Mapleton Real Estate
Mapleton real estate is located within Peoria County, Illinois and the population of this village is 327. Nearby towns or cities include Pekin, South Pekin, Kingston Mines, Glasford and Bartonville. This is a rural community and part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The majority of homes within Mapleton are owner occupied, single-family residences. They include lakefront homes situated on over an acre. Large 5 bedroom homes with cul-de-sacs including magnificent views and many features such as open floor plans, master suites with whirlpool tubs, hardwood floors and fireplaces are an example of Mapleton homes for sale.
They may also include homes in Rose Estates located within a few minutes of all the city amenities. Offering formal dining rooms and gourmet kitchens, the homes often include game areas, 2-tier decks and private docks. The choice of a residence with a heated pool, a pool house and patio as well as being situated on acreage provides residents of Mapleton real estate with privacy. Additionally, there is the advantage of living near open areas where a variety of recreation may be enjoyed from horseback riding to hiking and the appreciation of nature.
Residents of Mapleton have many job opportunities including Caterpillar, Inc., a Lonza Group plant and Evonik, a chemical plant located on U.S. Route 24. Commuting to other areas is also an option. There are also many recreational venues including the Marigold Festival held in nearby Pekin. This festival is an annual celebration that attracts exhibitors from many states as well as numerous communities within Illinois. Held the first weekend after Labor Day, the festival includes a parade, arts and crafts and live music.
Every year around August, Mapleton hosts its Annual Wizard of Oz Festival. Held at the Permanent Oz Children’s Garden at Butler Haynes Park, the festival celebrates the famous work of L. Frank Baum. The festival entertains with puppet shows, finding Glinda the Good Witch in Munchkinland, visiting the Wicked Witch of the West in her castle and even walking along the yellow brick road.
The town of Bartonville is located nearby as well and has more than 18 acres of recreation in Alpha Park including a softball complex. Other parks in the area provide fitness trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds and more. Peoria is another city that is near Mapleton. Peoria’s entertainment venue includes the opera, ballet, symphony, theater and shopping. The choice of Mapleton homes for sale will allow residents to enjoy a location that is within a few miles of a variety of opportunities. Residents of Mapleton are served by the Illini Bluffs School District 327.