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Old 09-06-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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No big name cities or any big cities in the US allowed, you can name regions if you like.

I will start.

Anywhere in the deep south that is NOT an urban center. Eg: Lived in Georgia but a small city there, literally the most terrible place I had ever been to.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What constitutes a small city here?
There are decent small cities and towns throughout the south that are great for raising kids.

Some of the worse ones:
Monroe, LA
Shreveport, LA
Vicksburg, MS
Pine Bluff, AR
Meridian, MS
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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What constitutes a small city here?
any city that isn't a big city or a well known big city

st louis is a big city

a small city would probably be a place like macon, ga
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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So under 200,000 people?
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:54 AM
 
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Camden, NJ is the most dangerous city, has the highest homicide rate and is also the poorest city in Amerca.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Check out Lincoln, Nebraska. It's a very clean, safe little(about 250,000) Midwest city. It's a college town if that makes a difference. It's consistently ranked in top 10 city lists. And if you're into some of the bigger city amenities you're a half hour drive from Omaha and a few hours from Kansas City.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Being a good parent is more important than whether or not you live in a 'bad' city.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Newark, NJ
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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A small town is a town that is small enough that a kid can walk or ride a bike anywhere in town, and his parents let him. Small enough that if he goes out for football, he will make the team and ride the bus to away games and put on the pads and play. Small enough that the kids know all the weirdos and just make fun of them. Small enough that a Mall is something you go to on trips to the city. There is no "neighborhood watch" because there isn't anybody who is not watching the neighborhood -- strangers passing through never turn off the main drag. It is the village that Hillary Clinton said it takes, to raise a child (from an African proverb).

Anything bigger than that is a City, and they are all the same, no matter how big or small they are. To kids growing up, Chicago is no different from Shreveport or Meridian. You live in your neighborhood, and it doesn't matter how many more neighborhoods there are going on and on over the horizon because there isn't any horizon, and no stars in the sky at night. .

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