Places to Live in Pekin, Illinois
One of the best things about Pekin is its ability to provide a foundation strong enough to feel like home, yet flexible enough to encourage the kind of opportunity that comes when one believes in the possibilities before them. Some might even call it having a strong “taproot.” This quality is evident throughout the city – and the story of Pekin’s history can be seen just by taking a look at the residential market here. Houses are as diverse in style and pricing as their residents are in age and occupation. Pekin homes represent a wide range of ages and styles, from new subdivisions to older, more established neighborhoods. But they all reflect the sense of pride and community that exists here.
Housing costs range from moderate to upper end. If you’re seeking a starter home or looking to upgrade for more space or even downsize to a smaller but newer home, there is a neighborhood that will fit your family’s needs and budget. The newest subdivisions have all the city services you would expect, along with stunning natural beauty that will delight you. Ranging from moderate to high-end in their construction, some of the newest neighborhoods are built around lakes or have wooded views you can enjoy from your deck.
If you prefer an older, established neighborhood where the houses have character and amenities they “just don’t build like that anymore,” you can find that here too. From stately turn-of-the-century homes on tree-lined streets (even some brick streets) to bungalows built in the 1920s, to the brick ranch homes of the 1950s and beyond, there are a variety of homes in a price range to meet everyone’s wish lists and budgets.
If you’re a golfer, there are plenty of homes located on or near Lick Creek Golf course, Pekin Country Club and Sunset Hills Golf Club. Many of our neighborhoods offer safe, easy walking access to shopping, recreation and parks.