Welcome to Mattoon

Whether you are returning home as a remote worker , coming back to a familiar place or moving here because of a job. The community of Mattoon is here to help!

Our View

Mattoon Illinois is a great place to live and raise a family. In this welcome section, you will find links to information in our community.  Check out and download our Visitor’s Guide, It offers a Calendar of Major Events, Transportation options, Restaurants, Shopping venues, and Entertainment and Recreation opportunities.


Looking for Housing? Here is a list of the Coles County Landlord Association. Contact Names and phone numbers are made available here to help you guide your way when looking for a place to call home.

Here is also a list of available Mobile home parks which cater to a verity of needs.

Restaurants in the Area

Looking for something to EAT?  We have you covered! With many restaurants in the area, there are a plethora of choices to choose from. 

After your housing and appetite are satisfied we have many amenities and professional services to offer.

Professional services

The Mattoon Chamber of Commerce is more than happy to help suggest professionals in the area that you are looking for.

Recreational Activities

Mattoon and the surrounding area offers many recreational activities. Lake Mattoon and Lake Paradise are beautiful spots for boating and fishing which available almost year around. Also, here is a list of area campgrounds.

Mattoon is a Bike Friendly City

The Lincoln Prairie Grass Bike Trail extends for 12 miles and provides an opportunity to explore the area on foot or bike. Check out the latest bike plan that the city of Mattoon is working on to create a more bike-friendly environment.


Looking for a short term place to stay? Here is a list of Hotels in the area.

Educational opportunities

Lake Land College a support of our innovation center has a number of excellent programs which take place year around.

Volunteer With Us

After moving to the area please consider volunteering or joining one of the many committees Mattoon in Motion organizes to help the development of Mattoon Illinois in its new smart growth approach to development.

Here is a link to our visitors guides, all PDFs or free to download for use in your establishment or business.

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Many thanks to the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce for organizing these documents.