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Belvidere, Illinois   Add Favorite    4 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Access to Chicago

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Crime rates
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Rockford Metro Area


Despite its location in a largely agricultural region, Rockford has a strong heritage as an industrial center. The diverse manufacturing base has partially transitioned away from its Rust Belt beginnings, and today’s local industries include aviation, aerospace, precision tools, and medicine along with the mainstays of agriculture and agricultural machinery. The industrial transformation is being augmented by its not-too-distant location relative to suburban Chicago and the new commuter rail service recently started.


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Quick Facts About Belvidere


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Belvidere is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Belvidere jobs have Increased by 1.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Belvidere's cost of living is 13.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Belvidere's population is 25,132 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 57.49 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Belvidere is $122,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -27.06%.
    SCHOOLS
    Belvidere public schools spend $10,981 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Belvidere.

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  6/5/2014
A place you don't want to live

The town is full of gangs from chicago that spay paint everything. The police are like nazi storm troopers. The court system is full of good ole boys. The only honorable... (Read More)

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  2/6/2014
old fashioned small midwest town

People from the Chicago suburbs can't believe the low cost of housing. Schools are good. Easy to go to the city or an... (Read More)

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  6/2/2008
Cost of living GEM!

I recently moved back to Belvidere from the suburbs of Chicago. I am very happy to find that the cost of living is far cheaper than anyother place I have found in IL (&... (Read More)

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