View Poll Results: Which City is America's Worst

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  • Atlanta

    2 2.47%
  • Chicago

    10 12.35%
  • New York

    1 1.23%
  • Los Angeles

    4 4.94%
  • Detroit

    44 54.32%
  • Washington DC

    5 6.17%
  • Miami

    0 0%
  • Cleveland

    2 2.47%
  • Memphis

    0 0%
  • Other, please explain

    13 16.05%
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    You know, I voted Chicago, because the crime is just unbelievable there. I just don't understand -- people who live in Chicago seem to love Chicago. How can a city be that well loved, yet that steeped in crime?
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DB20 View Post
    This poll isn't overtly political but I didn't see a place to post polls in the non political section.

    Anyway which of these is the worst US city in terms of crime, economy, housing, general livability etc etc etc
    Basically which city should be known as America's toilet?



    I didn't do any research, but just based on what I know, I'm going with Detroit.

    Detroit was a pretty good place a while back, but I wouldn't recommend a visit there now.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Have you ever walked in Memphis?
    Memphis is a hole. It is the Detroit of the south. Beale Street area is okay though. But if I am visiting Tennessee... Nashville is my preference.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Memphis is a hole. It is the Detroit of the south. Beale Street area is okay though. But if I am visiting Tennessee... Nashville is my preference.
    Well at least it has Graceland. What does Detroit have?

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Damn. Lots of Detroit here. Having been born and raised there I can say that Detroit is a horrible place to visit, but its not that bad to live there. There may not be any city where the citizens treat visitors worse than Detroit. Living there is not as bad as outsider impressions are.
    And going there a few times a year, Detroit is improving.



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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    The only one that matters to me (since I'm hardly 10 minutes away from it) is Bridgeport CT. That place is pretty hellish and full of abandoned cold war factories.

    I'm sure it was once a grand city, but it's plagued with the same thing that has plagued nearly every huge city that we describe as ****holes.

    The cold war city defies what makes cities grow and prosper. Any great city would have small firms, absolute unmolested communication with the outside world, and diversity within industries.

    Cold war cities instead had the anti-picturesque towering walls surrounding huge factories that dominated, most, if not, all of the city. It had terribly small connection with the outside world, had good productivity CONSIDERING ITS TIME but eventually became inefficient, and had absolutely no diversity within what it does.

    Bridgeport is one example of a cold war city. And when the cold war ended, it began its huge steep and almost unpredictable (at the time no one expected it) fall into the city it is today: broken glass, abandoned factories, and unprecedented amounts of crime.

    These cities invested so much into just one damn industry, had absolutely no connection with the outside world, and outside of maybe the food industry, had no small firms as the landscape was dominated by factories of huge corporations.

    That's just my take based on what I've heard and seen and read.

    Anyways, Bridgeport is pretty bad, maybe that can go up as an option but I don't know if it can "dethrone" Detroit...
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    There was a Singapore in Michigan. You can visit there. Which makes sense as answer. Its a ghost town. No livability, no housing, no jobs.
    although crime is low.



    Most ghost towns have a low crime rate due to the fact that there's no one there to rob, murder or rape.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I had an absolutely awful week in Houston once, so I have a grudge with that corner of hell. There were insects that I thought were birds!

    I had a rough week in Miami. I got lost and couldn't find anyone that spoken English for two hours!

    And I'm pretty sure that goo from Ghostbusters 2 is flowing under Glendale, CA, because everyone there seems to be a complete @sshole.

    And I grew up amongst Ohio State fans,
    so I'm convinced Ann Arbor is a whore.



    Ann Arbor is a great little town.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Like rats in an industrial machine. No freedom of speech.
    The US is responsible because it supports that slum.



    I don't think so, I believe that Singapore supports itself.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That marketing looks about right for Singapore's specialty -
    underage sex tourism.



    I thought that most of that was in Thailand and Laos.

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