Discover Freeport

Freeport is located in the heart of Northwest Illinois.  Its close proximity to Chicago, Galena, Milwaukee and Madison make it a desirable and convenient location in which to live.


  • 120 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 130 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 67 miles to Madison, WI
  • 50 miles to Galena, IL
Nestled in Northwest Illinois, Preferred Real Estate of Illinois serves a diverse group of real estate owners and buyers throughout Stephenson, JoDaviess, Carroll, Winnebago and Ogle Counties.

Excellent Living Environment:  Superb education including public and private schools, Highland Community College, Columbia College, YMCA, largest health network in the region, over 750acres of parks, award winning golf courses, outstanding youth activities and airport service.

Location:  Only 1.5 hours to Chicago or Milwaukee; 60 minutes to Madison or Dubuque; 30 minutes to Rockford.

Technical Services available:  Cable & Satellite TV, High Speed Internet (DSL, Cable, Wireless), VOIP.

Freeport is the largest city in Stephenson County and serves as a regional center for shopping, healthcare, banking, dining and other services.

Freeport is conveniently situated near Rockford, IL which give residents easy access to the interstate roadway system and regional airport (Greater Rockford Airport).


Opportunities for education include both public and private schools.  Freeport School District 145 strives to meet the highest standards of Excellence in Education.  Freeport Catholic Elementary School and Aquin Catholic Junior High and High School provide faith center academic education from K_12.  Immanuel Lutheran and Tri County Christian Schools offer K-8 while Freeport Christian Academy offers K-12.

Continuing education is provided by Highland Community College (HCC) and Columbia College.  HCC is a two-year institution that serves four counties.  Columbia rounds out a full baccalaureate degree in business studies through evening and weekend classes.

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Freeport Health Network provides health care for residents in a five-county area.  The Network offers Same Day Care services as well as Emergency and Urgent Care.  Over 70 medical providers represent 32 different specialties.

The Monroe Clinic provides impatient and outpatient care.  Services at Freeport include: Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Midwifery, Dietician and Weight Loss.Freeport offers three high quality nursing homes specializing in skilled short and long term care.

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Freeport is the county seat for Stephenson County.  Leaders of business and education work closely with local government to maintain and improve the quality of life.  The city government has been very active in its participation with the Freeport Area Economic Development Foundation and Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Partnerships between private and public sectors have produced: Partners in Planning, Stephenson County 21st Century Healthy Communities and the U.S. Department of Justice Weed & Seed designation.

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Diversity is abundant in Stephenson County!  Culture in Freeport is as diverse as the people.  From Freeport's Raceway Park to its Arts Center to its Museums there is something for everyone.

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