Whether it is hiking, biking or just taking a short walk, parks and trails can lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
The Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois region is home to numerous parks and trails, which offer people who live in homes nearby a year-round place to enjoy whether it is playing on a playground in the spring or cross-country skiing or sledding in the winter.
Why Parks are Important for a Community
Parks are known to increase the health and wellness of a neighborhood. Parks and neighborhoods that focus on creating and promoting places to be physically active can improve individual and community health and result in a 25 percent increase of residents who exercise at least three times per week according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The best way to search for local parks is to visit your city’s website. However, if you are looking to locate near a park, please see below for a list of properties in our area that have access to parks, which means that property is within .5 miles of a park.
Trails in Eastern Iowa and Eastern Illinois
Some of Iowa’s finest trails were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Trails throughout our region promote fun, outdoor activities including biking, hiking and more. Whether it is exploring caves or just walking along the many trails on the Mississippi River, being close to some of our region’s trails can improve your quality of life.
If you are interested in a property that allows for quick access to a trail, you can see the properties below.
These featured properties are within .5 miles of a trail that your whole family can enjoy!
Click here to learn more about trails in our area.