Known as the 'The Forest City' today, Rockford was incorporated as a village in 1839 and as a city in 1852. A city with friendly, clean neighborhoods, affordable housing and the best recreation, Rockford is a great place to settle down. It has access to major highways, railroad service, as well as an airport, making it a perfect area to start a business. Rockford is famous for ‘On the Waterfront’, the biggest music festival in the state. It is also the hometown of the band Cheap Trick.
There is an endless list of things to do in Rockford, whether you’re into shopping and dining out or outdoor activities like basketball and golf. Enjoy a day of shopping in Edgebrook with its unique specialty shops, amazing restaurants and great boutiques or pay a visit to 317 Studio and Gallery, to see the work of local artists. Take pleasure in an exhilarating visit to the 5 Spa or enjoy live music at the Adriatic Café. The Aldeen Golf Club and Practice Center has been rated as the best Municipal Golf Course in the State of Illinois by Golf Digest Magazine. The Artists Ensemble Theater produces five plays each year that attract people from all across the state. Amazing Sports facilities are offered at Hononegah Dome and Harlem Community Center Complex.
Historical places that are frequented by visitors to the area include the historic Lake Peterson House and the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, offering something to those with an interest in the history of the area.
Being the fourth largest school district in the state, Rockford has 29 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 4 high schools. The Rockford College and the Rockford Business College offer 2 year programs, while the closest university is the Northern Illinois University which is 45 miles away.
Many people would find Rockford the perfect place to move, providing the best in housing along with great recreation and educational facilities. New Home Source provides a great way to find a house in the area. The site is extremely easy to navigate, fun to use and provides local home listings to its users for free. Enter your community name and see an entire list of houses to choose from, along with their prices.