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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 Wilmette


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Wilmette is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmette jobs have Increased by 0.84 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wilmette's cost of living is 75.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Wilmette's population is 27,202 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.37 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Wilmette is $545,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Wilmette public schools spend $15,230 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Wilmette.

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Neighborly Town
It's a small city close to the lake and close to Chicago. One of the biggest advantages is its schools. Most of the elementary schools have a great school rating of 9... (read more)
Wilmette
Wilmette, Illinois is a “North Shore” town in the New Trier Township school district. Great family town with lots of emphasis on resources for kids. Nationally top... (read more)
Excellent educational system and teachers
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