Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4th, the West Peoria Street Department will be closing off through street access as reflected in the map below for the annual 4th of July Parade. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and will end with the flag raising ceremony at the Franciscan Center Park at approximately 11:30 a.m. Please plan your travel accordingly using Western Avenue to travel southbound to exit West Peoria. From there, traffic can use Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to access University St to travel Northbound. For those residents located West of Ashland Avenue, we ask that they use Swords Avenue to travel into and out of their residence that morning.
Dear fellow West Peorians & future residents,
As the Mayor of the City of West Peoria, I would like to welcome you to our city! We are a small town that strives to maintain an atmosphere of comfort among neighbors, friends and family. Our community is a hidden treasure in the greater Peoria - Pekin Metropolitan Area, often perceived as one big neighborhood.
In keeping with our small-town atmosphere, annual community celebrations are held each summer including the West Peoria Jamboree in June; the 4th of July Parade; and Night Out Against Crime in September. These fun activities help to promote civic involvement and encourage unity among residents.
As a community, we completed the Mapping Your Future Program - a strategic visioning and planning process in 2006. Community members met together last year to come up with a strategy to pursue a “better” West Peoria. The goals put forth from this process were: Town Beautification, Economic Development, Educational Excellence, Community Services for Youth & Elderly, and Crime Prevention & Safety.
As a local government, we are here to serve the community with fairness and consistency. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are interested in relocating to West Peoria, please e-mail us or stop by City Hall to see us.
Thank you for viewing our website. May you enjoy yourself in West Peoria whether you have lived here for decades or are visiting for the first time!
...a small community in Central Illinois with a neighborhood feel. Incorporated in 1993, it is a great place to start a business or raise a family. Located just minutes from downtown Peoria, but away from the hustle and bustle of city life, West Peoria is ideally located. We are centrally positioned in a major metropolitan area with easy access to transportation centers, cultural amenities, medical facilities, and quality education; yet we are set back enough to preserve our small town charm and grace. West Peoria is a place where families have lived for generations, nurturing a strong commitment to each other, their community, and to the volunteers and civic groups that make this town unique. Sandwiched between two golf courses, we are a place of quiet beauty that is rooted in a grand past! Our old neighborhoods reflect West Peoria's architectural charms while maintaining our outstanding residential affordability. We are dedicated to promoting the growth of our stable and inviting civic and business climates to guarantee a prosperous future!