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Pros

-Cost of living
-College town amenities
-Nearby recreation

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Economic cycles
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About South Bend-Mishawaka Metro Area


South Bend is located about 30 miles inland from where the Michigan-Indiana border intersects with the lower portion of Lake Michigan. The city has a well-balanced mix of industry, education, and cultural amenities, and has become an economic center for a large portion of northern Indiana and southern Michigan known locally as “Michiana.”


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Quick Facts About South Bend


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in South Bend is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Bend jobs have Increased by 3.31 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, South Bend's cost of living is 22.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, South Bend's population is 101,516 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.79 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in South Bend is $62,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.71 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    South Bend public schools spend $12,298 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in South Bend.

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  9/15/2015
No Future, and They Like It That Way

I'm not a native of South Bend, so this is an outsider's view. South Bend has spent the last 50 years waiting for Studebaker to return. The people here want nothing more...

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  4/5/2014
This place is great if you have no prospects and h

There is not much about this town to tell. They have a nice Riverwalk when the harsh winter weather has cleared (hopefully by late April). If you like to drink, this...

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  2/22/2014
The 'Bend' on the Mend?

This old industrial town is trying to clean up its act and I hope it succeeds this time. The new mayor seems to understand that actions speak louder than words and has...

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