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Pros

-College-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Educated population

Cons

-Outdoor recreation
-Harsh winters
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Champaign-Urbana Metro Area


Champaign-Urbana is an agricultural center as well as home to the University of Illinois. It is a clean agricultural town well rounded by its college presence. The cities offer what one would expect from a large Big Ten university town: entertainment, top sporting events, good museums, and a mix of restaurants. The area has a strong economic base anchored by agriculture and the presence of a number of research and technology companies, some of which are affiliated with the university.


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Quick Facts About Champaign


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Champaign is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Champaign jobs have Increased by 1.53 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Champaign's cost of living is 8.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Champaign's population is 86,096 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 35.58 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Champaign is $136,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.52%.
    SCHOOLS
    Champaign public schools spend $15,070 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.9 students per teacher in Champaign.

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It's a good time to buy in Champaign. Home Appreciation is up 2.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Champaign Real Estate.
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  12/7/2017
10/10

I wonderful city with great... (Read More)

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  9/19/2017
Nice place to live but you wouldn't want to visit

Actually it's barely a nice place to live. The pros: Not terribly expensive - at one point the least expensive place to live in the country among modest sized... (Read More)

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  8/23/2011
City is past its prime but still decent

I grew up in C-U (Champaign-Urbana) overall it is a good place to live but there are some caveats about the place. C-U is a University town and without the Universty it... (Read More)

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