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-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area


Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


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Quick Facts About Edwardsville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Edwardsville is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Edwardsville jobs have Increased by 1.71 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Edwardsville's cost of living is 3.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Edwardsville's population is 24,992 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 71.43 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Edwardsville is $176,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.07%.
    SCHOOLS
    Edwardsville public schools spend $10,019 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.7 students per teacher in Edwardsville.

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  10/24/2010
Great Education

Edwardsville is a great town that is growing rapidly. The school district is one of the best in the area, it is the home of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,... (Read More)

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  5/9/2007
Lovely town

Lovely little town with over 75 miles of gorgeous, well maintained, wooded bike trails. Recreational biker's dream... (Read More)

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