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Des Plaines, IL

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Also known as the City of Destiny, Des Plaines is home to around 58,000 people who love its small town atmosphere right next to a big city. Part of Illinois' Cook County, the city is a suburb of the Windy City of Chicago. Incorporated in 1869, Des Plaines was named for the river that runs through it. Home to many schools, restaurants, and shopping areas, it has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike.

Des Plaines Apartments for Rent


Willow Bend Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Tanglewood Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Central Park East
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Cypress Place
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


River 595 Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


$700 One bedroom in Arlington Heights-Northwest Hwy
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Des Plaines, IL is
55 to 59
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.46%
  • 7.06%
  • 7.66%
  • Female
  • 5.85%
  • 7.09%
  • 6.47%
is average rent in Des Plaines, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.76%
  • 6.64%
  • 10.32%
of units are available for rent in Des Plaines
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 346
  • 0
  • 417
Getting Around in Des Plaines, IL

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Des Plaines is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.79%
  • 17.51%
  • 3.35%

Car Lovers Unite

The boys in your life (and even the girls) will marvel at the wonders that Dad’s Slot Cars in Des Plaines has to offer. At this unique location, slot cars can be built even raced, providing hours of motor vehicle entertainment. The gift shop also allows you to take a piece of the fun home. If slot cars are not on your list of must-sees, try the Rosemont Theater to take in a Broadway-style musical or a seasonal concert, featuring local area youth as well as famous performers, allowing the theater to meet the needs of both the young and old.

Play the Slots

Want to try your luck at the slots? Rivers Casino can help you do just that on your visit to Des Plaines. With over 50 different games, the casino is the ideal place to keep you entertained for the entire evening. Enjoy both slots and gaming tables here, giving you the option of what to play. After you get tired of gambling, visit the Coffee Spot for a hot cup of joe or Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House for a delicious meal. For a night out Vegas-style, the River Casino is the place to be.

Glimpse into the Past

If history is what interests you, Des Plaines has plenty of options available. Take a trip through McDonald’s #1 Store Museum, which is a recreation of the first McDonald’s opened in the city. The historical building is an exact replica of the original store complete with the Golden Arches and the original tile that takes you back to the past. On your next stop, take in the Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the city. Opened in 1969, the museum chronicles the development of Des Plaines, while providing the public with educational programs and classes.