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Pros

-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area


A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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Quick Facts About Aurora


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Aurora is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Aurora jobs have Increased by 1.52 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Aurora's cost of living is 1.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Aurora's population is 200,661 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 101.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 12 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Aurora is $155,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -17.18%.
    SCHOOLS
    Aurora public schools spend $10,837 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.7 students per teacher in Aurora.

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  2/10/2016
Hometown

Seeking to relocate out of Aurora,... (Read More)

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  9/22/2012
Winters too long!

Winters too long,cold and snowy, i dread it more every year! Will retire out of here in a few... (Read More)

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  4/18/2012
Quality of Life

I have lived in Aurora, or nearby, for 22 years. As with any community, it has changes with the times. Quality of life can only be determined by the individual, not by... (Read More)

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