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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-Joliet 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 Park Forest


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Park Forest is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Park Forest jobs have Increased by 0.85 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Park Forest's cost of living is 10.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Park Forest's population is 22,424 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.55 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Park Forest is $90,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Park Forest public schools spend $15,230 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.7 students per teacher in Park Forest.

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Park Forest - It is Coming Back!
I'm happy to share that it IS coming back. I'm very thankful we found this community. Our family (husband, wife, 1 young child) recently bought our a little house here... (read more)
MEMORIES gone forever
No disrespect to the remaining officials and friends from my upbringing; but, leave town. I read how Park forest continues to fight off urban decay. It's simply a... (read more)
Park Foerest schools
It amazes me over half of the population is white but 99% of all the school kids are black. Hmmm could it be that all the daughters and sons drop their kids at Grandma's... (read more)
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