Part of the Quad Cities, IL, the city of Silvis, Illinois was incorporated in 1906 and is named after Richard Shippen Silvis, one of the original settlers in the area whose family ran the Silvis Mining Company.
With less than 10,000 residents, Silvis has retained its small-town roots, but don’t let the population fool you! There are still plenty of things to do and see in Silvis and the surrounding Quad Cities, IL area. Silvis is voted #6 in Best Places to Live in Rock Island County, has great schools, housing, nightlife, and is great for families—what’s not to love?
No matter your reason for considering moving to the Quad Cities area, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has plenty of real estate options and homes for sale in Silvis, IL for you to choose from.
The community of Silvis has a suburban feel—but it’s far from quiet! With tons of bars, restaurants, and parks—many families are choosing to live in Silvis for its proximity to the Quad Cities and its exciting entertainment scene. Known as the “City of Progress,” Silvis is a suburb of Davenport and is ranked #46 of 363 for Suburbs With the Lowest Cost of Living in Illinois and #86 of 363 for Most Diverse Suburbs in Illinois. While Silvis may be small in population, it packs a BIG punch when it comes to community and things to do in and around it!
Not to mention—it’s growing. Many new businesses and shops have moved to the area and when you visit Downtown Silvis, you can really feel the buzz. It’s a mix of charming, quiet, exciting, and safe. It’s a special place with a tight-knit community and home prices are very, very, reasonable.
Some of the top public schools serving Silvis include the United Township High School, Bowlesburg Elementary School/Wells Elementary School, Glenview Middle School, and Eagle Ridge School. With a variety of homes for sale in Silvis, IL, near area schools and recreation, families are thrilled by its location for their kids and for themselves! With tons of retail stores, restaurants, and awesome weather pretty much all year long, Silvis, IL is gaining in popularity among both locals and visitors alike.
One of the major attractions is TPC Deere Run which is routinely ranked as a top public golf course in the nation. The course hosts the PGA Tour’s annual John Deere Classic and people from all over the country come to Silvis to attend! Did you know that caddies were first allowed to wear shorts at the 1999 John Deere Classic in a “first-time policy change” in the PGA TOUR’s 83-year history? Talk about groundbreaking!
When it comes to food and fun, Bent River is a local brewery and restaurant that is a local gem we can’t recommend enough! Get the Uncommon and a burger, enjoy the original architecture, and maybe if you’re up for it, grab a beer sampler! Tap 22 Bar & Grill has a long beer list, too. Try the tin can nachos or watch your Greek cheese go up in flames (on purpose) for saganaki at Doc’s Inn, it’s pretty awesome!
Visit Hero Street in Silvis which honors the veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. At present, there have been over 100 young men and women from Second Street who have served the U.S. Military Forces and it continues to climb!
According to Mayor Matt Carter, “[The] Majority of our businesses are locally owned and the money you spend in Silvis stays in Silvis. Our business leaders are generous and support a whole host of civic groups and events which enrich and enhance the quality of Silvis.”
Local family-owned businesses are EVERYWHERE! It’s the perfect place to set up a new or existing shop and the community is so supportive you might almost not believe it. The city works hard to improve the Silvis economic commercial district by helping existing businesses expand, as well as works to recruit new businesses that respond to the wants and needs of today’s market.
Main Street programs help convert unused and underused spaces into productive properties that cultivate local and regional entrepreneurship. The city of Silvis even has a design committee that focuses on the look and feel of the area, too! From preserving historic buildings, landscaping, and merchandising (store windows) in the downtown/main street area, Silvis helps to draw visitors and businesses in by conveying a strong sense of community and place.
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Before its incorporation, the town was first called Pleasant Valley. After incorporation in 1906, it was named for one of the original settlers Richard Shippen Silvis whose family operated the Silvis Mining Company. He was a lead force in building up the railroad as a way to ship coal in and out of town.
Silvis, Illinois is a community that focuses on safety with one of six 911 call centers in Rock Island County and a fire department that has been in operation since 1908. The town is deeply patriotic for many reasons, but a main patriotic attraction is their very own Hero Street USA. The town of Silvis also has over nine parks for its residents to enjoy.
Silvis, Illinois Parks
The park system includes nine parks located throughout the town. These include Schadt Park, a local favorite that has recently been updated. This park features perfect tree cover, tennis courts and playground equipment for children of all ages. Others include Sisters Park, Phipps Prairie Park, Friendship Park and others that have great amenities as well.
Silvis Moonlight Parade
The only lighted parade in the Quad Cities, this parade is hosted annually in August. The event includes a run, called the “home run”, a craft show and live bands. There is a Kids Zone and every year the Zinnia Princess is crowned.
Hero Street Memorial Park and Hero Street USA
Over 100 veterans have served in the military from the 25 homes that line Hero Street in Silvis. This Monument commemorates their heroism and the town’s commitment to our country. 2nd Street, now called Hero Street, was renamed to honor the eight immigrants who gave their lives in service from World War II to present.
TPC Deere Run
Home of the annual John Deere Classic, TPC is operated by the PGA. This 18-hole championship, award-winning golf course is located by the Rock River. The course has been ranked in the top 100 nationwide and in the top 5 in Illinois.