That is what is called “FLORIDA CRACKER” that does not know any better! Most people are working in the restaurant or hospitality industries and get less hours when tourism slows down. Quiet, peaceful. Especially for “A lot of homeless people”. "Technology is just a tool. That may sound a bit extreme, but that’s how I see it, and I have 65 years of live experience to reinforce that point of view. This article originally appeared on Alternet. And in the end, Pahokee ranks as the worst city to live in Florida for 2021. You shuffle yourself around in a truck ..most likely and shop at PUBLIX where the prices are higher than that of the crime infested WALMART on lets say BEVILLE ROAD. Send these, the homeless criminal class to me, I lift my roach beside the broken door!”. Poinciana has poor representation from either county that being Polk is the worse while Osceola does far better but not by much. You most likely do not bike around town , like folks getting a workout , therefor you are NOT exposed to crime! If you know how things work in your local area, it's very easy to do things of questionable legality and get away free. He has reported for National Public Radio, Marketplace, and Christian Science Monitor Radio, as well as a wide range of progressive publications including Salon, AlterNet, the American Prospect, and many others. The only reason I stay is to look after my elderly parents or I would have been out of here long ago. They are the most rudeness people I have ever had to live with. Drive by shooting in NPR ? The state sponsors python killing contests, though some Floridians keep them at home as pets—until they are herded like cattle and confiscated. And then comes cannibalism. Wow! While numbers in Florida are clearly better when you compare them to the rest of the nation, the fact is when you compare Florida cities against one another, you see big differences. THAT THIS IS A SHIT HOLE NOW . Vanquished military dictators also favor the region, as well as impoverished Haitians. I could go on and on about how unfathomably mean and crappy Volusia County in general is, but let me just say that it’s such shit that TWO of the towns in this list — Daytona AND New Smyrna Beach — are both in Volusia, but this article neglects to mention that. High population density (Lots of things to do) We love Fort Pierce! In fact, Homestead has the 40th-highest crime rate in the state. The laws: As has been in the news for decades, Florida's criminal justice system is lacking in many regards (see Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman, etc.). Here's how to find out. I’ve never been there as I am from UK, but on TV shows and stuff they always say how horrible Florida is. Low student to teacher ratios are good. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity estimates at least 329,292 claims have been filed since the beginning of March. Land O’ Lakes But Florida allows Seminoles to proclaim their ethnic heritage, while I’m pretty sure a request for “100% Aryan” would get nowhere. Plus there were 65 violent crimes in the last FBI reporting year. I live in Palm Coast and if you never been there you are missing a Gem of a city…. And until climate change floods the peninsula discovered 500 years ago by Ponce de Leon, the rest of American has to live with its weirdness. And that is saying a lot because I’ve lived all over the US. The fox now runs the henhouse. LOL Were the income levels low??? As Swamplandia! The area is very crappy. More on North Miami:  Data | Photos. Median Home Value: $70,300 (2nd worst) But I can tell you the drug problem here is out of control. You can also imagine that the economy here is in the pits -- the unemployment rate sits at 7.1% which is the 53rd worst in Florida. I’m still getting used to the rude people (mostly from the Northeast and foreign countries). Please rewrite this section. if(window.innerWidth < 700){ezoicSiteSpeed(jQuery(document), String(/documentReady/).substring(1).slice(0,-1), String(/jQuery-document-dot-ready/).substring(1).slice(0,-1), function($){$("#skip_expand").html("(Expand+)");$("#toc ul").css("display", "none");$("#skip_expand").on("click", function(){$("#toc ul").toggle()});$("#toc h3").on("click", function(){$("#toc ul").toggle()});});}. Unemployment Rate: 19.1% (2nd worst) We also love the parish community of St. Anastasia. ... Chris Kerr is an environmental horticulture agent with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. Factor in a very low housing cost ($97,900), and the 21st-highest unemployment rate in the state (8.8%), and across the board, Starke doesn't sound like the best of the best. I’m looking forward to attending your funeral. Officers performing legislative, judicial, and […] Also, high education spending demonstrably does NOT equal higher