Rent to Own Homes near Decatur, IL

Top Reasons to Live in Decatur IL

  • Decatur, Illinois, was founded in 1829. Known as "The Soybean Capital of the World," Decatur is home to just over 76,000 people. Education is big in Decatur: Millikin University and Richland Community College help keep the population young and energetic. Both Abraham Lincoln and agriculture juggernaut Archer Daniels Midland lived in Decatur at one time.

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2 Beds, 1 Bath in Decatur, IL 62522
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Decatur, IL 62522

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School: Durfee Elem School
Grocery: Super Discount Food & Liquor
Restaurant: Firewater Cafe
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Decatur, IL 62526
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Decatur, IL 62526

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School: William Harris Elem School
Grocery: Monroe Quick Stop
Restaurant: Mancino's
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in Decatur, IL 62522
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Decatur, IL 62522

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4 Beds, 4 Baths in Decatur, IL 62521
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4 Beds, 4 Baths

Decatur, IL 62521

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School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Grocery: Walmart Supercenter
Restaurant: Main Hangar Restaurant
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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Decatur, IL 62521
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Decatur, IL 62521

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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Decatur, IL 62526
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Decatur, IL 62526

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School: Decatur Correctional Center
Grocery: Huck's Convenient Food Store
Restaurant: Just One More Lounge
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2 Beds, 1 Bath in Decatur, IL 62522
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Decatur, IL 62522

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School: Northwest Christian Campus
Grocery: Green Acre Market
Restaurant: Fireside Grille
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4 Beds, 2 Baths in Decatur, IL 62522
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Decatur, IL 62522

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School: Dennis Elem School
Grocery: Ralph's West End Market
Restaurant: First Wok
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2 Beds, 1 Bath in Decatur, IL 62526
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Decatur, IL 62526

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School: St. Teresa High School
Grocery: B J's Mini Mart
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  • Housing statistics Decatur is popular because of its affordable housing costs. In 2009, the average price of a home was just over $123,000. The average cost for the 13 new construction homes for sale in 2011 was just $172,000. The average rental rate was just $449. Approximately a third of the houses here are rentals, with 56 percent being owner-occupied and another 10.49 percent being vacant. High vacancy rates help rents stay low and increase the chances of rent to own houses hitting the market.
  • Arts and Culture Arts and culture play very important roles in the lifestyle of the people living in Decatur. There are a number of museums here, including the African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum, the Birks Museum, the Children's Museum of Illinois, and Macon County Museum. There are also a number of smaller galleries exploring the area's thriving art scene. The culture of the city covers a number of areas such as sports, music, library, professional golf, high school basketball, softball and the media. Both sports and music play a very important role in the community. Decatur was the original home of the Chicago Bears, and its municipal band, which was established in 1857, is the oldest in the country.
  • Weather and Climate Decatur is noted for its full four-season climate, experiencing both hot and humid summers with temps up to 89 degrees F and cold, snowy winters that get down to an average of 19 degrees F. There's roughly 108 days of precipitation each year, providing an average of 38 inches of snow and 35 inches of rain annually. The city's residents also get the benefit of 199 sunny days a year.
  • Neighborhoods Decatur has had problems with crime in some areas over recent years, garnering itself the nickname, "Little Chicago." Here are two neighborhoods in the city you should know about: