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Of these 10 worst places, I've been to 8 and lived in one. I've never had the desire to go back to any of them.

If I had to pick the one city that I've spent lots of time in and would never ever want to live there again, I'd pick New Orleans. A great place to visit and get blazammed, but not a place to raise a family. It has to be one of the most corrupt places in the US. Insects love the place and visit you often. The weather is usually hot and muggy. Crime is a constant worry. The best looking females are usually males.
 

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Memphis has one of the worst violent crime rates in the country, and was ranked third by Forbes in its list of miserable cities for corruption by city officials.

According to stats released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the city had the second-worst rate of violent crime. NeighborhoodScout, which tracks crime and other factors in various cities and neighborhoods said "One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 10. Within Tennessee, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Memphis."

As for political corruption, reportedly nearly one public official per month over the last decade has been charged with public corruption. Recently, a former city administrator used a city account that was supposed to be for auto parts to buy big screen televisions.
 

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You know, pretty limited criteria, way too driven by "who has been hardest hit by the economic bust." Not that a bunch of foreclosures and no jobs aren't factors, but there are a lot worse places to live than LA, Phx, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Memphis for example.
 

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Too funny I an in newark NJ right now leaving the airport. Should I turn around?
 

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JayTee said:
You know, pretty limited criteria, way too driven by "who has been hardest hit by the economic bust." Not that a bunch of foreclosures and no jobs aren't factors, but there are a lot worse places to live than LA, Phx, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Memphis for example.
Agree...like most of Kansas.
 

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JayTee said:
You know, pretty limited criteria, way too driven by "who has been hardest hit by the economic bust." Not that a bunch of foreclosures and no jobs aren't factors, but there are a lot worse places to live than LA, Phx, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Memphis for example.
Come right out and just say Arkansas.
 

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JayTee said:
You know, pretty limited criteria, way too driven by "who has been hardest hit by the economic bust." Not that a bunch of foreclosures and no jobs aren't factors, but there are a lot worse places to live than LA, Phx, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Memphis for example.
Yeah, Newark and Detroit belong on the list. But a lot of the others could turn things around.
 

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Isn't the J's a cop now in Memphis? This may explain a lot! :)
 

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The list is a fail because it doesn't take into account 'boredom' as a negative factor.

I mean, Bumf*ck, Arkansas might be a great place to live by conventional metrics, but if all there is to do is watch grass grow, teach Creationism, have relations with your cousins and taunt anyone who's different from you, I'm so not there.
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Been to nearly every state and major city in the US. Personally, I would put Boston on that list. Dirty, less than desirable climate, confusing accent (ex: pocked cahhs), rude drivers etc etc...

This list should be renamed: "Ten WELL KNOWN cities that suck" I think we can all agree that there are some places that are not even worth mentioning because they are so horrible....sort of like El Centro but way worse..
 

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The list is a fail because it doesn't take into account 'boredom' as a negative factor.

I mean, Bumf*ck, Arkansas might be a great place to live by conventional metrics, but if all there is to do is watch grass grow, teach Creationism, have relations with your cousins and taunt anyone who's different from you, I'm so not there.
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Sounds like San Francisco. Watch fog pass, teach anti-religion, have relations with people that are very similar to you, and taunt people who don't believe in what you do. Funny how opposites can come so close together.
 

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Aw, Cleveland ain't that bad. World-class health care (yeah, it's if you have insurance), very good museums, a world-renowned orchestra, great metroparks system, and you don't have to be house poor to live in a nice town with good schools.

My suburban hometown NE of Cleveland has made several of Money's best of lists.
 

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I am going to Detroit, MI in two weeks. I'll let you know my opinion then.
 

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Too funny I an in newark NJ right now leaving the airport. Should I turn around?
as long as you do so before you get to Elizabeth

Elizabeth = armpit
 

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I am going to Detroit, MI in two weeks. I'll let you know my opinion then.

Buy a house while you're there. A friend of mine lives in Ann Arbor (sp?) and says you can buy a house for less than 5 grand in Detroit. Might not survive the night, but at least you could have your dream house for a while :D .
 

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Sounds like San Francisco. Watch fog pass, teach anti-religion, have relations with people that are very similar to you, and taunt people who don't believe in what you do. Funny how opposites can come so close together.
1- Fog... yep. SF has cold and dreary weather, check.

2- Teach anti-religion? Actually, SF has a great many beautiful churches, and many religious ppl. Just 'cuz Rush or Ann Coulter or some other knucklehead likes to call SF 'godless' or the equivalent, don't make it so.

3- Have relations with ppl very similar to yourself?... well, believe it or else, the vast majority of folks there are straight.
But if being okay with other folks being gay is somehow a prob, then yeah, you should live elsewhere I guess.

4- Taunt ppl who don't believe what you do? That's everywhere, pretty much. At least SF has more than just one kind of person or point of view.


Btw, I live 40 miles south of SF, so you're not exactly slagging my hometown, just the second-nearest large city.
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I'd gladly take any of the cities in that article, over, say, Abidjan Ivory Coast
or Algiers Algeria. How about Chonchon North Korea?
 

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Wait, there are gay people in SF?
 
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