educational outcomes. And the home values are eye-opening low. I’m a 55 year old Florida native, along with my parents, grandparents, etc., being Florida natives. Grew up in ormond beach (really nice town) right next door. We don't think it's a stretch to assume that people like the following things: The data comes from the Census's most recent American Community Survey and from the FBI Uniform Crime Report. According to science, Starke is the 3rd worst place you can live in Florida. Traffic is the worse I have ever seen and it is getting worse by the year, but yet the counties put in a toll road that is not used due to the cost of using it, plus the fact it is too far west of where everyone goes to work in the first place. Why they come to Cocoa in the first place is the mystery. We moved (full time) to southwest Florida from the Midwest. I also have my place paid off but I’m willing to sell so that I have the money to get out of the state. Science shmience… ya might wanna redo your research! There isn’t any trickle down economics with the wealthy retired people. A year ago, someone living in a tent (homeless person, and we have very, very few homeless people here) dropped his old shotgun and it fired, killing his girlfriend. I’ve resigned myself to never meeting nice new people with whom I have anything in common, but I try to enjoy the weather when my friends in the Midwest are hibernating in their houses and shivering. If you're looking at areas in Florida with the worst economic situations, where there's higher than average crime, and not a lot to do, this is an accurate list. Loved it then and I’m going to LOVE IT AGAIN !!! Lots of renters there that didn’t care about the properties. “This just makes me want to laugh,” replied Casey Schmidt, to CBS’s Miami affiliate when they asked about Florida’s weird reputation. Warrington? I could go on and on! So easy to do. “You get desperate, depressed, angry, and eventually just don’t care about anything.”. Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the U.S. Senate are still undecided. But its turning into a ghetto. Log in or subscribe today Midwesterners go to the Gulf coast. This article, originally published by Al Zucaro on BocaWatch.org, is preserved for historical purposes by Massive Impressions Online Marketing in Boca Raton. Ocala No wonder homes are cheap; you can get one yourself for only $153,000. I used to say that NY dumped all their trash in NJ but now I see it all ends up here eventually. Niceville. I just wish that the higher powers realized that there is more to Florida than south Florida, to which all the revenue is placed. Exclusive coverage of Rivals Camp Series. Titusville PERRY (Should be #1 worst) Every year you spend here, you have a 1 in 37.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime like a car break in or home invasion robbery. i have lived in new port richey for 12years and by moon lake were we told that it a very bad area. Chipley People will steal anything that’s not tied down also. I am from Volusia County, lived there from 1967 up till a year ago. I lived in Homestead for almost 2 years and that abys of darkness ran me out of the state! If you're curious enough, here are the best cities to live in Florida: This is the most false, ignorant list I have ever seen in my 22 years of life. I just had to read this when I saw the title and can not believe that this “scientific ranking” listed Homestead 73 and Ft. Pierce 1. Mango I hope your generation can turn it around, but it doesn’t look good. As UrbanDictionary.com notes, white Floridians with pre-Civil War roots are proud to be called “crackers,” and are known for fishing and swimming in lakes and rivers; knowing what swamp cabbage is and how to cook it; eating cane syrup on biscuits and gravy on squirrel and rice; and knowing to take off one’s hat when hearing Dixie or any Lynyrd Skynyrd song. Median Home Value: $97,000 (13th worst) If you are planning to move to West Pasco county, all I can do is say do your research first and advise against it in the strongest terms possible. The unemployment rate here is 7.6%, and households bring in a combined $41,611 a year in income. In terms of number of crimes per person, Starke is certainly up there. Moved to NSB, it’s a million times better. Find somewhere else to live, you move here you will be sorry later, you have been warned! Poiciana is a step up for Kissimmee residents that come into Tax money or have one of those bs invasive programs help them out of their misery. To say that Florida's defense is struggling mightily is an understatement. I live on the Island and it’s not bad at all. Chinese tech companies bet big on India. I lived there for a few years.. