Bartonville Real Estate
A village situated in Peoria County Illinois, Bartonville is a suburb of the city of Peoria and Bartonville homes for sale are often chosen for this reason. Those who enjoy living on the outskirts of a large city are afforded the amenities and advantages of small town living while being near everything that is needed. Bartonville has a population of 6,471 and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. This includes the counties of Tazewell, Peoria, Woodford, Stark and Marshall. Bartonville real estate is a good location for raising a family, relocating for work or retiring.
The residential areas of Bartonville are a balance of contemporary and historic homes. A large percentage of homes were constructed prior to 1939 and many are older homes that were built between 1940 and 1969. There are homes that are established, but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1994. Newer construction is present as well with new subdivisions being added on the south side of the city.
When it comes to recreation, Bartonville residents have acres of parks from which to choose. With fitness trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds, fishing and hunting and plenty of open space to enjoy nature. Alpha Park is one with more than 18 acres to enjoy and this park has a newly updated softball complex. Mendenhall Park is along the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway and contains a wetlands restoration area. This is a great place to see snowy egrets, blue herons, eagles and a variety of waterfowl. If getting away from it all is a desire, Lauterbach Park is a quiet area to do so. There are several walking trails and it is easy to find a spot for a picnic.
Residents of Bartonville real estate are served by the Limestone CHSD 310 School District. This district includes three schools with an enrollment of approximately 1,141 students. To the north of Bartonville is the location of the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport and the 182nd Airlift Wing of the United State Air Force.
If golfing is a passion, the 18-hole golf course at Coyote Creek provides a challenge. The obstacles on this course include many creeks and lakes. There are many activities for residents in Bartonville – some are seasonal. The summer months bring Market in the Park, a farmer’s market that includes produce that was locally grown. There are numerous children’s events throughout the year. The Fall Festival is held in October and features music, food and fun for everyone.