Distance to the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport: 13 mi
Distance to Peoria: 9 mi
Distance to Chicago: 155 mi
Distance to St. Louis: 160 mi
Widely known as the “Pumpkin Capital of the World”, Morton is a gorgeous suburb of Peoria that holds annual Pumpkin festival.
The village of Morton is a modern sprawling, yet compact community of approximately 17,000 people. Tucked in the splendid woody area, secluded from the noises of nearby highways, Morton at the same time has big city’s amenities, unforgettable night life and rich history.
Conveniently located just 9 miles southeast of Peoria, Morton has transformed from a small agricultural village into a rapidly growing community. It has a lot to offer for both permanent residents and newly comers or just curious visitors. There are several excellent schools, museums, art galleries, two cemeteries, several churches and one-of-the-art recreational and fitness facilities.
Morton attracts many people due to its wonderful location, low crime rate, access to one of the area’s highest quality medical care and, of course, great career opportunities.
Morton serves as the headquarter center for such internationally recognized companies as Morton Building Inc., Bob Grimm Chevrolet Inc. Nestle, and Caterpillar Inc. There are other 500 prosperous smaller businesses, mainly in the service sector.
Visit Morton’s favorite locally-founded restaurants, corner cafes, organic delis and Irish-style pubs. This great gastronomic adventure will stay in your memory forever!
Morton offers great recreational opportunities for people of all ages. The village has two modern golf courses, tennis courts, five well-off city parks, miles of biking and hiking trails.
Morton is a leading housing choice among the Peoria Metro Area. The village has newer, high-quality houses, apartments and town homes with spacious front yards and parks nearby.
If you are looking for a place to raise children, Morton has to be your choice. Safe community with crystal clear air, children day care and schools…all and much more can be found here, in Morton, IL.