It's that simple. We then ranked each city from 1 to 207 for all the criteria with a #1 ranking being the worst for the particular criteria. Is this your business? Kayak Tour Through the best part of Palm Bay FL AND the Best Kept Secret in Florida - Duration: 5:34. Hudson I moved back north in 2002 due to illness and the fact Florida won’t give a single person medical insurance and now the I’m well I’m going right back to NEW PORT RICHEY !!! These types of stores are notoriously connected to inner cities. Have you donated money? Cocoa Beach is a dirty beach town with ignorant residents. 13 Other Attractions within 5 miles. More on Pahokee:  Data | Photos. Pasco County is the biggest collection of white trash on the planet. As they say, “Nigs gonna Nig”. Maybe FL in general isn’t for me but I would never step foot in central fl/brevard county again. Quibbling over which parts are “better” or “worse” is pretty much moot at this point. OMG! The numbers back it up. There is no way the Newport Richie is ranked as number seven has the worst. , some people just dont understand there going by income crime and population so if theres more people there has to be the same % of crime or whatever the stats say one city might only have 15,000 people with say 1,500 get arrested so thats 10% and if a city has 100,000 people in order to get at 10% 10,000 people need to get arrest thats just an example i dont care where i live or where its ranked port richey is just fine other then the bitches that live next door house payments are cheap and ins. The education level is nonexistent. Here’s an example: “I’m in a ghetto part of Kissimmee & I’m most likely gonna die (:”, Income: $43,514 How do you decide if a place is ghetto or not? So I don’t agree with your finding at all…. NEW LISTINGS IN PALM BAY. Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change) There is very little entertainment for vacationers or residents. Let’s not even mention that this area is now over 40 years old and some homes really look like it as well. Science schmience! Drop out rate: 32.7% Pine Hills is a black town where shootings happen all the time. The crime is low in most parts and the cost of living is cheap.. What more do you want? Avon Park is the 9th most dangerous city in Florida, according to the FBI. By definition, Homestead is one of the most ghetto cities in Florida. 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. 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 would be nice if the journalistic world would stop downing everybody and instead use their creative abilities to help others to improve the world in which we live. If I were a gambler (and I’m not), I would bet that you are much more likely to commit a crime than the average black person. The Saturday markets are great! A lot of homeless people but nice me and husband help out In soup kitchen and almost everybody know us. I’m calling this list bullshit. 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. Dora, Holiday, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Poincianna, (and Panama City and Jacksonville which i didnt see). I must agree with you!!! Guaranteed. 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. LOL Were the income levels low??? A home costs $104,300, which is a sure sign of lack of demand. Example: “I feel weird blasting country music in my hood because north miami is literally the ghetto.”, Income: $37,322 Large ghetto population and unsafe at night!!! Unemployment Rate: 19.9% (2nd worst) In 2007, the mayor of Miami Gardens announced that the city wouldn’t allow low income housing developments, as many residents blamed them for the spreading crime and drug use. We have always referred to Holly Hill as “Holy Hell”. Seriously? West of US 1, leaves a lot to be desired. Zero programs for seniors. PERRY (Should be #1 worst) 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. Health insurance. This gets a BIG thumbs down from this old Florida cracker. Unemployment Rate: 16.1% (3rd worst) Next, we averaged the rankings into one "Worst Place To Live Score". Lived here 10 years and love it! And someone getting attacked or raped twice a day is utterly laughable as most of the crime here is petty theft and insignificant property damage along 192, and wait for it! Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida.The city's population was 103,190 at the 2010 United States Census, making it the most populous city in the county. Avon Park. 1 in 5 people in Kissimmee lives below the poverty level, and it was 5th in terms of ghetto Tweets. The problem that Poinciana has been forced to live with over the past 42 years is that is not a Florida City but an unincorporated community split between Polk and Osceola Counties that is forced to live under a master homeowners association totally controlled by developers who’s primary interest is padding the pockets of themselves. