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Chicagoland Favorite Named One of America’s Prettiest Towns

September 16, 2013

Vacation Chicago real estateThe sleepy favorite and seat of Jo Daviess County, Galena, Illinois was recently named the one of America’s favorite towns by Forbes in August. It’s easy to see why the idyllic location was selected, and why you may want to consider it as a great place to make the search for your next piece of Chicago real estate!

Galena is a perennial favorite on best-of lists, and the town earns its accolades with almost 30 unique eateries. But the real charm of it comes from the  Main Street U.S.A.-feel that must be in the mind’s eye of every location scout in Hollywood. When one recalls the traditional values and look of America but wants to have the vibrant, exciting spread of options for modern American living, Galena is the answer. The community is also rich with historical buildings and has wonderful views of the  Mississippi River Valley. The community is a favorite destination during the fall as the changing of the leaves make for a highly photogenic town and relaxing vacation.

Galena isn’t so beautiful just on its own, though. There are active community societies that work hard to make sure that Galena continues to keep its reputation as ‘the town that time forgot.’ With over one million tourists a year and estimates of as much as 90 percent of some businesses revenue coming from town visitors, this work keeps Galena from falling into disrepair as many other sleepy towns along the Mississippi River have.

If this sounds like the right home for you and your family, you should explore the town’s CityData.com page to learn more about demographics and the community, view the homes available there on Realtor.com and be sure to schedule a visit today!

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