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Worst cities in America

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by MrCairo46, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    I also live in northwest NJ. Ten minutes west of me and you see nothing but farms and forest. Truly, the garden state!
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  2. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    Move here. Chimneys will be banned, sooner or later.

  3. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Does anyone take these rankings seriously any more?
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  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Pretty good list and considerations. Does not seem too far off the mark. There are very few cities that I would fathom living in the U.S., but there are lots of cities internationally that I would consider. Of course it would have to be some major medical reason that would get me off this mountain.

  5. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisconsin is the best state ever, not to state the obvious . But living in Milwaukee? no thank you
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  6. koen

    koen Tele-Afflicted

    May 19, 2007
    West of Morocco
    Wow, two interstates. You’re so lucky!

  7. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Oh, yeah, folks from Vancouver and Melbourne love these lists. They never seem to talk much about Port Alberni or Perth… Wonder why that is? :D
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  8. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    Baltimore actually has a shooting lethality rate of one in three, so it’s about 3 shootings per day in a city of 615,000.

  9. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    NYC you can see your neighbor's nose hairs. Too close. Been there and done it.
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  10. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I live near enough to Camden, NJ to reckon that it's on that list.

  11. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    The trick is to pretend you don't see them... just like the junkies, beggars, and lunatics.
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  12. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
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  13. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    Baltimore's not that bad. Not to make light of the situation, but most of the homicides are drug and gang related. You don't have to tippy-toe around safe zones and duck back inside once the sun goes down; just use the same common sense anyone should use in any city. I've been far more worried about getting mugged in the French Quarter of New Orleans than in any part of Baltimore, but that's probably because I stick out like a dumb tourist whenever I visit N.O.
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  14. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Meister

    May 20, 2018
    Don't know what the parameters are, but for all-around "holy s***, why does anyone at all live here?" is Barstow, CA. I get that at one point a lot of money was invested with the hope that it would be an oasis between LA and Vegas, but wow.
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  15. bodevelho

    bodevelho TDPRI Member

    May 19, 2018
    I do, if you plan a big move for a career opportunity you need to do some homework, crime stats and real estate prices are a good place to start.

    One of the most important points of this if you look at the numbers is that people that live in economically-depressed areas might like to move somewhere else but they are probably prevented by access to housing.

  16. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Meister

    Apr 11, 2017
    Yes. John Waters! I have only been to Baltimore a couple of times, but I actually dug it...and of course it was the setting for the best TV show ever - THE WIRE. And Camden Yards is ultra cool...
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  17. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    The criteria used in both the good and worst lists are likely very different than mine.

  18. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Jun 7, 2017
    Was there today right down town by Lexington Market w/ all the crazies, it is what it is, life w/ a diverse cast. In 20+ years no one has ever done more than hit me up for money, when I say no they move along. Today I was approached by a gal dressed head to toe in "designer hood" way $$$ stuff than I have , "gimme 5 Bucks".. I almost said "How but you give me $10.." but I stuck W/ "not to day."
    Some of the older suburbs bordering the counties are quite nice, some are crazier than down town..
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  19. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Holic

    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    I recently binge-read four early Anne Tyler novels set in Baltimore. And Pecker is my favorite John Waters movie. So I have warm feelings for Baltimore, though my only visit there was passing through on the Metroliner in 1976.
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  20. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    A Dirty Shame was filmed in my neighborhood, 3 blocks from where this photo was taken.
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