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Old 11-15-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: CT
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Would have to stronlgly agree.

"Residents of today's Hartford will find a town infested with crime where violent crime is over 400 percent higher than the state average. Unfortunately, the city also offers its residents a level of income that is over 50 percent lower than the state average, which contributes to the discontent of the area's citizens."

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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While I'm not a huge fan of Hartford, the fact that it ranks lower than Flint and Buffalo kills any legitimacy of that list.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Detroit and Hartford have the same score (67). Hartford isn't that bad, some parts but it's a city, what do you expect. Last years list had Hartford at #4 behind Flint and Detroit.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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They used a picture of the Butt Ugly building which was torn down at least a year ago.

Buffalo's score is 67 too but ranked 10. ?
 
Old 11-15-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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This is the biggest load of cr*p I have seen in a long time. Look at the other cities on the list. Springfield is No. 1??? Come on now, it is not that bad. Philidelphia is also on the Top 10 list? Really. They give Hartford's economy a low rating yet it is home to more than 100,000 jobs many being well paying insurance and financial positions. Hartford offers so much for a city its size. I say this again and again, because the physical limits of Hartford are limited to the urban core of the metropolitan, it gets a bad rap in comparison to cities that have suburban sections. Oh well garbage in, garbage out as they say. Jay
 
Old 11-15-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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This is the biggest load of cr*p I have seen in a long time. Look at the other cities on the list. Springfield is No. 1??? Come on now, it is not that bad. Philidelphia is also on the Top 10 list? Really. They give Hartford's economy a low rating yet it is home to more than 100,000 jobs many being well paying insurance and financial positions. Hartford offers so much for a city its size. I say this again and again, because the physical limits of Hartford are limited to the urban core of the metropolitan, it gets a bad rap in comparison to cities that have suburban sections. Oh well garbage in, garbage out as they say. Jay
Another reason why these lists are so ridiculous is they base "economy" off things like the city's median household income, not the industry and jobs within the city. That's why Hartford ranks so highly on more business-minded lists.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Groton
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I do not disagree with a single item on that list. I mean come on, when you think of all the other places where one could live instead...

Lists based on poorly thought-out rigid formulas have always irked me, like the one that recently came out calling Colebrook, CT the best place to live in the state, based largely, I believe, on economic factors. (http://www.registercitizen.com/gener...ines-top-towns ) As someone intimately acquainted with the area, I was deeply puzzled because Colebrook doesn't really have an economy. It doesn't really have anything. They have a general store, no police force, and I think one elementary school. (People know this, too,I've seen more than one car driving around without any license plates.) I've met State Police who have jurisdiction over the area and hadn't even heard of it. It's one of the least developed towns in CT, but I guess the fact that nothing is seriously dragging it down is good enough these days. I guess my point is, if a place like Colebrook is going to top a list of great places to live, that list must be pretty meaningless. Same goes for lists that announce that "the cities everyone's talking about" are Scranton and Newark.

List-making for the sake of list-making is a silly exercise, period. It sells papers/magazines, I guess. But I do hate Hartford. And Springfield. And Philly. And Detroit/Flint. And Cleveland. And Patterson. And Buffalo...you get the picture.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Sounds about right to me, but also add Bridgeport and Waterbury to that list.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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Brittany:
The fact that the crime rates of these places deathly scares me. If I had to live somewhere with that high of a crime rate, I wouldn't like it. These places need to get their crime rate under control.

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Oh, here's another crime thread.

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