Residents have the small town feel of Gridley while enjoying the amenities of a bigger city.
Welcome to the Village of Gridley, IL
Gridley is located on Rt. 24 between interstates 39 and 55 and is a short 18-mile drive to Bloomington-Normal.
Established in 1856, Gridley is home to 1400+ residents who enjoy a high quality of life in a safe and friendly community. We have three parks, a swimming pool, walking paths, pickle ball, tennis and basketball courts, and a baseball diamond. The community works together for special events such as the December Christkindl Market, the Memorial Day breakfast parade, and Veterans’ Day Memorial Service.
In 2011, the village of Gridley developed a TIF district to promote new business and encourage growth for our existing businesses. Since then, we have seen the addition of a new coffee shop/pie cafe, a new events venue and existing businesses improving their storefronts and infrastructure.
Gridley has a rich history of caring people working together to preserve a unique and vibrant community. This cooperation continues today.
The Telephone Museum, in Gridley, IL, contains an amazing display of memorabilia reflecting the evolution of communication services in rural Illinois.
For the last 22 years, Gridley has earned the designation “Tree City USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation. Towns achieving this status must meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management.
Asahel Gridley (April 21, 1810 – January 25, 1881) was an American politician, lawyer, merchant, and banker. Born in New York, Gridley moved to Bloomington, Illinois