Belvidere, Illinois 

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A place you don't want to live - 6/5/2014
The town is full of gangs from chicago that spay paint everything. The police are like nazi storm troopers. The court system is full of good ole boys. The only honorable judge is Tobin. The schools teach your children to defy you. This is a place you should avoid. I shake it's dirt off from my Read More

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old fashioned small midwest town - 2/6/2014
People from the Chicago suburbs can't believe the low cost of housing. Schools are good. Easy to go to the city or an Read More

Cost of living GEM! - 6/2/2008
I recently moved back to Belvidere from the suburbs of Chicago. I am very happy to find that the cost of living is far cheaper than anyother place I have found in IL (& I moved around quite a bit in college....Bloomington-Normal, Macomb and then quite a bit throught the burbs Elk Grove Village, Elgin, Palatine, Des Plaines). Of course, you do sacrifice wide selection (forget anything exotic, ethnic, or cutting edge) and availability (most stores/phamacies/gas stations are not open 24 hrs - which takes some gettng used to). Overall, for the basics of gas, food, clothing, and beer in one of the many "dive" bars ($1.50 ???? REALLY??? YES!!!) are all consistantly cheaper in Read More

The City of Murals - 7/8/2006
About 10 years ago, the big whoop de do was painting murals in the dowtown area of Belvidere. I must say that when I heard of the idea, I thought it was going to be a big bust, but now they have been up for a while. The outside walls of buildings in Belvidere have never looked better. Belvidere has its pros and cons like any city. It is based on its once good football team. Kind of reminded me of the movie Friday Night Lights; however, it is going away from that direction. It used to be that if you needed anything, you would have to go to nearby Rockford, but now they have the basic major retailers and the beginnings of some actual chain restaurants. Belvidere's school system is a major selling point for the influx of Chicagoan commuters relocating to the area. Housing prices are getting up there now. Seems like every year, on the ballot is another referendum for more money to finance another school which the system itself is bursting at the seams. Crime is pretty non-exsistant with Read More


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