Farmington stands out as an extraordinary, warm, and family-focused community, situated a mere 25 miles west of Peoria on Route 116. Embracing the serene comforts of rural life, residents also relish the proximity—within just thirty minutes—of vibrant city offerings, the Greater Peoria Regional Airport, and vital interstate connections. With its charming small-town ambiance, Farmington provides an idyllic setting to cherish life’s treasures and foster a nurturing environment for families to thrive.

Community leaders are working to preserve the community’s history with a vision for development and progress. The City established a Tax Increment Financing District in 2014 that has resulted in financial assistance for the restoration of many of the businesses in the Downtown Historical District as well as to other commercial properties. Since 2018, the use of TIF funds has also enabled numerous homeowners to take advantage of residential renovations and improvements with grants of up to $2000.00 each.

Each year Farmington participates and hosts multiple events and fairs as well as the Spoon River Drive, with parades for the Fourth of July and the Farmington Farmers Homecoming. Learn more about the Farmers by visiting the District #265 website here.

Farmington is proud of its K-12 school complex constructed in 2004 and the Farmington Area Public Library building built in 2014, the many choices for worship available, and its parks and friendly, walkable streets.

“Farmington Grows Families” and we welcome you to grow with us!

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The thing I love most about living in Farmington is the community support we receive. Every football game has the stands full; every basketball game has the bleachers full; every parade is lined with kids and families; and every event we have in town is supported by the people that live here.


After I moved here as a young girl, I remained in Farmington because I found all the things that were important to me. My family grew to four generations. They were raised and educated here, I served my church and community here and made many friends. As different needs arrived, the community and its people have always been here to help, support, and encourage.


Farmington has always been my home, but the essence of what Farmington is can best be seen in the way the community takes care of one another. My son had lived in Chicago since he was 18. At the age of 32, he was diagnosed with MS and had to move back to our hometown that as a young man he had been so set on escaping. Since his return, the community has rallied around Brad, taking him to appointments and helping him with heavy lifting, being there when I could not, and just being supportive of a young man with a disability. The food bank has dropped groceries by for him and everyone has made sure he has everything he needs to remain healthy. This is a community that cares for its fellowman and that instills hope in all of us who have been jaded by city life. Knowing that there are helping hands ready to assist in a time of need makes Farmington a community that lives by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

I chose to move to Farmington because of the safe environment in which to raise my family. I love the sense of family and community that this town has. We have wonderful restaurants, a beautiful and safe downtown for shopping, and many wonderful churches in our city. I love the family-friendly activities throughout the year and am so thankful that we chose Farmington.

I chose Farmington because it is a lovely community full of caring people!