Apartments for Rent in Kankakee, IL(show city information)
The wild and beautiful Kankakee River winds through the heart of Kankakee, a charming city roughly 60 miles south of Chicago. With a small-town, rural feel, the city is ideal for those who want to be near the major metro area of Chicago while enjoying the appealing aspects of a typical Midwestern city.
Kankakee is located in Kankakee County, which features a county-wide Barn Quilt Tour, the Kankakee River Regatta, more than 50 festivals, and the Chicago Bears training camp. Renting an apartment in Kankakee will give you access to the culture, nightlife, and restaurants of Chicago, as well as the beautiful setting, friendly neighbors, superior parks system, and delightful downtown of Kankakee.
Kankakee River State Park covers 4,000 acres along the river. The park offers campgrounds and hiking, biking, equestrian, and cross-country skiing trails. Other activities include fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. The Kankakee Sands Preserve, located in nearby St. Anne and Pembroke, is ideal for bird watching and hiking.
Historic sites in Kankakee include the Illinois Central Railroad Depot, the Warren Hickox House, the Lemuel Milk Barn, two homes built by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Riverview Historic District and Charles E. Swannell House.