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Old 12-09-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Southeast Louisiana
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I know BR isn't exactly a gem, but I wouldn't say it's one of the worst towns in America.

Sure there's crime, but there's also that culture and food you can't get anywhere but South Louisiana.

This list is pure bull.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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Looking for sequel. This was a fun book with a point and to all those critical of the choices didn,t the author put a disclaimer about his selections in the introduction ? Read People!
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: USA
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Springfield, MA....HA!
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I've actually been to Volga, SD. It's literally five minutes from Brookings (college town). I have no idea why he chose it, for a town of maybe 1,000 people there's almost literally nothing there to hate.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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All I know that Fleischmanns NY is a gorgeous town nestled in the mountains with good demographics and its in one of the better run counties of this state. I cannot imagine there is much work to be had out there but if you really love a place you make it work.

Kearny is right next to Newark off the garden state expressway and a lot of people from Manhattan drive there as it is the closest Walmart. It's nothing of note, but much of North NJ is a hole. Small towns that were built like they were much bigger cities filled with the ghetto people forced out of NYC...
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Cali
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How is St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL not on that list? Those, along with Detroit, are the worst in the US.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Los Alamos is all rich scientists and nuclear physicists in the mountains.

Truth or Consequences is a hot spring resort town next to the largest reservoir in New Mexico.

El Paso is big, hot, and military.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Best and Worst; both in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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How is St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL not on that list? Those, along with Detroit, are the worst in the US.
You might not believe it, but there are actually some very solid neighborhoods in St. Louis, as well as the immediate surrounding towns in St. Louis County, namely Clayton, Ladue, Webster Groves etc, and weather aside, people enjoy a very high quality of life in these places.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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El Paso, TX actually has a very low crime rate - in marked contrast to its bigger neighbor Juarez, across the river.

Accident, MD is just a rural mountain village with really extreme snowfall.

Knoxville, TN has surprisingly high air pollution, relative to its size.

I would include Newburgh, NY -- Pine Bluff, AR -- Monroe, LA -- Camden, NJ -- Flint, MI -- Petersburg, VA -- Rocky Mount, NC -- maybe Gallup, NM -- Wickenburg, AZ -- Greeley, CO and Garden City, KS (both have stockyards). Maybe the oil-refinery cities of the Texas Gulf. Baton Rouge, LA is also poisoned by oil refineries.
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