Dixon

Dixon is located along the scenic Rock River in Northwestern Illinois.  It’s a community full of history, recreational opportunities and other amenities that reflect the high standards representative of Midwestern life. Often touted as a great place to raise a family, Dixon is home to outstanding schools and parks. More than 100 physicians in a variety of specialties meet Dixon’s medical needs. KSB Hospital is the area’s highly rated hospital established in 1896. Sauk Valley College is Dixon’s institution of higher learning. A bustling community of 17,000 at the hub of four major highways and Interstate-88, Dixon serves as the county seat of Lee County. In addition, Dixon is a major economic center in the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, and residential growth.

Hospital/medical center in Dixon:

KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL

Other hospitals/medical centers near Dixon:

CGH MEDICAL CENTER
ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Dixon:

Dixon Muni-Charles R. Walgreen Field Airport
Bally’s Strip Airport
Dixon Correctional Center Heliport
Gearhart-Hollow Heliport
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Heliport
J & Y Ultralight

College/University in Dixon:

Sauk Valley Community College

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dixon:

Kishwaukee College
Ashford University
Northern Illinois University
Rock Valley College
Illinois Valley Community College
Waubonsee Community College
Black Hawk College

Public high schools in Dixon:

Dixon High School
Dixon Correctional Center School

Private high school in Dixon:

FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Public elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

Reagan Middle School
Washington Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School

Private elementary/middle schools in Dixon:

ST MARY ELEMENTARY & JR HIGH SCHOOL
ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Library in Dixon:

DIXON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Parks

Dixon has more parks per capita than any other town in Illinois. Many of our parks are located along the scenic Rock River including the Dixon Park District’s magnificent 240-acre Lowell Park where President Ronald Reagan worked summers as a lifeguard in his youth. The Dixon Park District owns and maintains many other park and recreational facilities throughout the community and operates year ’round recreational and educational programs. The district also operates an extensive nature center.

The immediate area is home to seven State Parks and natural areas as well. White Pines Forest State Park, Morrison Rockwood State Park, Lowden State Park, Castle Rock State Park, Franklin Creek State Natural Area and Equestrian Park, Green River State Wildlife Area and, Nachusa Grasslands are all within a short drive.

Source:

http://www.dixonillinoischamber.com/

http://www.dixonschools.org/

www.dixonparks.com

http://www.svcc.edu/