15 best places to
move in the U.S."
-Reader's Digest, 2018 "
Best of the Midwest:
9 must-see destinations
worth a visit in 2019"
-Chicago Tribune, 2019 "
Rockford is making
a comeback, and so
is the city's pride"
-Chicago Tribune, 2018 "

Live Here

Live Here

Wondering whether to remain in Rockford? Thinking about moving here? We like your thinking. Our region is thriving, and there’s never been a better time to make the move!

Imagine stepping outside your door to find views of the river, forest preserves, parks and prairies. Biking to meet your friends for coffee or for a unique meal in the heart of the River District. Take in different views of the city from the Rock River in a kayak, on a paddle boat, or boat – you can even dock at one of our local brew pubs for a meal and libations.

Hooked? You’re not alone. Whether you prefer a rural, urban or suburban setting, you can find your home in the Rockford region. Rockford is transforming into a community where all people feel safe wherever they live and where our schools and students are the pride of our community. We’re becoming a place that boasts a skilled and sought-after workforce with job opportunities that make Rockford the first choice to set down roots and grow.





Visit Here

Visit Here

Rockford is perfectly located. Only 90 miles from Milwaukee and Chicago, Rockford is basically a hop, skip and a jump away from the hustle and bustle of large, metropolitan cities, making it great for quick trips.

Do you love art, science, dinosaurs, or even history? You can immerse yourself in all of it at our many nationally recognized museums. And our sports facilities are our pride and joy. Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, there’s a venue for every interest.

Our vibrant community has big-city amenities with a small town feel. Rockford is a welcoming place dotted with green, blessed by rivers and untroubled by congestion.

Wine & Dine

Arts & Culture

Outdoor Activities


Invest Here

Invest Here

Did you know every airplane that flies over our head has a piece of Rockford in it? As one of the largest aerospace industry clusters in the nation, we are home to a large number of manufacturers that service the industry, and it continues to grow! But our region isn’t just limited to aerospace, we also have a robust manufacturing, automotive and healthcare industry.

Our location is ideal for logistics and distribution. We’re centrally located among four interstates, four class-one railroads, and with nearly 1.4 billion pounds of cargo traveling through the Chicago Rockford International Airport yearly, we have the capabilities companies are looking for.


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