Quality of Life

Many communities talk about “quality of life”. We have it and invite you to experience it!


Nestled on the banks of the scenic Sangamon River and settled in 1832, Mahomet is the oldest community in Champaign County. With a Village population of 7,955 and surrounding area estimate of 15,000, we have retained our small town charm with plenty of opportunities that you would expect in a larger community.
 
The key to small town charm is its people. Our residents play an active role in our community involving themselves in a wide variety of church and civic organizations. The Mahomet-Seymour school system is a driving factor for many families to locate in our community with its excellent academic reputation and highly competitive and acclaimed sports, dance, drama, band and music programs. We are also proud of our new state-of-the-art Middletown Prairie Elementary School for pre-K and full-day kindergarten programs. In 2015, Mahomet was ranked 3rd in the State and 35th in the Nation by Niche for “Best Towns to Raise a Family” based on school ratings, crime rates, age demographics, access to affordable housing and childcare.
 
Our population continues to grow at a rate unsurpassed in Champaign County. We have a large inventory of residential lots located in several scenic subdivisions spread throughout the community and more in the planning stages. Our retail, commercial, and light industrial areas are growing as well with numerous locally-owned and operated businesses and national retailers. We have invested millions of dollars to extend water service, sanitary sewer and fiber optic lines resulting in hundreds of acres ready for commercial and light industrial development. We are also proud to have two adult assisted living communities, The Glenwood and Bridle Brook, along with three health care facilities, Carle Mahomet, Christie Clinic and Mahomet Specialty Clinic/Gibson Area Hospital. Led by the active and supportive Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mahomet Area Economic Development Commission, we are focused on making Mahomet a great place to establish and operate your business.
 
Outdoor recreational opportunities thrive in Mahomet. We are the home of two Forest Preserves: Lake of the Woods, a 900-acre rolling wooded area centrally located in Mahomet, and Riverbend Forest Preserve located in southwest Mahomet with 130 acres of clear water lakes. You can walk, run or bike on miles of paved and natural trails; fish on the largest lake in Champaign County; and, enjoy 18 holes of golf, picnic, and cross-country ski. While taking in the natural beauty of the preserves, you can also enjoy destinations such as the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Champaign County’s only Covered Bridge and the iconic HI-Tower Bell Carillon observation deck rising six stories above the park. In addition to the Forest Preserves, the Village’s Parks and Recreation Department offers area leading programs for soccer, basketball, t-ball, baseball, softball, and flag football. With over 100 acres of open space spread across ten park locations, we have a variety of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. Finally, if the Parks and Recreation Department doesn't have what you are looking for, you are likely to find it on our numerous club sport traveling teams.
 
Our close proximity to Champaign-Urbana gives our residents quick access to the worldrenowned University of Illinois, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Big 10 athletic events, an enjoyable urban night-life, and vast array of cultural opportunities while enabling a smalltown-living quality of life. We are also only forty miles east of Bloomington-Normal along Interstate 74 and have easy access to lnterstates 72 and 57. In any direction, Mahomet has convenient transportation options including bus, rail and air connections to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and all points beyond – should you ever want to leave. We know you will come back!
 

Many communities talk about “quality of life”. We invite you to experience it. 

Award-Winning Mahomet