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Pros

-Education
-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area


The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


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Quick Facts About Orono


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Orono is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Orono jobs have Increased by 0.93 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orono's cost of living is 85.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Orono's population is 7,494 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.35 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Orono is $600,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Orono public schools spend $14,724 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18 students per teacher in Orono.

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Great place for raising a family ...
Orono is a nice place to live, especially for families with children. First, the schools (k-12) are really good. It is hard for your child to get lost in the shuffle... (read more)
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