How bad is your city?
August 10, 2010 2:31pm CST
According to http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2010/08/05/worst-places-live/?cmpid=prn_baynote_Ten_Worst_Places_to_Live the following are the 10 worst cities to live in. From the highest unemployment rate, most corrupt city officials and highest foreclosure rates. #1. El Centro, California with a 27.5% unemployment rate. #2. Cleveland, Ohio voted the most miserable city to live by Forbes Magazine. #3. Detroit, Michigan is the most dangerous city in America. #4. Las Vegas, Nevada with the highest foreclosure rate, home prices have gone down 50% #5. Oklahoma City, Okla. is the unhealthiest city in the country. #6. Los Angeles, California has the worst ozone pollution and the worst traffic. #7. Phoenix, Arizona - any questions? #8. Newark, New Jersey for political and social dysfunction #9. Miami, Florida, foreclosures and crime. #10. Memphis, Tennessee, violent crime, and political corruption. Does your city rate on this list? should it? where would least like to live?
• United States
10 Aug 10
How did Camden, NJ NOT make that list? It has the highest rate of violent crime in the country. It is actually WORSE than Detroit according to the last ratings I saw (the two have taken turns at number 1). As I have lived in Miami I can verify it's not what you see on most TV shows. The public beaches are covered with trash. People in Miami don't seem to know or care what a trash can is or what it's used for. A person can be literally 10 feet from a trash can and still drop their trash on the ground. The person who said he was told not to go out after dark in Miami got some pretty good advice. Miami is like a checkerboard of good and bad areas and one wrong turn will put you in a part of town where you could get killed for asking directions.
10 Aug 10
When I was a teenager, we drove from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to New York because my paternal grandparents were sailing to Italy. I thought NY was SO dirty that I didnt want to go back there ever......as it happens, I havent. Then later on, I went to Miami with my parents and thought it was a lovely city but we were told to NOT go out at night. Montreal is a big city and most people hate the mayor and say he's corrupt and does nothing for the city.......its true. But you can still walk out at night in Montreal and not be too afraid. I live in a small town at about a 45 mins drive from Montreal. Our mayor has money of his own, he even bought himself a zamboni so he could clean the ice in our parks so kids can play hockey. Its an ok place to live. Strange that you mention this as Im thinking of moving right now and I have NO idea where to move to. Sounds like the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence. PS: we're told that Canada is a great place to live after Norway.