PEORIA- A new study shows the River City is on the up-swing.
Gallup-Healthways conducts a Well-Being Index where it asks people about their life evaluation, emotional and physical health, their healthy behavior, work environment and basic access.
The survey shows that Peoria went from ranking the 175th best city in the state, to 62nd.
We asked people what they thought has improved.
"I think the new developments like on the riverfront, new shops out at Grand Prarie, new developments out there," said William Nichol.
"Real estate's doing great. People want to move here, the job market seems to be better," said Beth Girard.
"By having more jobs this is not only creating more employment, it's also creating more secure financial, more financial security in the Peoria area within families," said April Jackson.
Illinois as a whole is middle of the road, ranking 28th out of 50 states.
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