Tree-lined streets welcome residents of Rockford apartments home after a day at work or play. And there's a great deal of commerce and play activities in this city of close to 170,000 often referred to as "Forest City." It's the third largest city in Illinois after Chicago and Aurora, and was chartered in the year 1852.
Located in the beautiful northern section of the state, one of the focuses of the city is on tourism that is attracted by excellent outdoor parks and incredible museums, arts, shopping and dining. In addition, Rockford hosts pro hockey, soccer and baseball teams. If you like high water adventure, watch the Rockford Ski Broncs water ski team as they perform on the Rock River every Wednesday and Friday, June through September.
And if the Rockford apartment dweller is into sports him or herself, the Rockford Park District offers two Sportscore complexes for individual and team sports and recreation. Golf, aquatics, and ice skating are offered for individuals, and for team sports, you can easily pick up a game of basketball, soccer or softball, or become registered in a league. Both Sportscore parks are on over 100 acres each, and offer beautiful fields and some of the finest in sporting organizations in the state.
As an outdoor destination for tourists, Rockford apartment-ites can enjoy beautiful forest preserves along the Kishwaukee River Valley on hundreds of acres. And Rockford's Japanese Gardens are considered the top Japanese Gardens in North America. For furthering one's education, several independent colleges, including Rockford College and Rockford Business College, as well as satellite sites including Illinois Northern University, and the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine.
Rockford apartment-ites have much more than is described here to entertain themselves in this delightful city, so read on!more...