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3. Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA downtown at sunset
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Los Angeles, CA downtown at sunset

Los Angeles residents contend with a higher-than-average cost of living, high rents and property taxes — plus, the city’s legendary traffic congestion.

Homes are selling for an average $690,000 and they go quickly, typically spending just 36 days on the market, Redfin says.

Today, burned-out L.A. locals who are tired of waiting for their big Hollywood break are looking to head to more reasonable San Diego or Phoenix.

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