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Living in Galva, Illinois:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Galva, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Galva what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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A great part about the town is the local park district. The park district has two baseball diamonds that are always kept in great shape. There is also a swimming pool that brings people from all around to swim during the summer. On the Fourth of July there is a firework show at the park. The Galva Freedom Fest Organization puts in a lot of hard work throughout the year to raise money for the firework show. They bring in all kinds of vendors and food trucks. The show is free to the public, they just ask for donations.

Alexandria, says: 2020

Galva has the Backroads Music Festival, a country music festival that takes place in early August every year. It has brought musicians to Galva including Jon Pardi, Travis Tritt, Rodney Atkins and many more. The festival brings people from all over the Midwest. Galva is small enough where you can pretty much get to know everyone, but it is not too small to the point where there is nothing to do. The town is a quick hour and a half train ride from Chicago, and about an hour drive from Peoria, Illinois. There are lots of great places to go within an easy driving distance.

There is not much in Galva, Illinois, but it is a great place to live. There are about 2,500 people in Galva, and it has one high school. It has a great small-town feel. You always see someone you know when you are out and about, so you always feel like you are in a friendly environment. The most unique thing about the small town is its hardware/grocery store. When the local grocery store closed down the space was bought by the owner of the hardware store. He wanted to make sure that our town still had the convenience of a local grocery store. The store is split into two sides, one side is hardware and the other is groceries.

Claire, says: 2020

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