Family Friendly Living
We’re not just a technology utopia; we’re a fantastic community for families, too. Champaign-Urbana offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy all types of recreation, great food, fun activities and distinguished education systems.
Welcome to an active micro-urban community with Midwestern sensibilities. That means the pace of life here allows you to stop and smell the flowers in any of our 1,000 acres of city parks and green spaces. Outdoor concerts and festivals abound, and we have plenty of farmers markets and great restaurants for you and your little ones. To top it off, these activities are all affordable.
With a 90+ percent graduation rate in Champaign County schools, we stand out as a community with high education standards. University of Illinois Laboratory High School, a free public laboratory school, ranks as one of the best in the state. We have options for all kinds of students — including those who test as gifted and those interested in high-tech trades. You’ll find STEM schools, gifted programs and dual-language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin that even begin in elementary school.