Homes in the Arbor District
Rental houses to lease or buy in Carbondale Illinois in historic residential neighborhood near Southern Illinois University and Memorial Hospital.

We live in the Arbor District and lease historic houses restored to their original condition. We seek to rent to professionals and others who want a quality home.

At the present time we have four houses in the Arbor District. These houses are in easy walking distance to Southern Illinois University and Memorial Hospital, as well as City Hall, Carbondale's historic Town Square, a full-service grocery store, banks, and other services. They are zoned R-1, residential (no more than two unrelated adults).

We acquire new properties from time to time. We will post announcements here when homes become available.

We want good people to join us in sustaining a real neighborhood of walkable streets, children's voices and neighborly support. To that end, we will sell any of the properties to those who want to join with us in the Arbor District. Tenants have the first right of an offer on a property.

There are programs at the city and national level to supplement first time buyers as well as conversions from rentals to ownership.

On the photos below, click on the link to do a tour of the house.

Contact D. Gorton
phone: 618-457-8228

700 W Cherry St

700 W. Cherry St.

702 W. Cherry Street

704 W. Cherry St.    
804 W Cherry St

804 W. Cherry St.    SOLD

1000 W. Cherry St.

813 W. High St.   FOR RENT-Available July 1, 2017

About the Arbor District

The Arbor District is located in the near west side of Carbondale, a short walk from Southern Illinois University and Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Most of the homes date to the period between WWI and 1960, although homes dating to the 1850s exist in the Historic District along Walnut and Main Streets. It is an easy walk to a major grocery store (Oakland and Main) and to City Hall (Illinois and Walnut) and the downtown shopping district.

Carbondale has many amenities. On the west side of town, Murdale Shopping Center houses an organic and natural food store, the Neighborhood Coop, a marvelous International Grocery with an astonishing selection of foods from around the world; a green grocer, a bakery, a good liquor and wine store, and an excellent hardware and general store, among other shops.

The Saturday Farmer's Market is held in the adjoining Westtown Mall during growing season. A Post Office and various services are in the shopping center.

The historic Town Square is a short walk from the Arbor District, with locally owned restaurants and shops.