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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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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
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
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
Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added
New Jersey, USA
5
Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added
New Jersey, USA
6
Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added
New Jersey, USA
7
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Trenton
New Jersey, USA
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Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, USA
9
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added
Florida, USA
10
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson
Missouri
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San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added San Bernardino
California
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Roseland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
13
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added
New Jersey, USA
14
Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
beym added Chappaqua
New York
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York
16
Newark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
17
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added
New Jersey, USA
cheap, dangerous.
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Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added
New Jersey, USA
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Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added Hoboken
New Jersey, USA
21
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase
New York
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago
Illinois
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Montvale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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Weehawken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
peteru added Weehawken
New Jersey
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added
California, USA