Cost of Living
Affordable housing, utility rates, and low personal income taxes allow Southern Illinois to maintain a low cost of living compared to other US communities.
With 19 hospitals, including 6 that offer advanced services, a regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a state of the art cancer center, Southern Illinois’ healthcare system rivals that of many major metropolitan areas.
Southern Illinois has affordable housing stock of all types and price ranges.
The many outstanding schools in the region make Southern Illinois a great place to plant roots and raise a family.
Things to Do
Whether it’s taking a tour of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, boating on one of the areas lakes, or enjoying an outstanding restaurant, there is no shortage of things to do in Southern Illinois.