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Cairo, IL – A Case Study in a Housing Market Facing Future Challenges

Cairo, IL is a small city in a unique location at the extreme southern portion of Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio River to the east and the Mississippi River to the west. Its location along both major rivers makes it a desirable location for barge docking and or boat shipping transfers, with numerous large docks along the eastern edge of the community along the west bank of the Ohio River. Generally, the location along two major rivers has played a significant role in the history and the economic conditions of Cairo.