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Old 09-30-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I recently read on Forbes.com that Chicago could be No. 1 as America most stressful city.

Reason:
7.3% unemployment
No. 2 in population density(not much room for breathing)
No. 8 in pollution problems(poor air quality)
High fuel prices

Here is the rest on Forbes.com list:
2. New York City, New York
3. Detroit, Michigan
4. Los Angeles, California
5. San Francisco, California
6. San Diego, California
7. Cleveland, Ohio
8. Salt Lake City, Utah
9. Providence, Rhode Island
10. Philadelphia, PA

I will eventually want to visit Chicago and thought about living there from time to time. I was a little surprise about this info on Chicago. I heard it is cleaner than New York and the city people is better. The article came out on 09.15.2008 aiming at the anxiety hot spot due to stress relating to trouble economy.

I visited Chicago twice when I was a kid, but now, I am 35yo and I'm sure it is different. Would like to go back again!
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Old news. Check the other threads on this board, youll find a few others just like yours.

In any case, I dont think Chicago is as stressful as several other cities.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I'd say NYC and LA are worse. Heard NYC they steal and strip your bikes a lot too. Plus ultra high rents. LA - really bad traffic?

Chicago has nice thrift shops, independent food, lots of hangouts, awesome public transportation.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Is Chicago America's most stressful city?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: S. FL
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Originally Posted by Clayton1973 View Post
I recently read on Forbes.com that Chicago could be No. 1 as America most stressful city.

Reason:
7.3% unemployment
No. 2 in population density(not much room for breathing)
No. 8 in pollution problems(poor air quality)
High fuel prices

Here is the rest on Forbes.com list:
2. New York City, New York
3. Detroit, Michigan
4. Los Angeles, California
5. San Francisco, California
6. San Diego, California
7. Cleveland, Ohio
8. Salt Lake City, Utah
9. Providence, Rhode Island
10. Philadelphia, PA

I will eventually want to visit Chicago and thought about living there from time to time. I was a little surprise about this info on Chicago. I heard it is cleaner than New York and the city people is better. The article came out on 09.15.2008 aiming at the anxiety hot spot due to stress relating to trouble economy.

I visited Chicago twice when I was a kid, but now, I am 35yo and I'm sure it is different. Would like to go back again!
Hmmm. That's funny. Really funny actually. I been to and lived in Chicago for several years. The air is fine. It's not crowded unless you go downtown. And as for unemployment, well I don't know. I hear worst things about NYC and LA personally. I thought NYC should be at the top of the list.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Why is Salt Lake City on that list? I've been to Salt Lake City a few times, and it's one of the most relaxed cities I've ever seen. And weird.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why is Salt Lake City on that list? I've been to Salt Lake City a few times, and it's one of the most relaxed cities I've ever seen. And weird.
Well I bet it is stressful if you are not a mormon.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Well I bet it is stressful if you are not a mormon.
Oh, this made me laugh!
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Why is Salt Lake City on that list? I've been to Salt Lake City a few times, and it's one of the most relaxed cities I've ever seen. And weird.
All the more reason to not believe the list.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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I'd say NYC and LA are worse. Heard NYC they steal and strip your bikes a lot too. Plus ultra high rents. LA - really bad traffic?

Chicago has nice thrift shops, independent food, lots of hangouts, awesome public transportation.
No, no one steals your bikes in NYC. Rents are high than Chicago's, but if you're not living in the city proper, then they're about on par if not a little more expensive. Can you stop coming onto every city forum and posting misleading information?

Chicago is a great city, and these "most stressful" things are only what you make of it. Stress is related to the person, and not the city, IMO.
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