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Do You Live in a Stressful City?

Forbes is at it again, but this time they are looking at the 10 most stressful cities in America. They constructed their list after looking at the country's 40 largest metropolitan areas and examining quality of life indicators. They looked at the housing market, cost of living, price of gas, environmental factors such as weather and air quality, and lastly, population density.

According to Forbes:

Residents of the cities on our list acutely experience the shifts wrought by global and local economies in turmoil. In fact, it's "bedrock security issues" like housing affordability, job security and cost of living [that] drive anxiety, says Edward Hallowell, M.D., a former professor at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Mass.

Check out the first five cities on their list below:

  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Providence, RI
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
  4. Cleveland, OH
  5. San Diego, CA

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  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Detroit, MI
  4. New York, NY
  5. Chicago, IL

Unfortunately, I live in one of these cities, number five to be exact, but after understanding the terms, I completely see why "the City by the Bay" is considered a stressful place to live. Do you see your city on this list? If not, should yours be on it?


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