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Swansea, Illinois, 62226
1 Bedroom$930 - $1,045
2 Bedrooms$1,070 - $1,210
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63116
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Mount Vernon, Illinois, 62864
1 BedroomUp to $430
2 BedroomsUp to $530
3 BedroomsUp to $615
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Carbondale Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 35.9% 8.3% +27.6% $10,000 to $14,999 11.9% 5.5% +6.4% $15,000 to $19,999 9.5% 5.5% +4.0% $20,000 to $24,999 7.6% 5.8% +1.8% $25,000 to $29,999 4.3% 5.9% -1.6% $30,000 to $34,999 4.3% 6.0% -1.7% $35,000 to $39,999 4.2% 5.7% -1.5% $40,000 to $44,999 4.0% 5.6% -1.6% $45,000 to $49,999 2.9% 5.0% -2.1% $50,000 to $59,999 3.8% 9.4% -5.6% $60,000 to $74,999 4.7% 11.4% -6.7% $75,000 to $99,999 3.5% 11.6% -8.1% $100,000 to $124,999 1.6% 6.1% -4.5% $125,000 to $149,999 0.7% 2.9% -2.2% $150,000 to $199,999 0.4% 2.6% -2.2% $200,000 or more 0.7% 2.8% -2.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.5% 7.1% -3.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 5.0% 13.0% -8.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 7.0% 15.2% -8.2% 20.0% to 24.9% 9.5% 13.1% -3.6% 25.0% to 29.9% 9.0% 10.1% -1.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.4% 7.0% +1.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.3% 4.8% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.7% 6.2% +1.5% 50.0% or more 34.4% 17.3% +17.1% Not computed 10.1% 6.3% +3.8%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 47.7% 12.2% +35.5% 25 to 34 years 29.1% 29.1% +0.0% 35 to 44 years 10.0% 21.9% -11.9% 45 to 54 years 6.0% 14.5% -8.5% 55 to 64 years 2.5% 8.2% -5.7% 65 to 74 years 2.0% 6.3% -4.3% 75 to 84 years 1.6% 5.4% -3.8% 85 years and over 1.0% 2.4% -1.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 60.4% 28.2% +32.2% 30 to 44 minutes 11.5% 24.2% -12.7% 45 to 59 minutes 7.0% 16.4% -9.4% 60 or more minutes 21.1% 31.2% -10.1%
Source: 2000 Census
Carbondale is known as The Capital of Southern Illinois. It is located nearly a hundred miles southeast of Saint Louis and has a population of just over 45,000 people.The city has a diverse population and a very dynamic economy and is an excellent place to live. It is constantly an award winner for livability.
When beginning a search for a Carbondale apartment, know that you will want to own a car. There's a good in city bus and shuttle service and Amtrak service to major cities, but day to day you will require a car.
Surrounded by Nature
Southern Illinois University provides many of the venues for cultural activities with their teaching museum, African American museum and Science Center. Two different community theatre groups entertain at the old Varsity Theatre, and the city is also home to a number of annual festivals involving food and music.
The city is located on the northern end of the Shawnee National Forest provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Cedar Lake is great for boating, fishing and water skiing while you'll also find three golf courses within the city. The city has an extensive parks systems and one won't be far from your Carbondale apartment.
Biscuits and Gravy
Since Carbondale is also a college town, you'll find a wide variety of fast food and all night places as well as some very good and more upscale cuisines. The Longbranch Coffee House is a good diner style place and you'll also find Mary Lou's for biscuits and gravy too. Tres Hombres is fantastic Mexican food, Booby's offers up submarine sandwiches and live acoustic music, and Hunan Village is excellent locally owned Chinese food. If you feel like a meal at 4 a.m., Steak n' Shake is the place to be. You can go home to your Carbondale apartment with a full tummy.
Pinch Your Pennies
The Pinch Penny Pub is a great place to hear some live music. The college kids tend to pack in after 10 p.m. but everyone is having fun and the vibe is good. Copper Dragon Brewing also has live music on weekends and is worth checking out. PK's and The Cellar are both good dive bars. There's pool and live music at both of them. Once i your Carbondale apartment, you'll find neighborhood places that you like but try these out until you get settled.
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What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Carbondale?
Carbondale is so close to the Big Shawnee National Forest that a lot of people spend time there camping or mountain biking. For water sports, everyone loves Cedar Lake which is five minutes south of town. With Southern Illinois University in town, there's theatre and culture things which revolve around the campus.
I am a senior citizen looking for an apartment in Carbondale. I am currently living in St. Louis, Mo. I want to move. Can you help me find a subsidized apartment? Thanks
At the top of the Carbondale apartments search results page, check the affordable box to display those apartments that participate in federal, state or local housing programs.
How is the nightlife in Carbondale?
With a population of about 26,000, Carbondale has a surprisingly active nightlife. This can most likely be attributed to the fact that the town serves as the site of the main campus of Southern Illinois University. At the intersection of Illinois Ave and College St are two bars: Sidetracks and Gatsbys II. Farther north on Illinois is Hangar 9, a live music venue, and Cellar, whose signature drink is the Bloody Mary. On the northeast side of campus lie Pinch Penny Pub and Callihans Irish Pub.
Are there museums in Carbondale or nearby?
Yes, there are a few museums in Carbondale. Carbondale is home to the Southern Illinois University Museum, a teaching museum which has 60,000 artifacts in its collection and hosts traveling shows from known artists. The Science Center is a hands-on children's museum featuring interactive science exhibits. Carbondale is also home to the African American Museum of Southern Illinois. Nearby Murphysboro is home to the General John A. Logan Museum, which is located within the Christopher C. Bullar House. The exhibits tell the story of General John A. Logan through the use of photographs, portraits, maps, political memorabilia, Logan family antiques, and Civil War weapons.
Is Carbondale a family friendly town?
Based on safety alone, Carbondale is not a very family-friendly town. Its crime rate (at 49 crimes per 1,000 residents) is quite a bit higher than average when compared to other cities of similar size. As far as education is concerned, schools don't fare much better. However, there are some places in town--such as Wolf Creek / Hudgens--that are safer, and therefore better for families.