Jackson Blue

Jackson Blue

I love this time of year…. and dread this time of year. The weather starts cheering up, the sun is starting to feel a little warmer on my face, I’ve decreased the number of layers slung on my body – all good things. But with all the positive changes in the air also comes… the allergens.

This past weekend I noticed that the tree outside my bedroom window – right outside my side of the bed – is covered in buds. That means soon I will look like a prizefighter on the losing end as my eyes become an itchy, swollen mess. We must have the worst allergies in the state, no? The answer is no. We actually don’t.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has just released it’s 2023 Annual Report on Allergies in America. In it, they list the cities in America with the worst allergy problems and after perusing the list, it could be worse. A lot worse.

I’ll give you the Top 5 Worst Allergy Cities in America, followed by every New England city that made the Top 100.

BTW another great thing we have in Massachusetts? Our beaches!! CLICK HERE to see the 15 best beaches in Mass and start planning your beach days NOW (because why not?)!

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #1

    WICHITA, KANSAS
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 100.0

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #2

    DALLAS, TEXAS
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 87.26

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #3

    SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 87.08

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #4

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 86.69

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #5

    TULSA, OKLAHOMA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 86.05

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #6-8

    SARASOTA (84.17), CAPE CORAL (81.32), ORLANDO (81.12)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #27

    WORCESTER, MA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 75.46 (Worse than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #34

    SPRINGFIELD, MA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 74.48 (Worse than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #36

    HARTFORD, CT
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 74.07 (Worse than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #38

    PROVIDENCE, RI
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 73.63 (Worse than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #44

    NEW HAVEN, CT
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 72.18 (Worse than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #55

    BOSTON, MA
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 70.54 (Better than average!)

  • Worst Allergy Cities in America - #62

    BRIDGEPORT, CT
    Allergy Score (Average = 71.49) – 69.69 (Better than average! Also, nice numba!)

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