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The crime is low in most parts and the cost of living is cheap.. What more do you want? That's a lot of broken into cars and homes. I just interviewed for one yesterday in Palm Coast. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2021. You either have to drive 45 min to an hour to Ocala for something that is either in agriculture or construction, or you drive the 35 min to Gainesville for jobs that you need a Masters degree to clean toilets. Even the stray dogs are sad. One day I hope to escape, but I fear losing our investment. Bet this kid isn’t even from Florida. I loved the area!!! Just not a very desirable place at all to make home. Cocoa, FL needs a big hug right now. I moved to Lake Co. in 1998 and hated it so much I moved out of the state after only 3 months. I lived in Palm Bay for 5 before that and hated all the crime up there worst than in Ft Pierce/Lakewood Park area. We broke crime down into violent crime and property crime to give violent crime a larger weight -- if you did a simple calculation of all crimes per capita, property crimes are normally 7x more common and really bias that ranking. While I and Keith, for the most part, do not get along, I do have to agree with both of you as to “Poinciana, Florida”, the income here is at low levels, the traffic here is the worse of any community or even a city that I have lived in and I have lived just about all over the world. I work in the Ft Pierce area and I believe it is better living here than Orlando, Miami or the Keys! “While plenty of people come to Florida looking for simply a better life or better weather, the state attracts a contingent of people who come for more illicit or opportunistic reasons, and these people tend to make the news,” she said, citing its loose laws and frontier mentality. Wow you totally got this wrong! The gangsters and dope heads come from the seedy areas listed above, but never last. We drove back into town by BEVILLE WALMART and it was CLEAR They also list Ormond Beach as low crime?? Poinciana is mostly Hispanics and illegal alien Hispanics….it’s a high crime area and I can’t believe the upper 40,000 median income. If you want us to change it up, just let us know and we will. I can safely say they should be number 1on this list! http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/fort-pierce/crime/#description. The mathematicians out there will tell you there is still a chance (Sportsclubstats.com puts it 2.8%).But the realists will tell you the Florida Panthers are not making the playoffs. While I respect the opinions of all contributors, it appears to this observer, that most of the negative conclusions drawn, seem to be crime and unemployment driven, with some city/state bureaucracy issues tossed in for good measure. We have mosquitos, alligators, snakes, lizards, spiders, crime, and boatloads of people moving here from other places that act like uncivilized monsters. Unless you work for Nasa there is zero reason to want to live in that area. I whole heartily agree with Becky, Ft.Pierce was a great place to live growing up, and yes it has changed a lot, but I don’t believe it’s that bad. and CLEARWATER beach And to some extent, that might be true,” Ford concluded. In the middle of the woods. HIALIEAH? At times, Scott, a Tea Party Republican, seems like a buffoon. Median Home Value: $113,400 (23rd worst) The problem is all the ghetto garbage west of the tracks. So what is it? I must agree with you!!! Sorry but I live in that county and there’s a shooting almost every day. Unemployment Rate: 26.3% (worst) whats wrong with the gators? Holly Hill ranks better than NSB or Mt. 62 Fla. L. Rev. The fact that Jacksonville is so far down on the list as far as crime is proof positive that this “survey” is a complete joke. For the most part they’d list the people that were stupid enough to drink and drive. Part 1. these statistics are not accurate. The have cops all over but for some reason, can’t or won’t stop the influx of drugs, yet seem to have time to harras the locals and bend every rule there is. I live in NPR and I’m not sure if it belongs on a list like this or not. and love it here. Unemployment Rate: 8.3% (24th worst) When my wife and I moved here in 2003, downtown Boca was a very different place. The unemployment rate here is 7.5%, the median income is just above the poverty line, and the crime is the 8th highest in the state. and THEREFOR IS A HOLE. Zero programs for seniors. Otherwise, we’re getting out of here ASAP. Is there something in the state’s character that delights in proving—or telling the world again and again—that Floridian facts are stranger than fiction? Steven Rosenfeld is the editor and chief correspondent of Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. And when you factor in high crime and a high tax rate, it really can't get much worse