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Rockford

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 July 2018, the average apartment rent in Rockford, IL is $556 for a studio, $660 for one bedroom, $818 for two bedrooms, and $982 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Rockford has increased by 3.7% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 485 $556
1 BR 647 $660
2 BR 952 $818
3 BR 1,365 $982

Ratings

45 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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