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Finding Illinois State University apartments or houses for rent has always been a chore. Living in Bloomington-Normal (BloNo, for the natives) near the ISU campus is where students basically need to be, so finding the perfect pad can be challenging. Luckily, Rent College Pads works to help college students at Illinois State find the best apartments and houses for rent in Bloomington-Normal near ISU. Find houses or apartments near the Illinois State campus. College Pads is your number one resource for off-campus housing at ISU.
So, leave the chore-like feeling of finding an Illinois State student apartment in the past. At College Pads all of our off-campus housing at ISU has been verified and approved by our diligent team. We’ll even follow up with you and the landlord at your future house or apartment in Normal or Bloomington to make sure you’ve heard back on your inquiry. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our guide for finding ISU apartments in the tab above.
If you’re reading this and October has come and gone, you might be in trouble. At ISU you should begin your off-campus housing hunt a year ahead. Most leases are inked between September and November in Bloomington-Normal, and the later you you search could mean a longer walk or bike ride to campus in your future.
Typically, houses for rent in Bloomington or Normal are the hottest commodities. If you’re looking to live with a bunch of roommates in a house or duplex near campus with Young America or Class Act Realty, you’ll have to act by the end of October. If you’re more interested in your own peace and quiet, you can probably wait until sometime during the second semester to get a studio apartment in Normal or Bloomington.
Turn your friends into roommates. It might make or break your relationships, but at least you’ll save a few bucks during these years where money is agonizingly tight. Plus, there’s always time to make new friends. Student apartments in Normal come at a premium, and a majority of the newer luxury buildings have plenty of one bedroom units, but are going to charge you for things like a rec room. You be the judge if that’s worth the cost. Either way, we’ve found the average rents around and have broken it down for you. You’re welcome.
Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom:
How much do studio apartments near Illinois State University cost?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Normal, IL is $657.
How much do 1 bedroom apartments near Illinois State University cost?
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Normal, IL is $704.
How much do 2 bedroom apartments near Illinois State University cost?
The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Normal, IL is $461.
How much do 3 bedroom apartments near Illinois State University cost?
The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Normal, IL is $427.
How much do 4 bedroom apartments near Illinois State University cost?
The average rent for a 4 bedroom apartment in Normal, IL is $391.
How much do 5+ bedroom apartments for rent in Illinois State University cost?
While there will be some differences in price points depending on if you’re looking for a 5 or a 10 bedroom rental, the average rent for a 5+ bedroom apartment in Normal, IL is $413.
Young America’s impressive 4.5 rating is especially notable as it is the average of over 200 Google Reviews. Despite managing such a huge portfolio of Illinois State off-campus housing properties in BloNo, they have been able to maintain a high level of quality.The Flats at ISU
The Flats at ISU is a large, luxury apartment complex. ISU students love their wide array of amenities which include an outdoor fire pit, lounge area, and free tanning among other things.
Evident by the company name, Walk 2 Class specializes in quality rental properties with close proximity to ISU. Google Reviewers highlighted the extremely quick responses to maintenance requests, trustworthy and friendly management staff, and a genuine effort to take care of all tenant needs.
The Edge’s quality furnishings, spacious floor plans, and reasonable rents have earned it a 4.0 average rating from over 70 Google reviews. Many reviewers loved the free covered parking for all tenants and guests, something that is rare in most student housing.
Rounding out the top five is First Site. It should be noted that First Site’s 3.9 average rating comes from over 290 Google reviews. Students repeatedly mentioned the management staff’s patience and attentiveness.
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Even if you have no clue on what an outdoor adventure looks like, the campus recreation will help you out. If you're more spontaneous there are a handful of guided trips for you to choose from, so just show up. If your skills are not in midseason form, you can also check out the climbing wall and ask the staff for advice.
If true exploration is what satisfies your fix, just swing by the office and they can give you an idea of some places to go. Equipment can be a deal-breaking investment for outdoor activities, but they also have discounted rentals. When you want to stay closer to home the Constitution Trail right in Normal will deliver on a good bike ride or run
If you have yet to find your clan, receive free stuff, and enjoy the quad, you need to check out the Festival ISU during the fall. It's got some history. Over 300 campus organizations put on their best face and try to recruit you annually and about 100 area businesses show up too, so if you want to get a jump start on finding a place to live in BloNo, you’ll be able to meet and greet some property management companies near Illinois State in person.
It's also rumored that when the weather is nice to capture the flag is played every Monday and Wednesday on the Quad from 10-12 at night. If you need to relax in the classroom or your computer, the Quad is also known to help with that. Close by is an area called Uptown Normal with a miniature downtown feel where you can chill, eat, and shop. Uptown Normal has a budget-minded movie theater, but you also need to check out the movie showings at the football stadium.