Best Places to Live in Peoria, Illinois

Mid-sized city - North-central Illinois, 135 miles southwest of Chicago
Pros
-Cost of living
-Healthcare
-Attractive residential areas
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Peoria Metro Area

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.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Peoria County
Metro Area: Peoria Metro Area
City: Peoria
Zip Codes: 61604 61614 61615 61603 61605 61606 61602 61625
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Peoria is 7.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Peoria jobs have decreased by 0.31%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Peoria's cost of living is 16.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Peoria's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Peoria's population is 115,070 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.38%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Peoria is $89,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.04%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Peoria public schools spend $14,043 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13 students per teacher in Peoria. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Peoria

It's not a good time to buy in Peoria. Home Appreciation is down -0.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Peoria Real Estate.

The median home price in Peoria is $89,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Peoria    17 Reviews
P-town - 4/25/2012
In the past we have had the highest violent crime rate per capita in the state of Illinois. Yes, even higher than Chicago's. The rate is declining, but it is still not a... (Read More)

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Peoria - 7/28/2010
Peoria is a very reasonable place to live all... (Read More)

Peoria is... - 6/27/2010
The City of Peoria is a river town. It is located in the Illinois River Valley on the banks of the Illinois River - a deep channel commercial shipping lane this is also... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS
61604 61614 61615 61603 61605 61606 61602 61625