East St. Louis, Illinois 

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Large city - Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River
Pros
-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl

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What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area

Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: St. Clair County
Metro Area: St. Louis Metro Area
City: East St. Louis
Zip Codes: 62205 62204 62201 62203
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in East St. Louis is 10.50% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. East St. Louis jobs have increased by 1.71%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, East St. Louis's cost of living is 24.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare East St. Louis's Cost of Living
POPULATION
East St. Louis's population is 26,790 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -34.57%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in East St. Louis is $49,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -19.44%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
East St. Louis public schools spend $15,433 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in East St. Louis. Learn More...

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Housing Market in East St. Louis

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Reviews for East St. Louis    2 Reviews
economy - 11/18/2008
East st louis has a very depressed economy, virtually no employment, poor housing with a significant high property tax rate, virtually no employment opportunities,... (Read More)

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The worst place to live in America, period! - 2/17/2008
When people are talking about "the ghetto", they're talking about East St. Louis, no doubt about it. With more than 7,000 violent crimes committed per 100,000 residents... (Read More)
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62205 62204 62201 62203