Located in Central Illinois where Interstate 57 meets Interstate 70, the City of Effingham has a little something for everyone. With 18 hotels and over 60 restaurants, Effingham provides the very best in service and hospitality and welcomes visitors to come spend a few days exploring what our vibrant city and surrounding communities have to offer.
The Effingham Performance Center, Cross at the Crossroads, Firefly Grill, Tuscan Hills Winery and Lake Sara are just a few of the many attractions that make Effingham a tourism destination for thousands of travelers each year.
The City also hosts several annual events including the Corvette Funfest hosted by Mid America Motorworks in the fall, Foodie Fest, a food and entertaining expo hosted by the Effingham Performance Center in the fall, the Artisan Fair in April, Wonderland in Lights at Community Park in December, and Sculpture on the Avenues, an outdoor exhibition featuring artwork throughout the year.
Rental costs for apartments within the City of Effingham range from $350 per month for a single bedroom to $600 per month for a new, 1,050 sq. ft. two bedroom unit.
Typical housing costs range from $70,000 to $150,000. There is a wide range of housing available and because of the large number of area contractors, there are also numerous new homes available for sale.
The Effingham Illinois area provides excellent educational opportunities for students of all ages. Effingham primary and secondary schools provide students with extensive course offerings enhanced by the latest computer technology.
A new high school with expanded space and technology in every classroom was completed in 1998. A remodeling and realignment of all existing school buildings allows educators and students to participate in a quality educational environment. Personal attention at all grade levels is a hallmark of all Effingham area schools.
For advanced degrees and ongoing adult education, Effingham is home to Kluthe Center for Higher Education. This branch of Lake Land College offers local classes in a modern computer networked facility. Through the Kluthe Center, residents of the Effingham area find an accessible and affordable way to update their skills, and industry leaders find a well-trained workforce is readily available.
Nearby Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, along with several other colleges and universities, complete the educational picture.