The twin cities of Champaign and Urbana are nestled amid the farms and prairies of America’s heartland, yet they are within a 3-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Commercial airline service via the University’s Willard Airport (CMI) provides links to destinations throughout the world.
Home to the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, one of the nation’s top-ranked research institutions, Champaign-Urbana combines the cultural resources of a large metropolitan town and the charm, friendliness and affordability of classic Midwestern living. The University’s cultural attractions include a performing arts center that draws internationally renowned artists, as well as art and world history museums.
With a combined population of approximately 110,000, the community boasts a wide range of ethnic restaurants, specialty stores, coffee houses, clubs and live music venues, movie theaters, athletic facilities, galleries and bookstores.