Welcome to the City of Marion in Illinois, nicknamed the “Hub of the Universe” by its longtime municipal leader, Mayor Robert L. Butler in 1982. This name can be attributed to Marion being one of the largest retail and commercial center in the Southern Illinois region. With its location at the intersection of Illinois Route 13 and Interstate 57, this city is part of a strategic location where people from Southern Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky commute and shop at. Thanks to it being a prime destination, Marion is also a growing city Illinois with its population having grown about 8.9% since 2000 to stand at about 17,460 in 2009.
Marion Business & Living
With a city being the size of Marion, you may wonder why it´s a regional business and retail hub, but this is clear once you take into account its location and the number of retailers that have built stores here. The major freeways connects people from surrounding states, therefore retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Sam´s Club have taken advantage and built major stores Aerial view of Marion here. There is also the Illinois Centre Mall with a host of businesses and shops, as well as many more business and restaurants found around the freeway intersection and in and town. New developments continue to take place in this city thanks to the economic activity and vitality of the area.
Those buying a home to live here will find all the advantages of urban amenities but without the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Marion residents enjoy K-12 schools, parks, city services, hospitals and more. Nearby natural attractions include the Shawnee National Forest and the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge just minutes away where outdoor recreations and explorations are popular. With all the advantages of a vibrant and still growing city, buying Marion homes will prove a sound real estate investment.
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