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Old 09-20-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I am aware of the subjective nature of this question, but I'm curious to see what some opinions are. I've seen lists generated online but I'd like to hear some of your thoughts on this.

 
Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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For me, Houston. I have a lot of family in Texas. Some of them love Houston, some of them hate it. After trying to live there twice, it just isn't for me. Most people seem like they are in such a hurry. Road rage is severe. Crime is high. Some people are friendly, but many more are downright rude. It is flat, ugly, hot, humid, smoggy, and lacking in character. Anyway, the people I know who don't like Houston have left. But I seem to encounter a lot of miserable people every time I visit the city. I know there are those who love it (some of my relatives included), so please don't go bashing my opinion. It is just that. But since it has been asked, that is my take. I have no good answer why so many Houstonians seem miserable. Perhaps if all the haters moved away, the place would seem a bit more hospitable?
 
Old 09-20-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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The most miserable cities in the US are believed to be St. Louis, Detroit and Oakland
 
Old 09-20-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Woods
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For me, its gotta be NYC. The stress levels, the traffic 24/7, the high cost of living, and the frantic pace all combine to make people pretty miserable. There's good things to NYC also, to be sure, but overall its a really tough place for middle income people to live.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore is pretty miserable.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Probably St.Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Flint, Gary, Bakersfield, etc.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Los Angeles has got to be one: urban sprawl, road rage, horrendous traffic congestion, 40% of the population cannot properly speak/write in English, high unemployment rates, lots of gangs...
 
Old 09-20-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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The most miserable cities in the US are believed to be St. Louis, Detroit and Oakland
how?
 
Old 09-20-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Stephen1110 View Post
how?
How? Those cities have the highest crime in the US. Gang violence, drug lords, thuggery, debauchery, hedonism, general malaise and pestilence.
 
Old 09-20-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Los Angeles has got to be one: urban sprawl, road rage, horrendous traffic congestion, 40% of the population cannot properly speak/write in English, high unemployment rates, lots of gangs...
Hahahaha... Ok, if you think that way.

Edit: I actually stopped reading once you said 40% of people can't properly write or speak English.

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