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Old 01-21-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Virginia Beach, VA

The only things that i have against it is that VA Beach is unjustly expensive and dont have a pro sports team. But the money gets you one of the best major city public school systems in the country, a beautiful oceanfront, and one of the safest cities with over 400k population.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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It looks like this dude threw darts at a map of the US...lol
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Houston and BR? Uhhh no.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I think the proofreader for this book made a big mistake. It must have been Roosevelt(,) (Long) Island, NY. They are two different places. The island in NYC isn't bad. The town on LI is.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Trinidad CO
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Or Nederland, CO, pop. 1400? A little hippie community west of Boulder with a ski resort! Huh?
I guess that he was too big of a wimp to take the winter weather in this town or else he found the hippies intimidating or probably both. This town is absolutely beautiful! It sits above Boulder at 8400ft with the divide as a backdrop.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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These surverys are absolutely meaningless and should be taken with a grain of salt. Most people if not all of them making these surveys--if not all of them--know nothing about the communities they list and have never been there. But the biggest reason its meaningless is because everyone has different tastes for what suits them. Just because some silly book says city X is a bad place place to live means no more than the man in the moon! These surveys are bogus.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The only cities that actually deserves to be called "The Worst Town" are Centralia and Hildale. Even some of the less than great cities on that list have some redeemable qualities.

Centralia, PA - It's a nearly uninhabitable ghost town of 11 people where there are very dangerous levels of carbon monoxide due to an underground fire.
Hildale, UT - Home of the Fundamentalist Mormon Church, which means it is probably barely better than Hell.

Most of the places are decent places. I don't how cities like Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Des Moines, Virginia Beach, Durham, and Oklahoma City even made a list like this. None of those would be a place I'd choose to live, but they are certainly not at all bad. What an insane list.

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Old 12-02-2009, 12:32 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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It is pretty goofy. Some choices make a good deal of sense and then others seem almost totally random. However I think this book is old so some of the cities might have been in a different situation then than now.

I read a story once about a guy looking for "the armpit of America" that was a mix of vicious and cute. He chose Battle Mountain, Nevada and the choice was interesting to me in that the town's defense of itself, though spirited, did seem a tad weak.

Why Not the Worst? (washingtonpost.com) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A31628-2001Nov28 - broken link)
http://www.city-data.com/city/Battle...in-Nevada.html
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I guess that he was too big of a wimp to take the winter weather in this town or else he found the hippies intimidating or probably both. This town is absolutely beautiful! It sits above Boulder at 8400ft with the divide as a backdrop.
Cisco.... shhhhhh! We'd prefer to keep it to ourselves, thank you very much! Thanks for tipping me off to this thread and the silly book. I may have to check it out for *****s and giggles.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Phoenix, Arizona. The place is miserable: illegal immigration gone ammock, bad air, oppressive heat for 6 months at a time, bad pollution, bad people, too many cars on the road, HORRID schools, the most job losses of any metro area in the country in this recession, America's foreclosure capital, nothing but minimum wage jobs, the 4th worst job market in the country and the worst large city for jobs. I HATE IT! Its the worst place I've ever lived.
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