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  • Des Plaines, Illinois

    Finding Apartments for Rent in Des Plaines, IL

    Des Plaines (pronounced “dess planes”) is a great place to rent an apartment in the Chicago area, because of its superior location, access to transportation, and small-town feel. The medium-sized suburb 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago sits on the Des Plaines River, and features a cozy and comfortably walkable downtown strip with a variety of good restaurants. The city has about 58000 residents within its 14 ½ square miles.

    Transportation Options Des Plaines, IL

    Far and away, the big advantage of Des Plaines is its location convenient to job-rich areas and transportation. Perhaps more than any other residential area in the Chicago metropolitian area, Des Plaines has some of the best transportation options to avoid the worst Chicago area traffic bottlenecks. The city is nestled between the Northwest Tollway (I-90) and Tri-State Tollway (I-294), just six miles from O’Hare arrival and departure gates and only five miles from the Cumberland Park & Ride facility on the CTA Blue Line. Des Plaines has the benefit of being close to cultural attractions and nightlife in Chicago, while having great driving access to corporate headquarters and shopping in Northwest suburbs like Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Rosemont.

    Every weekday, 27 Metra commuter rail trains leave the Des Plaines station on the Union Pacific/Northwest Line for Ogilvie Transportation Center in Downtown Chicago, with selected express trains making the trip in less than 30 minutes. The downtown Des Plaines Metra station in the city’s small central business district is also a major transfer point for several Pace Suburban Bus lines. Access to the CTA Blue Line trains is less than five miles from downtown Des Plaines at the Rosemont or Cumberland stations. The Tri-State and Northwest Tollways provide quick access to Chicago and its North, Northwest, West, and Southwest suburbs.

    Outdoor Activities in Des Plaines, IL

    Des Plaines is a great place for all-season outdoor activities. The Cook County Forest Preserve District features biking and hiking trails, picnic facilities, and many other activities. Golf fans can enjoy Lake Park Golf Course (18 holes, municipal) and Golf Center of Des Plaines (9 holes, municipal) in Des Plaines and the Park Ridge Country Club (private) and Mount Prospect Golf Club (municipal) in neighboring suburbs. The Des Plaines Park District has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities year-round, including pools, skating, fishing, boating, gardening, dance, and fitness facilities.

    Dining in Des Plaines, IL

    Despite its small-town feel, Des Plaines has a surprising variety of good restaurants in the downtown area. Thai, Sushi, Vietnamese, Mexican, upscale and casual Italian restaurants are all within walking distance of the Metra station. The Sugar Bowl Restaurant is an old school breakfast and lunch restaurant and neighborhood institution since 1957, located directly across the street from the busy Metra station. A few doors away, Leona’s is a reliable Chicago area casual Italian chain with comfortable atmosphere and dependable delivery.

    Des Plaines is also known for the first McDonalds franchise in the world, which is now preserved as a museum for the fast food icon. The neighboring Village of Rosemont has dozens of satellite locations of famous Chicago restaurants geared to the airport and convention crowd.

    Shopping near Des Plaines, IL

    The Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall, just six miles away in nearby Rosemont, features high-end outlet stores from some of the top retailers in fashion, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus. The enormous Woodfield Mall (with 2.7 million square feet of retail space) and a busy Ikea store are nine miles west in Schaumburg, IL.

    And World Class shopping of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and the exclusive boutiques of Oak Street are just 20 miles away on Chicago’s Near North Side.

    Sports near Des Plaines, IL

    Chicago’s pro sports teams (Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox), nightlife and cultural attractions are just a half hour away by car in Chicago. But the Northwest suburbs feature some enjoyable sports and entertainment closer to home in Des Plaines. The Schaumburg Flyers minor league baseball is a great summer outing eight miles away, and the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves play in the Allstate Arena in nearby Rosemont. The Chicago area’s best horse racing facility is Arlington International Racecourse in nearby Arlington Heights, accessible by Metra commuter rail or by driving just five and a half miles.

    The Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theater in nearby Rosemont feature top-notch entertainment, theater, comedy and concerts. Headliners at the Rosemont Theater have included musical acts from Barry Manilow to Radiohead.

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    1646 River St Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 250-2914

    $1350 - $3570

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    With spacious floor plans, luxury details and an outstanding location, Kingston Pointe offers a truly one-of-a-king living experience.

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    9030 Kennedy Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 553-4576

    $945 - $1425

    • Studio - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 1.5 Baths

    Luxury, Convenience, and Location!

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    1646 River St Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 250-2914

    $1350 - $3570

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    With spacious floor plans, luxury details and an outstanding location, Kingston Pointe offers a truly one-of-a-king living experience.

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    9700 Sumac Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 354-4211

    $895 - $1650

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Our spacious floor plans and well maintained community allow for endless possibilities in creating a home that's perfect for you.

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    595 S. Des Plaines River Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 754-4703

    $1749 - $2499

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Find everything you want, exactly where you want to be, at River 595 Luxury Rentals.

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    8642 W. Golf Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 220-0115

    $725 - $865

    • Studio - 2 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Courts of the Fountain offers convenience to major highways, responsive management and a selection of floor plans.

