Situated at the crossroads of interstates 57, 72 and 74 in east central Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has a population of approximately 170,000, made up of 125,000 year round residents, and 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying at the University of Illinois. Frequently included in national surveys of the best places to live and do business, the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign were founded in 1833 and 1861, respectively. Their proximity to major Midwest markets like Chicago (140 miles north), Indianapolis (125 miles east), and St. Louis (180 miles southwest) make it an ideal location for those wishing to live in a moderate-sized community while still being within easy reach of the business, entertainment and shopping opportunities available in major metropolitan areas. Air access to and from the community is provided by American Airlines through the university’s Willard Airport.
With numerous public and private K through 12 education options, superb healthcare, affordable and abundant housing, a below-average unemployment rate, easy commuting, world class entertainment and nearly year-round Big 10 sporting events, Urbana-Champaign provides the ideal location for young professionals, families, and empty-nesters alike.
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