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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.


National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan See Local Real Estate
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City: Lake Forest
Zip Codes: 60045
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Lake Forest

    The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 4.90 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Forest jobs have Increased by 1.36 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Forest's cost of living is 117.70% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Lake Forest's Cost of Living
    Lake Forest's population is 19,408 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.81 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Lake Forest is $826,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.96%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Lake Forest public schools spend $20,018 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Lake Forest. Learn more...

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One of the most snotty, rude places I ever stayed

Be prepared for a so called upscale town with entitled, overpaid, snooty people from teenagers who sneer at you to adults who look you up and down, who make demands on a... (Read More)




Long cold winters, short cold springs, hot humid summers, nice... (Read More)




The North shore of Chicago runs for 35 miles up the Lake Michigan coast and boasts easy access to Metro Chicago due to frequent train service and numerous amenities:... (Read More)



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