Orchard Downs

Located about one mile southeast from the center of campus, Orchard Downs is in one of the largest green space areas in Champaign-Urbana. The community is primarily graduate students and their families. Visiting scholars, guests of academic departments, undergraduate students with families, veterans, faculty, and staff are all welcome.


1841 Orchard Place, Urbana

Contact Information:

Phone: (217) 333-5656

Email: apartments@illinois.edu


University Arboretum, Hartley Gardens, College of Veterinary Medicine

Apartment Types:

Orchard Downs— one-bedroom furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished; Orchard Downs Remodeled – one bedroom furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished; Orchard South— two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished


Rent includes 24/7 maintenance, free on-site parking, water, trash, sewer, Internet, cable TV package. Laundry facilities on site. Remodeled apartments include: central air conditioning, new flooring including carpeting in bedrooms, updated kitchens and bathrooms, and washer/dryer in each unit.

Special Features:

Convenient access to bus service, computer lab open 7 days/week, on-site pre-school and after-school program at Orchard Downs, outdoor recreational space and playgrounds, friendly and knowledgeable live-in staff, MultiCultural Health Center open to all residents

Online Application:

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