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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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Quick Facts About North Chicago


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in North Chicago is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. North Chicago jobs have Increased by 1.35 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, North Chicago's cost of living is 10.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, North Chicago's population is 29,491 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.69 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 13 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in North Chicago is $82,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -50.24%.
    SCHOOLS
    North Chicago public schools spend $17,135 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in North Chicago.

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  6/1/2012
My Thoughts

Well,I am Active Duty NAvy who is looking to switch to Reserve and I am looking for a place with low C.O.L. so I can focus on my job and sace money, NOrth Chicago is a... (Read More)

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  1/9/2008
Greatest City in the World

I grew up on Lake Shore Drive. It was wonderful to just hop on the 152 bus and go to downtown Chicago where you can do almost anything...the theatres, the shopping, the... (Read More)

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