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Located in the northwest corner of Illinois, Sterling is a small town known for its hard-working spirit. In fact, it was formerly nicknamed “The Hardware Capital of the World” because of its association with manufacturing and the steel industry. Since the city’s establishment in 1857, the economic sector has grown and evolved into a much more diverse range of commercial and retail businesses.

As of 2012, Sterling had a population of approximately 15,000. Though there are several elementary schools in the neighborhood, there is only one public and one private high school.

This Midwest town experiences a four-season climate, as temperatures hit 70s in the summer and low 20s in the winter. With each chilly month comes around 8 or 9 inches of snow.

Attractions and activities

To complement their work ethic, the Sterling residents like to a good time! They have a handful of recreational activities, starting with fun on the water. The Rock River offers plenty of summertime enjoyment with boating, water-skiing and fishing.

If you consider yourself a chocolate lover, Sterling has a treat for you: The town is one of the stops on the famous Chocolate Trail, which is a self-guided tour of the four county region of Northwest Illinois that covers candy stores, restaurants, bakeries and other venues for a little taste of heaven.

If you don't already own a set of golf clubs be sure to purchase some, because there are five golf courses in the immediate area, including the 18-hole Emerald Hills course that features 6,244 yards of golf. For shoppers, there are more than 140 dealers in the antique mall that also houses gourmet coffees, desserts and sandwiches.

Moving to Sterling

Make the transition to your new home a lot smoother with the help of North American Van Lines. With service to 175 countries, 2,700 drivers and full-service packing, this Sterling moving company reduces the stress of lugging all your belongings.

If you’re driving to this Midwest home, it’s helpful to know that it is located at the intersection of highways 2 and 40. For flyers, the nearest major airport is Quad City International, which is located 57 miles away and offers dozens of nonstop flights daily. If that isn't convenient for you, Chicago Rockford International Airport sits 63 miles away and has several inbound and outbound flights.

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