Springfield, IL

Apartments in Springfield IL

$550-$725

Lake Pointe Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$295-$650

Roosevelt School Apartments
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2

$460-$629

Pine Woods Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$459-$709

Madison Park Place Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$495-$675

Denmar Builders Properties
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5
About Springfield, IL
The capital of Illinois, Springfield, is perhaps most famous for its association with Abraham Lincoln, who lived here from 1844 until his presidency. Though there aren’t many quintessential log cabins in town these days, Springfield is still a green city, with a thriving park system that helps it live up to its nickname, Flower City. As the government seat for the entire state, Springfield is also a hub of arts, history, and food.
Getting Around in Springfield, IL

Springfield is a great city to get around in by bicycle. In addition to the bike lanes found running alongside city streets, cyclists can also make use of a number of bike trails that take them across the city through parks and along waterways. The bus lines in the city are also well-used, with SMTD busses (sometimes called Springfield Mass Transit District busses, sometimes Safely Moving Toward Destinations busses) whisking passengers throughout the area. Of course, if you prefer to get around by car, Springfield is also the beginning of one of the most famous highways in the country, Route 66.

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"Very Walkable"
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Comfort Food

<p>Springfield is one of the best cities in the country for all-American food. Though there's still some debate about it, this city was probably the birthplace of the corndog, a snack-on-a-stick that's since migrated to state fairs and school lunches from sea to shining sea. And there's no doubt that Springfield was the first city to serve up the horseshoe, an open-faced sandwich layered with hamburger patties, French fries, and a top-secret cheese sauce. In addition to these local good eats, Springfield is also the likely home of the first drive through. The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop opened its doors in the 1920s and is still serving up sandwiches to hungry travelers heading west along Route 66. The Springfield shop is on the National Register of Historic Places, though you can rest assured that the sandwiches are made to order.</p>

Abe Lincoln

<p>If there's one man whose name is practically synonymous with Springfield, it's Abraham Lincoln. Born in Kentucky, Honest Abe moved to Illinois when he was in his twenties, and took up residence in his home in Springfield in 1844. The Lincoln Home, which is the only house this larger-than-life president ever owned, is now a memorial that gives visitors the chance to get a glimpse of Lincoln's home life before he was elected to the presidency. Nearby, there are a number of other structures from the mid-1800s, all of which have been restored to the way they were when Lincoln lived in town. Lincoln enthusiasts can also pay a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, which is conveniently located just a few blocks away.</p>

Carpenter Park

<p>Though Springfield has been settled for nearly two hundred years, it still has its natural side. Carpenter Park, a local favorite for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, sprawls across 434 acres. Hiking is the most popular pastime in the park, though it's also a great place for picnicking and simply getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Groups of rangers and volunteers work hard to keep the park pristine, removing invasive species and cultivating native plants to keep this park looking like it did before American settlers arrived in Springfield. As it is a nature preserve, visitors are encouraged to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.</p>