Champaign County is a warm and welcoming community with a dynamic mix of technology, tradition and culture.
The community is rich in culture and full of activities. Champaign County provides a level of entertainment opportunities unmatched by other communities its size due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Champaign County is proud to offer vibrant, yet diverse attractions while maintaining friendly, small town hospitality.
Literally a "crossroads," Champaign County lies halfway between the Windy City of Chicago and St. Louis. East or westbound travelers find Champaign halfway between Indianapolis and Peoria.
Nearly 180,000 people call Champaign County home. Add 40,000 University of Illinois students and faculty and you see the diversity of a population that makes Champaign one of the most sophisticated counties in Illinois.
Four distinct seasons provide much of the flavor of Champaign. The summer months provide many outdoor activity opportunities with hiking, canoeing and camping locations nearby. Children can be entertained by a wide variety of summer camps and water parks. With the fall comes a beautiful display of changing leaf color and the always brisk weather for the college football season. Snow activities are the name of the game in the winter, as well as Fighting Illini basketball and other indoor sports.When spring rolls around, the community shakes off the winter chill and continues to enjoy fine cuisine, entertainment and intellectual stimulation.