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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 Valparaiso

    The unemployment rate in Valparaiso is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Valparaiso jobs have Increased by 1.01 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Valparaiso's cost of living is 6.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Valparaiso's population is 32,626 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.64 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Valparaiso is $181,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.56%.
    Valparaiso public schools spend $9,394 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Valparaiso.

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Pleasantly Surprised

I moved to Valparaiso, IN about 1 year ago. I moved here because I was attending the law school located here. At a glance, it appears to be a small town, with many new... (Read More)



Best Places to Eat

My favorite restaurants in Valparaiso are: Panera Bread--The lines sometimes get long, but, the service is decent and the food is great. Red Robin--Bottomless fries... (Read More)



Beautiful country living in big metropolis

I loved driving anywhere, down any road because of the trees, fields and green, green grass that is all over. Cost of living is outrageous! But lil towns close by make... (Read More)



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