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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
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Hackensack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA
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Englewood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA
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Tenafly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA
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Cresskill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA
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Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA
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Woodcrest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added New Jersey, USA
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Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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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
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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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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Dani Porter added Florida, USA
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Chappaqua is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York
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San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California
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Roseland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA
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Purchase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon
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Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois
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Newark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA
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Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA
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