LIFESTYLE

Go find the good life in Greater Peoria. From the energy and amenities of our progressive cities to the charm and hometown feeling of our smaller communities, Greater Peoria has the perfect place for you to call home.

Whatever your passion, come find your perfect place in Greater Peoria. Our communities offer quiet residential areas, homes and urban condos with spectacular river views, open farmland or acres of wooded serenity. Experience the excitement of the Peoria Riverfront festivals, musical performances, museums, shopping, dining or even a ride on a genuine paddlewheeler. Relax on our many golf courses, parks and bike trails winding throughout the area. Take in a professional baseball or college basketball game or enjoy racing sailboats on the Illinois River. Unique local restaurants will soon become your favorites, while specialty shops and our many retail centers and malls make shopping a pleasure. Improve your mind! Our public and private schools, community colleges and universities offer exceptional educational opportunities, from pre-k to medical school.

500
events held annually at the Peoria Civic Center
4
times Peoria has been named an All-American City
10
studios featured on First Friday artist tours
80
public and private golf tours
9k
acres in the Peoria Park District, the largest in the state
$ 120M
investment in new museum complex on the riverfront