Chicago Nation’s Most Stressful City for Second Consecutive Year

August 31, 2009

Daily Real Estate Updates

sudler-sothebys-logo31 August 2009 ? According to an annual study conducted by Forbes magazine, Chicago is the most stressful city to live in for the second year in a row with Los Angeles and New York coming in second and third. The study takes into consideration the housing market, unemployment, cost of living, air quality, number of sunny days, and population density. Another factor in Chicago is the traffic. According to Stephen Dinwiddie, M.D., a psychiatrist at the University of Chicago, Chicagoans need to manage their stress by balancing home and work. His suggestions are easily accessible activities like going to the beach or a Chicago Cubs game. Most likely the cold, dreary, rainy summer and the Cubs performance has added to the stress levels to most of us that live here. He probably picked the worst two worst activities for 2009, but there are hundreds of other ways to in which to relax and have fun by exploring Chicago.

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Andrea Geller, Realtor® with Sudler Sotheby?s International Realty, specializes in residential real estate sales and marketing of resale properties and new construction homes. Acknowledged as an expert in the real estate industry, Andrea has been interviewed for industry related articles for print and online media including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Reuters,, and Illinois Realtor Magazine. Andrea's commitment extends to the community as an active member of several professional associations. Her appointments include the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Illinois, and National Association of Realtors® and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. She markets herself under HOT PROPERTY®, an innovation in the real estate industry led by Chaz Walters that has been marketed since the 1990s. This unique real estate concept is always a step ahead of the industry providing marketing from cutting edge interactive exposure to targeted innovative advertising opportunities. Visit her at or 773.868.3090.

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