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About Rockford

Rockford, the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, is located along both banks of the beautiful Rock River. A population of nearly 150,000 residents currently call Rockford home and they enjoy a community that seems to have it all—recreational, educational and employment opportunities combined with a real estate market that can suit any homebuyer’s needs.

As the economic heart of several communities in northern Illinois, Rockford, only 90 miles from Chicago and Milwaukee and 73 miles from Madison, continues to attract new residents.  The commercial and industrial center for the area, Rockford’s State Street has traditionally been its primary location for businesses. Professional services, along with great restaurants and an array of retail stores helps make Rockford the hub of north central Illinois commercial enterprises.

Buying a home in Rockford doesn’t mean all of your spare time will be spent shopping and dining because this is a city with plenty of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, too.

Vital to Rockford’s River District is the beautiful Rock River. The city’s major geographical feature also serves as one of its finest recreational attractions. From the Greenwich Village Art Fair held annually in September along the river’s banks to the fishing, boating and skiing opportunities it provides the city’s residents; the river is truly one of the Rockford’s greatest treasures. When you take into consideration that Rockford also over 4,000 acres of parkland in 185 parks, you realize how important enjoying the great outdoors and preservation of green space is to Rockford.

The District is home to City, County, State, and Federal governments, County Court system, numerous law offices, architectural firms, high-tech firms and many other types of professional businesses. The River District Association, a private membership based organization with over 550 members, is dedicated to a growing, thriving, prosperous business and residential community in Rockford’s downtown neighborhood with an emphasis on design, economic restructuring and promotion and events.

People come from all over to visit the Burpee Museum of Natural History and their star attraction, the world-famous Jane the Juvenal T-Rex. Rockford residents also enjoy annual events presented by On the Waterfront, Inc., including the Groove Walk and On the Waterfront festival, Illinois’ largest street festival, as well as the OTW Film Fest. There are fantastic concerts performed by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and even musicals presented at the Rock Valley College’s Starlight Theatre. Additional cultural opportunities abound in Rockford as it is the home to the Discovery Center in Riverfront Museum Park. The Discovery Center, the country’s first outdoor science museum, features exhibits that are perfect for the entire family. The Rockford Art Museum, also located in the Riverfront Museum Park, attracts thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy the works of regional and national artists. And for over 100 years, the Rockford Parks District has made sure that your recreational opportunities are plenty with many free and low fee activities, community events and facilities that the Park District currently offers to both children and adults in the area.

Homes for sale in Rockford reflect the needs and styles of the people who live here and are available in a wide array of styles and prices, from historic properties that date back to the 1800s, stunning homes located on golf courses, homes on the Rock River, homes in secluded established neighborhoods and new developments, condominiums and townhome complexes. For all of your Rockford real estate needs, be sure to contact Terri Johnson. As an expert in Rockford’s real estate market, she will be a great resource in finding the right Rockford home at the right price for you and your family!


The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the MLS of the Rockford Area Association of REALTORS®. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Listing information from this property search is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2017 at 3:14pm CDT.