West Peoria

History & Location

West Peoria

The City of West Peoria is a small community with a neighborhood feel.  The city was incorporated in 1993 and is a great city in which to raise a family.  West Peoria is located just minutes from downtown Peoria, but away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Sandwiched between 2 golf courses and right down the street from Bradley University.  There is easy access to transportation centers, cultural amenities, medical facilities, and quality education.  The city has preserved small-town charm and grace.  Tax rates are lower in West Peoria than Peoria.

West Peoria’s main business districts include N. Western Avenue, W. Farmington Road, and the Sterling/Rohmann Avenue intersection.

West Peoria

Schools  www.psd150.org

Elementary:  Peoria Public School District #150-Whittier School and Woodrow Wilson

Middle:  Peoria Public School District #150-Calvin Coolidge and Sterling Middle School

High:  Peoria Public School District #150-Manual and Peoria Central

Also nearby is St. Mark Catholic School

Post-Secondary:  Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Midstate College, Robert Morris College


Situated adjacent to two parks and two golf courses, West Peoria provides the community with green space and a great environment for recreation.  Laura Bradley Park and the Franciscan Recreation Complex, Madison Golf Course and Newman Golf Course all give residents opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and participate in park district programs.

The Franciscan Recreation Complex (FRC) is a multi-purpose recreation center features a full-size gymnasium, a multi-purpose room with kitchenette, a community room, dance studio, soccer field, two baseball fields, a track, and an outdoor playground.  FRC and its facilities are accessible to people with disabilities and the facilities can be rented.

Local Businesses

The City of West Peoria strives to foster economic growth and an improved quality of life by encouraging the creation and attraction of new businesses, the retention and expansion of existing businesses, new job creation, and a more diversified tax base.  Restaurants, shopping, groceries, gas, insurance, social services, salons and more can be found right here in West Peoria.

“Living is best…to the West of Peoria”!

Information provided with reference to the website:  www.cityofwestpeoria.com