Champaign Urbana Apartments for Rent
Green, rolling pastures dotted with aging barns accentuated with flaking paint and thatched roofs give way to the boxy, historic architecture of a quaint downtown. Americana thrives in the elegant Champaign-Urbana area, right alongside culture, technology, and education.
The perfect balance of green space, history, and progress exist in this eclectic area. Museums, including the Early American Museum, Spurlock Museum, and the Octave Chanote Aerospace Museum, blend seamlessly with the beauty of the Anita Purves Nature Center, Crystal Lake Park, and the Wandell Sculpture Garden. With a reputation as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, Champaign Urbana’s strong economy is based in technology. A touch of whimsy also exists in nightlife hotspots such as the Blind Pig and the Cowboy Monkey.
Pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly, Champaign-Urbana is home to an extensive park system with miles of trails. Known for its fairs and festivals, this dynamic urban location is home to the Central Illinois Metalfest (a 3-day heavy-metal rock concert), the Annual Sweet Corn Festival, and the Champaign County Fair.
But Champaign-Urbana’s crowning glory is the University of Illinois, a top-ranking school with a beautiful campus. Begun in 1867, the University of Illinois is one of the original land-grant colleges created by the Morrill Act of 1862.