With a population of over 40,000, Rock Island apartment-ites are comfortable living in a smaller city with all the comforts of a larger one. Historical locations and arts facilities to visit, a good school system with two high schools and several private schools as well, an excellent library and plenty of park space make Rock Island a desirable place to live.
Three library locations with thousands of free materials, plus a wide variety of activities and classes for all ages is just one benefit of the Rock Island lifestyle. The beautiful garden style cemetery of Chippiannock, meaning "place of the dead," has notables buried there and has received national recognition for its beauty. A land of gardens can be seen here, so in addition to making a trip to the cemetery, Rock Island apartment dwellers should make time to visit the Quad City Botanical Center (with an impressive conservatory), and Longview Park and Conservatory Gardens.
Speaking of the outdoors, The Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department operates nearly 850 acres of land with 26 sites for fitness and aerobic programs for all, as well as picnic areas and a place to exercise outdoors. Also on the city outskirts is Black Hawk Park State Historic Site, located on a 150 foot bluff overlooking the Rock River, and includes the interesting John Hausberg Museum of Native American Life. In addition, Rock Island is home to the Rock Island Arsenal, which produces armaments for the U.S. Army. The Arsenal employs about 6,000 Rock Island residents.
With one of the biggest assets being the neighborhoods, Rock Island apartment-ites can feel comfortable wherever they live, work or play in this town.more...