The Quad Cities is a bi-state region, and is made up of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties in Iowa and Henry, Mercer and Rock Island Counties in Illinois. The Quad Cities offers the amenities found in big cities, plus a low cost of living, high quality schools, short commute times, major retailers, niche restaurants, a diverse faith community and strong social services network.
Our communities have been recognized with accolades including a Top 10 Community for Raising a Family (Family Circle Magazine), 16th Most Affordable Housing (CNN Money) and 2nd Best Riverfront Along the Mississippi (Mississippi River Traveler).
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Here’s a snapshot of the quality of life the Quad Cities has to offer:
- Location on the Mississippi River provides miles of riverfront trails, entertainment and dining options along the river and plentiful beaches and fishing
- World-class art museum, ballet and symphony, as well as a thriving arts community centered through Bucktown Center for the Arts, MidCoast Fine Arts and Quad City Arts
- Big-name concerts at the iWireless Center including recent tours with Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Keith Urban
- Home to the John Deere Classic, a PGA Tour golf tournament
- Extensive network of social services including a nationally-recognized United Way, all supporting a culture of volunteerism and strong sense of community
- Active and diverse faith community
- Selection of award-winning K-12 school districts
- Variety of housing options, including downtown loft living, mansions overlooking the bluffs of the Mississippi River, tight-knit suburban neighborhoods and acres of rolling farmland for country living
- A long list of community festivals including the River Roots Live music festival, Red, White & Boom, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Quad Cities Kite Festival, Beaux Arts Festival and more
- Community-wide sporting events including the Quad Cities Marathon, Quad Cities Criterium, Bix 7,and the Quad Cities Classic Regatta
- Plentiful farmers markets
Arts & Culture: In the Q
The Quad Cities has a rich diversity of cultural amenities, from Broadway plays, the Symphony, museums, festivals and cultural districts.
Festivals & Community Events
Sports & Recreation: In the Q
The Quad Cities has the #2 Coolest Minor League Ballpark in the country, Modern Woodmen Park, according to Complex City Guide. USA Today ranked the park, home to the Quad City River Bandits, as one of the top 10 places in the country to take a baseball pilgrimage to.
In the heart of America, organized sports are a way of life. Kids and adults alike enjoy baseball, softball, volleyball, bowling, running, cycling and rowing leagues, to name a few. Some of the highlights in the region include our 160 parks and recreation areas, public and private golf courses, a wealth of sporting venues and 131 miles of existing recreational trails, including the longest river trail in the nation that runs along the Mississippi River.
Minor League Sports Teams
Quad City River Bandits
QC Raiders Minor League Football
Quad City Rollers, Roller Derby Team