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Old 10-14-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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scranton's getting there this year. give it some time
Well to be fair we HAVE had more national press lately than any other American city. From Forbes to Money to "The Office" to "Saturday Night Live" to several upcoming feature films, Scranton is becoming more and more of a household name it would seem. Then again when locals consider Wal-Mart to be the best employer methinks it's time to seek refuge in Hartford.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Houston, the putrid land of strip malls and ugly subdivisions, even the beach, which is not all that close, sucks too. YIKES!
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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The worst city I've ever been to is where I live now, Stockton CA. You go to the East side only to see graffiti everywhere and crackheads standing at the gas stations. Combine this with more illegal aliens than citizens and you've got yourself one dreadful place. You see obvious gang members everyday, you get hard stares because the illegals hate you. It's not always this bad... but at times it is. But oh well... that's how the U.S. Government wants it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I thoroughly disliked Memphis, TN.

When we went, I was excited to see a new place but was very disappointed. It just seemed like a dirty, crime ridden area. The whole area around "Graceland" was a joke. Cheesy, neon, Elvis themed crappy motels in the midst of the ghetto. (No, I didn't go to Graceland, just drove by)

The only part I like was the "Peabody Hotel" downtown. Very nice.
The famous "duck walk" to and from the fountain was fun.
The area around Graceland is surprisingly dumpy.
If you're ever in Memphis again, drive out Poplar into East Memphis...that area is really the best that the city has to offer.

Some of the worst I've experienced:

Morristown, NJ
Newark, NJ
Bridgeport, CT
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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The area around Graceland is surprisingly dumpy.
If you're ever in Memphis again, drive out Poplar into East Memphis...that area is really the best that the city has to offer.

Some of the worst I've experienced:

Morristown, NJ
Newark, NJ
Bridgeport, CT

lol, nice
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Toss up -- Long Beach California or Tacoma Washington. Too many fowl people.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Dirty Socks, CA. Don't go there, it's sounds like it smells (thought, to be fair, a few mobile homes do not constitute a city). As for worst real cities that I've been to, well, I'm not fond of Fresno or Stockton. There are quaint, friendly little valley towns (not too different than most Midwest towns I'd assume), and then there are boring, hot valley towns with more gangs than good times.

Outside of CA? Well, I'm not too fond of Reno (except during Hot August Nights).
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I wouldn't say the worst by any means but for me, Las Vegas was very disappointing. I guess it's just not my bag although I understand why a lot of people love it. Now, on the upside, I loved Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno. I guess I was hoping for more of that in Vegas.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:50 AM
 
Location: USA
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Detroit.

If you go outside of downtown, a lot of the city looks like Berlin at the end of WW2.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:19 AM
 
Location: NJ
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winslow arizona was pretty bad, i couldn't wait to get out of there.
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