East Peoria Real Estate
East Peoria real estate is located in Tazewell County, Illinois and the city is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. East Peoria, particularly the main commercial center, is across the Illinois River from downtown Peoria. The city has a population of 23,402 and homes include single-family residences and small and large apartment complexes. Many East Peoria homes for sale are well-established, older homes built between 1940 and 1969.
Residents of East Peoria real estate are served by three school districts. Two elementary districts include Robein and District 86 and the high school district of East Peoria Community High School District 309. The city is also the location of Illinois Central College, a community college providing high-quality education.
East Peoria also has the distinction of being the location of one of the only marinas of its type between Chicago and St. Louis, the East Port Marina. This marina has been ranked four anchors in the Quimby Cruising Guide. Many boaters stop here for a break and to enjoy the entertainment options provided by the cities of Peoria and East Peoria.
There are a number of shopping venues available to residents of East Peoria real estate as well as numerous dining options. From American to Italian, Mexican, Oriental, fast food, tea rooms and sandwich shops, there is something for everyone. The East Side Centre in East Peoria is one of the leading athletic facilities in the Midwest. The center hosts a number of tournaments including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball and track on local, regional and national levels.
The Fon du Lac Park District provides many recreational opportunities for all ages. There are parks located throughout the city, hiking and biking trails, a water park, two golf courses, a campground and marina and a farm park. The district also provides several types of classes such as jazzercise, dance lessons, big band dances, computer classes and programs including summer camp and special recreation programs. Choosing East Peoria homes for sale will allow residents to enjoy all the amenities the city has to offer with more than 1600 acres of parks including a charming farm park.
The Festival of Lights has become a large tradition that has spread from beyond residents in East Peoria and to residents of other communities as well. The Festival of Lights is a 2 mile parade during the holiday season that is adorned with Christmas lights. The process to this beautiful event starts months prior to the start of the parade. A beauty pageant to decide who will be queen of the festival happens every September.