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-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation


-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.


National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Chicago, Thornton township, ... 148 total
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, ... 164 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Cook

    The unemployment rate in Cook County is 6.40 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cook County jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cook County's cost of living is 9.00% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Cook County's Cost of Living
    Cook County's population is 5,238,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.63 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Cook County is $197,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Cook County public schools spend $15,837 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Cook County. Learn more...

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