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Forbes: Miami is the Second Most Miserable City in America

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According to Forbes, the only good things about living in Miami are the weather and the fact we don't have a state income tax. Other than that, apparently Miami is a miserable hellhole. So much so that we're the second most miserable city in America, according to the finance mag's annual rankings

Forbes looks at the top 200 metro areas in America and ranks them on 10 criterias that usually infuriates people, including unemployment over three years, tax rates (both sales and income), commute times, violent crime and how its pro sports teams have fared over the past three years, change in median home prices over three years, and foreclosure rates in 2010, convictions of public officials, and weather.

The sun and lack of a state income tax are the only things keeping Miami out of the top spot. Foreclosures hit one in 14 homes last year. Corruption is also off the charts, with 404 government officials convicted of crimes this decade in South Florida.
Delightful. The only city more miserable than ours is apparently Stockton, California. West Palm Beach also appears in the top ten by coming at number eight. Cleveland, by the way, came in at number 10. See, we did deserve LeBron more!

Apparently we're more miserable than last year when we only came in at number six

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13 comments
greg
greg

criteria is plural. there is no such word as "criterias."

Billboards make us Third World
Billboards make us Third World

Miami is the place where elected officials can be counted on to take money from the outdoor advertising industry i.e. billboard companies and sell us all out. See the many new LED billboards visually polluting our enviroment? That is Miami getting trashed by sleazy billboard companies and their sleazy politician friends.

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

naaah, the truth is Miami has its fair share of whiners. Miami is amazing. cultural diversity, arts, music, food, etc. stop bitching and contribute. bitches.

Jojo
Jojo

but wtf are people doing about it? everyone whines and complains but wtf are they doing about making it a better place? nada nothing zip -- get a grip people and take back Miami from the a**holes who've trashed it and our confidence. make a difference. vote.pay attention. pick up the trash when you see it. use your blinkers. breathe. breathe again.plant some pretty flowers. talk to your neighbor.

Sam
Sam

Maim and the rest of Florida used to be a beautiful place ,Now its Loaded with drunks,drug addicts,anna be gangster,corruption,murder,rape,drug dealers,gamblers,and Crooks

Trys harder
Trys harder

With Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez about to be recalled for being stupid and Mayor Tomas Regalado needing to be recalled for hiring a novice as City Manager it is hard to believe Miami was only the second most miserable city in America. Maybe Forbes has not noticed Mayor Regalado and his appointed Police Chief Exposito taking potshots at each other?

Tony
Tony

Not surprised, this place is a prison.

Martini Marissa
Martini Marissa

Miami 20 years ago was a great city. Then came the greed, the illegal immigrants who drain our system, more corruption, and high unemploment. No more construction, less tourism, more people, and our health system is bankrupt. No jobs or medical care for us long-time residents, senior taxpayers. 2? no, 1st!

Gimmebreak
Gimmebreak

Exactly. That whole sentence is messed up. Should also be "infuriate." Yay Miami.

Gotout
Gotout

Food is mediocre. Arts are OK. It's definitely not culturally diverse. Diversity means "many" cultures, not just one or two, and significant numbers of all of them. Miami is very homogeneous. You want diversity, go to New York. Black, White, Jewish, Catholic, Latin, European, Asian, Indian, EVERYTHING in large numbers. Not in Miami, my friend.

KidRed
KidRed

That's why I left Miami and moved to Orlando.

Candyprincess
Candyprincess

bottom line is that Cubans needs to go that's the only way to fix Miami, not only that no more letting Latinos run politics in Miami, all they do is take money from the city and give our tax money to Cubans.

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