Welcome to the official Freeport, Illinois website. We’re happy that you’re visiting us!
Freeport is a wonderful mix of old and new. Fortune 500 companies like Newell
Rubbermaid occupy some of the oldest buildings downtown, while antique stores and mom-and-pop restaurants enjoy software developers as neighbors. Turn-of-the-century Victorian homes co-exist with modern senior-living facilities. We have a leading-edge hospital and cancer center, but our history of quality healthcare extends back into the 1800’s. Our excellent schools, from preschool to community college, offer both traditional and up-to-the-minute tools needed to excel in the future, and our state-of-the-art library is located in the heart of our historic city center.
Freeport boasts more than 800 acres of parks, with activities from an old-fashioned carousel to just enjoying the beauty of Yellow Creek from a paddle boat. We have a 36-hole golf course and driving range, as well as an aquatic center, nature preserve and center, boat rental operation, a skate park and an athletic complex.
In the arts, Winneshiek Theater is the country’s oldest continuously running amateur theater, and we’re especially proud that Freeport High School has a Grammy Award Winning music program. We have concerts in the park on summer evenings, a children’s choir and theater group, a wonderful Arts Center and an impressive historical museum.
Freeport is home to several large manufacturers including Newell Rubbermaid, Honeywell, and Titan Tire Company, as well as a number of mid-size manufacturers. Both our Industrial and Business parks have space for expansion.
Several insurance firms have significant offices in Freeport, including, QBE, Sentry Insurance, and Metlife. Many service and retail businesses round out the business picture for our City, some of them supporting the agricultural heritage of our County.
Freeport is centrally located, less than 30 minutes from a major UPS hub, 90 minutes from international airports and two hours from four major metropolitan areas.
Thank you for visiting us online – enjoy your “trip” through Freeport!