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Old 08-18-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Well another thread to celebrate yet another Forbes list!

01. Las Vegas
02. Los Angeles
03. Houston
04. Tampa
05. Riverside
06. Miami
07. Dallas
08. New York City
09. Chicago
10. Detroit

Source: In Pictures: America's Most Stressful Cities - 10. Detroit, Mich. - Forbes.com
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I guess making it to any list is a good thing. at least you're out there.

I am surprised that NY was ranked longest commute though.

I guess factors like limited health care is bolstered by the number of illegals in cities
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Las Vegas for the past 3 years has been battered for every negative Forbes list there is (and any other kind of list), whether its economy, housing, tourism (it fell), etc...

I know a lot of people keep saying "but when the economy recovers... everything will be okay" I am sure the people of Detroit said that in the 1960's too, but no one then had an idea that it would recover and leave them and many places in the rustbelt out of commission for so long.

I remember Pre-Recession all my friends would always talk about how awesome Vegas is and how they'd love to live there, most of those same friends of mine have nothing nice to say anymore...
I would like to see Las Vegas recover, but every time I look back at their economic figures it never gets an better than the last time. Hopefully they make a bounce back, I really hope they do. I still like Vegas for what it is and what its known for, and I would like to see it exist in economical harmony.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Tampa in here... really?
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I could see Miami but I don't know about Tampa. It didn't seem to get hit as hard with housing foreclosures. Also, it doesn't seem like their job market is suffering as much either, I don't know.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I could see Miami but I don't know about Tampa. It didn't seem to get hit as hard with housing foreclosures. Also, it doesn't seem like their job market is suffering as much either, I don't know.
Tampa has the 5th highest unemployment rate in America (among major metropolitan areas).
Miami has the 6th highest, and Los Angeles has the 7th highest. Whereas Las Vegas has the highest, and Riverside has the 2nd highest.

Anything in the top 10 (for unemployment) is a scare zone for unemployment, in my opinion. Which is why they probably equate to more stress, thus this list.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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The first time I went to Vegas, I did not leave the strip. The second visit was a two week one and I took the shuttle to the Rio and then took a walk from there and believe me in a second any thought of living in Vegas disappeared.

My friends then rented a car and drove around, and nope, cemented it further. Unless I was a washed up songstar who still had buckets of cash I would not want to live there.The glitz and glamor is only strip deep
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Tampa has the 5th highest unemployment rate in America (among major metropolitan areas).
Miami has the 6th highest, and Los Angeles has the 7th highest. Whereas Las Vegas has the highest, and Riverside has the 2nd highest.

Anything in the top 10 (for unemployment) is a scare zone for unemployment, in my opinion. Which is why they probably equate to more stress, thus this list.
Ah I see, interesting.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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Las Vegas for the past 3 years has been battered for every negative Forbes list there is (and any other kind of list), whether its economy, housing, tourism (it fell), etc...

I know a lot of people keep saying "but when the economy recovers... everything will be okay" I am sure the people of Detroit said that in the 1960's too, but no one then had an idea that it would recover and leave them and many places in the rustbelt out of commission for so long.

I remember Pre-Recession all my friends would always talk about how awesome Vegas is and how they'd love to live there, most of those same friends of mine have nothing nice to say anymore...
I would like to see Las Vegas recover, but every time I look back at their economic figures it never gets an better than the last time. Hopefully they make a bounce back, I really hope they do. I still like Vegas for what it is and what its known for, and I would like to see it exist in economical harmony.
Oddly enough a good comparison between Detroit and Las Vegas can be made. The lesson is do not have too narrow a focus on a local economy. The best areas on average tend to have a broader economic focus.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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Oddly enough a good comparison between Detroit and Las Vegas can be made. The lesson is do not have too narrow a focus on a local economy. The best areas on average tend to have a broader economic focus.
At the present moment Detroit is doing better than Las Vegas too, Las Vegas boosts the highest unemployment rate in the nation even surpassing Detroit in that sense. (economically) Las Vegas from what many do say will reach a period where water shortage will hammer them. I do not follow that belief entirely but I do show concern for that for a much later period of time. In that sense it is ironic that Detroit has the opposite luck for water situation than Las Vegas in which it is very rich with that resource.

To my hopes, I hope both make a nice recovery.
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