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Metamora IL Real Estate
This small village is home to 3904 people. The family-oriented community is located near larger cities, but far enough away that residents can enjoy a little less traffic, and quieter neighborhoods. The community offers a mix of rural and suburban. Located just 20 minutes from Peoria, Metamora is an easy commute for residents traveling to work or out for a night on the town.
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More About Metamora Real Estate
79 percent of all residents own their own home, and 74.4 percent of all households are single-family dwellings.
The median house price in Metamora is $235,001.
- 40.6 percent of all homes in Metamora range between $117,001 and $234,000
- 25.6 percent of homes in Metamora range between $234,001 and $351,000
- 11.6 percent of homes in Metamora range between $351,001 and $468,000
- 8.9 percent of homes range between $59,001 and $117,000
Since 2000, home values have increased about 49.35 percent.
Age of Homes
- 39.3 percent have been built since 2000
- 33.3 percent of Metamora homes were built between 1970 and 1999
- 18.3 percent were built between 1940 and 1969
- 9.2 percent of Metamora homes were built before 1939
Metamora IL Demographics
The average age of Metamora residents is diverse:
- 29.10 percent of residents are 55 or older
- 28.5 percent of residents are between 35 and 54
- 26.4 percent are 17 or under
- 12 percent of residents are between 25 and 34
- 4.1 percent are between 18 and 24
49.3 percent of Metamora residents have earned a college degree or are currently attending college. 94 percent graduated from high school.
The median household income in Metamorais $77,050. Just under 96 percent of the population is Caucasian.
History of town
Founded as Hanover in 1836, the town changed their name in 1845 to meet postal guidelines which required towns to have unique names. The comes from a character in the play Metamora (The Last of the Wampanoags). Early settlers from New England moved to the region and chose the area for its farming potential. The village acted as a county seat between 1843 and 1896. President Abraham Lincoln and Adlai E. Stevenson (who served as vice president to Grover Cleveland both practiced law in Metamora.
Attractions and Traditions
The village may be small, but there is still plenty to do. A favorite summer event is Old Settler’s Days. The festival has been a community tradition since 1901 and includes live music, carnival rides, crafts, a petting zoo, performances and a race. You can get more information on the village website.
Metamora Pool: The outdoor pool is open from June through August each summer. The pool includes a water slide and splash area for little ones. There are picnic tables, a covered picnic area, and a playground on the grounds too.
Metamora Courthouse: Built, in 1845, the Metamora Court House is one of the few surviving courthouses visited by Abraham Lincoln. Residents and visitors can enjoy the stunning architecture as well as exhibit rooms which show off local history. Visitors can also check out courtrooms decorated to look like the space may have appeared when Lincoln visited. Visitors can tour the building on their own and watch a ten-minute history video.
Old Mill Vineyard: If you enjoy a glass of wine, check out the Old Mill Vineyard. Guests can sip on a drink in the cozy tasting room while enjoying the local wildlife. The site also hosts special adult-only events throughout the year.
Metamora Fields Golf Club: Whether you’re in the mood to hit the course, or grab a delicious meal, the Golf Club is the perfect spot. You can dine in the clubhouse or outdoors on the two-level deck. The clubhouse and the course are open to the public. The 18-hole course includes options for different skill levels including handicaps and bunkers.
The Metamora Farmers Market NFP (Not for Profit) is a local market that operates for growers/producers of agricultural related products and local artisans.
Parks and Activities
Black Partridge Park: Set on 450 acres, this massive park includes an extensive hiking and bike trail system, sports fields, playgrounds, and covered pavilions. This is the largest, park in the community.
Brighton Park: Formerly part of a subdivision, the community obtained the property in 2007. You’ll find a playground, gazebo and basketball court. In 2018 ADA-compliant equipment was added to make sure all children can enjoy the park.
Lincoln Douglas Park: Located at the spot where Abraham Lincoln and Stephan Douglas offered their presidential speeches during the 1860 election, the park includes a playground, shelter, baseball field, picnic area, and ice rink. Keep your eye out for the commemorative stove that marks the location of the famous speeches.
Summer concerts in the park: The community hosts free concerts at Metamora Square every Friday in June, July, and August. Local bands climb on the bandstand and perform as night falls.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
If you’re looking for a place to snag a tasty meal, or have a little fun, there’s a few options to choose from:
Eli’s Coffee Shop where guests can snag a morning cup of Joe or a pastry. The coffee shop also serves a variety of breakfast options, salads, wraps, and melts.
Reclaimed Resale, a second-hand consignment shop that also operates as a nonprofit. The shop donates $8,000+ per month to local charities.
If you’re in the mood for a deep dish, head over to Geo’s Pizza. This pizza buffet that features pizza, pasta, calzones, and dessert. You can also order a pizza online and pick it up when you’re ready to eat.
When you want a sweet treat, there’s a local Dairy Queen to meet your needs. You can also stop by the local McDonalds for a quick bite, when you’re in a hurry. Metamora is a 20-minute drive to Peoria where residents can access even more dining, shopping and entertainment options.
The football team has made it to the state championship ten times. They won the championship in 1975, 2007, and 2009.
Metamora has two public schools, the elementary school, which services kindergarten through eighth grade and Metamora High School.
Metamora Grade School: Located at 815 East Chatham Street, the school has 872 students with 53 classroom teachers, comprising grades pre-k through eight.
Metamora High School: Located at 101 West Madison Street, the school has 985 students with 63 classroom teachers, comprising grades. Students from Germantown Hills also attend Metamora High School.