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Old 02-08-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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1. Stockton

2. Memphis

3. Chicago

4. Cleveland

5. Modesto

6. Flint

7. Detroit

8. Buffalo

9. Miami

10. St. Louis

Other rust belt cities didn't fare too well either :-(

Oddly I didn't see a mention of its horrible crime rate (worst for any of the big cities).

Will it ever rebound??? How did a once hailed American city get here, and how can other cities learn from its mistakes?
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Doesn't look like Chicago is TOPPING that list. Looks like Stockton is topping the miserable cities list from a source that, at best, is questionable when it comes to any of their "Top ______ Cities" lists.

As for "rust belt" cities not fairing too well, it is an even split of Northern and Southern cities so it looks like the problem is all over in pretty equal measure.

You don't hide your dislike for Chicago very well do you?
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Doesn't look like Chicago is TOPPING that list. Looks like Stockton is topping the miserable cities list from a source that, at best, is questionable when it comes to any of their "Top ______ Cities" lists.

As for "rust belt" cities not fairing too well, it is an even split of Northern and Southern cities so it looks like the problem is all over in pretty equal measure.

You don't hide your dislike for Chicago very well do you?
I don't dislike Chicago it's a once great American city like Detroit I hope it rebounds.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Chicago's crime rate is not the worst of the big cities, unless you consider only the top three cities as "big cities".
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I don't dislike Chicago it's a once great American city like Detroit I hope it rebounds.
Chicago is still a great city, and to compare it to Detroit is wrong on all levels.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Chicago is still a great city, and to compare it to Detroit is wrong on all levels.
I agree, even though there are some VERY nice areas in the Detroit metro.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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Am I looking at a different list? I don't see St. Louis on that list???


I wish people would just stop looking at Forbes so these stupid lists would stop.

I've actually seen lists for like the most desireable and least desirable cities to live in, and the list was almost identical. It would say New York City because all of these financial places have shut down or are in turmoil, etc, etc, etc, then the other list would say that it's thriving. Forbes sucks.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Am I looking at a different list? I don't see St. Louis on that list???
Number 10
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:01 AM
 
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Have you ever been to Chgo.? The economy isn't particularly worse than any other city, the weather has been exactly the same since it was a "hailed American city" and the population isn't declining. If there is a lesson to learn from Chicago, it is that bosses in City Hall get **** done. If it weren't for Daley, that city would look like Cleveland. It obviously doesn't.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Depends on your perspective

The north shore of Chicago is a beautiful place, summer or winter. Beautiful homes and unmatched midwestern ambiance, some of the finest, most good-natured people in the world reside there. Great wealth too. Beautiful lakefront and world-class universities round it out. There is no match.

Why unfairly judge this city by its worst components, ignoring these defining elements? Chicago is unmatched depending on your perspective.
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