Skip to comments.12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.
Posted on 08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Wheres that and how is Chicago not on the list?
Chicago's next move will be to secede from Illinois, then secede from the US into the status of international city. And I'm not too sure it's really part of the US right now. :^) If you can take some kind of freakin' accent, the explanation is in the video. Otherwise, the entire transcript appears to be in the description at the original page.
That photo is undoubtedly Camden, NJ.
These are places that are worse than Chicago ....
That is a staggering thought.
Hmmmm, what do Birmingham, Memphis and New Orleans all have in common?
Three out of four are in California. Hilariously, Oakland’s median income is above national average, probably because of so-called gentrification by people who can’t afford to buy in SF.
Like Bronx or Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Yeah, it is.
I bet that used to be a nice neighborhood once... I wonder what changed.
Go look up Highland Park, Michigan. It is completely surrounded by Detroit. Once a booming White majority suburb of over 50,000 residents, it now is a nearly third-world slum of about 10,000, of which only 300 (as of 2010) were White. Even Detroit doesn’t want it (it did 90 years ago).
It has a sister city called Prichard, Alabama. Also once a majority White suburb of Mobile of 50,000, it now has barely above 20,000 and 90% of the Whites have left (and for that matter, 1/3rd of the Blacks have fled, too, since 1980).
Very sad places that are premier examples of incompetent, corrupt, far-left, racist leadership that thought they could get along fine without Whitey and the middle class.
Well, for one thing, Detroit doesn’t have any intact blocks that look like that (those are 19th century row homes). Those buildings would’ve been torched to the ground decades ago, save for maybe one or two left to rot. As a result, Detroit hardly has any late 19th century homes left. Entire neighborhoods used to have breathtaking Victorian homes and mansions - nearly all gone now aside from a handful from poor to restored condition just blocks from the central business district (which actually is booming).
Like many inner cities, the Whites (or White ethnics) were displaced by Blacks in those neighborhoods in the 1950s and afterwards, only for the latter (when the crime and neglect by the city became too much) to not even be able to sell the homes, they just moved out and left. You don’t want to be the last living soul on the block and make yourself a target. It’s criminal what’s happened in these places. A lot of places would kill for this historic building stock, but because of its location, no one will touch it.
In the mid 90s, my wife and I were living halfway between Camden and Newark, and my wife was trying to determine which campus of Rutgers Law School to attend.
I was down Camden way on business, so I stopped by to tour the Camden Campus. I drove around for half an hour, and I just could not believe the devastation. I walked around the campus, and all around were burned out neighborhoods. Total disaster area.
I got back on the Turnpike and stopped at a rest stop to call my wife I said that Newark could not possibly be that bad, and she was going to Newark.
From time to time over the next three years she would complain about Newark, and I would tell her she had no idea what bad was.
Twenty years later, I work in Newark and it is getting to be a pretty good town. Camden, however, remains bad.
The only reason Camden exists is to keep Detroit off the top of this kind of list.
That is similar to what happened in Gary, Indiana. It essentially should be part of Chicago.
I was born in Chicago, but my family left in 1950.
St Louis had a murder rate of 60/100,000 in 2016.
The national avg is around 5/100,000.
St Louis has many nice, clean, safe towns surrounding it. The city itself is just over 300K, but the metro area is 2.8M.
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