Distance to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport: 24 mi
Distance to Peoria: 17 mi
Distance to Chicago: 140 mi
Distance to St. Louis: 185 mi
The downtown of Chillicothe looks a little like a museum on the open air due to numerous antique shops, where Chillicothe’s third- or fourth generation residents share their passion, knowledge and esthetic refinement. Its nostalgic, French architecture of the early 1930s, free Friday movie night and welcoming neighbors leave a lasting impression to everyone.
Built on the territory of the former Rock Island Railroad, this city still has BNSF Railway that operates the most important civil engineering point.
This distinct railroad accent and slightly French style attract many visitors to Chillicothe. The city offers a wide range of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities. It has several major museums, art galleries with local and international exhibitions. Chillicothe’s shopping malls are specifically built to satisfy the needs of the local residents and people from nearby smaller towns. The city serves as a commercial and recreational center as well. But if you still can’t find whatever you look for, just take a short drive to Peoria.
Chillicothe is nestled on the Illinois River in one of the area’s most beautiful valleys. With the population of a little over 6,000 residents, it combines a half-rural country living with a big city’s amenities. Chillicothe has several large business hubs, three major entertainment areas, elementary, middle and high schools, medical center and various fitness facilities.
Peoria’s suburban Chillicothe flourishes due to proximity to downtown, majestic panoramic views, healthy outdoor lifestyle and lower housing prices.
There are various types of housing available in Chillicothe from traditional American style houses, duplexes to luxurious multi-million single-family mansions. The average price for 3 BD/2BA house varies between $120,000 and $145,000. Spacious 4BD/4BA houses can be purchased at the price between $250,000 and $300,000 depending on the location.
The more affordable options can be found in unincorporated areas of Chillicothe.