Americans Regret Buying a Home in These Big Cities

Julia Clum - December 15, 2022
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Washington D.C.

D.C. has experienced a serious exodus. In 2020, 18,000 more residents left D.C. than the year before. This was probably due to the freedom that remote work gave them during the pandemic. D.C. has no lack of critics; hundreds of people responded to this thread explaining why they hate D.C. The top complaint in every big city is traffic, and of course, D.C. is no exception. The people are also known to be cold and unfriendly. One user even reported out of all the places they’ve lived, they found D.C. the hardest place to make friends.

Another major flaw with D.C. is everyone is required to pay federal taxes, and they have no representation in congress. This is wildly unconstitutional. Furthermore, 18% of residents live below the poverty line. Last, and the worst reason, is that your school or workplace dictates your social class in D.C.. This attitude helps people float through life on nothing but their reputation.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Last, but not least, we have Memphis, Tennessee. Even locals freely admit that Memphis is a terrible place to live, and they don’t understand why people move there. They’ve got everything: high crime rates, high poverty rates, limited public transport, and a shrinking population. Many residents just shift on over to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Residents also note that it’s less developed than other cities, getting staple chain corporations like Trader Joe’s later than other cities. It is about a two-hour drive for any outdoor activities. However, Memphis is not completely without upsides. Locals love the food, the music, and the energy of the city, but if you didn’t grow up there, it’s probably best to stay away.

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