Welcome to Jacksonville, Illinois Print

Jacksonville, Illinois, was built on ground-breaking education, rich farmland and commerce fed by good transportation.

 

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It remains on that solid footing today.

One of the oldest towns in the Land of Lincoln, Jacksonville and the surrounding area boasts the state’s first college, its first public high school, some of the largest crop yields in the nation and a river-rail-road intersection to support all manner of business.

Neighborhoods of historic homes on streets arched with trees are within walking distance of a renovating downtown, national stores and Fortune 500 businesses — and to one of its many neighborhood elementary schools.

Large, modern housing developments for executives overlook a golf course, and cozy, supportive communities for retirees are down the street from a 21st century medical district anchored by a state-of-the-art hospital.  
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Neighborhoods blend to create a larger city Print

Jacksonville is a town of neighborhoods, each with elementary schools, parks and churches within walking distance.
Housing offers living for everyone, from middle-class homes to downtown apartments and condominiums for the modern urbanite to executive mansions.

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Breathing new life into downtown Print

Towns and cities are defined by their downtowns, and Jacksonville’s has learned from the challenges faced by all   communities.

More than a decade in the making, a downtown resurgence has come to a head, with the award-winning Jacksonville Main Street organization leading the way.

In 2010, a major revitalization of the city’s downtown square got under way and since then has transformed the life of the square.

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