Thank you for your interest in the City of Decatur, a jewel of a community nestled alongside 22 miles of scenic Lake Decatur growing locally and quickly expanding its reputation and reach beyond its Central Illinois boundaries. Decatur is fast becoming a leader in American industry and technological breakthroughs, today growing the products that feed the world and leading the way nationally in the development of sustainable practices and other green initiatives necessary to the growth and protection of this country.

There’s something special happening here these days; companies are investing in record numbers and there’s a community-wide sense of pride, togetherness and an undeniable spirit for getting things done. We’re seeing new stores, restaurants and businesses opening in our city and people across the country are taking note. Decatur recently ranked as a top 12 Best Illinois Cities for Families, a Top 50 Best City for Global Trade, one of the Top 50 Safest Cities in Illinois and a top city in the country for physicians to live. Today Decatur Park District plays host to more than 7,500 youth and adult athletes as part of a number of locally run programs including baseball, soccer, softball, tumbling, wrestling, basketball, Special Olympics and others. This is in addition to a number of golfers in leagues that compete on the city’s three award winning golf courses including Red Tail Run, a recently opened signature course designed by legendary PGA Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd. Still, the new Lakeshore Landing lakefront redevelopment is a regional attraction unlike anything that will be seen in Central Illinois.

In short, you really can have it all here, whether you prefer the great outdoors or one of our award-winning parks, live entertainment in the new Downtown Decatur or taking advantage of the stellar educational opportunities at our local schools, colleges and universities.

We would encourage you to take a look around our great city. We’re certain you’ll like what you see.