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Old 02-21-2008, 06:13 AM
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Is Elgin perfect? No.

But, overall, it has a lot going for it. The mayor has done wonders for the city.
Incredible library, Hemmems Auditorium, Good city parks, a downtown on the comeback.

I believe crime is right at the national average the last 5 years. Adequate city services in my opinion.

It really depends where in the city you are talking about. The near-downtown East side of the river is the problematic area. U-46 school district is a problem.

Is it better than NC? Can't say.....
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:47 PM
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Elgin really has a lot going for it. As many posters here have remarked, there are plenty of cultural attractions, easy access to public transportation as well as highways, the parks are more and more plentiful and beautiful each (take it from someone who walks past many almost every day during my lunch-time walks) and there are plenty of housing options.

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Old 11-07-2008, 08:29 AM
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Default Welcome to the area! I'm also from Raleigh.

We moved to Plainfield a year and a half ago. We were in KY for 2 years but Raleigh before that. All my family still lives there. Cost of living is higher here. If you decide to buy a house later you will be surprised by the taxes. They doubled per year from what we had payed in Lexington and Raleigh.

I also noticed that groceries were higher. I started out shopping at Jewel and I could see a big difference. I now shop at Walmart and that has helped.

Our gas bill has actually been lower. I can tell a big difference in the way the houses are built here. Much better insulated. Not sure if it is the same for apartments.

Hope you enjoy living here. We love having so many choices on things to do but I do miss the scenery. It's very flat with few trees.
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