Living Quad Cities

Quad Cities: Make it Here

Welcome to the Quad Cities -- A cool, creative, connected, and prosperous bi-state community on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Encompassing six counties in Illinois and Iowa, the Quad Cities offers something for everyone. Whether you are fresh out of college, a young professional on the career path, raising a family, or enjoying your retirement, you’ll find the Quad Cities is a great place to live, work, and have fun. Download the regional profile brochure or watch the video to get a snapshot of what the Quad Cities has to offer.

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We take immense pride in our community here in the Quad Cities. Take a look at this snapshot of what the region has to offer:

  • Vibrant and well-educated workforce 
  • Innovative and superior schools, colleges, and universities
  • Quality healthcare
  • Robust arts, culture, theater, sports and entertainment scenes
  • Amazing festivals and events
  • Top-notch parks, outdoor recreational and scenic spaces
  • Hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking, and walking
  • Affordable housing and living options
  • Safe communities
  • Accessible transportation options by air, rail, river and highway
  • Thriving economy
  • Average commute time of 19 minutes
  • Diverse population
  • A variety of health and fitness options and activities
  • Cool places to chill, hangout, and have a good time

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