"A dead city in the middle of nowhere"
I relocated up here from Huntsville, AL through my work about a year ago. Most of the available housing options are horrific (the houses are old and in various states of disrepair). There is a high level of mold and other airborne antagonists. Mixed with the high levels of humidity and the wet nature of the area due to the river (read "mosquitoes-a-plenty"), the general air quality for this area is very poor. The cost for most of the housing options is also well above what should be expected of comparable conditions in other comparable cities. A 2-3 BR home with 1.5-2 baths (< 1000 sq. ft.) can run between $850 and $1000 a month. The utility costs are astronomical, compared to other utility providers (including the over-priced Tennessee Valley Authority, which only costs around 75% of the average costs in Evansville). Cell phone and high-speed (non-satellite) internet access is very limited unless you live close to the inner city, where the crime rate seems to be climbing (although not necessarily inordinately high for this size of a city).