Illinois Town Named 1 of the 15 Towns in U.S. to ‘Stay Away From’
There are 15 towns listed as Towns to Stay Far Away From, however sadly, one Illinois town did make the list.
The good news is no Tri-State town made this list, and we can take comfort in knowing that we have some really amazing towns in the area. However, one town did make the list Anna, Illinois in the southern part of the state. So what makes Anna, Illinois so bad? According to Ranker:
It has a reputation of being a sundown town even now. Most people forget about Southern IL, and it shows. Hell, most of SIL is like that. Nothing to do. The colleges are dying, and with their places like Carbondale (the closest thing to civilization outside of the St. Louis burbs). There are no jobs worth much, so anyone who wants to go somewhere in life would move elsewhere quickly.
Yikes! That's not very nice. What's the old saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Seems to me that someone forgot that when writing about Anna. It may be a small town in Illinois that just like the quiet and doesn't care much about the busy hustle and bustle of every day like some of us do.
Anna, Illinois may not have much as far as shopping or entertainment, but it's surrounded by Shawnee National Forest and other landmarks to explore. Anna reminds me a lot of Canton, Missouri small but has lots of friendliest and is close to shopping and big cities if you need to get away.