Moving in Illinois doesn't have to be expensive.

It can be expensive to move. Not only are you going to pay rent or a mortgage on a new spot, but you also have to pay for trucks, help, all kinds of things to get you there. It's even pricier to move to a big city but it looks like the small communities may be the way to go if you want to save money.

Communities love it when you move in. It can help the local economy and overall atmosphere.

MakeMyMove says that 2 communities in Illinois are offering thousands of dollars worth of incentives for you to move there. A few Iowa communities are doing the same.

Where To Go In Illinois

City of Pittsfield
City of Pittsfield

That is in Pittsfield, Illinois. It is a town of about 4,500 near the Illinois/Missouri border. That city is offering $6,800 worth of incentives if you move there.

  • $5,000 cash for relocation
  • 3 free months of high-speed internet, phone, and TV bundle
  • 3 free months of water & sewer utilities
  • family pool pass to King Park Pool
  • free 6 months identity theft insurance from Farmers State Bank
  • 1 year membership to Access Illinois Outdoors
  • Disc golf starter kit to try out Pittsfield's courses
  • free home inspection with purchase of a home from PCRE Real Estate & Auction Inc.

There's also a Pittsfield New Neighbor Network and a welcome basket. So you'd be very welcomed there.

The Jacksonville Region

Business View Magazine
Business View Magazine

The Jacksonville region offers up to $9,300 in incentives for you to move there. That includes:

  • $5,000 cash for relocation
  • $300 in "Chamber Checks"
  • Personal guided tour of Jacksonville schools from the superintendent & real estate consultation with The Yates Team at The Real Estate Group, Inc.
  • Complimentary checking account with Heartland Bank and Trust Company
  • 3 months of fiber broadband service
  • Teeth whitening package
  • 1 year driving range pass & golf benefits
  • gym membership at Fitness World Health Club
  • A family season pass to the Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville also offers free dinners, activity session specials, and has a welcome basket for new residents. The town is about 35 miles west of Springfield and has a population of about 42,000.

You can get more details on the moving incentives for both towns here.

A Horseshoe Sandwich And 14 Other Uniquely Illinois Foods To Try

Tasting Table made a list of unique foods to try in the Prairie State!

Gallery Credit: Various

Posh $3.2 Million Illinois Mansion For Sale Has A Surprise Room You'd Never Expect

Gallery Credit: Zillow