Manhattan, Illinois, is located 50 miles from Chicago's Loop and less than 10 miles south of Joliet. Home to a population of more than 7,000 people, this charming village offers residents of Manhattan homes for rent easy access to the Chicago metro area through the Southwest Metra Service and provides the community with a variety of amenities.
If you are new to Manhattan and want to meet new people in the area, pay a visit to the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library and participate in a book discussion or craft event. There are even programs and events for teens and children. To learn more about the culture and to enjoy a little entertainment in the city of Manhattan, attend one of the community festivals. Irish Fest is held in March and includes games, live music and a parade. The Fun Day Festival is another day of celebration held at Manhattan Central Park. In the past it's included a 5K race, petting zoo, children's rides, fireworks, car show and more.
To enjoy the nature outside of your house for rent in Manhattan, spend a day at one of the city's local parks. Amenities will vary at each park, but expect to find tennis courts, baseball fields, ponds, playgrounds and more. For even more outdoor activity, head west of Manhattan apartments and rental houses to the Des Plaines Conservation Area in Wilmington, where visitors enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating and fishing.
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