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US Cities

As we're talking about where to move, Forbes just came out with this list of the most miserable cities.

A lot of obvious one: Detroit, Flint...

Some I'm going to have to disagree with: Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, NYC

How can a city with amazing BBQ, great weather and MUSIC rank so low? Memphis has a soul and a lot of US cities just can't say that. (Atlanta?!) And St. Louis- I went there this past August for a friend's shower. Gorgeous old neighborhoods, vibrant college communities, entertainment districts, pretty architecture. And NICE people. Easy to get around the city, even for someone totally unfamiliar with everything. Stayed at a super funky-fresh boutique hotel, and ate the best dessert I've ever put in my mouth. And the perks of living in Chicago and NYC clearly outweigh the "miserable" aspects.

3 comments:

Laura said...

100% agreed on Memphis! One of my favorite Southern cities...

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