Cities / Towns The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit  

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List Rules U.S. cities that have high crime rates, poor city planning or are otherwise unfavorable places to live or visit

The worst US cities to live in or visit, ranked by hundreds of voters who have had the misfortune to actually go to these places. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst cities in the US, making it a trustworthy way to find out which US cities to avoid. You can even add your own list of the worst cities in the USA to these rankings. Whether you're traveling or looking to move somewhere permanently, these are the US cities to avoid at all costs.
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1
660 24
Brighton Beach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
alztsvet added South Carolina, USA

2
2,044 160
Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

3
2,030 133
Englewood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

4
1,338 77
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

5
1,456 84
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

6
1,291 77
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

7
1,149 63
Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added New Jersey, USA

8
585 13
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

9
571 26
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA

10
688 52
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

11
892 178
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Florida, USA

12
814 28
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua New York

13
978 400
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

14
662 108
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

15
716 40
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

16
832 20
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

17
523 44
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

18
752 191
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

19
685 159
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

20
425 8
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA

21
661 57
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

22
662 43
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

23
595 42
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA
cheap, dangerous.

24
594 202
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA

25
667 38
Newark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA