1.6 out of 10


37.9916987391351 -87.5511889228914
Great for
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"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).
  • There is an ever-present odor of sewage all over the city.
  • Most medical care (4 hospital visits for 3 different people) was poor, although the professionals were typically nicer than the average person on the street
  • The volume of homeless people seems to be an unusually high percentage of the general population, compared to other cities of comparable size.

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