Originally Posted by zbromer
I'm actually surprised, despite my fondness for it, that New Orleans didn't make the list. Tons of employers left town after Katrina. One of the worst education systems in the nation. Pathetic justice system. Sales tax is 10%. Crime is horrendous. The city's infrastructure is falling apart. The government is incompetent and corrupt. I guess the weather is great for about nine months, but three months are pretty brutal, not to mention the constant flooding whenever it rains and the whole possibility of another catastrophic storm.
I love the town and could spend much more time singing its praises, but it's pretty miserable.
Piling on New Orleans has become politically incorrect. If we ignore its problems, they will undoubtedly go away.
I haven't been to most of the cities on that list. Of the big cities I have been to, I feel Jacksonville, Orlando, Kansas Shitty, and Houston are pretty miserable. I actually love Miami. Seriously. It's like the capital of the Third World, the closest you can come to leaving the country without actually doing so. Great culture, amazing restaurants, just really great.