There are many reasons to choose a state to move to. A great educational system, climate, and access to amenities are all important considerations when house hunting. One of the most important factors, though…..your ability to make a living. Personal finance website recently ranked the Top Ten States to Make a Living in 2016. We are proud to announce that Illinois made it to this elite group of states at #9!!

To find these rankings, compared all 50 states based on several key factors that help determine the ability for residents to make a good living. These factors included average wages, state tax rates, cost of living, state unemployment rate, and workplace safety.

Illinois made its way to the number 9 spot due to its above average wages, with a median income at $37,320, and low cost of living. That winning combination allows for workers to keep more of their income for other necessities. The state also did well with relation to workplace injuries, illness, and fatalities, ensuring that employees in Illinois have safe working environments.

If you’re thinking of moving to Illinois, the Fox River Valley is a great place to call home. With strong public school systems, access to great local amenities, and location just west of Chicago, there are many reasons to move to the area! Check out our Current Homes for Sale. Contact the Capital Asset Group  to help you find your dream home or visit our website at