This is Bert Sperling, and I’m asking for your help.
We’ve been working hard to improve BestPlaces.net and we’d love to get your input.
I hope you can take a minute to share your thoughts.
If you’re a first-time user, I realize you don’t have any experience with the site. Please share whatever you can about what you’re looking for.
Thanks for your time and valuable opinions!Bert
Feel free to contact "Best Places Guy" Bert Sperling at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you’d like to share!
2 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps
Avg. Home Price
Avg. Commute Time
Peoria is a pleasant, small community that is one of the oldest cities in the state. It is a business, industrial, and agricultural center known as the headquarters for Caterpillar, Inc. and the heavy-equipment industry. It is also home to the United States Agricultural Research Laboratory. Consistent with its mainstream Midwestern stereotype, life in Peoria is generally quiet. Downtown is clean and unremarkable but has some new entertainment venues, including a new museum center, civic center and high-rise residential units. The Illinois River waterfront is nice, and attractive older residential areas surround the city in the nearby hills.
Cost of living and home prices are attractive, especially on a national scale. The nature of Caterpillar and the equipment business suggests economic cycles. There have been periods of extended economic malaise, but the industrial/commercial base is growing and diversifying. Peoria is home to the 6,000-student Bradley University, and educational attainment is high for a small town. The city is also home to a strong healthcare sector, including three hospitals and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Peoria is situated next to the Illinois River in a shallow river valley, surrounded by gently rolling terrain. The climate is continental with typically changeable weather and a wide range of temperatures. Summer is generally pleasant, with some humid periods mid-season. Most precipitation falls in summer, mainly as thunderstorms. Falls are pleasant, with frequent periods of long, warm, dry days. Winter brings a mix of rain and snow. First freeze is late October, last is late April.
Start Your Review of Morton
About Best Places
Best Places Tools
Best Places to Live