From our world famous festivals to our numerous family activities and engaging theatre and arts venues, the Quad Cities has something for everyone. The population of the metro area is more than 350,000 people strong, now ranking second only to Chicago in the 2-state area of Iowa and Illinois. Whether it’s a concert with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra or a gridiron game with the Steamwheelers AF2 arena football team, there is something sure to catch your interest.
The iWireless Center in Moline and the Adler Theatre in Davenport offer a variety of concerts, with artists like the Dave Matthews Band, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kelly Clarkson, just to name a few. Many festivals are held throughout the year, the most famous of which is the Bix 7 Road Race and Jazz Festival held in late July.
For nightlife, look no further than the District of Rock Island. There you’ll find artist galleries and studios, restaurants, brew pubs, coffee shops, nightclubs, a botanical center, dinner theatre and unique shops.
If you like to shop, we’re the city for you. From quaint districts to giant shopping complexes, Midwestern treasures aren’t hard to find. The Quad Cities is the home of Isabel Bloom. In Davenport, NorthPark Mall features stores including Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, and Express, and chain stores such as Dillards, Younkers and Von Maur.
One thing you won’t find in the Quad Cities, however, is a high cost of living. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the price of apartments in the area.
The Quad Cities is just a few hours away from major metropolitan areas such as Des Moines, Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis. Major airline services are available at the Quad-City Airport in Moline, Illinois. The Quad Cities is right on interstate 80, one of the nation's major interstates as well as being served by interstates 280, 88 and 74.