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Living Here

Located directly off Interstate 74 between Peoria and the Quad Cities, Galesburg is the largest city within a 40-mile radius. This allows it to serve as a local melting pot, bringing all the surrounding communities together for education, commerce, entertainment, local festivals and more. You’ll visit us on your next weekend getaway and fall in love. So when you do, here’s all the resources and information you’ll need to learn exactly why it’s time to make Galesburg, Illinois your new home.


Grocery, Markets & Specialty Stores

Can’t live without your favorite big box store nearby? Don’t worry! Galesburg has an incredible blend of popular chains and your soon-to-be favorite little “mom & pop” shop to satisfy any of your needs. Check out a few of our most popular locations below!



Hy-Vee (location 1)
Hy-Vee (location 2)
Save A Lot
Cornucopia Natural Market & Deli
Walmart Supercenter
Kiki’s African Market


Markets & Specialty Stores

Antique Shopping Six Antique shops filled floor to ceiling with one-of-a-kind finds.

Downtown District Unique boutiques offering some of the best of Galesburg.

Galesburg Farmer’s Markets Fresh produce, crafts, homemade food, & freshly butchered meats.

Seminary Street A red-bricked road guides your path from eatery to boutique.

Henderson Street & Seminary Square A taste of many well-known storefronts & restaurants.



If you need help finding information on the schools—public and private—click on the links below to learn more about our local schools and discover how they might fit your student’s individual needs and educational expectations.


Bright Futures



Katherine Nielson Elementary
Steele Elementary
Silas Willard Elementary School
King Elementary School
Gale Elementary school


Junior High

Lombard Junior High School
Churchill Junior High School

High School

Galesburg High School
Galesburg High School North

Religiously Affiliated

Galesburg Christian School
Costa Catholic School


Religious & Cultural Organizations

Galesburg’s diversity continues into its multitude of religious centers. Regardless of your beliefs, there’s a home for you to connect and practice your faith amongst your peers. Continue on your journey, start a new one, or become closer on your own terms with the tools and resources available for you and your family.


Public Transportation

We get it. You need to get to where you’re going—whether domestic or abroad! Moving to Galesburg won’t leave you short on public transportation services. From bus to plane, you’ll be able to move about the city without the need for a personal vehicle.



By train, use a passenger rail service like Amtrak. This fast and efficient travel method offers daily trips in and out of the ‘Burg, so you can start your adventure sooner!



By bus, explore the various areas of the city without the hassle of parking or the stress of driving your personal vehicle. The Galesburg Transit City Bus provides four fixed bus routes to all the places you may need to go!



By plane, find yourself on your next adventure to a place unknown! Enjoy your work trip or well-deserved getaway with peace of mind that your home in Galesburg is waiting for you.

Quad Cities International Airport

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport

O’Hare International Airport

Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

St. Louis Lambert International Airport