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Old 11-26-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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I dont care what the overall metro is, I am just talking city limits. Any city under 75,000, even if the metro climbs to 50 million...Well you get the point.
The worst city I have been to is about an hour outside of New York City. It is only about 25 to 30,000. It's called Newburgh. I rode into the downtown area and the whole place was ghetto. It looked worse than most big cities I have been to. It was truly shocking how "ghetto" that city was. I didn't think it was possible for a city that small to be so damn hood. That city is truly of the hook.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Okolona, MS. Very third world, actually most of MS is like that.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Greenville, AL.
Needles, CA.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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There are many cities I've encountered where I'd want to describe them as "the worst", so I'll list the bottom 5.

Delano, CA
Jennings, LA
Chester, PA
Madison, FL
Taft, CA

The reason I list these cities amongst the worst cities I've ever been to is because of the depressing atmosphere I feel when there. I've never had such a strong feeling of isolation anywhere in America, other than these 5 cities. Sorry if anyone's offended by that.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Michigan City, Indiana........ yuck!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Salem, NJ.....wow, that was a pretty scary-looking place.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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East Cleveland, OH
Youngstown, OH
Highland Park, MI
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think Youngstown has more than 75,000. But Crosset, Arkansas is depressing. Miles away from any big city with literally nothing to do.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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Highland Park, MI
South Hutchinson, KS
Camden, NJ
North Vernon, IN
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
East St. Louis, Illinois.

In that order.
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