When you live in Illinois, Peoria apartments are a great place to be. Voted the "All America City," three times, it has also been named as the U.S.'s most affordable city out of 150 metropolitan areas by Forbes magazine. In addition to being recognized by national organizations, the city has plenty of artistic, historical and recreation activities to do.
As the world headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria has attracted other large businesses to this city of almost 115,000. Komatsu, another construction equipment manufacturer, as well as Maui Jim sunglasses and RLI Corp. insurance are potential employers for Peoria apartment-ites.
The community as a whole is outstanding, with four exceptional school systems, three major hospitals, and the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport. The hospitals, in fact, account for at least 25% of Peoria's economy. In sports, Peoria hosts the American Hockey League Peoria Riverman, affiliated with the St. Louis Blues, part of the NHL, and play at the Peoria Civic Center. If you prefer performing arts, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra is here, as well as Opera Illinois and Peoria Municipal Band and two ballet companies. When you'd like to tour the town, Peoria is home to many registered historic places, as the city was founded in 1825. Grandview Drive itself was described as "the world's most beautiful drive," by Theodore Roosevelt in 1910.
Peoria hosts numerous festivals, exceptional arts and sporting events. The metropolitan lifestyle of shopping, dining and recreation meet well with the natural beauty of the city and make it a perfect lifestyle for the Peoria apartment dweller.