Skip to comments.10 Worst Places to Live
Posted on 08/09/2010 10:41:04 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
You don't need the U.S. Misery Index to tell you that things are bad in the U.S. Unemployment is near or at all-time highs in many parts of the country, foreclosures continue to happen at unprecedented rates and there are some very real indicators that we are heading toward a double-dip recession.
Some of us should count our lucky stars, however. In certain U.S. cities, life is much worse for residents than in other areas of the country. Using a variety of criteria, including unemployment rates, health data, the number of foreclosures, crime statistics, climate and other measures of misery, WalletPop came up with its unofficial list of the 10 worst cities to live in. This list is far from comprehensive, but there are some significant reasons why these cities made the cut. Read on.
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What about Frostbite Falls, MN?
We’re number 10! We’re number 10!
I have been to those ten places, this is fairly accurate. You could also throw-in any city in Upstate New York.
Moose and squirrel make it most hospitable place to live, comrade.
Frostbite Falls, MN....Home of Wossamotta U.!
Rah, Rah, Ree!
Kick 'em in the knee!
Rah, Rah, Rass!
Kick 'em in the other knee.
El Centro has at least one important redeeming quality. It is home to my favorite food on the planet: Quesadilla Especial at La Hacienda (formerly in Imperial, CA.)
0. The other side of Michelle Obama’s bed.
I heard all the gulf states are just terrible. The RSPCA is having a pet auction here in California due to so many families having to turn pets in at a shelter in the gulf area because of no money to take care of them.
Ten best small cities to live:
No. 1: Eden Prairie, Minn.
No. 2: Columbia / Ellicott City, Md.
No. 3: Newton, Mass.
No. 4: Bellevue, Wash.
No. 5: McKinney, Texas
No. 6: Fort Collins, Colo.
No. 7: Overland Park, Kansas
No. 8: Fishers, Ind.
No. 9: Ames, Iowa
No. 10: Rogers, Ark.
This smells like more Lib agiprop to me... WHERE IS BALTIMORE, PHILLY, GARY IN and EAST ST. LOUIS??? all these armpits are far worse than Phoenix or Miami
Oklahoma City made the list because of our obesity index. Granted, we have more fat people than we should. But I have yet to hear that it is contagious or that people are forced into obesity because of organized crime. So, give me a break, other people’s being fat is no reason to black ball a city.
We have low unemployment, low cost of living, low foreclosure rate, housing prices have not declined to much extent. People are friendly and our crime rate is low. But too many fat people is worse than Chicago’s double digit weekly murder rate.
Big FReepin' deal ... like I care if the neighbors work out. I'd rather they cooked great Mexican food ... with lard. And get those bicycles out of the way of my van already.
“Well I met her in El Centro
In the men’s room of a bar
We consummated our relationship
In the front seat of our car”
(Beat Farmers, “Big Ugly Wheels”)
Y’know, the fact that Cleveland came out worse than Detroit is going to really annoy the Clevelanders. Being better than Detroit is their big hope after Lebron left.
I drive into number 10 each day from Desoto county to work. Could you imagine this place without FEDEX?
I’ve never been to Oklahoma City, but to place them on this list over ‘fitness’ issues is a complete and utter joke...
So Phoenix Arizona makes it because of the new law that makes it too hard for Latinos to live here??
There is quite a slant in some of these listings.
I’d sure pick OKC over most of the others on that list to live in. (No offense, I’d rather not live there, I like the Southeast, but OKC seems like a good town from everything I’ve read elsewhere.)
I wonder why it supposedly has such a problem with obesity. Lots of good food? Too hot/cold to exercise?
No Compton, CA or East St. Louis?
. . . . you nailed it ,,,, B/S !!!
Sounds like they’ve got way faulty reasoning. Several of these places could be considered some of the best places to live for various reasons: Miami, Phoenix, las Vegas, LA.....
That, and a carry-in-supper culture (buffets, too!) like many places in the South.
We lived near OKC for a little over three years, and then moved to Tulsa. It's an agreeable enough place, aside from the weather, with nice people.
Of course its nasty...
But no where near as bad as El Paso/Juarez area...lol
McKinney is not small....it’s sprawl
I really thought you would be much higher. My husband has a friend who used to live in Memphis. This year, he found out his well paying, fun job was relocating to Memphis, and quit. That bad.
The ten best places are, how shall I say this, rather....undiverse.
I’d be more inclined to throw away any city in Upstate NY simply because there are places in Upstate NY that are not willing to help themselves. I say that because of the recent todo about gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale-Broome County has taken drilling off its agenda and I believe the state has too. As a proponent of “drill here, drill now”(drill everywhere), I think that’s pretty short-sighted when exploration/drilling could be a boon for the Upstate economy. But, no, most of what you see from Upstate is “save the mountain”, “go green’, etc from a bunch of green wienies. Let them reap what they sow.
Oh, no. ROTFLMAO.
Cleveland Tourism video.
I noticed that, too.
Clearly they have never spent a long winter in Minnesota. lol.....
Ya might as well be on some distant frigid outer planet....
How about this—Readers Digest’s Best Places to Live list said that New York City was the healthiest place to live in the United States. It was ranked #1 because . . . it had more hospitals per capita than any other city!
What about Frostbite Falls, MN?
I think they were right up there with Eden Prairie, MN as a best place to live. /s
This list is predicated on the fact that nobody was willing to transport the compilers of it into Camden NJ, Buffalo NY, Oakland CA or Washington DC.
Not to mention Centralia PA which is still on fire after almost 50 years...but it’s vacant now.
Used to live in Shawnee and went to OKC often. Lovely city, lovely people, lovely state! I loved it so much that I now live just a few minutes from the OK state border in Fort Smith.
Okay, I didn’t move here because it’s close to Oklahoma, but it’s a bonus!
I’m in Vegas, We are Number 4!
Of the worst 10 list, I’ve been to Cleveland, Detroit, Las Vegas, LA and Phoenix.
Among these, only Detroit should be on the list.No way Phoenix should be on the list.
My List of Worst 10:
1. Camden, NJ
2. Gary, IN
3. Detroit, MI
4. Bronx, NY
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Bridgeport, CT
7. Flint, MI
8. Brooklyn, NY
9. Springfield, MA
I cannot imagine this place without FedEx.
And how did New Orleans fail to make the list?
Thank you, I was wondering why Flint wasn’t in there.
I fry a lot of stuff in lard...french fries and onion rings just taste so much better that way! And since I weigh 110 soaking wet and my kids are rails, it obviously isn’t disagreeing with us :) Can’t speak for dh, though LOL. (I hope he doesn’t see that)
I grew up south of Buffalo. There were natural gas wells there back in the 1970’s. I knew two families who had gas wells on their property. There has been oil exploration on the NY/PA border for 100 years. Ever hear of Oil City , PA. and Quakerstate ?
The economic malaise of upstate NY can be blamed on one thing. NY govt.
Actually it’s probably due to the rapid rise of the rates for murder and kidnapping; one of the things that helped push the immigration bill to pass... and it will be interesting to see how the bill impacts those rates.
But we'll still invite you to drive south and buy clothing at our tax free outlet malls.
No. 9: Ames, Iowa! I SAY B*LLSH*T! Ames SUX!
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