It's nice to just chill in the 22nd craziest city in America

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

Contact Jim Frimmer for all your San Diego real estate needsSince I'm not having an open house tomorrow due to a day out with some ActiveRain friends, I'm kind of chilling tonight, watching the Celtics blow out the Orlando Magic, writing blog posts, looking at the draw for the French Open tennis championships, and reading some old newspapers.

One of the interesting (i.e., weird) stories in a March 13 newspaper is about a study on craziness. Apparently, how crazy a city's citizens are is determined by the number of psychiatrists per capita; stress level as deermined by a Gallup survey; drinking habits, as determined by data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and a "random gauge of a city's eccentricity by a travel writer." Hmmm.

So where does San Diego rank? #22.

Craziest city was Cincinnati, followed by San Francisco.

Most psychiatrists per capita? San Francisco. I don't find that surprising. LOL. Last on the list was Hartford, Connecticut.

Most stressed city? Memphis, followed by Philadelphia and Cleveland. Maybe all those psychiatrists in San Francisco are doing their job because San Francisco was rated the least stressed city.

The drunkest city? Las Vegas and Milwaukee tied for #1. Nashville was the most sober. Wonder where New Orleans ranks.

And lastly, the most eccentric city: New Orleans, followed by San Francisco. Indianapolis has the most square citizens.

Who dreams up these studies, and do they get public funding?


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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I thought San Francisco was going to be right up there at the top!  LOL.  I lived there for over 25 years and there were a lot of "crazies" for sure... the interesting thing is that the crazies were not natives of San Francisco.. so I think the study is a bit flawed!

May 22, 2010 04:00 PM #1
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Sounds like you are enjoying a few free hours away from the crazy pace of real estate.

May 22, 2010 04:07 PM #2
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Too funny Jim. I'm a bit miffed that Cambridge didn't even make the list - I certainly think we're contenders! Boston's on there at #31 but it seems to me there are some pretty staid metropolises among the 30 more highly ranked.  Crazy list!


May 22, 2010 04:09 PM #3
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

I'm surprise New York didn't rank higher, lol.

May 22, 2010 04:31 PM #4
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Jim-

I am fascinated by the method for measuring craziness.  How do they measure for the drunkest, or the most eccentric?

We need more information?


May 22, 2010 04:40 PM #5
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

What if the psychiatrists in San Francisco just chose to live there because they like it?  I sure hope that my tax dollars aren't paying for any of these 'studies'.

May 22, 2010 05:07 PM #6
Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Jim - I wonder how these studies get funded as well.  I bet they pay pretty well.

May 22, 2010 06:33 PM #7
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Jim...Sure is a funny and rather pointless list.  How much does that kind of thing cost?  Does anyone really care?  Most relocations probably don't check the study before the move. LOL

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May 23, 2010 04:18 AM #8
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Interesting study, Jim! I'll have to hunt it down and see where the Texas crazies are.

May 23, 2010 08:37 AM #9
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Yikes! San Antonio is the craziest city in Texas! In fact, it's ranked #9 on the list! I'd better phone in a special session with my therapist to talk about this...

May 23, 2010 08:40 AM #10
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Good, interesting post. Thanks for sharing. 

May 25, 2010 10:09 AM #11
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Everyone - Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

I'm trying to catch up on all my blog posts since I've been neglecting the, for good cause, though, since I've been busy.

Since this post is quite old, I won't respond to each and every comment. Rather, I'll read through all the comments and respond to any that have questions or otherwise need a response.

I'll also be by your blog soon to return the favor by reading your posts and leaving comments, too. Do unto others as they have already done unto you. lol

Again, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Make it a great day, a great week, a great month, and finish out 2010 on a natural high!

Jun 08, 2010 03:59 PM #12
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