in Florida. But then the local news goes gothic. There are plenty of young families living there. Dora as a place to live!? Plus, 41.1% of the population here lives below the poverty line. Low crime Also, I forgot to mention the schools but you kinda have that one covered with your post, assuming you are a product of the school system there, which at least appears to be the case. Hey guys. It seems like the Florida counterpart to the Statue of Liberty would be a disheveled dreg with a case of beer in one arm and the other holding up a drug syringe or a joint of marijuana. Required fields are marked *. Scott resurrected a slew of Jim Crow-era voting tactics before the 2012 election, including false claims that 180,000 aliens were on voter rolls and shutting down voter registration drives. I love it…. Even the FBI crime statistics is also incorrect because it does not take into account unincorporated sections in the counties. Let's see why. Ask for Keith Laytham, he’ll steer you right into the ground along with his lover’s, Wendy, public chest cracks. This village is run by simple minded people. Population: 22,672 The Florida Gators are a good team like the Spurs, who generally does not do well in the regular season, but once the tournament starts, they will make some noise. Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 6) Homes are the 13th cheapest in Florida here, and at $97,000, that shows there's not a lot of demand to live here. Nor does it have a detective’s daughter displaying an ounce of cocaine from the police locker for a grade-school science project (involving sniffer dogs). I lived for a few years in Ormond Beach and loved it, and now live in Palm Coast and enjoy the peacefulness, the community atmosphere and the clean air. I hope you’re enjoying life where you are now, because absolutely no one misses your kind when one of you bitter malcontents leaves. Holly Hill is so crime ridden, drugs, prostitution, gangs! The properties were well taken care of and on and on. As a 65 year old living on a modest social security check, I have to admit that these are tough times for young people. It’s “know” better, and it’s pretty clear that you don’t. Finally, we ranked every city on the "Worst Place To Live Score" with the lowest score being the worst city in Florida -- Pahokee. If there are questions or concerns with the content please e-mail [email protected] Quibbling over which parts are “better” or “worse” is pretty much moot at this point. Lakewood Park area….We are looking into buying a house there and while we were there last month from Texas, someone called the cops on us because we were driving around the neighborhood slowly. Obviously, most folks from places like New York or New Jersey (for example) aren’t going to be fazed by things like the exponentially growing over-population, endless miles of solid cement permanently replacing what was once green, beautiful and natural, grueling traffic, multiple light cycles, and the likes. A lot of things can go wrong with even the healthiest lawns in our area, but there are three very common causes of lawn damage to watch for: … Bithlo Science schmience! The author used statistics based on the following categories to support their findings (which help ppl like me make choices on where to live) : There’s an error in this analysis: “Additionally, Fort Pierce has one of the lowest student-teacher ratios in Florida, meaning the kids aren’t getting as much attention as in other cities of its size.”. Everywhere’s got crime BUT you didn’t get up every morning hearing about who it was that got murdered the night before. Get my point? New Smyrna is a great beach with lots to do and low crime. NSB has next to NO crime. Cocoa is a good place to live aside from the nomadic tribes that force themselves upon us. Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change) As a native Floridan for most of my 71 years and having traveled this state from end to end and side to side I can honestly say that this survey is woefully out of touch with the real Florida. The Police make their own rules as they have NO oversight, who is on the take well who knows its a good ole boys club and everyone is fair game unless you know them and paly their game. Population: 18,285 A HIGH student-teacher ratio would mean more students per teacher. In the data. When you're looking at things from purely a scientific standpoint, Avon Park is the 10th worst place in the state of Florida. “We love to laugh at Florida, but we also love to go there and give them our money.". Christmas I agree with you Nathan! After starting 11-0, the Pittsburgh Steelers suffered their third straight loss on Monday night. Population: 62,489 Every year, when you're within Belle Glade city limits, you have a 1 in 48.5 chance of being