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One of the oldest communities in Illinois named after the Peorian Indians who inhabited the Illinois River Valley; Peoria is equal distance from Chicago and St. Louis. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses five counties in Central Illinois neighboring the city of Peoria, had a population of 372,487 in 2008. Peoria is the third largest metropolitan area in the state after Chicagoland and the Metro-East portion of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The thriving communities of the Greater Peoria Area offer the best of both worlds. Here there is an enviable standard of living featuring exciting venues within a 15-20 minute commute. Take advantage of the quality shopping, exceptional dining, recognized educational institutions, performing and contemporary arts, award-winning golf courses, parks, theater, sports entertainment and a variety of cultural events Peoria has to offer. You’ll experience the energy of a metropolis, minus the congestion.
Three-time winner of the prestigious and renowned "All America City Award," Peoria is a city that will charm you with its hospitality and believes in treating its visitors like guests. New residents will be pleased to be a part of a full-fledged city, complete with a towering downtown landscape and thriving industry. The Greater Peoria Area has continued to prosper and grow since its early beginnings. The natural riches that lured the Peorian Indians and pioneers here contributed greatly to the later development of industry. Notable businesses including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Maui Jim, RLI Corp. and AmerenCILCO serve as a foundation and contribute to our community’s success.
Today the Greater Peoria Area is an industrial/agricultural environment that takes pride in its historic past and progressive future. Rising from the fertile lands that stretch from the banks of the Illinois River, Peoria is truly a city you will love to live, work and play.
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