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
1699 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
4 Bedroom House/2 Bath with Garage - Property Id: 362310 Beautiful house in a great neighborhood. Very Good School! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
1 Unit Available
8732 Sheridan Road, D,
8732 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI | Red Arrow
Studio
$725
300 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 09:49 AM
Unit D, Available 10/01/20 Sheridan Grove - Property Id: 54365 Chic, Completely Renovated Garden Level Studio. Must be seen to be believed. FULL kitchen w/full sized oven/cooktop and refrigerator with counter space! Big closet.
1 Unit Available
2618 W Cornelia Ave
2618 West Cornelia Avenue
Waukegan, IL | Bowl Haven
2 Bedrooms
$930
900 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:49 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
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2 Bedrooms
$1,010
1200 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:05 AM
A large and open 2 bedroom/2 full bathroom unit in this desirable community where apartments rarely come available.
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.
Results within 10 miles of Zion
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6 Units Available
The Landings at Amhurst Lake
1375 S White Oak Dr
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,219
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,787
1087 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 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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11 Units Available
The Lakes at Fountain Square
500 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,198
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,161
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,534
1080 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 03:46 PM
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Zion?
In Zion, the median rent is $774 for a studio, $898 for a 1-bedroom, $1,057 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,352 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Zion, check out our monthly Zion Rent Report.
How much is rent in Zion?
In Zion, the median rent is $774 for a studio, $898 for a 1-bedroom, $1,057 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,352 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Zion, check out our monthly Zion Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Zion?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Zion?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Zion properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Zion properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Zion?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Zion.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Zion.
How can I find off-campus housing in Zion?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Zion. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Zion?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Zion. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.

Median Rent in Zion

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Zion is $898, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,057.
Studio
$774
1 Bed
$898
2 Beds
$1,057
3+ Beds
$1,352

City Guide

Zion
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.
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.

Moving to Zion
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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?

Zion Neighborhoods
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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.

Living in Zion
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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.

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City Guide

Zion
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.
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.

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?

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.

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.