Urbana is a college town with the University of Illinois being the central point of the city. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis. The University of Illinois is a top-rated public school and has continued to grow year after year. Being in a power 5 conference, the school has attracted many athletes in all different sports and is known worldwide for its academics in research, teaching, and public engagement.
Urbana is known for some great annual events, from May-Novemeber every Saturday morning you can head over to Market at The Square, which is a farmer's market featuring fresh produce, local crafts, and music. The Urbana Annual StreetCorn Festival has offered a range of activities and events, including a display of antique and other collectors' cars and volksmarches, arts events, a dog show, and a book sale organized by the Friends of the Urbana Free Library. The Urbana Free Library is one of the first public libraries in Illinois.
Our apartments in Urbana are a great off-campus housing choice for students. At [The LINC](/apartments/illinois/urbana/the-linc) and [ONYX](/apartments/illinois/urbana/onyx), we rent by the bed, which will pair you with other roommates where you share the common areas, but everyone has their very own private bedroom and bathroom, giving you that college dorm experience. Both communities have a bus stop right on site which will bring you to and from campus with ease. With convenient access to Interstate 74, you can get to just about anywhere in the mid-west easily. The LINC and ONYX also offer residents a multitude of resort-style amenities such as an indoor heated pool, study lounge, game room, 24-hour fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, and so much more!