NIU Apartments in Dekalb

    NIU Apartments in Dekalb

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  • 431 Russell Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-02/NIU-Apartment-Building-751.jpg] 431 Russell Rd Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $1165 - 1300
  • Star Apts - College Park

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-453.JPG] Star Apts - College Park Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 3 Bathroom: 2 - 3 Price: $775 - 1165
  • Eco Park Apartments

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-06/NIU-Apartment-Building-212302.jpg] Eco Park Apartments Date Available: 07/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $1010 - 1490
  • 845 Spiros Ct DeKalb, IL 60115 USA

    845 Spiros Ct

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 845 Spiros Ct Date Available: 08/14/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $1185 - 1290
  • Suburban Apartments

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-700.jpg] Suburban Apartments Date Available: 01/20/2016 Bedroom: Studio - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $500 - 1100
  • 707 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-House-45.png] 707 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2 Price: $0
  • Star Apts - Townhouses

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-612.png] Star Apts - Townhouses Date Available: 08/11/2016 Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 2.5 - 3 Price: $1495 - 1795
  • 807 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-602.png] 807 Lucinda Ave Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 - 3 Bathroom: 1.5 - 2 Price: $785 - 1015
  • 418 Russell Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-House-5.jpg] 418 Russell Rd Date Available: 08/19/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 803 Hillcrest Drive/1011 Normal Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-155.png] 803 Hillcrest Drive/1011 Normal Rd Date Available: 12/04/2013 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $790
  • 711 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-607.jpg] 711 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 4 - 5 Bathroom: 2 Price: $0
  • 420 Russell Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-148.jpg] 420 Russell Rd Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1.5 Price: $0
  • 501 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-143.gif] 501 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 12/04/2013 Bedroom: 3 - 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $845 - 855
  • 627 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-133.jpg] 627 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 12/04/2013 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $795
  • 419 Normal Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-131.jpg] 419 Normal Rd Date Available: 12/04/2013 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $785
  • 801 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-595.png] 801 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 05/29/2014 Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $665 - 785
  • Lincolnshire West Apartments

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-06/NIU-Apartment-Building-212328.jpg] Lincolnshire West Apartments Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 1.5 Price: $855 - 1330
  • Apartments West Ridge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-06/NIU-Apartment-Building-211984.JPG] Apartments West Ridge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $0
  • Lincoln Towers

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-720.png] Lincoln Towers Date Available: 09/01/2016 Bedroom: 1 - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $580
  • 902/914 Ridge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-713.png] 902/914 Ridge Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $680 - 850
  • 904 Hilcrest

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-706.jpg] 904 Hilcrest Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 - 4 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $505 - 1350
  • Ridgebrook Court

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-319.jpg] Ridgebrook Court Date Available: 12/10/2013 Bedroom: Studio - 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • Ridgebrook Court

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-323.jpg] Ridgebrook Court Date Available: 12/10/2013 Bedroom: Studio - 4 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • Ridgebrook Court

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-329.jpg] Ridgebrook Court Date Available: 12/10/2013 Bedroom: Studio - 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • Annie Glidden Road House

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-10/147586811820120106_201132_2.42131900_std.jpg] Annie Glidden Road House Date Available: 10/01/2016 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $525
  • 1267 Rushmoore Dr DeKalb, IL 60115

    1267 Rushmoore Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 1267 Rushmoore Dr Date Available: 03/06/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $700
  • 810-820 Kimberly Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-169776.JPG] 810-820 Kimberly Dr Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $0
  • 907 Kimberly

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174206.JPG] 907 Kimberly Date Available: 06/01/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $690
  • 1053 Ridge

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174202.JPG] 1053 Ridge Date Available: 06/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $780
  • 1217 Blackhawk

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174140.JPG] 1217 Blackhawk Date Available: 03/01/2017 Bedroom: Studio - 3 Bathroom: 1 - 2 Price: $500 - 870
  • 943 Lucinda Ave

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174199.JPG] 943 Lucinda Ave Date Available: 03/01/2017 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $560
  • 416 N Annie Glidden

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174210.JPG] 416 N Annie Glidden Date Available: 06/01/2017 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $600
  • 430-432 Russell Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174196.JPG] 430-432 Russell Rd Date Available: 08/19/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 1 Price: $855
  • 917 Edgebrook

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174189.JPG] 917 Edgebrook Date Available: 08/11/2017 Bedroom: Studio - 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $500 - 720
  • 839 Greenbrier

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174188.JPG] 839 Greenbrier Date Available: 08/19/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $690
  • 426 Russell Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2017-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-174169.JPG] 426 Russell Rd Date Available: 08/20/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $860
  • 1111 Spiros Ct

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-724.jpg] 1111 Spiros Ct Date Available: 07/31/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1025
  • 137 John St

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-423.jpeg] 137 John St Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $640
  • Pittsley Realty

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-421.jpg] Pittsley Realty Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $640
  • 1110 Spiros Ct

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-413.jpg] 1110 Spiros Ct Date Available: Call for availability Bedroom: 1 Bathroom: 1 Price: $695 - 795
  • Pittsley Realty 131 John St. DeKalb

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-419.png] Pittsley Realty 131 John St. DeKalb Date Available: 07/22/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $625 - 665
  • Fotis Townhome

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-744.jpg] Fotis Townhome Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 2 - 2.5 Price: $865 - 1290
  • Regent Drive

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-728.jpg] Regent Drive Date Available: 08/01/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 3 Price: $995
  • Ridge Drive

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-229.jpg] Ridge Drive Date Available: 07/22/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 3 Price: $1025 - 1075
  • Spiros Townhouse

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-725.jpg] Spiros Townhouse Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1075
  • 768 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-57.jpg] 768 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 806 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-54.jpg] 806 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 833 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-51.jpg] 833 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 857 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-228.jpg] 857 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 820 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-49.jpg] 820 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 848 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-46.jpg] 848 Fotis Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1290
  • 855 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-43.jpg] 855 Regent Dr Date Available: 06/13/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1190
  • 845 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-740.jpg] 845 Regent Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1190
  • 1205 Rushmoore Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-739.jpg] 1205 Rushmoore Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 4 Bathroom: 3 Price: $1150
  • 1134 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-226.jpg] 1134 Regent Dr Date Available: 06/19/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1106 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-224.jpg] 1106 Regent Dr Date Available: 07/06/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1090 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-222.jpg] 1090 Regent Dr Date Available: 07/03/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1062 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-40.jpg] 1062 Regent Dr Date Available: 06/30/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1044 Regent Drive DeKalb, IL 60115

    1044 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 1044 Regent Dr Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1036 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-38.jpg] 1036 Regent Dr Date Available: 06/26/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 998 Regent Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-737.jpg] 998 Regent Dr Date Available: 05/26/2017 Bedroom: 3 Bathroom: 2.5 Price: $1100
  • 1138 Rushmoore Drive DeKalb, IL 60115

    1138 Rushmoore Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 1138 Rushmoore Dr Date Available: 05/29/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 874 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-735.jpg] 874 Fotis Dr Date Available: 07/17/2017 Bedroom: 2 - 4 Bathroom: 2 - 3 Price: $795 - 1220
  • 890 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-220.jpg] 890 Fotis Dr Date Available: 08/02/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 893 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-733.jpg] 893 Fotis Dr Date Available: 08/10/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 896 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-219.jpg] 896 Fotis Dr Date Available: 05/26/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 899 Fotis Drive DeKalb, IL 60115

    899 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 899 Fotis Dr Date Available: 07/06/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 902 Fotis Drive DeKalb, IL 60115

    902 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/no_image/no_image.jpg] 902 Fotis Dr Date Available: 06/07/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 944 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-218.jpg] 944 Fotis Dr Date Available: 05/26/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 962 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-194.jpg] 962 Fotis Dr Date Available: 07/27/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $795
  • 911 Greenbrier Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-181.jpg] 911 Greenbrier Rd Date Available: 05/29/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $625 - 650
  • 815 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-36.jpg] 815 Fotis Dr Date Available: 08/04/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 787 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-31.jpg] 787 Fotis Dr Date Available: 07/26/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 781 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-26.jpg] 781 Fotis Dr Date Available: 06/17/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 753 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-21.jpg] 753 Fotis Dr Date Available: 06/12/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 723 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Townhouse-16.jpg] 723 Fotis Dr Date Available: 06/21/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 707 Fotis Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/NIU-Apartment-Building-186.jpg] 707 Fotis Dr Date Available: 03/06/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Price: $865
  • 831 Kimberly Dr

