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-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 Wilmette


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Wilmette is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmette jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wilmette's cost of living is 86.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Wilmette's population is 27,413 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.71 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Wilmette is $647,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.97%.
    SCHOOLS
    Wilmette public schools spend $16,501 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.2 students per teacher in Wilmette.

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  2/17/2015
Excellent educational system and teachers

Top notch teachers. Involved parents. Motivated students. Great public schools from elementary through high school.... (Read More)

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  3/1/2012
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)

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  3/31/2009
A great urban area

Wilmette is one of the close-in suburbs on Chicago's North Shore. Wilmette and next-door Evanston have their own parks, dining and recreation. And it's a short drive or... (Read More)

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