45 US Cities With the Worst Reputations. We love to read about cities that have an excellent reputation. Sometimes, it’s because they have a beautiful environment where you can gaze for hours. Other times, it’s because it’s one of the safest places you could live. Could you imagine not having to lock your door when you leave? Well, not every city has this miraculous kind of reputation. Occasionally, cities become infamous for a horrible reputation. In fact, some American cities have developed a genuinely terrible reputation, whether they’re deserved it not!
We found a list of cities that have some really bad reputations for a variety of reasons. While some of the reasons are fair, others seem like a big load of bologna. At one time, these cities had high crime rates and high unemployment figures—perhaps even both! They are also cities where the population has been on a downward trend. Some have made a rebound in recent years, however, but their past history still haunts them.
Without further ado, here are 30 cities that are beginning to suffer from their poor reputation severely. Hopefully, they’ll start to improve things, but we’re not seeing many improvements any time soon. What do you think about our choices? Did we leave a city out?