Bartonville, Illinois, is a village located a few minutes southwest of Peoria. The smaller community has a population of 6406 people. The town could be the ideal location if you’re looking for a quieter area close to amenities and travel. The Peoria International Airport is located on the Northwest edge of Bartonville. Residents in Bartonville have an average commute, with most residents driving 15 to 30 minutes to get to and from work.
Bartonville is mixed regarding population age. About 27 percent of the residents are between 45 and 64, just over 20 percent of the population is between 30 and 44 years old, and 17 percent are 65 and over. About 34 percent of the population is under the age of 18. Both blue- and white-collar industries are heavily represented in Bartonville.
Almost 14 percent of residents work in healthcare, 11.4 percent work in manufacturing, and about 10 percent work in construction and retail. Bartonville is primarily white. Caucasians make up 96.4 percent of the population. The income here is slightly lower than the national average. The median household income Bartonville is $45,776 compared to the national average of $55,322. About 12 percent of the residents in Bartonville have a college degree, compared with the national average of 31.3 percent.
Bartonville Real Estate
The average home value in Bartonville, Illinois real estate market is $111,299. Almost half (47.5 percent) of home values are between $99,042 and $197, 890. Another 35 percent of homes sit between $49,500 and $99,041. Most of the households (88.9 percent) are single-family properties, and 77.5 percent of residents own their own home. Since 2000, home values have increased 15.99 percent or about 0.84 percent per year.
Current Real Estate Market for homes in Limestone High School District
As of 11/03/2019, there are currently 120 homes on the market. The average asking price is $129,733 and the median asking price is $103,900. The average days on the market for active listings is 76 days and the median is 51 days. Over the past six months, 150 homes have sold with the average sold price of $114,569 and a median sale price of $109,400. The average days on the market for these sold homes was 58 days and the median days on the market was 29 days.
Average Asking Price$129,733
Median Asking Price$103,900
Average Sold Price$114,569
Median Sold Price$109,400
History of Bartonville
The Village of Bartonville was incorporated in 1903. The suburban neighborhood covers about 8 square miles of land. Bartonville is named after W.C.H. Barton. The Barton family first settled the area in the early 1800s. At one time, the village had at least 11 saloons and played home to immigrant miners from Scotland, Ireland, England and Italy. The town was also home to the largest feed mill in the world during the 1920s.
Some famous people got their start in Bartonville including Mike Dunne, a first round draft pick of the St Louis Cardinals in 1984 and a Silver Medal winner in the 1984 Olympics. 2018 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee, Jim Thorne, was born and raised in Peoria but went to Limestone Community High School in Bartonville.
Attractions and Traditions
Limestone Township Pool: Cool off in the heat of the summer at the Limestone Township Pool. The pool is located inside Alpha Park and opens on Memorial Day. The pool occasionally hosts special events and offers swim lessons.
Summer concerts: During the summer, you can catch a show at Alpha Park every third Saturday.
Bartonville Fire Department Fish Fry: Get involved with the community at the annual fish fry. The event is usually held in August and spans three days. Activities include barbecues, live entertainment, and a carnival. Funds raised are used to help support the local fire department.
Peoria International Airport: Located just minutes from Bartonville, the Peoria International Airport provides service on four major airlines: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.
Parks and Activities
Alpha Park Library: Aside from the traditional services, the Alpha Park Library hosts youth programs and special events throughout the month. Entrepreneurs can access small business resources, and book lovers can meet up to discuss the latest book of the month.
Mendenhall Park: This large outdoor recreation area sits along the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway. The park includes wetland restoration areas, boating, and hiking paths. This park is particularly popular among outdoor lovers hoping to spot an eagle, blue herons, or other wildlife.
Coyote Creek Golf Club: Take a swing on this 18-hole course that covers 6,700 yards on 10 acres of land. The challenging course is nestled on a property with lakes, creeks, bridges, and waterfalls. Beginners (or experienced golfers hoping to improve their game) can even take part in golf classes.
Dining Shopping and Entertainment
Bartonville Square: Located just off Garfield Avenue, the shopping center includes a Kroger’s Grocery Store, Mexican Grill, Spa, and a diner.
Some unique shops in Bartonville include:
Presley’s Outdoors: (a 35,000 square-foot facility that features outdoor equipment and an indoor archery range.) This family-owned business is one of the largest stores offering outdoor supplies in the Midwest.
Dream Hut: In the mood for a sweet treat? Head to this local favorite which offers a variety of ice cream and slushies. They offer seasonal flavors that change throughout the year as well as more traditional options.
Hammer’s Bar and Restaurant: This restaurant has been serving the community for almost 25 years. Locals enjoy heading here to catch big games and snack on foods like burgers, wings, and pizza. They have a kid’s menu too.
Fairview Farms: Fairview Farms was established in 1952. The cozy restaurant offers home-cooked meals in a family-style dining atmosphere. All the food is made fresh from the salad dressing to the real mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. Dine-in visitors can order individual dinners or serve the group family style.
Tyroni’s Italian Cafe: You’ll have your choice of pasta, pizza, soups, salads, and calzones at this pizza joint. They also have a good dessert menu that includes turtle fudge cheesecake and fresh donuts.
LaGondola Spaghetti House: La Gondola is a chain restaurant that offers a variety of Italian dishes like Ravioli, Tortellini, and Italian sandwiches. They serve fresh baked bread with each meal too.
Bartonville also has national chain restaurants such as McDonald’s, Hardees, Subway and Dairy Queen.
Bartonville is serviced by several elementary schools (many of which go up through eighth grade) and one high school.
Oak Grove Grade School: Located 6018 W Lancaster Rd in Bartonville. Oak Grove consisted of two schools up until the start of the 2017-18 school year when two buildings became one. Oak Grove East was a K-4 elementary school and Oak Grove West was a 5-8 junior high school. The facilities were consolidated with the construction of a new elementary wing, 5th grade classrooms and an auxiliary gym. There are approximately 275 students and 45 staff members.
While Bartonville is a smaller community, one of the more prominent companies in the community is Keystone Steel and Wire, which produces 700,000 tons of steel each year. They regularly have job positions open (and sometimes offer a sign-on bonus for new hires). The job market is a mix of white and blue collar. Bartonville is located near larger cities, like Peoria, which also offers employment opportunities.