University of Illinois at Springfield Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus UIS apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of Illinois at Springfield housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the UIS campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of Illinois at Springfield apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although University of Illinois at Springfield student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
UIS apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Springfield, Illinois. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the UIS Prairie Stars games and make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus UIS apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of Illinois at Springfield apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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Why should I move to Springfield?
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, and its past is linked with that of a former Springfield resident, Abraham Lincoln, who went on to be the 16th president of the United States. As the nexus of Illinois political activity, Springfield is a great place for those involved or interested in Illinois politics. Springfield's climate features four distinct seasons with hot summers and cold, rather snowy winters, so residents should enjoy--or at least tolerate--a range of temperatures and types of precipitation. Home to many well-known writers and artists, Springfield boasts a robust literary tradition that is supported by the city's four insitutions of higher learning. Nearby Lake Springfield also offers boating and fishing.
Will I need a car in Springfield?
Probably. The number of people who take public transportation in Springfield is 11 percent less than the Illinois average and 37 percent greater than the national average. The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) provides local bus service to Springfield, but routes are limited and may run infrequently. Amtrak passenger trains that operate between Chicago and St. Louis also serve Springfield, but they are best for intercity transportation.
Where are some of the best places for dining out in Springfield?
It all depends on your budget. Low-budget options include Charlie Parker's, Cozy Dog Drive In, Feed Store, Head West Sub Stop, Joe Roger's Chili, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop, and Vic's Pizza. For moderately priced food, try Holy Land Diner, Incredibly Delicious, Robbie's Restaurant, or Saputo Twins Corner, while slightly higher end places include Fritz's Wagon Wheel, Maldaner's Restaurant, and Old Luxembourg Inn. Darcy's Pint is a good place to try the horseshoe sandwich, which originated in Springfield sometime in the early 20th century at the Leland Hotel and are not generally served outside of Illinois. A traditional horseshoe consists of two hamburgers each served on a piece of toast with fries and cheese sauce, but a pony sandwich, half the size, is sufficent for most.