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-180.jpg] 831 Kimberly Dr Date Available: 07/25/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $650
  • 830 Greenbrier Rd

    [https://www.rentcollegepads.com/uploads/property_images/mid_thumb/2016-01/NIU-Apartment-Building-732.jpg] 830 Greenbrier Rd Date Available: 02/20/2017 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 1 Price: $640

Northern Illinois University Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search

If you’re a student attending Northern Illinois University looking for off-campus housing in Dekalb, you’ll want to start your search for your new place sooner, rather than later. As soon as the fall semester begins at NIU so does the house hunting. Searches for off-campus housing in Dekalb begins to peak in the months of September, October, and November. Don’t sleep on looking for a place because, you know, “If you snooze, you lose!”  

Rent In Dekalb, IL

Rent prices in Dekalb are very reasonably priced, especially if you can find a roommate or two to split a place with. Like most cases, the more people you have, the cheaper it’s going to be for you; which means more money in your pocket that you can blow on all the bars and restaurants around town. Around Dekalb, there are various living options. There is a good mixture of houses and apartments of all sizes offering many different amenities. Spend some time looking into all of your options!

Here’s a breakdown of Dekalb apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$525.00 $589.00 $378.00 $350.00 $315.00

 

Life in Dekalb, IL Where to Have Fun

Although Dekalb isn’t a large city, there are plenty of activities for students to get into both on and off-campus. Whether it be in one of the hundreds of on-campus clubs, or joining a frat or sorority, students at NIU get involved. Like many college campuses, sports are huge at NIU. Huskie pride is evident all around Dekalb so grab your red and black gear and head to a game to support your school! Students can also hang out at the Huskie Den where you can catch movies, shoot some pool, or go bowling. The Campus Activity Program provides students will dances and other social events throughout the year. Another program, called Expressions, is a great way to showcase (or watch performances) your singing, rap, poetry, or dance talents. Students can also catch concerts at the Convocation Center throughout the year.


Head off campus, and check out the town! The Whiskey Acres Distilling Co makes their own whiskey and you can take tours and sample their products and grab drinks before, during, and after the tour. Visit one of the city’s museums like the NIU Art Museum of the historic Ellwood House Museum, home to Isaac Ellwood, the inventor of barb wire. Catch a movie at the Carmike Market Square 10 Cinema or get some friends together for a night of fun at Star Worlds Arcade.  Throughout the year you can also see films, concerts, catch live performances and reading at the Egyptian Theatre, which also holds an annual haunted house!

Highlights include:

  • Attending a Huskie sports event
  • Sampling the whiskey at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co
  • Touring the Ellwood House Museum
  • Going to the Egyptian Theatre haunted house

Dining

Meeting up with friends for a quick study break or some weekend fun at the bars and restaurants around town is popular amongst NIU students. Many of the favored spots are right around campus on the Lincoln Highway or just minutes away from the university in Downtown Dekalb. Here are a few places you’ll want to check out in Dekalb.

 

Best Restaurants:

  • Fatty’s Pub and Grill
  • Egg Haven Pancakes and Cafe
  • Tapa La Luna
  • Thai Pavilion
  • Mediterraneo Grill

 

Best Bars:

  • Lord Stanley’s
  • O’Leary’s Ale House
  • Hometown Sport’s Bar & Grill
  • KJ’s Bar & Grill
  • Sullivan’s Tavern

Outdoors

The Northern Illinois University Campus Recreation program is a great tool for students who want to be engaged in campus recreational and outdoor activities. Students can participate in group fitness, intramural sports, and Outdoor Adventures. Outdoor Adventures is a group that creates events like the Boundary Waters Canoe Trip. Dekalb has many parks throughout city that offer a wide range of recreational activities like golf courses, soccer fields, basketball courts, sports complexes, and flower gardens to stroll through. The Shabbona Lake State Park is a great spot for weekend camping and fishing trips.

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