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“Personalized Service is Our Specialty”
Smith Apartments is a family-owned and managed company that was started in 1958 by our parents, Paul and Ruth Smith. We began with just one 8-unit apartment building on the corner of Second and Armory on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign. We have now grown to 15 buildings with 200 units in the Champaign-Urbana area. As our facilities have grown, so has our reputation!
We celebrate that we have been able to provide safe, clean, comfortable, affordable housing for university students and others in the community for over 60 years. We look forward to continuing to serve our residents in the Twin Cities.
Christine Gunther and Karen Colvill
“I lived at 1004 S. Locust St. for two years. Smith Apartments group was very easy to work with and reach if there ever was an issue. Very few issues came up and I would highly recommend living at one of their units. Great value and service for the cost of rent.”
“Thank you so much for all your help over the years. Your company made moving such an easy transition. I truly appreciate how caring you and your staff are towards all your tenants. I highly recommend Smith Apartments to anyone who asks me! Also please say a big thank you to your maintenance for me – they are awesome!”
“Smith Apartments is family-owned and on their website you’ll find that they claim ‘personalized service is our specialty.’ In the two years I’ve rented from them, I’ve found this to be very accurate, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience. They are quick to respond to emails, and if there’s a problem, maintenance will be there quickly. The people who work for Smith Apartments are kind, understanding, and professional. I’ve rented from other apartment complexes in the area, and I have to say Smith Apartments is my favorite. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for personalized service, people you’ll be able to contact quickly, and who will respond to you quickly. Smith Apartments helped to make my college experience all that it could be.”
“Stayed with Smith Apartments for 4 years out of my 6 years stay at Champaign, first 2 years in 1010 W Clark and next 2 years in 511 W Church. They are exceptionally good landlord. Very responsive to maintenance tickets, extremely helpful in things like early move-in, temporary storage – anything they can offer help on. Both of my apartments were big, nice and clean. I don’t have a single incident that bothered during my stay with them. Most of all, they helped me find sublease for last couple of months because I got relocated and guess what they also temporarily furnished my unfurnished apartment for the sublease. I highly recommend Smith Apartments!!!”
“Smith Apartments is a great company with a fair leasing price and timely service. I always refer you to my friends. Thank you for your high quality and reliable service!”
“You have made me feel welcomed and at home even before I moved here. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. Looking forward to living here for a long time.”
“Thank you for being the best landlord! We really enjoy living in 1010 W. Clark St the past 2 years. We will definitely recommend Smith Apartments to all our friends who are looking for accommodations!”
“Thank you so much for your caring and understanding with my early graduation situation this year. Without your help, so many things may have been much more complicated and in complete chaos. Even apart from this year, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to call my home for the past 1.5 years as I attended U of I.”
“Thank you for a wonderful 2 years at your apartments. Everyone on your staff was always so kind.”
“Thank you! And thanks for your help during the past many years. You are the nicest landlord I have ever met. I wish my new landlord would be as nice as you :)”
“Thanks for a great year. You guys are awesome landlords. Wish we had found you sooner.”
“I’m happy to report that staying with Smith has been one of the best decisions in my graduate career :)”
“I’m loving being back here in your property! It is so clean and well maintained. A refreshing pleasure for sure! Thanks for all you do!”
“100% recommend!!! Smith Apartments was so easy to deal with from viewing the apartment, to signing the lease, to moving out! Very responsive! Great apartments, fair prices and wonderful staff! A+ company! Best we have found in Champaign-Urbana!”
“You and your company really trust your tenants and go above and beyond to care for their needs and requests. If I stay in Champaign next fall, I will look into signing a lease with you again.”
“Almost ten years ago, I lived in Smith Apartment when I was a Ph.D. student. The location of the apartment is good, it is convenient to go to grocery stores, student union, and the lab. It was so popular at that time that most of the engineering students wanted to live in Smith Apartment. Most importantly, Smith Apartment has a good landlord, a serious but kind old man, which makes Smith Apartment not only a place to live, but it is more likely the “home”. So, this time when I got the chance to go back, I found the email address immediately and emailed Smith Apartment. By coincidence, the apartment I rent this time is the one I rent ten years ago! I was so happy because it is my home here! Unfortunately, my visit this time came across the COVID-19 pandemic, and I met with many difficulties. But the current landlord, the daughter of the kind old man, helped me out! She is also truly kind, like her father, I really love Smith Apartment, because the landlord is warm and kind! I really appreciate that Smith Apartment could provide me a safe place to stay during pandemic. I will recommend great Smith Apartment to my friends.”
“I have lived at Smith Apartments in one of their West Church Street buildings for four and a half years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The building is in a great location close to downtown and West side park and the rooms are extremely spacious. I have had excellent experience with them as landlords as well. Maintenance requests are always completed quickly, even on weekends. Management is always very responsive and receptive. They always provide adequate notice prior to anyone visiting the apartment. I highly recommend Smith Apartments as a rental company!”
Smith Apartments Office604 W. Stoughton St. Apt. 12
Urbana, IL 61801
Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Other days/times by appointment