You only get one life, and that life deserves more. Whether it’s greater work/life balance, greater family time or greater opportunities to make a difference in your career or community, you’ll find more in Greater Peoria.


So Many Ways to Live Greater

#1 Best Place to live in illinois
Greater Peoria was ranked the #1 Best Place to Live in Illinois and #13 among all small U.S. cities by U.S. News Best Places in 2022-23.
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A Wonderful Place to Raise a Family
From our zoo and children's museum to our parks and trails, Greater Peoria offers a host of activities the entire family can do together.
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Four-Time All America City
Peoria is a four-time All-America City, recognized by the National Civic League for civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation.
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A Generous & Giving Community
Greater Peoria is cited among the most generous communities in the country, with so many ways to get involved and make a difference.
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#9 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S.
Greater Peoria was ranked the #9 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23 for our affordable housing and low cost of living.
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World-Class Museums, Sports & Restaurants
With professional and collegiate sports teams and a diverse arts and cultural community, there's something for everyone in Greater Peoria.
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Work Greater​

Greater Peoria offers a diverse network of world-class employers across industries, from insurance to healthcare to manufacturing and beyond. Are you ready to take the next great step in your career?
Nikki Romain Co-Founder and Executive Director, Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART Inc.)​, headshot

Nikki Romain

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow
(ART Inc.)

“I was born in Chicago and I’ve lived in cities all over the country. Since moving to Peoria, I’m happy to say that I’ve found a caring and committed community that really shows up! My husband and I founded a nonprofit that inspires and empowers the community through the arts, education and culture, and the support we’ve received has been nothing short of extraordinary. From business to the arts to nonprofits and more, this region is full of special people, unique places and fun things to do. Of all the places I’ve lived, this is truly the place that feels most like home. We are proud to live and raise our daughter here in Greater Peoria!”

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Professional sports. Fine dining. Live music. World-class museums. Whatever your passion, you’ll find an outlet in Greater Peoria. There are so many things to do here — indoors, outdoors and in every season.

Live Greater

With our family-friendly atmosphere and low cost of living, our work/life balance is greater in Greater Peoria. Discover a community that welcomes you with open arms — and boundless opportunities to make a difference.

Top Places to Explore in Greater Peoria

From fun activities to breathtaking views, here are some of the top places that the Greater Peoria region has to offer.