- Town in Illinois
Rating 4.13 out of 5 8 reviews
I live here right now and I grew up in this little town. I like it very much and it's a great town if you are looking for the smaller type. Close to Rockford. Not much to do.
Durand is a town filled with welcoming people. Everyone in this town is involved in the community in one way or another.
Durand is a true small town community. With a population of only about 1,500 people you get to know your community members well, making it seem like a big family. Residents of the town are born and raised here, so everyone knows you or someone your related to. This helps add a layer of safety in the town, since everyone is so close and trusting with each other. While Durand is continuing to grow it still remains a small town.
Durand is a very nice small town near the border of Illinois and Wisconsin. Most places of work are around 15 to 30 minutes away, but you can find some employment in town. There is a grocery store, 2 gas stations, and many restaurants. The school is a pretty great place. The academics and athletics are great. Agriculture is also a big part of the school. Since there are many farmers enrolled at this school, there is even an FFA club. There are many more clubs Durand School has to offer, including art club, history club, Spanish club, and more! Students are encouraged to participate in school activities. The staff is very polite and is very welcoming to new students.
Durand is a tight-knit community with a decent (corrupt) school system. Safety has never been a concern of mine. There aren't a lot of job opportunities unless you want to work at the Subway (would not recommend eating there either).
The overall job outlook is very minimal. Since this is a small town of about 1200 people there aren't many jobs in town. Only sometimes places are hiring and that's if someone has moved on to another job somewhere else. Most people in town have jobs in neighboring towns that have more opportunities for them
One of the local ice cream shops, Big Scoop, is owned by an older man and women. Many families and sports teams go here to enjoy their many flavors of ice cream. It's the best. The one grocery store, Pacemaker, has pretty much everything you would need. They've recently done remodeling in the store as well so it looks a lot nicer inside. There are a few hair salons in town as well and many people love going to them. The movie store has all the recently released movies and it's the place to go on Friday nights to find a decent movie to rent.