Located in the heart of Champaign County in east central Illinois, Urbana is strategically poised at the intersection of three major interstates, making it an attractive location for economic development. Urbana is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state's flagship public university and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world. With the help of four beautiful seasons, a richly diverse population, a Big Ten University, and vibrant arts and entertainment scene Urbana offers a variety of services, recreation, and culture. One of the greatest characteristics of Urbana is the outstanding quality of life and low cost of living. Because of its natural assets and college setting, Urbana offers residents a metropolitan feel with small-town charm. In recent years, Urbana has been cited by the National Home Builders Association as one of the top ten most affordable housing markets in the United States. The highly ranked school districts, park district, library and award-winning mass transit district also highlight the community's dedication to excellence.Something looks off?