Welcome to Charleston, Illinois!
On behalf of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Charleston, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our community. Historic Charleston, “The Friendly City,” lies in the heartland of Central Illinois, bordered by wooded hills, a beautiful lake and fertile lands.

We are proud of our community and I think you’ll see that it shows. A strong spirit of cooperation helps bind the Charleston community together - a sincere spirit that strives for the best a city can achieve: the best in business, the best in opportunity and the best for the future.

Charleston enjoys a rich historical heritage, strong economy and agricultural base, diverse shopping, a variety of recreational activities, exceptional educational opportunities, an extensive health care system, theater, music, art and much more. Whether your interests are in relocating, starting a business, attending the university, or retiring in the area, Charleston has something to offer.

Charleston is a great place to live, work, shop and play. We invite you to share in our community life and amenities. We are proud to be able to offer such a diversity of attractions, while maintaining our friendly small town hospitality.

Check out the Visitor Resources, Visitor Information and Quick Links on this page to find out all that we offer.

Jordan Landeck
Interim President & CEO