Why Champaign-Urbana?

A Brilliant Community

At the crossroads of Interstate 57, 74 and 72 sits Champaign-Urbana, a micro-urban oasis that enjoys the benefits of a big city with the charm of a small town. With the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the hub of the community, the greater Champaign-Urbana area offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere combined with top-notch dining options, sporting events, museums and technology, and wide open spaces. Throughout the year, we are home to hundreds of events, large and small, from film festivals, marathons, pride events, intimate music concerts and street performances. Our community has captured the hearts of its residents, in addition to many visitors around the world, receiving notable recognitions solidifying our community as Brilliant.

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