Thoughts on Forbes Most Miserable American Cities List

Thoughts on Forbes Most Miserable American Cities List

Heather Blaha
Feb 11, 2009

What struck us most about Forbes' top ten list of America's most miserable cities, specifically Chicago's #3 ranking, was not the reference to corruption and weather. Rather, it was the statistic that "there has been a net migration of people out of Chicago for seven straight years, a trend that is expected to continue." In terms of expenses, the cost of living is said to be not much higher than the national average, but it's the 10.3% sales tax that's hurting (the highest of any city). Rather than focus on the dismal, we'd like to hear from Chicago residents why it's not one of the most miserable cities. What do you see Chicago doing right, and why are you still here?

Read the full Forbes article here.

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