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About the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community

The twin communities of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are safe, welcoming cities with a small town feel and easy access to the St. Louis metro area. Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are thriving centers of population growth and economic development. Bolstered by the presence of SIUE and the light of St. Louis arts and entertainment arcing across the river, these two communities provide residents and visitors alike with a variety of recreational, dining and shopping possibilities. New residents are impressed by the quality and abundance of bike trails, parks and healthy living opportunities.

Edwardsville and Glen Carbon offer excellent transportation, museums, libraries, festivals, child care, government services, and quality health care and housing options making them prime areas for families. Further benefits include a strong public school system, a spectrum of private schools and ample higher education opportunities.

The 2016 SafeWise Report lists Edwardsville among the 25 Safest College Towns in America. Edwardsville was ranked among Family Circle’s Top 10 Best Towns for Families (2010), named the Best City in Illinois for Young Families by NerdWallet (2013) and listed as a Top 10 Most Exciting Places to Live in Illinois by (2013).

With a population of approximately 25,000, Edwardsville is praised for its wide selection of affordable housing, green spaces, excellent schools and low crime rate.

About the St. Louis Area

Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, one of the oldest and richest cultural centers in the country, the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities are perfectly situated for residents to enjoy St. Louis. Students and faculty enjoy ethnic restaurants, cultural and historic sites, large malls, touring Broadway plays, professional sports, outstanding recreation and much more.

Area residents are able to enjoy a variety of attractions:

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