Review of Rock Island, Illinois

Affordable Small City
Star Rating - 12/2/2006
I just moved here for work one year ago. Moving from San Francisco here was a shock but ultimatelly good. The community is a typical midwestern small town. It is part of the Quad Cities but the more modern contemporary section is in Davenport/Bettendorf Iowa. Rock Island/Moline has very affordable homes, one large shopping mall, Black Hawk Community College, and the private Augustana College. A big detriment is the lack of an Illinois public university. A branch of Western Illinois University is here but a student typically needs to commute to the main campus to finish a Batchelor' degree. There are pockets of criminal activity centered around gangs and drug trafficking but they are centered in a small area and the rest of the city seems problem free.
Martha | Rock Island, IL
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