East Moline, Illinois

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Located on the south bank of the Mississippi River, East Moline, Illinois is a budding city with a lot of charm and a growing small business community. In fact, it’s actually part of the Quad Cities! The Quad Cities are actually made up of five cities, not four, and East Moline completes the bunch.

If you are interested in moving to East Moline, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has plenty of real estate options available for you to choose from. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale in East Moline, IL, and if you need to do a little more research before buying, check out the pages below for additional real estate options.

The “Five Cities” — East Moline, IL

Davenport, Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf, and East Moline are the five “main” cities in the Quad Cities. But other towns like Eldridge, LeClaire, Coal Valley, Silvis, Milan, and Port Byron all make up the Quad Cities, too. East Moline is located in Rock Island County, about 7 miles from Davenport (center to center); and about 145 miles from Chicago. While the city itself had a slow start, once the Union Malleable Iron Company was built in 1900, East Moline began seeing quite a bit of growth. Fun fact? We also have Henry C. Duke and his son, Gene, to thank for soft-serve ice cream! The two invented the world’s first pressurized soft-serve ice cream freezer in 1946 which they built for the up-and-coming ice cream franchise we all now know as Dairy Queen.

It’s no surprise that East Moline is becoming a popular destination to buy a home. The East Moline real estate market boasts some of the finest housing options in Illinois. The Quad Cities as a whole ranks 4th in “Most Affordable Places to Live in the Country” according to U.S. News, and out of a 10-point system, gave the region an overall score of 6.3, quality of life a 6.5, and an overall value of 8.4. Not to mention, it was also ranked 53rd in Best Places to Live and 105th in Best Places to Retire based on job markets, qualities of life, affordability, and people’s desires to live here of the 150 metro areas in the country.

East Moline has a reputation for being safe, family-oriented, and is close to shopping, schools, and a thriving business district. It is also home to beautiful retirement homes, extended care facilities, senior living complexes, and much more.

Area residents and industry workers love to take advantage of a convenient, expansive transportation system composed of interstate highways I-280, I-74, I-80, and I-88. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Iowa Interstate Railroad, and Davenport, Rock Island, and Northwestern Railroads provide daily passenger and freight service. The nearest Amtrak service is located in Galesburg, Illinois, which is just about 45 miles south of East Moline, too. There are also local area taxes, rideshares, and community bus services available, and for those who require air travel, the Quad City International Airport is only 6 miles away!

East Moline’s ideal location, picturesque beauty, and diverse housing options from spacious Victorians to charming Cape Cods offer beautiful river views, wooded lots, and more. Let the experts at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors help you find the perfect home for your budget and show you why so many people fall in love with this cozy and friendly community.

Things to Do in East Moline, IL

As a popular recreation destination, area residents can be found frequenting more than a dozen area parks, fields, courts, campgrounds, and dedicated picnic areas. The bike paths and running trails throughout the city that follow the Mississippi and Rock Rivers also offer boating facilities and exciting water sports opportunities like kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding.

Some of the most popular nearby attractions include:

  • The RiverWay (composed of over 65 miles of parks, trails, and campgrounds)
  • Empire Park
  • Northeast Park
  • Butterworth Park
  • Rock Arsenal Island
  • Col. George Davenport Home
  • Black Hawk State Historic Site
  • Short Hills Country Club
  • Oakwood Country Club

For those looking to exercise their minds and indulge in the arts, music, culture, and animal scenes, East Moline offers entertainment all year round. A number of galleries and museums showcase the work of both local and international artists and the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport is home to over 160,000 different artifacts and specimens in a 76,000-square-foot facility.

Make sure to check out the:

  • East Moline Public Library
  • The Adler Theatre (Davenport)
  • John Deere Pavilion
  • Davenport Museum of Art (Davenport)
  • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport)
  • Family Museum of Arts and Science (Bettendorf)
  • The Fejervary Children’s Zoo (right across from the Davenport Museum and Putnam
  • Museum home to cougar, elk, bison, wolves, red-tailed hawks, bobcats, prairie dogs, and even a “small animal” zone)
  • The Quad City Symphony Orchestra
  • The Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse
  • Genesis Guild

There’s also an exciting nightlife scene in East Moline, too! Spend the night out at the casino, head to a movie, dance away the night at a local club, or mark your calendar for one of the riverfront’s many festivals and attractions that are scheduled all throughout the year.

Working in East Moline, IL

While the economy is strongly connected to the farming industry, being a part of the Quad Cities offers residents various options for work in many different industries. The area consistently shows positive economic growth and the average commute time for just about anywhere is less than 20 minutes. It’s strategically located “in the middle of it all” and the area’s abundant natural resources and excellent transportation systems help to maintain a steady stream of business to the region.

Known as an economic hub, East Moline supports a high-quality environment, infrastructure, and planning and development that ensures East Moline will continue to grow and thrive. As you’ve probably guessed, agricultural manufacturing is one of the biggest industries in the Quad Cities region—as Deere & Company was founded in the area in 1837. John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline produces combines for domestic and international grain harvesting operations all over the world and is one of the most profitable companies here alongside Case New Holland Corporation.

Other major employers include:

  • McLaughlin Body (a producer of caps for Deere & Case)
  • 4C Solutions (application development, network administration, web development, interactive multimedia services, and tech)
  • MetoKote (paint supplier)
  • KVF Quad (mechanical metal finishing and parts washing operations)
  • Mobile Lift Inc. (hydraulic component manufacturing)
  • Jacobson Warehouse Inc. (flexible public warehousing and state-of-the-art tech)

But that’s not all. There are many opportunities for development in the area. From small properties ideal for retail and independent offices to large sites that are perfect for major corporations and office park developments, many companies are choosing to set up shop in the area for its desirable land, tools, and industrial expansion options. East Moline encourages growth and opportunity in all industries—and because of its state and local tax incentives—many people choose to move or start their own businesses here.

Explore Homes For Sale in East Moline, IL

If you’re looking for the perfect home in East Moline, IL—let the experts at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors help. Explore homes for sale in East Moline, IL, or the Quad Cities. Visit the featured listings, and sold properties links below to get a better feel and understanding of the area and learn more about the history, entertainment, attractions, and more.

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East Moline History

East Moline resulted from the efforts of the East Moline Company to sell land and create a town. The planned town was platted in 1895. A barbecue and land auction was held by the company, but they succeeded in selling only 5 of 2000 lots. Development was significantly delayed. Deere & Company established a factory here in 1900 and other companies followed. East Moline was incorporated as a village in 1903 and as a city in 1907.

East Moline Community

East Moline is located on the south bank of the Mississippi River directly east of Moline. The city covers an area of 9.02 square miles and has a population density of 2,337 people/square mile. With the close proximity to the river and historical neighborhoods, East Moline offers a variety of properties for your family to find the right home.

Attractions and Entertainment

There are so many attractions to choose from in East Moline, from a local farmers market to the East Moline Speedway you will find many activities to keep both you and your family busy. Visit the famous John Deere Factory to take a tour or boat on the Mississippi River from many of the areas access points. Take a ride on the bike path through all of the Quad Cities even crossing the river to Iowa. When the weather is warm visit the nearby Rock Island County Fairgrounds or the TPC golf course in Silvis, home of the John Deere Classic.

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