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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 Sycamore


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sycamore is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sycamore jobs have Increased by 1.59 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sycamore's cost of living is 3.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sycamore's population is 17,712 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 82.45 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sycamore is $166,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -19.49%.
    SCHOOLS
    Sycamore public schools spend $13,210 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Sycamore.

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  8/24/2017
Homogeneous Town - "Outsiders" Not Welcome

Small town mindset filled with unwelcoming and superficial people. Might be a good place if you are part of the "inbred" crowd - related to everyone else, never lived... (Read More)

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  3/6/2012
Sycamore OK - for some people

I'd mostly agree with what Liz from Texas had to say, though when I lived there (1994-2001) the snow plowing was better (not the county roads, though!) Sycamore is... (Read More)

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  2/17/2009
small town

My husband and I moved to this town from Texas as a halfway mark b/w his work and Chicago. We have family in Chicago which is the reason we moved here. Our experience... (Read More)

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