Crystal Laker Burce Samuels writes of why his family is planning to move after his teen graduates from high school. He left this comment under the article “More Leaving Chicago Metropolitan Area Than Any Other in Midwest.”
* May 2017 – last kid graduates high school in Crystal Lake* May 2017 (day after [South High School] graduation ceremony) – house goes on the market – yes we’ll sell at a loss
Hopefully by Fall of 2017 we’re relocating to an area of the country that doesn’t penalize us quite as much for being a private citizen, and not part of the government or union machine.
Please note, while we do like Crystal Lake Schools, but we’ve stayed in the area to avoid disruption, not because the school(s) itself is worth pay 4X times the property tax we’ll pay as compared to other areas of the country.
This isn’t a statistic massaged to suit a particular position or opinion, it’s just one family planning on moving from McHenry County (and Illinois) because it’s not a financially compelling place to live.
Fuzzy math results in the county and state losing ~20K in revenue (property, state income, sales taxes) from us after we leave.
Some people may say, “don’t let the doorknob hit your butt on the way out.”
I say, “we’ll miss you and God Bless!”