Edwardsville is located approximately 27 miles northeast of St. Louis, and is home to about 24,000 residents. Edwardsville was named in the Top Ten Towns for Families in the country by Family Circle magazine in 2010.

In 2013, Edwardsville was named as the #1 place for young families in Illinois by NerdWallet. The award was based on the quality of the public schools, along with Edwardsville’s affordable housing and ample job opportunities.

Edwardsville is home to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, the Madison County Courthouse, the Watershed Nature Center, and the Edwardsville Arts Center There are over 85 miles of scenic bicycle trails through the area, and several community parks.

Public transportation is available via bus through Madison County Transit.

The Edwardsville Community District 7 public school district includes:
•    6 Elementary Schools
•    4 Intermediate Schools
•    2 Middle Schools
•    1 High School

The schools for Edwardsville include:


Albert Cassens Elementary Columbus Elementary
Glen Carbon Elementary Goshen Elementary 
Hamel Elementary LeClaire Elementary
Midway Elementary Nelson Elementary
Woodland Elementary Worden Elementary
Liberty Middle School Lincoln Middle School
Edwardsville High School