Communities/Mattoon, Illinois
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Life In Mattoon, Illinois


The City of Mattoon provides art and entertainment venues, retail centers, and a host of dining and lodging options. With a population of more than 17,000 residents, Mattoon offers a quality of life in the region that is second to none. Amenities abound with wonderful parks, two lakes, one private golf course and two public golf courses, two baseball and softball complexes, a T-ball complex, a 4th-year Junior football field with one main field and two half practice fields... 

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Closest Airport

Decatur Airport (DEC) • 40 mi

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The City of Mattoon owns two beautiful lakes, Lake Paradise and Lake Mattoon, both of which are located in the southwest corner of Coles County. These two lakes offer residents a non-wake and a wake lake option where ample camping, fishing, boating, and other recreational options are available nearly year-round.

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L.I.F.T. Innovation Center: LIFT (Leaders Innovating For Tomorrow) is a regional innovation and technology center available to High School Juniors and Seniors in Central Illinois. Their goal is to connect students to career pathways and programs and give them access to dual credit opportunities, industry certifications, internships, and leadership skills for the 21st century. 

Mattoon Sports Complex:
Mattoon, IL leaders have announced the proposed development of a new $60M+ indoor/outdoor sports complex that is to be built on ninety-five acres, at a prime location in the community intersected by I-57 South. The facility is expected to be anchored by additional hotels, retail and restaurants, and will be integrated into the new Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail; which connects the towns of Mattoon, IL and Charleston, IL via a nature-filled 12-mile bike path.

Elevate Coworking Space:Elevate is a business incubation center that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via keycard access. Members range from retailers, bankers, lawyers, accountants, educators, healthcare professionals, and retired business owners. Conference rooms and laptops are available for rent for members.

Mattoon, Il is certified via the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program from Mars Petcare:You and your furry friends can rest easy knowing that Mattoon, IL has a long standing commitment to supporting and enriching the lives of our pets.

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