I've loved CU ever since I moved here as a freshman at the U of I. In my opinion, it's the perfect mix of small-town feel and convenience with bigger city attractions and amenities. So many great restaurants and things to do, but you're also hardly ever more than a 10-15 minute drive or bus ride away from where you need to go and there's a friendly community for anything and everything.
I live and work in the CU community because I am afforded the perfect opportunities to develop lasting relationships and enjoy a work-life balance. The CU is also centrally located within drivable distance to amazing cities if I need more of a city life.
This area has great job opportunities that align with my education, experience, and interests. It's easy to find like-minded people who appreciate and represent different backgrounds and cultures.
After going to college in this community, I fell in love with it. The rich diversity this area brings has really molded who I am as a person today.