My new/former neighborhood is on here but there’s no way that the median income is what they say it is.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Little Italy but I wouldn’t live there. Rent is crazy expensive, parking sucks, and they really fail to mention that while you’re paying $1000 a month for your studio you are directly in the flight path for the airport that is literally next door. The descending planes look like they are mere feet above your roof.
There are better neighborhoods here
Their recommendation in SF is Cow Hollow
“The median rent in Cow Hollow is $1,344, with residents averaging a median income of $36,119.”
and if you can do basic math, you’ll know this leaves you exactly $3 for the MAC pro store in the neighborhood, but fortunately the bars are teeming with young IT douchebros who will want to get you wasted!
literally everyone I know in SF hates Cow Hollow.
Most people in Chicago feel negative good about Wicker Park.
You will literally spend half as much in rent in pretty much every neighborhood* in Philadelphia.
(*Sans Center City. And Old City. But that’s all. East Passyunk? Check. Fishtown? Check. NoLibs? Check.)
As a Chicagoan, IF Reckless Records and SubT moved out of Wicker Park I would never set foot in that neighborhood again. It’s the bleached asshole of Chicago. (I am pretty sure I stole that from somewhere).
Greenpoint is #1!! But fuck the Girls connection. Probably the reason my rent is $200 more expensive for a smaller place than it was when I lived on the same block that they “live” on.
ALSO, HOW THE HELL DO PEOPLE LIVE IN SF ON A MEDIAN INCOME OF 36k!? That place is stupid fucking expensive for anything.
It’s just getting crazy stupid outrageous expensive to live in “cool” cities (especially SF). I know Indianapolis isn’t cool or exciting and I’d like to live elsewhere in the next 2 to 4 years (and it’s not like I haven’t, anyway), but I am very grateful for the lifestyle I can have here. Sure, there is a wealth of things to do in, say, SF…but where the eff would I get the cash to do it? I make 31k a year and that’s more than plenty for me as a single gal in this city but elsewhere…?
There is no way the median income is $36K in Cow Hollow. That neighborhood was wildly expensive (and wildly fratty) even when I was in high school. As for the median rent being $1,344- sure, but keep in mind that is per person. And you will not find a studio for that price in Cow Hollow.
Anyway, fuck this list. And fuck the cost of living in these cities that were once actually affordable. And, while we’re at it, fuck all these rich douche bags with daddy’s money that now live in/destroy them!
I will always feel bitter about rich people.
I’m gonna go back to bleach blonde. Fuck this natural shit.