Glen Carbon, Illinois Named Among Best Places to Live by Money Magazine

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs 475.122155

We knew it all along, of course, but it's nice to hear someone else say it:  Glen Carbon, Illinois has been named among Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live. 

The publication's researchers fanned out across the country this year to find America's top small towns. They looked at housing, school districts, employment figures, crime and a variety of other indicators to come out with the Top 100 list.

Glen Carbon began life as a 19th-century coal mining village here in southwestern Illinois. Today the vibrant community is close to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsvillle and is a commuter's dream with easy access to I-270, I-55, I-70 and I-255. As one of St. Louis' Illinois suburbs, Glen Carbon also serves as a place to live for employees who work throughout the Missouri and Illinois bi-state area.

Housing choices range from ready-to-rehab investment properties and Old Town starter homes to elegant estates, horse farmettes and leafy subdivisions such as Ginger Creek, Timberwolf, Somerset, Field's Crossing and many others.

Shopping and dining options have expanded tremendously in Glen Carbon and its sister community, Edwardsville, in recent years. Now it's just a quick drive down the street to reach Borders, Old Navy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, several supermarkets and a variety of local and chain restaurants.

If you would like to include Glen Carbon in your home search, visit us online at Just Ducky Homes to learn more about the village's neighborhoods, the Edwardsville School District, the history of Glen Carbon and the homes available in the area.  We've love Money magazine's top place to live to become your top place to live too.


About the Author: Nancy Milton, GRI, is a Realtor with the Just Ducky Homes team at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Illinois. She and Kristina Pratt help their customers buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs of Madison and St. Clair counties with special emphasis on real estate in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy. For more information, visit their web site at or e-mail

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I help good people buy and sell good homes in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs, with special emphasis on the Metro East communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy and surrounding areas in Madison County, Illinois.

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REMAX Preferred Partners is located at One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-791-8007 (direct) 618-655-1188 (office). We're easy to find on IL-157 in Edwardsville between Pasta House Co. and Shenanigans. Each office is independently owned and operated.


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Jim Norbuta
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Hi Nancy,

Looks and sounds great.  How's the heat and humidity?

Many Blessings,


Jul 14, 2009 09:53 AM #1
Nancy Milton Holtzscher
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Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Hey, Jim...oh it's about like Cleveland's!  You know...those big rivers stir up the warm air.

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