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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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Highlights


  • Profile: National center
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 623
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Chicago Heights
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Quick Facts About Chicago Heights


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chicago Heights is 8.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chicago Heights jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago Heights's cost of living is 10.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chicago Heights's population is 30,284 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.43 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chicago Heights is $85,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.52%.
    SCHOOLS
    Chicago Heights public schools spend $14,937 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in Chicago Heights.

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Chicago Heights Housing Market


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  11/14/2009
Chicago Transit Authority

I think Chicago's public transportation is one of the best in the country. The system give you access to the entire metro area a surrounding suburbs. It is not a... (Read More)

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  4/8/2007
Dogs

What I've noticed since moving back about a year ago is that there are many, many pit bulls, rottweillers and any other labelled MEAN dogs! People let them run around... (Read More)

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  2/21/2006
Born and raised

Born and raised here I might be biased, but I think Chicago is one of the best cities in which to live. There's always lots to do, whatever you're in to. Sporting... (Read More)

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