Your Decatur apartment is a great place to call home. With Abraham Lincoln as one of its early residents, the largest city in Illinois with a population of over 80,000 and sometimes called "the soybean capital of the world," you have a lot to be proud of. The city, founded in 1823, is beautifully located on the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur.
In the springtime, typically the beginning of May, the Decatur Celebration, Illinois largest free street festival attracts close to 150,000 guests and features live music, food and drink vendors and activities for the whole family.
The strength of the economy is based on its industrial, agricultural processing and manufacturing strengths. Some of the larger corporations here include Caterpillar, Inc., Mueller Co., Tate & Lyle and the world headquarters for ADM, a leading agricultural processor.
Decatur offers plenty of outdoor exploration possibilities with Lake Decatur, Rock Springs Conservation Area, Sand Creek Recreation Area and Friends Creek Regional Park. There's lots of exploring to do at the Lincoln Trail Homestead Memorial where Abe chopped his first logs for his father's house and for neighboring farms.
Higher education can be pursued here in Decatur, at Millikin University and Richland Community College. The Decatur Public Library is excellent, and is located downtown, along with the Illinois Children's' Museum.
With the low cost of living and the classic Midwest USA feel, it's no wonder Decatur apartment-ites love it