Edwardsville Named Best City in Illinois for Young Families

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Edwardsville Named Best City in Illinois for Young Families

Edwardsville Homes for Sale and Real EstateWho knew a website named Nerd Wallet would have such good taste in lifestyle locations?

The site -- which offers financial resources and advice for consumers -- found Edwardsville to be the best city in Illinois for young families.

The Nerd Wallet team looked at 124 Illinois towns with populations of 20,000 or more in an in-depth analysis of several important factors.

Check out the rankings on Nerd Wallet here.

Included in the analysis were Edwardsville's Great Schools rating of 9 (out of 10 possible); a median home value of $197,500; median household income of $74,012; and a growth rate of 45.35 percent from 1999 to 2011. 

Nerd wallet set out to answer these questions:

Can you afford to live well in Edwardsville? Answer: Yes!

Are there good public schools in Edwardsville? Answer: Yes!

Is the town growing and prospering? Answer: Yes!

Here's what Nerd Wallet wrote about Edwardsville: 

"Edwardsville is consistently cited among the best places for families in both statewide and national studies — and for good reason. The town’s public schools at every level, from elementary to high school, have a near-perfect rating from Great Schools. Given Edwardsville’s proximity to St. Louis, quality jobs are plentiful, providing a high median household income while the town’s suburban location keeps home costs low. This bustling community also boasts 86 miles of bike paths maintained by Madison County Transit. As the third-oldest town in Illinois, Edwardsville continues to attract families even two centuries later."

Would you like to live in Edwardsville? If so, contact me  at 618-791-8007 or by email at Nancy@NancyMilton.com and we'll find exactly the right home for you here in Nerd Wallet's Nerdvana -- Edwardsville, IL.

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I help good people buy and sell good homes in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs, with special emphasis on the Metro East communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy and surrounding areas in Madison County, Illinois.

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REMAX Preferred Partners is located at One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-791-8007 (direct) 618-655-1188 (office). We're easy to find on IL-157 in Edwardsville between Pasta House Co. and Shenanigans. Each office is independently owned and operated.


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