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Rockford, IL

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Rockford is a small city tucked away along the Rock River on the northern end of Illinois. It is the third largest city in the state and just a short drive from Chicago, yet it maintains its small town feel. Often referred to as \The Forest City\, Rockford is known for its stellar parks system, art, natural history and heritage museums and its no hassle attitude. All of these things have made it a comfortable to place to live, work and play.

Apartments in Rockford IL


$995 One bedroom in Machesney Park-11052 Ventura Blvd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$900 Two bedroom in Cherry Valley-3681 Mill Rd
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$895 Three bedroom in Rockford-1111 19th Street
Beds: 3
Baths: 1


Wilshire Commons Condo
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


Versailles Of Rockford
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


113 Queens Pl , Poplar Grove
Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Rockford, IL is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.33%
  • 6.73%
  • 6.26%
  • Female
  • 7.38%
  • 6.42%
  • 6.29%
is average rent in Rockford, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.07%
  • 7.76%
  • 8.03%
of units are available for rent in Rockford
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1112
  • 146
  • 6533
Getting Around in Rockford, IL

Rockford is easy to navigate by car and has very few traffic problems. There are three major roads that connect downtown with outgoing highways and the nearby airport, so access to areas is simple. The Rockford Mass Transit District provides 40 fixed bus routes throughout Rockford as well as Loves Park and the Village of Machesney Park. Rockford is a small city, so walking and biking is doable but not always recommended.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Rockford is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.31%
  • 7.87%
  • 1.05%

Outdoor Haven

<p>Rockford is located in Winnebago County, an area known for having one of the best park and forest preserve systems in Illinois. It includes thousands of acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, rivers and forests. Bird watching, boating, hiking, biking and golfing are just a few of the activities that are available in Rockford and its surrounding areas.</p>

Coronado Performing Arts Center

<p>The Coronado Performing Arts Center is a historic theater in downtown Rockford that offers a full slate of Broadway shows, concerts and other performances. Opening in 1927, the theater was created with the intent of a unique theater experience, including Spanish castles, Italian villas, oriental dragons, starlit skies and a Grande Barton Pipe Organ. The theater received an overhaul in 2001 and now includes a state-of-the-art performance and entertainment facility, known as the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Other popular venues in Rockford include the Metro Centre arena and Rock Valley College's Starlight Theatre.</p>

Midway Village & Museum Center

<p>The Midway Village &amp; Museum Center is the premiere resource for Rockford history. The museum holds over 100,000 artifacts from Rockford's past, while the village is made up of 24 historic buildings, either reconstructed or original from the 1830s. The Museum also features exhibitions of Rockford's major industries and includes a Doll Museum and old millhouse.</p>