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Old 01-20-2020, 02:36 PM
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So, I found an article that lists the top 50 most miserable cities in the United States. I'm so proud that the city I teach in made the TOP FIVE!! Yeah I'm soooooooo lucky .

https://www.businessinsider.com/most...-new-jersey-46


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Old 01-20-2020, 02:42 PM
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Detroit is #3! Woo hoo!
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:46 PM
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And the city I taught in for the first 9 years of my career is #10. I loved teaching there, but I know I’m lucky I lived 45 minutes away (in the #1 best place).
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:51 PM
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WOW----there are some surprising cities for me on the list. Of course there are others that don't surprise me.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:02 PM
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Itís so sad how the fall of the American auto industry destroyed this city. Downtown Detroit was so beautiful when I was young. We looked forward to stopping there on our way to Canada for vacations.


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Old 01-20-2020, 03:12 PM
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I grew up in one of them! However, I donít feel miserable.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:34 PM
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We didn't make the list, but we are much closer to some of these than we are to the ones on the best list.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:10 PM
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Everyone in my family works in #45.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:26 PM
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I don't live in any of those nor have I ever worked any job in my life in any of those.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:50 PM
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Why does New Jersey have so many on the list?

My DH spent 8 years of his childhood in Michigan. We traveled there the summer before last for his first visit in 50 years and he was very shocked and saddened to see how Detroit had changed.


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Ha ha. Seems like California and New Jersey
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are the big winners for the highest number of miserable cities.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:17 PM
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Why does New Jersey have so many on the list?
Um... it’s NJ. I’m guessing you haven’t spent a lot of time here? Imagine fighting for every inch of space every minute of your day.

I’ll add more. Imagine needing to go somewhere 15 miles away and needing two hours of travel time. Imagine always hitting a traffic jam every-single-time you leave the house. Stopping at a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and a guaranteed long line waiting for you inside.
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:31 PM
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a few cities near where I grew up are on the list.
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Lol
Old 01-20-2020, 07:21 PM
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Um... it’s NJ. I’m guessing you haven’t spent a lot of time here? Imagine fighting for every inch of space every minute of your day.
The only place there's no traffic is in some portions of the western part of the state that are away from the major cities.

We lived in NY for a long time, and went to and through NJ plenty. My son spent a year at Rutgers in graduate school - so much traffic!!
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:53 AM
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The only place there's no traffic is in some portions of the western part of the state that are away from the major cities.
Ha and if you live in those areas you still need to commute and work in the most crowded areas. I have a few friends that moved to those areas. They can't find work in the less crowded area so their commutes are horrible.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:48 AM
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Hey, this is where Ohio was fairly represented. I see 3 big ones on this list. So sad...Cleveland is trying so hard for a comeback and cleaned up for the Republican Convention years back. Pockets of the area are really nice now.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:07 AM
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I'll need to post photos of Cleveland to support what Linda said. Housing prices in the 'Land are soaring, especially in the Tremont, West Park, Old Brooklyn, and Ohio City neighborhoods.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:53 AM
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Yup, not surprised NJ has so many on the list. NJ traffic has gotten much worse the past few years. My 25 minute commute to work can take up to an hour with traffic. NJ cities are very different. Ten minutes away from some of those NJ cities are affluent communities. I always wondered how some cities can never get better in NJ.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:54 AM
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I always wondered how some cities can never get better in NJ.
I believe it all has to do with mass transit to NYC. The trains to NYC have done wonders to make sh***y areas nicer and way more expensive. Look at Journal Square in Jersey City. It is slowly changing into the Grove Street and Exchange Place areas of Jersey City. Even Harrison by the PATH train is getting better. Build a train that gets you to NYC city fast and young people working in the city will live there.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:00 PM
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Look at Journal Square in Jersey City. It is slowly changing into the Grove Street and Exchange Place areas of Jersey City.
Omg! That’s where my dd moved to! Do any of you guys live there? Tempting to have someone check up on her....

Was I right to tell her to buy property in that area while it is still cheap?...super cheap considering home prices here, not that she is going to listen to me
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:40 AM
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Yes you are right to tell her to buy property. She will be fine there as long as she is aware of her surroundings. Journal Square PATH station is still gross with homeless. PA police do their absolute best to keep it safe. The area is slowly changing for the better.

Hoboken many years ago was an awful place. Slowly it changed into what it is today-a hot spot with property worth millions.
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