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A historic industrial powerhouse reborn as a thriving modern city.

  • Affordable
  • Arts
  • Dining
  • Food
  • Public Transportation
  • Arts
  • Live Music
  • Historic

One of the largest cities in Illinois, Rockford is a beautiful and historic city on the banks of the Rock River. Having grown as a manufacturing hub in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Rockford has seen recent growth in the aerospace and healthcare industries. The downtown area is full of gloriously restored buildings, creating a charming atmosphere where folks love to stroll the sidewalks and pop into the various storefront specialty shops, cafes, and watering holes.

Major stages like the BMO Harris Bank Center and the amphitheater at the Burpee Museum regularly host performances by regional and national acts, and the historic Coronado Theatre serves as not only one of the city’s favorite venues but a major community landmark as well. Enjoying a unique position in north central Illinois, Rockford is only about a ninety minute drive from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, making it easy for you to get out of town and enjoy a weekend trip in any of three major Midwest cities.

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A lotus blooms at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford

The historic SYMBOL sculpture in Rockford was built in 1834

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Rockford, IL is $565 for a studio, $653 for one bedroom, $824 for two bedrooms, and $993 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Rockford has increased by 2.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 485 $565
1 BR 647 $653
2 BR 949 $824
3 BR 1,365 $993


44 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
2 Transit Score® Minimal Transit

Living in Rockford

  • Restaurants

    Rockford offers several terrific restaurants, from Japanese to Italian cuisine. Places like Shogun, Spider Sushi, and Ciao Bella provide excellent meals at affordable prices. Rockford also hosts an emerging craft brewery scene, with bars opening all over town. Be sure to visit Carlyle, Kryptonite, and Pig Minds. Many places also offer live music, especially on weekends.


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Condos for Rent in Rockford, IL

A house seems like too much for you, but an apartment isn’t enough. Searching for condos in Rockford, IL is the perfect compromise between a house and an apartment. Your new condo rental will give you just enough space to make your home in the city. With hundreds of thousands of currently available rentals, you’ve come to the right place to find your next Rockford condo at Click on any one of these 15 available condos for rent in Rockford to get information about neighborhoods, on-site amenities, services, nearby transit, and more. Let help you find the perfect condo near Rockford. Once you’ve found your dream home, all there is left to do is pack up and move!

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