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Winnebago County Real Estate

The residences of Winnebago County are reflections of the people who make the area home.

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There are elegantly maintained mansions that date back to the 1800’s; executive-style homes that line the banks of the Rock River or along woodlands; and many mid-size and small affordable homes throughout the region. Home styles range from cozy bungalows, Tudor style, Cape Cod’s and two-family American Foursquares. Townhouses and condo developments and downtown lofts are plentiful for those who want to by-pass the outside maintenance of a home. A large number of retirement facilities have recently been developed for those looking for an assisted living environment.

The city of Rockford has five designated historic districts: Haight Village, Indian Terrace, Garfield Avenue, Brown Hills/Knightsville and Northeast State and Main Streets. In addition, East State Street from the Rock River east to the Faust Landmark are in the East Rockford Historic District, which is on the National Register but has not been designated as a local historic district.

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Homes are nicely landscaped; in fact, Rockford was the proud winner of the nationwide America in Bloom competition in 2007. The picturesque backdrop provided by the natural beauty of the area makes Winnebago County a perfect place to live. Safe communities provide havens for children, and a wide selection of homes extend along the Rock River north to Wisconsin. A recreational path system connects to the Grand Illinois Trail. Whether yours is a brand new family looking for a starter home, an established family looking to expand or a retiree looking for the comfort of home in a maintenance-free setting, Winnebago County has all the choices. To begin your home search contact the Rockford Area Association of Realtors at (815) 395-6776 (www.raar.com).

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