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


-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 Cary

    The unemployment rate in Cary is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cary jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cary's cost of living is 12.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Cary's population is 17,965 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 78.88 percent.
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Cary is $217,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.82%.
    Cary public schools spend $11,375 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Cary.

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cost of living

nice town, very safe but high taxes.... (Read More)



Culture and recreation

The Fox River is a nice place to cruise around on the boat and visit all the area bars but after seeing one bar you've seen them all. There is very little artistic... (Read More)



Property taxes!

High property taxes is one of the biggest deterrents to wanting to 'retire' almost anywhere in Illinois. Once on a fixed income this would be a huge drain on finite... (Read More)



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