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About Elmwood, Illinois

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Elmwood, Illinois is a progressive, growing community with a population of almost 2,100 located approximately halfway between Peoria and Galesburg. Amenities include excellent schools and parks in a quiet, rural atmosphere. Elmwood exemplifies a peaceful, historic, small town community with a unique flair for the arts.

Founded: 1854
Population: 2,112 (2013)

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Elmwood Highlights

Considering Elmwood? These are some of the most important & exciting things going on in town—

Growing Housing Market

Growing Housing Market

From historic homes to new residential construction, Elmwood’s homes make a perfect fit.

Local Shopping & Dining

Local Shopping & Dining

Elmwood is home to excellent restaurants, gifts shops, banking, quality furniture, home interiors, and a local grocer.

Proximity To Peoria

Proximity to Peoria

Just down I-74, Elmwood offers quick and easy access to the shops, restaurants, recreation, and other amenities of Peoria

The Palace Theater

The Palace Theater

Catch new releases, holiday favorites, and cult classics in a historic theatre with ticket prices not seen in decades! More

Sculptor Lorado Taft's Hometown

Sculptor Lorado Taft's Hometown

Experience his famous work, “Pioneers”, at Central Park, and visit the Lorado Taft MuseumElmwood Historical Society building.

Festivals Year-Round

Festivals Year-Round

Elmwood hosts the annual Strawberry Festival, Elmwood Fall Festival, Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood Tour of Homes, and others. More

Explore Other Greater Peoria Communities

*The circle size in the map above corresponds with the population of that city.

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