Downtown Elgin is home to an eclectic, growing mix of businesses, residents, and civic, cultural and recreation amenities. Housing options range from new construction condos and brownstones to upper story renovated lofts to the new Elgin Artspace – an apartment development for artists. Residents enjoy living in an historic, urban environment that marries the amenities of a city with the affordability and accessibility of the suburbs.

View apartments/condos for lease or sale in downtown Elgin >

Fountain Square on the River
1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos with views overlooking the Fox River and the soon-to-come Riverside Promenade in the heart of downtown.



River Park Place Townhomes
3-story brownstones across the street from Festival Park on the south end of downtown near the Grand Victoria Casino.



Elgin Artspace
1, 2 or 3 bedroom live/work loft apartments for artists. Owned and managed by Artspace – the nation’s largest not-for-profit development corporation.



Upper Story Lofts
Renovated loft apartments on the second and third floors of historic buildings are tucked throughout downtown. Call (847) 488-1456 for more information.



Center City Apartments
Senior apartments in the former Douglas Hotel feature 45 units of affordable rental senior housing. Call (847) 622-0800.



Downtown is surrounded by historic and active neighborhoods with a variety of housing options. Visit our neighborhood partners’ websites for more information on living within walking distance of downtown.

Northeast Neighborhood Association (north of downtown) >

Gifford Park Association (east of downtown) >

Southwest Area Neighbors (southwest of downtown) >