Five cities Americans don’t want to live in anymore


(ABC4 News) – Americans have always been drawn to big cities in hopes to obtain bigger goals. Ideals might be changing as the years pass.

Highly populated areas in the United States are becoming too expensive, homeowners and potential buyers are heading away from major cities for better homes and job opportunities.

Here is a list of the top 10 metro areas Americans want to leave:

  1. San Francisco, California

The Bay Area’s high paying jobs attract plenty of people, but its outrageously expensive living conditions are driving them out. Homes that would be undesirable anywhere else sell for thousands over the asking price.

  1. New York, New York

New York City is among the most expensive cities in the world. High cost of food and housing are too much to compete with. According to U.S. census data, almost 300,000 New Yorkers move to the suburbs each year, and nearly 200,000 relocate out of state.

  1. Los Angles, California

High property tax, higher than average cost of living and insane traffic congestion has left people burned out. L.A. locals complain of waiting for their big break and are looking forward to a reasonable future.

  1. Washington D.C., Virginia

The nation’s capital has plenty of job opportunities but housing costs and property taxes in the D.C. metro area are shockingly high. Many are report moving to Philadelphia to take advantage of the hot job market and relaxed living style.

  1. Denver, Colorado

Housing costs in the Denver area are rising faster than the wages. Luxurious homes are developing causing a boost across all of Denver.

Details in this story came from the SFGate. For more cities and information click here. 


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