Welcome to Urbana

 Welcome to UrbanaWith the help of four beautiful seasons, a richly diverse population, a Big Ten University, and vibrant arts and entertainment scene Urbana offers a variety of services, recreation, and culture.

Smart, innovative, and globally connected
Urbana is part of the Urbana-Champaign micro-urban community.

Great Neighborhoods
Urbana is made up of unique neighborhoods, each with its own neighborhood school and park facilities, and many with an active resident association.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This world-class institution boasts 10 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country, including the engineering program. The University is also recognized as one of the top universities in the world offering over 150 fields of study for its over 45,000 students.

Nationally Recognized Public Schools
Urbana is known for the progressive, high-achieving school system of  Urbana School District 116 and its great Urbana Tiger spirit. 

Award-winning Libraries
The Urbana Free Library founded in 1874, is ranked among the top one percent of American public libraries both statewide and nationally for the fourth time. The University of Illinois Library is the the largest public university library in the world with over 14 million volumes.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation
The award-winning Urbana Park District oversees more than 600 acres of parks and natural areas.

Arts, Culture and Entertinment
The City of Urbana is home to many galleries and venues. The City has established an Arts & Culture Program to promote and facilitate the development and expansion of public arts in Urbana. 

Special Events and Festivals
Historic Downtown Urbana is home to the annual Sweetcorn Festival, Pygamlion Festival, the Downtown Get Down, and the Boneyard Arts Festival.

My Urbana Market
The local farmer's market, locally known as The Market at the Square, is a vibrant market that connects the community with local food, provides access to local artisans, and serves as a coommunuity gathering place.

A Bike-Friendly, Walk-able Community
Urbana is a walk-able community with one of the best transit systems in the nation. It's also the only gold-level bicycle friendly community in Illinois.

Trees, Trees and More Trees!
National recognition as "Tree City USA" since 1976, with over 100,000 trees!

A Safe Community
Urbana's professional and highly respected Police Department provides effective, community-based policing that helps keep Urbana residents safe.

Likewise, Urbana residents can feel safer knowing that the Urbana Fire Department has been certified with an ISO-Insurance Service Office-Class 1 rating.