Edwardsville and Glen Carbon represent all the best of Southwestern Illinois living. These twin towns are perched in an ideal geographic location that allows them to simultaneously tap into all the amenities of an urban existence while still maintaining a predominantly small-town identity at their cores. And although Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are equally steeped in vibrant histories — Edwardsville is actually the third-oldest city in the state of Illinois — they are not slowly diminishing roadside attractions. Instead, these communities are thriving centers of population growth and economic development. They are also fundamentally sound places in which to raise a family, offering the best in public education, a diverse spectrum of higher education opportunities, and a wealth of quality health care options.
Courtesy of Edwardsville Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce