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Dec 26, 2013 4:58PM

I lived in Anchorage, Alaska from 1981 to 1996.  I experienced an earthquake large enough to knock things off of the shelves at least once a month.  In the 1960's an earthquake devastated the city and they had to rebuild almost everything.  I talked to a siesmic expert who said that Anchorage would definately experience another huge earthquake in the future. Most people get what's called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the winter because of the long dark winter months.  By the time I left in 1996 the city street gangs were moving in at an alarming rate.  Check the internet to see how many gangs are in Anchorage, Alaska now.  It's scary. 


This article says nothing about the earthquakes, seasonal affective disorder and gangs.  People really need to research places before moving to them.  Anchorage, Alaska and all of Alaska is beautiful, with its mountains, rivers, and abundant wildlife.  But everywhere has it's good and bad.  In my opinion people need to be more well informed about the dangers of Alaska, as well as the beauty.  

Dec 26, 2013 2:14PM
College Station is 8 degrees in January and 110 degrees in August, as is most of Texas. Terrible weather. In fact, it's a hostile environment.
Dec 26, 2013 1:26PM

Little Rock, Ark. is not a livable city by the stretch of the imagination...

Pulaski Co., Ark. is a "DUMP" !!!

Dec 26, 2013 7:07AM
Unless you are a student or under 30, you're not like College Station  whole lot.  Cost of living aside, it's basically a one-horse show. (TX A & M)
Dec 26, 2013 5:28AM
I've traveled all 48 continental states working. I stayed in each state at least 2 weeks and most, more. I also went back to most states multiple times over 38 year span. Every state has good and bad. I really think the article was about cities not states. Every city has good and bad, the main thing is try to buy where you love the land and like the neighbors (the fewer the better). The government and the tax base that supports it is always changing anyway.
Dec 26, 2013 2:08AM

Amusing list, attention-getting, and worthless

Dec 17, 2013 11:44AM

Who paid off this writer to push these under the radar cities? 

They're all too big.  Give me Traverse City, MI.
Aug 25, 2013 12:01AM
This article has a very favorable bias toward the eastern half of the U.S. and college towns.  Seems as though the author has never spent much time on the west coast, where there are great towns and cities to live in, AND... NO SNOW!
Aug 24, 2013 6:15PM
Live here Little Rock sucks! Wish I could make enough money to leave the state of Arkansas.
Aug 20, 2013 11:52AM

This is ridiculous.  Half of these cities are college towns and if you aren't in that demographic, sucks.  Only 2 of these towns don't have snow in the winter.  Y'all want to see a nice place to live, come down to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Al area.  Its not like what most people think about the state of Al.  Most of us down here are from somewhere else that just tired of driving so far after vacation was over.

You'll thank me later.

Aug 13, 2013 10:08AM
Like any other city, these cities have their good parts of town and their bad parts of town. I can guarantee you, the bigger the city the higher the crime rate. Your best bet is always a small community. Find a place with a great climate and scenery and enjoy life.
Aug 13, 2013 9:55AM

I didn't think this info was accurate, just wasn't sure. But judging from the comments, my assumptions were right. Over the years I've heard not so favorable remarks/comments about most of these cites, so I thought it strange those same cities made the list. Wait ... except for Billings, MT, always heard good things about MT until today that is. 

Aug 13, 2013 8:57AM
i think this is stupid i mean the only place id want to live out of all of these is anchorage  i personaly think all of those citys are to big i myself live in portland oregon witch i think is to big but i live here by force because i dont have enough money to move...i could say more but lets leave it at that.
Aug 13, 2013 6:57AM
It is obvious that whoever wrote this article has never visited any of these places and just used some computer data to make choices. Do they do this just to fill space? Why bother? Anyone who is looking for a place for relocation is not going to rely on any of this internet junk. For their own good, fire the interns who write this crap. They are no cut out for journalism at all.
Aug 13, 2013 5:53AM
Judging from the comments it's more poor journalism, this time by Kiplinger, to meet the deadline. It takes hard work and resources to write a proper journalistic article and that doesn't happen to often. This article is just more internet dribble.            ....ouch, sorry that just came out of me.
Aug 13, 2013 5:36AM
Billings? Really? I lived there for 9 years. The idiots who made this list failed to mention the blended smells of the city. Stockyards, oil refineries and sugar beet processing plants add up to one great big stench. That's the tip of the iceberg. Unemployment may be low, but look at the job openings online. You'd be hard pressed to find anything that pays more than $10.00 an hour. A livable city? I sure don't miss it.
Aug 13, 2013 12:44AM
sorry for all you folks living in **** cities with high crime and corrupt governments,cccccone on down to Colorado,where we have good government,fair people,and lots of land.sorry,haters are not welcome,we love our state.the greatest in the natiion
Aug 5, 2013 10:26PM
Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Aug 3, 2013 5:42PM

Have lived in a LR suburb for over 30 years, retired from a job in the city and find

many good things that make LR attractive. However, many parts of town are unsafe

and rundown, parks are anywhere from risky to unsafe and schools would not be the

place I would send my kids. Have been to 49 of our 50 states and found Allen,Texas

to be a great place. Check it out. Great location,( Dallas Metro), excellent schools,

great neighborhoods, shopping centers and restaurants, moderate housing costs,

low unemployment, close to several major universities and excellent medical facilities.

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