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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 Park Ridge


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Park Ridge is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Park Ridge jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Park Ridge's cost of living is 40.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Park Ridge's population is 37,757 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.37 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Park Ridge is $381,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.57%.
    SCHOOLS
    Park Ridge public schools spend $17,014 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.5 students per teacher in Park Ridge.

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  9/25/2007
friendly

Park Ridge is a friendly community with lots of events especially in the warm weather... (Read More)

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  5/5/2007
A boring place

Hemmingway complained that Oak Park was a city of broad lawns and narrow minds. He wouldn't have been so hard on Oak Park if he'd ever been to Park... (Read More)

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  2/27/2006
Park Ridge a better than average choice

Good access to public transportation-2 train stations,nearby train to Chicago loop,close to O'Hare Field all plus. Older town layout with horse/buggy roads now main... (Read More)

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