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

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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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627 21
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
2,012 157
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
1,998 132
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
1,429 82
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
1,306 76
Cherry Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jJarret added Cherry Hill New Jersey, USA

6
1,265 76
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
1,121 62
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
556 11
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

9
540 20
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
682 51
Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
emm4 added Ferguson Missouri

11
877 173
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
812 25
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
971 393
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New York

14
659 105
San Bernardino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kings909 added California

15
829 19
Purchase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
canterm added Purchase New York

16
710 39
Roseland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

17
743 185
Portland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
karenKlien1820 added Portland Oregon

18
509 42
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
jjkr2009 added New Jersey, USA

19
675 151
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
kjj40 added Chicago Illinois

20
661 55
Bergenfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
tjackson15 added New Jersey, USA

21
660 42
Teaneck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

22
591 40
Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
james99 added New Jersey, USA - cheap, dangerous.

23
583 191
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Kscura added California, USA

24
638 37
Newark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
New Jersey, USA

25
395 8
Hoboken is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit
Ameet added New Jersey, USA