Today downtown Champaign is the center of culture for C-U and the pride of its citizens. Recent developments such as One Main and M2 mixed-use condo buildings offer an urban lifestyle in the heart of downtown. Residents enjoy easy access to restaurants, bars and brewers, locally-owned shops, coffee spots, performance venues, transportation and more. Several nearby downtown Champaign co-ops boast the benefits of the same great location while being a more affordable option than the newer condo buildings.

Still within walking distance are many historical, single-family homes ranging from small, affordable bungalows to spacious, stately dwellings often with features such as high ceilings, original hardwood floors, and parlor rooms. This “micro urban” area offers a full spectrum of homes in a variety of styles, sizes, and price ranges to meet any need.