Discover Monticello and Kirby Medical Center
The City of Monticello, Illinois is a classic community with the charm
of yesterday, keeping in step with the latest advancements. With Champaign
to the northeast and Decatur to the southwest, Monticello is a unique
destination spot for tourists and family vacation travelers. Monticello
and the surrounding communities of Piatt County are rich in interesting
history and cultural heritage. Monticello offers shopping, golfing, hiking
and entertainment in a beautiful and attractive atmosphere complete with
mature tree-lined streets and breathtaking architecture.
Adventures & Events
Exceptional recreational opportunities await you. Many acres of nature
and parks offer golf, basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, playgrounds,
picnic areas and gazebos for families to gather. Hit the bike and hike
trails or enjoy the flower gardens when in bloom and holiday lights when
Arts & Culture
The vintage downtown area and historic residential districts preserve the
integrity and pride Monticello has been coveted for. Our long-standing
agricultural heritage, with some of the richest farmland in the world,
provides the community with a strong economic base. Topography including
picturesque views of charming barns paint the countryside.
Artistic and musical events bring community together and the nearby University
of Illinois offers endless cultural events throughout the year on its
beautiful campus. Restaurants, clubs, theaters and shopping in nearby
Champaign provide pleasure for the palette and a well-deserved evening
out on the town.
The Monticello Community Unit School District offers a high school, middle
school and three elementary schools. Monticello’s High School has
been given the highest ranking of a “10” from GreatSchools.net,
with math and reading scores that are well-above the State average. Monticello
schools partner with parents and the community to promote excellence in
a caring environment in which all students can grow and learn. Their philosophy,
“This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong
self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The
School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative
curriculum and a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.”
The nearby University of Illinois is a world-class leader in education.
Illinois alumni have earned Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes and Olympic medals,
have orbited the earth, and lead international corporations. The campus
offers rich experiences beyond the classroom, from the best performing
arts to Big Ten sports.