robbed. Daytona, yeah, it has its share of crime, drugs and prostitution, Holly Hill is worse. Crawfordville Median Home Value: $154,300 (45th worst) The natives resent you for moving here and the older established residents of your subdivision who volunteer, with zero qualifications, for the mandatory association in your subdivision will make futile attempts to control every ounce of information, while failing to keep up the appearance of the place. Ft pierce is pretty bad. The crime statistic for Cocoa is wrong. Eustis We live in Palm Coast and love it! You people are idiots and your list is made of the stuff that comes out the hind end of a bull. Median Home Value: $153,000 (42nd worst) They live in other towns/cities in Brevard. The types of jobs are mostly service industry related so the income of residents that are working age suck. It is a wonder that this joke of a town is not number 1 by a landslide. Lots of poverty, trashy, uneducated people, low wages and high unemployment rate. This I can say because my parents one with an education and the other experienced in construction and mechanics had a hard time making the income they had up north. That's a lot of stolen cell phones, laptops and black license plates. This tells the story of how bad the crime is in Fort Pierce. Statistics are a wonderful thing. The seediest lowlife humanity inhabits this state. After coming back from visiting the gulf coast places such as SARASOTA Hey Emily, California has the most poisonous snakes, but it does not have the Sunshine State’s snake obsessions. Every decent subdivision is a gated maze, which means your friends have to wait in line to be allowed in whenever they visit and it takes you a full five minutes or more just to exit the place (with 15 mph speed limits and geezers behind the wheel). Statistically speaking, you now have a 1 in 1,000 chance of being murdered here, and we have a “soaring crime rate”. And the worst part of it is, when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Median Home Value: $115,500 (26th worst) This is the stupidest out of touch article I have ever read.I live in Palm Coast and it’s a very nice area and very safe never see or hear of anything bad and it isn’t a big city it’s the newest city in the U.S. also article says that Palatka Fl. There are more than 15,000 residents in Newport Richie because they’re not included Did you even research these stats? Seriously? The later we get into the summer, the more often our customers ask about problems with their St. Augustine grass lawns. This actually made us feel better knowing that people keep their eye out for suspiciously activities. Population: 5,393 I still have family in Ft. Pierce and I feel that it livable for now. Florida is definitely a sunny state for shady people. Miami is Lil Havana and no more needs to be said about that. So what are we missing here? SALON ® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark of Salon.com, LLC. It was so unlike N.Y. the residents of NPR were very friendly, This I say because walking sown the street people that I didn’t even know would say hello. When Facebook is down, the problem could be with your computer or phone, or with their website. I floated back and forth a couple of years and settled there for a 10 year period from 1992-2002 and was very happy there. Population: 16,149 ------------------------------------------. Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 19) When you're looking at the worst places you could live in Florida, Opa-Locka ranks 2nd worst. Now, I am looking for a small, inexpensive retirement condo. Here's how to tell if Facebook is actually down. As far as we're concerned, it's a warm place that's quite beautiful almost all year long. There are more lawyers per capita than doctors (and doctors and hospitals are scary). Now you’re going to tell us you are not a racist. It’s like they want you to live in poverty or your forced out of the area. Median Home Value: $88,200 (9th worst) I’m thinking you were just looking for attention now. And not trying to be a dick but if you’re going to defend some place at least spell the name right. The first thing we do when I get her every weekend is LEAVE this town…, I really don’t even know where to start. Belle Glade is horrible but Pakokee is a smaller, even more pathetic hole a hitch hike away. Unemployment Rate: 10.7% (10th worst) Unemployment Rate: 8.8% (2worst) seriously? If you want to live in an area where traffic is hell (at all times), violent crime, rape, and home robberies at peak, a hospital that’s mediocre at best, and leaders are the most rude, racists individuals in Florida, come on down to Poinciana. This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. It’s not all bad. 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