The region surrounding the neighboring towns of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon is one of Southwest Illinois most attractive. Situated on bluffs high above the Mississippi River on a gently rolling plain, they enjoy beautiful surroundings and a strategic location. Here, one will find a high quality of life and a vibrant business climate where the best in small town Americana meets future progress.
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are unique and distinct towns. Edwardsville is the county seat and home to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). Glen Carbon is among the top five in quality housing in the region. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Madison County and the entire seven-county Southwestern Illinois area. Well-planned growth ensures that Edwardsville and Glen Carbon will preserve their special heritage.
Both communities have excellent recreational options, dining, shopping and educational systems. Health care facilities, transportation, libraries, childcare, housing and government are among the best anywhere.
Surrounded by nature centers, lakes and parks, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon residents enjoy all four seasons, especially spring with its Dogwood and Redwood blossoms and autumns brilliant colors.
Winter temperatures rarely drop below 32 degrees and summer temperatures are moderate. Residents and tourists in Southwestern Illinois know that the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon region is one to treasure.
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