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Chesterton, Indiana   Add Favorite    3 Reviews | Review This Place




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 Chesterton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chesterton is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chesterton jobs have Increased by 1.01 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chesterton's cost of living is 2.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chesterton's population is 13,433 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.23 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chesterton is $156,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.56%.
    SCHOOLS
    Chesterton public schools spend $9,870 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Chesterton.

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  8/5/2010
Seasonal Change

Chesterton location next to Lake Michigan tempers the changes that we see. We are use to the cold weather but the lake helps keep the area warmer longer into the winter.... (Read More)

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  3/26/2009
Low crime

We have a low incidence of crime in our area, very clean downtown, well... (Read More)

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  9/1/2008
Chesterton, Indiana

Small town, with all its charm and quiet, with lots of space, but within 45 minutes of downtown Chicago, with all the big city cultural... (Read More)

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