Peoria is a jewel hidden in plain sight. Sunlight reflects off the Illinois River and Peoria Lake, and flashes of green from parks and golf courses break up the monotony of the cityscape. Surprisingly cosmopolitan for its size, the city maintains an active arts scene, and its high proportion of students brings a youthful energy to the area.
West Peoria stands about three miles west of downtown, slightly removed from the universities and businesses. Its roads twist and turn, creating quiet enclaves of subdivisions, while unassuming commercial districts line the main thoroughfares. This area's rustic character attracts those looking for both small-town congeniality and the conveniences of urban living. Best of all, this blend of sophistication and country charm comes at a modest price.
Access to highways and interstates simplifies travel to neighboring mid-sized cities. Drive 42 miles east to Bloomington, 74 miles south to Springfield and 133 miles north to Rockford.