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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.

Highlights


National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan See Local Real Estate
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City: DeKalb
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About DeKalb


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in DeKalb is 5.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. DeKalb jobs have Increased by 1.59 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, DeKalb's cost of living is 2.10% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare DeKalb's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    DeKalb's population is 43,211 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.73 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in DeKalb is $131,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -24.29%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    DeKalb public schools spend $13,778 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in DeKalb. Learn more...

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  9/6/2008
Not as good as it seems

While I love the cheaper rents then in the closer suburbs (to Chicago), the lack of high paying jobs for anyone without high degrees (Masters or higher) is... (Read More)

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  11/15/2007
DeKalb: A semi-rural college community

As a 37 year resident of DeKalb - an escapee of the Chicago suburbs, I am pleased to write a bit about my hometown. Originally a college town in a farming community,... (Read More)

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