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2020. Not only will you have to commute about an hour and a half to FIU, but you live in a crime filled, rude, and depressing city.”, Income: $35,764 Now you’re going to tell us you are not a racist. Have you provided a scholarship to a worthy student? Don’t think about doing anything to your home without a permit. =0), Nathan you must not have really paid much mind in Daytona lol go drive around more it’s a trash dump filled with crack and gangsters and white trash dope heads.. Palm coast is filled with the same plus old people paltaka is a meth lab the place is pure garbage filled with drugs go drive around the projects in bunnell lol you do not know what your saying its pure garbage that way in most city’s holly hill haha how about Daytona north aka the mondex) you do not know what your saying. They live in other towns/cities in Brevard. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Drive by shooting in NPR ? Miami Gardens has the 2nd highest dropout rate in the state of Florida. Fort Lauderdale itself was 14th on this list. Sanford is poised for a revival with its third microbrewery breaking ground as of yesterday and a “Coming Soon” sign on every corner for a new restaurant, bar, or shop downtown. If you want a good laugh then read this list. When I finally did sell my house, it felt wrong not telling the buyers what they were getting into but it is up to you to fully investigate any community you may be considering moving to. Find your dream home in Palm Bay using the tools above. Or that homes are only valued at $110,700? No joke beware . Income: $37,149 Good education Mostly restaurant, covenience store clerk, grocery stores, motel work, or if u are lucky, u may be able to get on with either the city or county. Income: $28,983 J.D. There was no malice in the article, only in the responses from old and current residents. Originally Poinciana was to be a city that is in the documents of the original developer GAC who went into bankruptcy after they were ordered by the HUD to ceases and decease of selling any more property, due to the fact of Unfair Trade Practices, once in bankruptcy they came out as “Avatar”, reorganizations move forward to 2020 Avatar sold their assists and stocks to Taylor Morrison Homes, Inc a developer out of Texas and Arizona they pay noting into the HOA but yet every year they places who will set on the HOA Board by an employee who lives in Poinciana, complaints go unanswered, HOA citation fines are very high, foreclosures are high. Palm Bay is a not walkable city in Florida with a Walk Score of 13. Find somewhere else to live, you move here you will be sorry later, you have been warned! Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. I can’t fathom how anyone could drive down 95% of the streets in this town and think “wow, I’d sure like to live there!”. Palm Bay is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. Ft. Pierce is a great place to live compare to be living in some of the northern cities. Kissimmee, Daytona Beach and Sanford (below) are the only cities on this list that aren’t in the greater Miami area. I pray that you are blessed 100 fold for the good you put out in the world! I gotta move.”, Income: $29,762 But I can tell you the drug problem here is out of control. But that’s about where we cease to agree. Local Time: 01:02 AM EST. I grew up in Ft. Pierce and yes it has changed, but by no means is it the worst city in Fl. honor those who have served in the US military. When you're looking at science and data, Pahokee is the worst place you can live in the state of Florida. It’s not my home it’s the area it’s not worth it. Clearwater is pretty strange too because of the Church of Scientology, it should defenitiely be higher up the list. I don’t envy you, and I don’t mind saying, this looks like a good time to be going out rather than coming in, on multiple levels. If you don’t like it here just move. Meanwhile, other more credible sources are ranking New Smyrna Beach on their lists of “Florida’s Hidden Gems.”, People are seriously defending Palatka??? Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood aren’t too bad, depending on the area u chose to live. But if you’re not into the whole gratuitously nasty, biker-bad-ass culture of pawn shops, bail bondsmen, tattoo shops, and endlessly having to make a vulgar show of how tough you are, avoid this county like it has the Black Plague because it will ruin your life and, if you have a family, theirs too. 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. THE COMMUNITY LACKS CULTURE IT IS A MAGNET FOR TRANSIENTS This happens everywhere. Bithlo What kind of crime is there in your area Audrey? WOULD ARGUE OTHERWISE. We moved (full time) to southwest Florida from the Midwest. The types of jobs are mostly service industry related so the income of residents that are working age suck. Population: 6,167 Ft pierce gets all the crime you want … Trust me. There were 5 murders here two years ago, and more than 3,500 reported property crimes. Furthermore, only cities with at least 5,000 people were considered -- leaving 207 cities. 