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If it’s your first time renting an apartment as a student, we know it can be both intimidating and confusing. Renting an apartment at First Site will be informative, easy and fun!  


Safe in-person showings, virtual FaceTime showings or we can send you a video of actual apartment. All of our properties also have 3D Virtual Tours!   


Living on campus in an apartment instead of the dorms can save you thousands of dollars and gives you more freedom in your diet, budgeting, and activity.

Save Money

From enrolling in classes, to purchasing textbooks, to moving in to a place of your own, we know that college can be pricy! We have worked hard to offer our residents affordable prices on all types of apartments, so that college life can be worry free instead of worry filled. Learn more about student housing costs.

It PAYS To Live At First Site

Our experience as Illinois State University students help us make decisions now that we are landlords. During the first month of school we raffle many gift cards via our instagram page! We also partner with many businesses in the ISU campus region that are popular with students to receive great discounts which are exclusive to First Site residents only!

100% Fiber Internet & TV

Living in dorms or with another landlord can be limiting in more ways than one. In choosing First Site, you get a TRUE all-inclusive lease, your payment includes ALL utilities and now we also provide 100% fiber internet and cable TV. No other landlord provides the internet speeds and TV quality we do. We partnered with METRONET to provide the fastest internet in the area!

A Great Team to Help

As a student, you have a lot to worry about of on a daily basis…your living arrangements shouldn’t be one of them! At First Site, we are here to make life easier wherever we can. As a team, we are familiar with student life and apartment life, and we use our personal experience to fill your time in an apartment with ease and enjoyment!

Who We Are

Everyone on staff is either a current student at ISU or alumni of the university. Want to know who we are?

"Love living in the nicest building in Uptown!

The helpfulness of First Site staff was a large factor for deciding to stay for a 2nd year! They are really helpful, attentive and friendly. Everything was explained clearly.

Our Apartment is across the street from Pub 2, next to Maggies... Great location!"

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Important Message About Apartment Showings/Tours/Visits
September 15th, 2020

Welcome Back. At First Site, the health and safety of our residents, staff and vendors is of paramount concern. In addition, First Site strives to provide premier services to maximize your First Site leasing experience. In consideration of those core values, First Site has implemented protocols for staff, including maintenance personnel, and vendors, visiting your units. All such individuals will wear masks and disinfect surfaces touched by them, in the event they are required to be within...

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Take a look around our site and get a few ideas for places you’d like to live. Then, get ahold of someone in our office – we’d love to tell you what we can offer for on-campus living as a Redbird! You choose the place, and we’ll fill you in on the rest.