Rent to Own Homes near Rockford, IL

Top Reasons to Live in Rockford IL

  • The community of Rockford, Illinois, is affectionately called "a city of gardens and rivers." Rockford got its name in the 1800s from settlers who combined the name of Rock River with the natural ford used to commute across the river's divide. Rockford is in the county of Winnebago and is the state's third largest city, home to a population of 153,000. The community has a rich cultural, industrial and educational history. Rockford is home to Rockford University and the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. In recent years, the city has become an important healthcare, entertainment, sports and financial center.

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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Rockford, IL 61101
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Rockford, IL 61101

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School: Mt Sinai Learning Academy
Grocery: Northwest Food & Liquor
Restaurant: Wong Wong Chinese Restaurant
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4 Beds, 1 Bath in Rockford, IL 61102
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4 Beds, 1 Bath

Rockford, IL 61102

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School: Lewis Lemon Elementary School
Grocery: Northwest Food & Liquor
Restaurant: Catch Fish & Chicken
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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Rockford, IL 61104
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Rockford, IL 61104

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School: Regional Learning Ctr
Grocery: Gem's Food Mart
Restaurant: Taste Of Thai & Billiards
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3 Beds, 3 Baths in Rockford, IL 61104
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Rockford, IL 61104

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School: Regional Learning Ctr
Grocery: Us Mini Market
Restaurant: Tranquility Boutique & Cafe
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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Rockford, IL 61102
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Rockford, IL 61102

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School: St Paul C O G I C Academy
Grocery: M & M Market
Restaurant: Luichi's Hot Dog's
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4 Beds, 2 Baths in Rockford, IL 61103
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Rockford, IL 61103

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School: Roosevelt Center
Grocery: One Stop Food Mart
Restaurant: El Burrito Loco
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3 Beds, 1 Bath in Rockford, IL 61103
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Rockford, IL 61103

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School: Walker Elem School
Grocery: Stop N Go
Restaurant: Rest Store & Sausage Shop
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5 Beds, 2 Baths in Rockford, IL 61109
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5 Beds, 2 Baths

Rockford, IL 61109

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School: Arthur Froberg Elem School
Grocery: Mobil
Restaurant: Manzullo's Famous Restaurant
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6 Beds, 5 Baths in Rockford, IL 61103
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6 Beds, 5 Baths

Rockford, IL 61103

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School: Marquette Elem School
Grocery: Roy's North Shore Store
Restaurant: Big Pappa's Barbecue
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  • Housing StatisticsThe median sales price of a home in Rockford is $80,750, based on 248 home sales in 2013 as of July. This price is much lower than the average home across the state, which runs closer to $192,000. The 2013 average home sale price listed in Rockford is $100,444 as of August. House value has grown over the last few years, which is a positive signal of confidence inching back into the home market, prompting buyers to take the plunge. House prices remain more affordable in Rockford than neighboring towns and cities. The percentage of homes owned is currently at 55%, which makes rent to own homes a concept more consumers are willing to explore. The percentage of homes rented is at 41.8% and homes vacant at approximately 3.2%. There are currently 1,441 homes for sale, including brand-spanking new ones.
  • Transportation and Commutes Only one percent of the people of Rockford use public transportation to get to work. The rest of the community use their personal vehicles to get from point A to point B. For public transportation, Van Galder Amtrak buses traverse Chicago Union Station nine times a day. From there, commuters connect to Amtrak's national railway system to hundreds of destinations, including New York, Los Angeles and Carbondale. Highways are used to link to major cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Dubuque. Interstate 90 runs northwest and links the Rockford region with Milwaukee at I-43, two miles north of the state line. You can be in downtown Chicago or Madison, Wisconsin in about an hour and a half.
  • Outdoor Activities Rockford life centers around the riverside. The river bank is where east meets west, bringing people together for events like the Fourth of July Festival, Music in the Park and jaunts on the Forest City Queen Excursion Boat. Residents have access to Sportscore One where various athletic competitions and recreational options unite the community. With over 10,000 acres of parks and forest reserves, residents and visitors have plenty of space to enjoy biking, hiking, rollerblading, swimming, picnicking, camping, horseback riding and golfing.
  • NeighborhoodsRockford has almost 50 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own culture and personality. Some of the most notable include: