A thriving river community in northwest Illinois
Ideally located just one block from downtown Dixon
RiverWorks is only one block north from Dixon, Illinois’ main downtown business district. We’re just 6 minutes from the I-88 Dixon exit and a half-block east of the Galena Ave. and Everett Street intersection. It’s the first light after crossing Galena Ave. bridge.
Parking won’t be an issue at RiverWorks. For one thing, it’s FREE. And another, there are available spaces in front and back of our building PLUS another large lot directly across the street.
Take a walk or lift some weights
Taking a break from your workday doesn’t require driving anywhere. The Dixon Family YMCA and a beautiful bike and walking path are located directly behind our building. The path separates the Rock River and YMCA. The latter offers a pool, strength training, and fitness equipment. Parents take advantage of a high-quality and convenient daycare center.
Cross the Galena Avenue bridge and you’re in the heart of the downtown business district and fabulous riverfront called “Heritage Crossing.” The dining establishments range from fast food, casual dining, to fine dining all within 2-3 blocks from RiverWorks. There are at least 4 coffee shops and an independent bookstore within this same area.
Business abounds in Dixon, Illinois. The town is focused on building a strong workforce, a diverse business mix, and a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Industrial manufacturing, health and human services, education, and agriculture all play an important role in the community.
Located along the scenic Rock River in northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County. At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.
Founded in 1828 when Joseph Ogee settled at the site of what is now known as Dixon. Two years later, “Father” John Dixon came to the area, purchased Ogee’s land claims, and continued the establishment of a settlement by operating a ferry across the beautiful Rock River.
Two former US presidents make their mark
In 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln marched up the Rock River Valley at the head of the Sangamon County Volunteers. He and his troops were mustered in at Fort Dixon to fight in the Blackhawk Indian Wars. Fort Dixon was located on the north bank of the Rock River, and the spot is now marked with a bronze statue of Lincoln.
It is hard to think of Dixon without associating the name of her most famous son, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The former President is wellknown for calling Dixon his hometown, and he spent his formative years in Dixon attending its schools and spending summers as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park Beach. Dixon was instrumental in forming the character of our 40th President. Today, a number of Reagan sites, including the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, are visited by many thousands as popular tourist attractions.