America's Most Stressful Cities

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Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate - Palm Springs CalBRE# 01339266

America's Most Stressful Cities

Living in any major city involves stress that's not experienced in quieter, more remote towns.

"Sinking property values, high unemployment and prices, and poor environments add to the pressure felt by residents in these metros" according to a recent article on Forbes.com. Forbes.com published a current list of "America's Most Stressful Cities".

I was curious to see where Los Angeles (my home) featured on the list and unsurprisingly, Los Angeles takes second position. Los Angeles has a population density of 2732 people per square mile and ranks 4th on the country's list of "Highest Cost of Living".

Chicago in is first position as America's most stressful city with the major factors being poor air quality, a high unemployment rate and free-falling home prices.

People are worried (justifiably) as their quality of life is threatened.

Where would you rate your city on the list?

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Rainmaker
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Esko Kiuru

Stewart,

I thought Vegas would be rather high up, but surprisingly it landed as the 20th. At least there are lists where we aren't among the top three or so.

August 25, 2009 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Ana Hitzel
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Hi Stewart,

Lots of people make fun of the Inland Empire, I heard jokes about it before we moved out here.  If the air were better I would say this could be one of the best places I have lived.  I have been all over and I love Corona.  If I could afford it, I would be in San Francisco or Sonoma....oh well I can dream!

August 28, 2009 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
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@ Ana or Stewart:  Sorry, just what is this "Inland Empire."  And where did the term come from ?  Just curious about some history here.  :)

August 28, 2009 10:42 AM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
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Karen Anne - The Inland Empire is a metropolitan area in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties of Southern California with a population of 4 million people.

August 29, 2009 12:50 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Thanks Stewart:  From the name, it sounded like a place that would have Darth Vader as it's mayor... LOL.  Thanks for the geography lesson :)

August 29, 2009 01:25 PM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn

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