A city that is home to one of America’s major universities, Champaign offers an endless array of opportunities, from sports to the arts, theater, music and recreation. Located 135 miles south of Chicago, Champaign has a population of 90,522. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign boasts an undergraduate enrollment of 34,500. Champaign’s cultural centers include the Virginia Theatre, which hosts events ranging from ballet to country music, and a library offering programs for readers of all ages and interests. There are dozens of parks that feature miles of walking and biking trails, splash pads, ball fields, a tennis center and fishing opportunities.