• Neighborhood

  • Why Pekin...
    A pleasant surprise awaits you in Pekin! Enjoy a day paddle-boating in the lagoon at Mineral Springs Park, horseback riding at the Rockin P’ Ranch, relax on the lazy river at Dragonland Waterpark, catch a round of mini golf, or spend the day shopping at one of the many businesses in the Pekin Main Street Community. Scenic View, quaint neighborhoods, and small town charm with big city amenities, are just a few of the reasons you should call Pekin home.

    Location. Pekin is conveniently located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis (about 165 miles from each), a few hours from Indianapolis, and just 10 miles south of Peoria. We are also nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, making it an idyllic location to call home.

    Neighborhoods. Modest starter homes and new construction, wooded views and lake views, stately mansions and historic charm; whatever your style, you can find it in Pekin.

    Education. Recognized for academic accomplishments and innovative teaching initiatives, Pekin schools offer top quality education to area families. At every level, Pekin schools are committed to providing a diverse academic curriculum, opportunities to explore the arts, and access to the latest in technology. In fact, for many residents of Pekin, the excellent education system is the main reason they chose to make Pekin their home.

    Healthcare. In addition to Pekin Hospital and Methodist at Pekin, there is a wide selection of specialty physicians with offices in Pekin. We also have several short-term and long-term care nursing homes available.

    Recreation. Swimming, horseback riding, tennis, golf… you’re sure to be impressed with our expansive list of recreational activities and one-of-a-kind park system.

    Shopping. Clothes, antiques, crafts, collectibles, home improvements, furniture or a new vehicle; you’ll find exactly what you need right here in Pekin. Our shopping district includes both unique shops as well as well-known markets and stores.

    Dining. Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic evening, a night out on the town or sip coffee with an old friend, Pekin has it all. From Mexican and Italian to Oriental and Greek, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the great tastes Pekin has to offer.