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    9681 ELMS TER - Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 970-8211

    $6500

    • 6 Beds
    • 5 Baths

    When you first drive up to this house you can't help but notice its grand appearance. This home is truly amazing both inside and out! This estate is

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    S RIVER RD. Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 232-8347

    $2039

    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths

    Amazing NEWER condo quality units just steps from downtown Des Plaines! Walk to the train, restaurants, shopping, and just a minutes to the new Casino

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    S RIVER RD. Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 232-8347

    $1889

    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths

    Amazing NEWER condo quality units just steps from downtown Des Plaines! Walk to the train, restaurants, shopping, and just a minutes to the new Casino

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    S RIVER RD. Des Plaines, IL 60016 (224) 232-8347

    $1719

    • 1 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Amazing NEWER condo quality units just steps from downtown Des Plaines! Walk to the train, restaurants, shopping, and just a minutes to the new Casino

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    480 Eagle Dr. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 354-4290

    Call for Specials! $1115 - $1625

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Convenience, location, space, and service await you at The Eagles. Newly remodeled building interiors!

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    333 Wood Creek Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 (224) 880-6705

    Call for Price

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Woodland Creek is a resort-style community conveniently located on Palatine Road between Route 53 and I-294. Stop in today!

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    1550 W Dempster St Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 354-4967

    $949 - $1799

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Now leasing newly renovated apartments.: new attitude, new lifestyle!

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    1551 E Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (866) 857-9361

    $1165 - $1815

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Central Park East doesn't miss a beat! A location that gets you everywhere you need to go - unbeatable convenience!

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    2134 S. Goebbert Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (224) 900-2393

    $838 - $1448

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Enjoy being part of a community that offers a unique, personalized living * experience. Come home to Tanglewood.

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    475 W Enterprise Drive Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (866) 260-4015

    $955 - $1881

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Discover the difference. Discover Home.

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    2580 Golf Road Glenview, IL 60025 (847) 904-1280

    $875 - $1445

    • Studio - 2 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Let Talisman Village be your new home.

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    916A Lincoln Square Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (866) 935-7491

    $1112 - $1805

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Discover the difference. Discover Home.

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    901-965 East Golf Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (847) 807-1665

    $1173 - $1388

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    The Mansions Apartments provide the finest that apartment living has to offer.

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    1450 S. Busse Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 979-4587

    $875 - $1075

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    The Residences at 1450 has a friendly neighborhood atmosphere and super quality of living makes it special. Move-in special second month is free

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    1706 Forest Cove Dr. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (888) 371-8767

    $250 off first month's rent on 1-bedrooms; $350 off first month's rent on 2-bedrooms. Call for details! $925 - $1205

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    RESORT COMMUNITY featuring spacious deluxe apartments.

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    908 Ridge Sq. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (888) 865-6171

    $825 - $1200

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    For people who appreciate the simple pleasures of a quiet, residential neighborhood, here is The Terrace of Elk Grove Village.

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    1821 W. Golf Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 807-1667

    $811 - $1217

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Come home to convenient living at the Mansions of Mt.Shire. Enjoy life on beautiful tree-lined streets, with easy access to transportation & shopping.

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    5441 N.East River Road Chicago, IL 60656 (866) 794-5357

    $979 - $2407

    • Studio - 4 Beds
    • 1 - 3 Baths

    Chicago apartment living has never been more convenient. Discover a great location just minutes from Downtown and OHare airport. Where local restaurants and international destinations are just a moment away.

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    1501 South Wolf Road Prospect Heights, IL 60070 (224) 588-8226

    $1168 - $1826

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    It's Time for Something New...Live Smart, Have Everything . . . At Briarwood Terrace Apartments, you will find the perfect balance of elegant style and exceptional amenities.

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    4300 W. Lake Ave. #106 C Glenview, IL 60026 (847) 904-1282

    $949 - $1499

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome to Brookview Village, where quality and comfort meet. One Month Free for One Bedroom Apartments.

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    E WACKER Chicago, IL 60601 (773) 570-3135

    $1637

    • 1 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    South beach living in CHICAGO!! Take advantage of this new sleek Hi Rise Bldg located in the heart of the Loop/Lakeshore East area of downtown Chicago

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    5108 LINCOLN 2N Chicago, IL 60625 (312) 286-7640

    $2250

    • 3 Beds
    • 2 Baths

    Gorgeous Lincoln Square 3bed/2bath condo in 6 unit elevator building. HWF throughout, island kitchen with thick granite and upgraded stainless applian

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    W TOUHY AVE. Chicago, IL 60626 (312) 927-5160

    $825

    • 1 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Courtyard BuildingRehabbed with brand new hardwood floors, and refreshed kitchen. Hardwood floor Tile floor Living room Breakfast nook Refrigerator St

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    N DEWITT PL Chicago, IL 60611 (773) 570-3135

    $1549

    • 1 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!This amazing luxury apartment building is located in the heart of Streeterville, just steps off of the Lake and the Gold C

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    N LINCOLN PARK W Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 570-3135

    $1137

    • Studio
    • 1 Baths

    This amazing luxury hi rise building is located in the heart of Lincoln Park , just a step away from the LAKE ! This building offers spectacular lake,

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