Welcome to the Heart of Southwestern Illinois
There’s much to like about Collinsville these days. Collinsville embodies everything good about life in Southwestern Illinois: convenient location, small town cohesiveness, big city amenities, excellent real estate values, a strong economy, a working downtown area, history, culture and housing opportunities to support a wide variety of contemporary and traditional lifestyles. And like most of Southwestern Illinois, it is also growing rapidly.
Located at the intersection of interstate highways 55/70 and 255, just 12 minutes from downtown St. Louis, more than 25,000 people are now calling Collinsville home, nearly double what the city’s population was 20 years ago.
What sets Collinsville above its newer neighbors are the many advantages that come with an established community: a wider variety of housing, a more genuine feel to its neighborhoods and a unique civic identity steeped in history, culture, diversity and tradition. Several well-established regional festivals are held in Collinsville each year. Competitive schools, rising property values, favorable tax rates, beautiful parks and state-of-the-art recreational amenities round out the more favorable quality of life found in Collinsville.
Collinsville is experiencing major growth in its retail, convention, hospitality, entertainment, recreation and logistics industries, while consumer service businesses have grown to keep pace with the city’s population growth.
Within its borders, Collinsville offers an extensive variety of quality of life amenities – from a World Heritage Site and an outstanding parks and trail system to music and entertainment venues – unmatched in the region. Learn more about the Collinsville community at www.collinsvillenow.com or call 618-344-2884.