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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 Northbrook


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Northbrook is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Northbrook jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Northbrook's cost of living is 56.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Northbrook's population is 33,663 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.19 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Northbrook is $475,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.52%.
    SCHOOLS
    Northbrook public schools spend $23,087 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 10.5 students per teacher in Northbrook.

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  5/24/2010
down to earth?

I grew up in Northbrook and while it's a beautiful community with a nice downtown, parks, train, great quality schools, to say that it's down to earth is a bit of a... (Read More)

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  5/24/2010
quality of life

I grew up in Northbrook and while it's a beautiful community with a nice downtown, parks, train, great quality schools, to say that it's down to earth is a bit of a... (Read More)

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  9/14/2009
Northbrook, IL

Good place to live and work. Close enough to Chicago but far away enough from... (Read More)

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