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It may be that Chicago is the windy city but Elmwood, IL will blow you away!
So what is it about Elmwood that makes it the perfect place to rent an apartment and be perpetually fanned by happiness? Well having a tight knit community against a backdrop of beautifully preserved architecture certainly doesn’t hurt. Located in western Peoria County, Elmwood has that small town feel, while being close enough to the bigger cities of Illinois, making it a destination for escape, not isolation. Visit http://www.elmwoodil.org/ to learn more about Elmwood, and see what the locals have to say at LocalTalk.
“Alright,” you say skeptically, “Elmwood is a beau and my renting lips have been wetted. BUT can I rent an apartment there, feel like an authentic pioneer while doing it, AND afford it?” Well, I don’t know about the pioneer part, but I do know that apartments are available and affordable. Our apartment finder will help you find the best rates in Elmwood. Check out our rental and census data tables as well as our other fact sheets for more info about affordability and options for your future new digs.
While Elmwood is no doubt in ‘Merica, you won’t have trouble escaping to far off lands when you check out the diverse restaurant scene. Travel to Thanh Linh Vietnamese on 1223 W Main St for some inexpensive, authentic Pho. (P.S. Try the lemongrass chicken). Take a ride down to Mexico for a margarita at Los Jimadores on 7723 N University St., and enjoy the murals on the walls while eating some fresh Mex. Wanna know a secret? Elmwood has poppin’ cafes. Try Gloria’s secret café at 74 N. Main St.
Will I get bored? Let me put it simply. No.
Besides eating (everyone’s fav activity…well, maybe just mine), there are a ton of things to do and see in Elmwood that the whole family can enjoy. The Strawberry Festival, Elmwood Fall Festival, Elmwood All Outdoors Show, and the Elmwood Tour-of-Homes are just a few community events that will make you and your family feel welcome and excited about your new place. Golf anyone? Maple Lane Country Club has a 9-hole golf course, as well as a pool and tennis courts. Don’t forget to appreciate the nature surrounding Elmwood and check out the many hiking trails.
It’s great that your kids will be kept busy playing in West Park (just north of Dearborn) and enjoying the fine arts fair at the Strawberry Festival, but we all know that it is more important that they are kept busy with their schoolwork. Lucky for you (and your kids), Elmwood School District #322 (http://www.elmwoodil.com/elmwood-schools.html) is ranked as Illinois Top 30 Overachieving Schools. Elmwood School District offers a number of resources and programs for students and parents, making education a pleasant and worthwhile experience for all.
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Elmwood may be a particularly good destination for families, but it still has something to offer everyone and anyone. If you are a beer connoisseur take your buddies down to Ulrich’s Rebelling Room on 631 Main St. for a nice pint of Guinness. The Jukebox Comedy Club at 3527 Farmington Rd. is another great hangout spot for youngins lookin’ for a laugh.
All in all it is pretty safe to say that Elmwood, IL is a great place to rent an apartment, whether you are single, married, have kids, or an alien from outer space.
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What's the weather like in Elmwood?
The climate of Elmwood features four distinct seasons: warm summers, cold winters, and relatively mild springs and autumns. Summer temperatures tend to be in the 70s and winter temperatures tend to be in the 20s. The average high temperature in July, the warmest month of the year, is 85 degrees, while the average low temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is 10 degrees. On average Elmwood receives 38 inches of precipitation annually. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month of the year being May.
Does Elmwood have a good school system?
Yes, Elmwood has an excellent school system. It is served by three separate school districts, all of which have received high marks across the board. The first, Elmwood School District, was rated better than 78.2 percent of school districts in Illinois and 73.9 percent of school districts in the country. The second, Farmington Central School District, was rated better than 61.8 percent of school districts in the state and 60.8 percent of school districts in the US. The third, Brimfield School District, was rated better than 80.4 percent of school districts in Illinois and 76.5 percent of school districts in the nation.
How much are utilities in Elmwood?
The average cost of utilities in Elmwood exceeds the US average by 3 percent. Located farther from the moderating effects of Lake Michigan, summers are very hot and winters are very cold. Therefore, monthly utilities will vary drastically by season. The gas bill will be highest in winter, when the heat will be used on a regular basis, and the electric bill will be highest in summer, when air conditioning is often required. On average, however, a family of three can expect gas and electric combined to cost between $200 and $300 per month.