The Best of Both Worlds: City Living with a Small-Town Vibe
Peoria offers rich cultural amenities, family-friendly activities and ample job opportunities.
Located midway between Chicago and St. Louis, Peoria is an innovative city and central hub for healthcare, data analytics, entrepreneurship, heavy equipment manufacturing and agribusiness.
The greater Peoria area is home to nearly 400,000 and about 1 million people live within a 60-mile radius.
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Some of What Peoria Has to Offer Heading link
- low cost of living
- largest park district in Illinois
- minor league baseball and hockey teams
- airport with 12 direct destinations
- 2,000-acre wildlife park
- two symphony orchestras
- a museum and a children’s playhouse
- large civic arena and theater
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50 + miles of walking, hiking and bike trails
4 x All-American City Award winner
25 % above the national average for health care jobs
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Peoria isn’t just the heart of Illinois. It’s the heart of the country. We’re roughly three hours to Chicago, three hours to Indianapolis and three hours to St. Louis.