With a unique blend of urban and rural attributes, Morton thrives at the intersection of Interstates 74 and 155 in Tazewell County, just 10 minutes east of downtown Peoria. This village of more than 15,000 residents is widely known for its beautiful homes, whether a century old with traditional charm or new construction with the latest amenities. It's those diverse offerings in a beautiful, comfortable and convenient setting that makes this a place Mortonites are proud to call home.
The massive Caterpillar Inc. parts plant can't be missed at its prime spot along I-74, where thousands of employees play an important role in maintaining the company's world leadership in earthmoving equipment sales. Yet, beyond this large-scale immediate introduction to Morton lies a community also known internationally as the Pumpkin Capital of the World, thanks to the abundant and rich soil of acres of surrounding farmland that produce the finest pumpkin found anywhere. Here's Nestle's cans the famous Libby's mix, and Morton celebrates that harvest every September with the Pumpkin Festival, an arena of family fun and imaginative pumpkin concoctions for every palate.
Morton prides itself on tradition and innovation, from a comfortable downtown setting complete with hometown business favorites to its educational system, the widely recognized District 709 that serves both Morton and adjoining Groveland with excellence from pre-kindergarten to high school. Convenient parks and recreational services give residents a true sense of community within a diverse range of neighborhoods, both within the immediate downtown area to the growing number of subdivisions that encircle the village, designed to maintain Morton's unique complexion, yet offer ample opportunity for quality growth.