Living in C-U
Conveniently situated between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, the University of Illinois campus offers a quality of living that makes this a prime destination.
Here, urban engages rural for an unparalleled “college-town” experience: sweet corn festivals, gourmet dining, barbeque and blues, historic neighborhoods, visual and performing arts, walking trails, and community parks.
Food & Drink
Champaign-Urbana is home to incredible eats from many different cultures. No matter what you are craving, we have it. Plus, the area is home to local breweries and wineries.
Arts & Culture
Whether you are interested in art, historic collections, live music, or even a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, you’ll find it in C-U. Every year the area hosts the world-famous Ebert Fest film festival and is a favorite stop for national touring artists, such as Garth Brooks, Lil Wayne, and touring Broadway productions.
The University of Illinois is home to its own Arboretum on nearly 60 acres with paths that weave through beautiful trees, flowers, ponds and more. Additionally, there are several state parks and recreation areas just a short drive away.