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Big time on the prairie
Sprawled on the eastern Illinois prairie, at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 74, is a place where you can live as big or small as your heart desires. The neighboring towns of Urbana and Champaign are home to 150,000 residents who enjoy more than you can imagine, including:
- A Big Ten university with a diverse international population
- Big-city amenities with lower living costs and easy commutes
- Great dining, sports, arts and entertainment
- Airport connections to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Charlotte
- And less than a three-hour drive to Chicago, Indianapolis or St. Louis
The community centerpiece is the University of Illinois, ranked one of the top 15 public universities in the United States. More than half of Urbana-Champaign residents over 25 years old are college graduates. An abundance of research, high tech and banking jobs make for a professional population base.
Urbana is recognized as one of the nation’s most affordable housing markets. Champaign offers an eclectic housing stock, ranging from Gothic Revival farmhouses to urban lofts. Together, they enjoy widespread reputations as havens for foodies and bicyclists.
Also check out visitchampaigncounty.org and yourewelcomecu.com. Photo credit: Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Illinois.
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