Nestled in the heart of the Illinois River Valley, Peoria is the largest Illinois metropolitan area outside of Chicago and St. Louis. The fertile soil and river transportation made the area ideal for early European settlers and created the perfect birthplace for a city rich in heritage, commerce and industry.
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in Peoria on July 16, 1877, and the city remains home base for the OSF HealthCare Ministry, which has grown to include 14 hospitals and more than 147 care sites.
Regarded as an ideal blend of urban, suburban and rural influences, the Greater Peoria area offers a lower cost of living, easy commutes and amenities that appeal to an array of lifestyles. In Peoria, you’ll find this and more:
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