30 US Cities People Are Leaving

By Shannon
30 US Cities People Are Leaving

Here on Self Made, we have already covered some of the best cities to retire to. People are flocking to those places for a better life. But what about the cities that everyone is leaving? In today’s world, the biggest and most expensive cities with a lot of job opportunities are not necessarily the best places to live. According to the RedFin Migration Report, a whopping 25% of people living in metro areas were looking to escape in 2018. Here are 30 American cities that people are escaping from in droves.

Spokane, Washington. Credit: Shutterstock

30. Spokane, Washington

The city of Spokane has a lot going for it: beautiful nature trails, wineries, the list goes on and on. This is both a blessing and a curse. People who could only afford to rent are being priced out, and they are forced to leave. The city becomes more and more expensive. Sadly, the city has a large homeless population. Crime is also higher than 186% of the population.