Each State Has a City That Could Use Some TLC. Here They Are

24/7 Wall St. picks one from each state
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2019 12:37 PM CDT
Each State Has a City That Could Use Some TLC. Here They Are
These cities may need some work before more people flock to them.   (Getty Images/stevegeer)

There's no such thing as an "ideal" place to live in America—every city has its relative drawbacks—and some locations might even prompt you to do a double take, though not in a desirable way. Looking at more than two dozen metrics across four categories (affordability, quality of life, economy, and community), 24/7 Wall St. was able to shake out one city in each state that could use some improvements. Here, 10 big states and the cities that didn't fare so well in each:

  • Alaska: Anchorage
  • California: Mendota
  • Colorado: Pueblo
  • Florida: Florida City
  • Hawaii: Makaha
  • Minnesota: St. Paul
  • New York: Newburgh
  • Texas: Robstown
  • Virginia: Franklin
  • Washington: Yelm
See what cities get low marks in other states here. (The 10 worst cities in America to call home.)

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