With a strong economy that includes seven (count them: seven!) Fortune 500 companies based here, Champaign is not only a Best Place to Live, it's also one of our Best Cities for Entrepreneurs.
The communities of Champaign and nearby Urbana share the 700-acre campus of the University of Illinois, landing Champaign on Livability.com’s Best College Towns list, too. Champaign attracts college students, families and entrepreneurs looking for a tight-knit community that's also business-friendly — and fun.
The city features several renowned museums and award-winning art galleries, and the community is strong in areas like affordable housing, healthcare and social assistance services. A hopping entertainment and nightlife scene means it's difficult to get bored here, and the city has a growing microbrew presence with six breweries and counting.
Find out more about the good life in Champaign.