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Old 02-03-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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America's Most Miserable Cities, 2012 - Yahoo! Real Estate

1. Miami, FL
2. Detroit, MI
3. Flint MI
4. West Palm Beach, FL
5. Sacramento, CA
6. Chicago, IL
7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Toledo, OH
9. Rockford, IL
10. Warren, MI
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Every time I drive by Rockford, IL it looks like it's always under construction and booming....yet I've seen crime stats and now this that tell me otherwise. Rockford is an enigma to me!
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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No mention of Las Vegas? I thought they were hit pretty hard and would have easily made this list.

Also, Warren is a suburb of Detroit (literally adjacent to Detroit city limits). I don't see why they consider it its own separate metro.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Time to get out the bulldozers and the wrecking balls!
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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At least they didn't have the reason that Chicago is miserable because it has a high population density like they did last year

This year we suck because we have traffic, high property taxes (mine are 1%, I thought that was good??) and it gets cold in the winter.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Chicago? Really?
Miami doesn't surprise me though, I wouldn't mind visiting for the nightlife, but I could never live there.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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i get a good laugh out of this every year
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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another dumb Forbes list!. Seriously Miami is the most miserable city in America? I guess if you have to be "miserable" nothing beats year round warm weather, great nightlife & beaches! What a crock of a list!
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Every time I drive by Rockford, IL it looks like it's always under construction and booming....yet I've seen crime stats and now this that tell me otherwise. Rockford is an enigma to me!
Its the outskirts of Rockford, particularly the areas close to I-90/I-39 on the Chicago side are booming with construction. However inner Rockford is run-down.

Its the same for many of other midwest cities of its size.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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That article was about housing prices, mostly.
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