Incorporated in 1983 and currently home to 400 residents, the village offers predominantly wooded lots with paved roads, a municipal water system, a community park, playground and pavilion.
At the top of the bluff, a 30-foot wooden Indian head created by nationally acclaimed sculptor Peter Toth welcomes visitors. This carving pays humble respect to the Hopewell Indian Nation who lived along the Illinois River 2000 years ago.
With over 400 building lots in the rolling hills and approximately 170 homes, there are many opportunities for anyone seeking the friendly rural lifestyle. Residents observe an abundance of wildlife on a daily basis.
Ameren Illinois will be repairing underground cable Friday evening. This will result in a power outage in the village of Hopewell for about 8 hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. Residents are advised to plan for the outage and also to limit water consumption during that time.