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-Small-town atmosphere
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-Access to Chicago


-Harsh climate
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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.


Small town - North-central Illinois near the Wisconsin border, 80 miles west of Chicago See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Boone County
Metro Area: Rockford Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Belvidere
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 743 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Belvidere

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Belvidere's cost of living is 13.10% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Belvidere's Cost of Living
    Belvidere's population is 25,132 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 57.49 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Belvidere is $122,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -27.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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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)



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)



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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