Real Estate Rush in Peoria | 21st show



For years, southern Peoria has suffered from a lack of investment and exodus, but something strange has begun this summer. Buyers from all over America – some of whom have never even heard of Peoria – are buying houses discreetly. We spoke to the Washington Post reporter who watched the story in Peoria and the leader of the Peoria citizen group about why this is so and what it means for the city.


Greg Jaffe

National reporter Washington Post

McFarland Bragg II

President / CEO of Peoria Citizens’ Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Prepared for the Web by Owen Henderson

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