SperlingViews - Freeport, Illinois
Cost of Living,
77.13% of people are white, 16.21% are black, 0.85% are asian, 0.21% are native american, and 5.60% claim 'Other'. 2.54% of the people in Freeport, IL, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 97.46% are non-hispanic).
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Look elsewhere! - 11/29/2012
Freeport has really declined in many aspects. The "ghetto area" only grows along with the crime and drugs. The economy here is not great. No jobs unless you like working fast food. Sales tax rates are high, and the poverty level is through the roof. The winters here are terrible, making the roads rough on your vehicle. Two big companies(Honeywell and Titan tire) are on the edge of leaving the area, where many of the jobs are. There really isnt much to do here, unless you like to eat fast-food and shop at walmart for fun. There is an over-abundance of banks and fast-food chains here. One nice thing Freeport has is Its parks, Krape park is pretty nice and has a few amenities, and Reed park has a decent little waterpark. Overall, I would not recommend moving to Freeport.[read more...]
Dump! - 5/10/2008
I will have to agree. I have lived here for 10 years and it has gone downhill quickly. City leaders did nothing from about 1960 on and now the empty buildings and crime rate is unreal! People are sleeping on floors because the $8 an hour job they have is not enough to afford a bed. I am leaving to accept a job in Iowa and will never come back to this dump![read more...]
In Decline - 3/20/2006
Freeport has undergone a lot of changes over the past decade....none of it good. The economy is terrible, with high unemployment, a rapidly escalating crime problem (due in large part to increasing amounts of drugs) and high property taxes.
The one good thing about the town is its excellent parks system. Krape Park is one of the best parks I have seen in my travels.[read more...]