30 US Cities People Are Running From

By Shannon

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.