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Chillicothe Real Estate

Chillicothe ILThis smaller city butts against the Illinois River, just minutes North of Peoria. People who enjoy boating, hunting, hiking, and other  outdoor activities, may find this community is the perfect place to call home. Surrounded by water, forest, and bluffs, this city provides a quiet respite from the noise of big cities. Residents here can even catch a glimpse of Bald Eagles and pelicans year-round.

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More About Chillicothe Real Estate

76 percent of all residents own their own home, and 79.9 percent of all households are single-family dwellings.

Home Prices

The median house price in Chillicothe is $140,062.

  • 47.1 percent of all homes in the city range between $115,001 and $230,000.
  • 31.3 percent of homes range between $57,001 and $115,001
  • 16.9 percent of homes in Chillicothe range between $230,001 and $346,000.

Since 2000, home values have increased about 36.29 percent. 

Age of Homes

  • 32.7 percent of Chillicothe homes were built between 1970 and 1999
  • 31.3 percent were built between 1940 and 1969
  • 22.6 percent of Chillicothe homes were built before 1939
  • 13.4 percent have been built since 2000


Chillicothe is home to just 6128 people. The average age is diverse:

  • 37.6 percent of residents are 55 or older
  • 21.8 percent are 17 or under
  • 18.9 percent of residents are between 35 and 54
  • 14.7 percent of residents are between 25 and 34
  • 7 percent are between 18 and 24

27.7 percent of the community has earned a college degree or are currently attending college. 93 percent graduated from high school.

The median household income in Chillicothe is $51,998. Just under 89 percent of the population is Caucasian. Hispanic and Latino individuals make up about 5.5 percent of the population.

History of town-including celebrities

Founded in July of 1836, Chillicothe was an early leader in grain production, and eventually a significant hub for railway travel. Selected by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as a crossing point in the late 1800s, Chillicothe remains a key stop for the rail system.

Notable people from Chillicothe include Josh Taylor (actor of Days of our Lives), Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), and Zach McAllister (Major League Baseball pitcher).

Attractions and Traditions

Home to one of the steepest climbs in on the railway system, fans of trains often visit to catch a glimpse of trains traversing the steep incline. Catch up on your railway history at the Rock Island Railroad Museum.

Bald Eagle Days: Bald Eagle Days attracts hundreds of visitors who want to celebrate the nation’s bird. Activities include a photography contest, nature classes, a pancake breakfast, and wood carving. The event is held every February because winter provides the best opportunity to spot the bird. The event is held at Shore Acres Park.

Town Theater: This local movie theater only shows a few movies at a time, but the historical building (constructed in 1927), standsChillicothe Town Theater on the spot where the old Opera House stood. There are two theaters in the building. Bonus: if you see a movie here, you’ll be helping a good cause. The theater donates to youth groups who help sell tickets.

Summer Camp Music Festival: The festival launched in 2001 with 1,000 attendees and 15 bands. This year, the festival played host to more than 20,000 attendees and 125 bands. Thousands of people flock to the campground every summer to enjoy artists like Moe, Willie Nelson, The Roots, and Tom Petty. The festival spans three days and brings in plenty of business for local shops.

Parks and Activities

Shore Acres Park in Chillicothe ILShore Acres Park/Waterpark: This favorite local gathering spot includes playgrounds, picnic areas, a historical clubhouse (which may be rented for events), and a swimming pool. The pool consists of a concession area, two water slides, a diving well, and zero-entry sections with play equipment for kids.

Chillicothe Skate Park: Get out and burn some energy at the Chillicothe Skate Park. Skaters will enjoy the 5-foot super mission, half pyramids with rail and bench, a quarter pipe, grind rail, sloped manual pad, grind rail and grind box. The park is open to all ages and participants may hit the course with inline skates, bicycles, and non-motorized scooters.

Santa Fe Park and Splash Pad: This family-friendly park features athletic fields, a covered pavilion, baseball diamonds, a train engine themed playground, 30-foot twisty slide, and splash pad.

Walnut Dog Park: If your furry friends need a place to roam free, check out this leash free park. The facility includes waste stations, fenced play areas, water station, and a walking trail.

Three Sisters Park: Three Sisters Park hosts the annual Summer Camp Music Festival, but there’s more fun to be had here the rest ofThree Sisters Park in Chillicothe the year too. The 400-acre park hosts haunted activities on the weekend during the month of October, and guests can take in stunning views of farmland and their Illinois river from the covered pavilions. There’s a farm house, camping areas, and open fields for running around.

Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Looking for a few fun ways to spend some cash? Chillicothe is home to plenty of restaurants and shopping options.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, Little Land of Candy N’ More offers an array of differently flavored sweets including homemade ice cream, fudge smoothies, and taffy.

Grecian Gardens: Grecian Gardens offers a variety of meaty meals including Butterfly Pork Chop (for breakfast!), Buffalo Wings, New York Strip, Filet Mignon, and Prime Rib. The restaurant is closed on Monday but opens early the rest of the week for the breakfast crowd.

Track Inn Restaurant: Serving the community since the May 1977, Track Inn Restaurant is a popular breakfast option for locals. The diner opens at 5:30 a.m. for early-risers and stays open until 8 p.m. Aside from traditional diner fare, they also sell homemade pie.

Di’s Downtown: This restaurant offers tenderloin, fish, steak, and burgers and is open daily at 11 a.m. They also offer takeout and catering.

Happy Thought Coffee in Chillicothe ILHappy Thought Coffee: If you can’t live without your morning cup of Joe, you’ll be glad to know this coffee shop opens bright and early (6 a.m. most of the week). Located in a historical building, you can take in some of the town’s charm, while getting your caffeine fix and chowing down a scone or muffin.

If you’re in the mood for something more familiar, Chillicothe also hosts a McDonalds, Subway, Hardees, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Monical’s Pizza, LaGondola Spaghetti House, and Dairy Queen.


Chillicothe is serviced by the Illinois Valley Central USD 321 School District.

South Elementary School: Located at 616 West Hickory Street, the school has 443 students with 26 classroom teachers, comprising grades pre-k through third. Illinois School Report Card for South Elementary School.

Chillicothe Junior High and Elementary Center: Located at 914 West Truitt Avenue. Chillicothe Junior High and Elementary Center

Mossville Jr High and Elementary School: Comprises grades pre-k through Eighth grade. Illinois School Report Card for Mossville Elementary School. Illinois School Report Card for Mossville Jr. High School.

Illinois Valley Central High School: Located at 1300 West Sycamore Street, the school has 630 students with 45 classroom teachers, comprising grades nine through twelve. 

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