It can be tempting to pack up and move when you see prices skyrocketing. Or with so many individuals having the option to work from home, maybe you want a change of pace. If you’re looking for a place to move then you may want to stay clear of the cities on this list. WalletGenius compiled a list of “12 American Cities To Avoid Living In”. One South Carolina city was mentioned on the list, though it’s not one I’d say you necessarily need to avoid.
If you’re thinking of moving to a new city or state there are several things to consider. The biggest priorities will obviously depend on what is important to the individual(s) moving. Some important things to consider however are home values, crime rates, poverty rates, as well as recreational and other activities. Many of the cities on this list have high poverty and unemployment rates as well as crime. That doesn’t mean they are all inherently bad however, many of these cities have some great things to offer and if you live there or enjoy the towns then that’s wonderful! Like I mentioned previously I disagree with the South Carolina city WalletGenius says to avoid living in.
The majority of the cities listed are in the south or southwest regions of the US, though Alaska did also get a shoutout. This is not much of a surprise as there are some definitely poorer regions in the south. WalletGenius used data compiled by 24/7 Wall St., Data USA, and U.S. News & World Report to select the featured cities.