If you’ve been searching for apartments in Chicago and can’t find anything in your budget, Itasca may be your perfect rental location. Itasca was named one of the most affordable suburbs in Illinois by BusinessWeek – which also ranked Itasca as having the best parks. Itasca is also a designated Safe Community – the first community in Illinois and the 5th in the country to receive the honor. Safe, affordable, and great parks? Itasca definitely has a lot to offer – including an ideal location.
Itasca is located just west of O’Hare International Airport, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Itasca has access to two major highways – I-90 and I-290 – and a direct train into downtown Chicago’s Union Station, making commutes fast and easy.
But with all of the beauty, terrific shops, restaurants, and gorgeous parks, you may not want to leave Itasca. The village is pedestrian-friendly and includes the Riverwalk, an attractive pedestrian walkway that links downtown to the Nature Center, Waterpark, and library. Nearby shopping malls include Woodfield Mall, one of the largest indoor shopping malls in the US. Itasca is also home to an eclectic event called the Itasca M.A.R.K.E.T (Music, Art Retro, Kollectibles, Edibles, and Tastings). The event shows off wine and beer vendors, gourmet foods, artisans, and antiques and collectibles.