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Welcome to Eureka, IL

The city of Eureka is located in Woodford County, Illinois, just 18 miles east of Peoria and 138 miles southwest of Chicago. Established by no more than 60 families in the early 1800’s as a rural community named Walnut Grove, Eureka had no local government and few institutions or businesses before 1850. When a Dayton, OH man named John Darst arrived in 1851, he purchased a large amount of Walnut Grove land and platted the town of Eureka, selling lots around the present courthouse yard. In the next 40 years, the population of Eureka more than doubled, and the city was chosen as the Woodford County seat in 1894.

Today Eureka continues to be a strong and spirited community of central Illinois and boasts a growing population of approximately 5,000 people. Eureka is the proud home of a four-year liberal arts college—Eureka College, established in 1855—which was just ranked 4th in the state and 28th in the Midwest among the U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 list of “America’s Best Colleges.” Eureka College was the alma mater of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan (Class of 1932), and was where Reagan gave his well-known 1982 “Eureka Speech” in which he challenged the Soviet Union to re-enter negotiations over nuclear arms. Eureka College houses a Ronald Reagan Museum with over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia, as well as the Reagan Peace Garden, established in 2000 to commemorate his important speech.

In addition to the highly acclaimed Eureka College, residents of Eureka enjoy many big-city amenities, such as shopping, dining, theatre and entertainment in the Peoria and Bloomington areas. Eureka itself has many small, locally owned shops, services, and a mixture of chain restaurants and unique establishments. The community also features the 9-hole Kaufman Golf Course, a 240-acre park, and the beautiful 36-acre Lake Eureka. The park is a popular gathering place for community events, festivals, and holiday celebrations, and the lake is a favorite for local outdoor enthusiasts who love to boat and fish.

Eureka Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 49 homes for sale in Eureka, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
88% Land/lot and 12% Single Family.

88% Land/lot
12% Single Family

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 49
Average Home Size 1,439 ft² / 134 m²
Price Range ($25,000 - $252,900)

Weather in Eureka

The average high temperatures in Eureka range from 33 in January to 87 in July

Average home income in Eureka

The average household income of a Eureka resident is $73,580 with an average home value of $156,567

Population of Eureka

Eureka has 7,736 residents.

Home ownership in Eureka

The average level of home ownership in Eureka is 76%.

Education breakdown of Eureka

Education levels of residents of Eureka include: highschool 30%, associate 14%, bachelor 17%, graduate 11%.

Households in Eureka

Eureka has 2,725 homes, built on average 54 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 49 homes for sale in Eureka. These homes are comprised of Land/lot and Single Family. The average list price of these property results is 59,020. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Eureka please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 49 homes for sale in Eureka, IL are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Eureka area. Member brokerages representing the 49 homes include Jim Maloof/Realtor®.