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). Palatka has almost every other city in Florida beat when it comes to crime, as only 20 other cities in the entire state have a worse crime index. I lived in Homestead for almost 2 years and that abys of darkness ran me out of the state! Port St.John That means less students to teacher ratio. A HIGH student-teacher ratio would mean more students per teacher. So proud. Moved to NSB, it’s a million times better. Lakeland is beautiful and you will love it! Most of my family is still there, I was raised in Daytona Beach/Port Orange area. That's part of the reason it's the 10th worst place in Florida. Unemployment Rate: 9.5% (22nd worst) That’s what I said in my post too!! Some people love to live in a vacation land all year long. Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1) 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 are a crime victim, the local government is non-existent, (they call it “government light”), but the police and fish and wildlife officers are vigilant at pulling people over whether in a car or boat for minor and even non-existent reasons because this generates revenue for the do-nothing government bureaucrats in a state with no state income tax. Median Home Value: $78,100 (6th worst) Median Home Value: $90,400 (15th worst) The western part of the city is the worst area of Pompano Beach. ABOUT Palm Bay Lowe's 1166 Malabar Rd. 3. and education levels Florida; Palm Bay Palm Bay White Pages. Your email address will not be published. Low poverty There are 37,821 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. This tells the story of how bad the crime is in Fort Pierce. I think Nick responded directly, but we got the image from flickr under a CC license. Median Home Value: $110,700 (28th worst) Median Home Value: $114,300 (29th worst) More on Homestead:  Data | Photos. Sorry but I live in that county and there’s a shooting almost every day. Drop out rate: 24.2% Crystal River But its turning into a ghetto. Yeah it is a college town but most of the neighborhoods are run down, houses are crappy, slumlords like Leilani Cook can get away with renting dangerous unsafe buildings without hot water or heat. Unemployment Rate: 10.1% (15th worst) You have great beaches, folksy people and great culture. The hotels and motels along US 192 which are drug and crime infested. I will always have a soft spot for pc, but it’s better days are in the history books…. The Police are always pissed off , never nice unless your a redneck or a Trumper. No, try Port Richey, which still is just some dumb kids with guns. Honestly the best part of the comments is the not so subtle indication that many feelings were hurt. That alone made me disregard all of the findings. Pahokee is the 78th most dangerous place you can live in the state, where you have a 1 in 35.4 chance of being the victim of some type of property crime. really , it is the worst county to find a job and this leads to much of the drug use. Where are these places you wonder? We don’t have to tell you how dangerous Miami is. I thought it was great when we first moved to Florida until being robbed twice by crack heads. Cocoa is the 8th most dangerous place in the state of Florida. We understand there's a lot of good in every place. Melbourne/West Melbourne Please read this if you doubt our analysis at all. See all. More on Palatka:  Data | Photos. New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater are also great places to live. Rochester has a shooting everyday and individual’s are dying uncertain; because of drugs and surf wars. If you live between Gainesville and Ocala, there is literally nothing, empathsis on Levy county area. Income: $39,656 Everywhere’s got crime BUT you didn’t get up every morning hearing about who it was that got murdered the night before. Take a better look. I moved to Lake Co. in 1998 and hated it so much I moved out of the state after only 3 months. 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. Since a ghetto is defined as a poor area, we used income levels, crime and education levels as a guide to determine where the most broke citizens of a state live. Ended up go back north till they retired and moved right back !!! There is a far higher than average concentration of drug stores and discount stores in Sanford as well. But please continue to think its a bad place to live. US 1 in Melbourne is cracktown America. The schools are underfunded, and property values are well below the state average. Using Yelp and Area Vibes, this is the criteria we used: Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance. If you ever speak your mind or get in any kind of trouble with a ticket you better have a good lawyer they love to throw people in jail, they don’t care what your circumstances are. In Miami the cost of living (Real Estate) and rent is extremely high for a city with one of the highest crime rates in the country. Did you even research these stats? Your email address will not be published. It’s not all bad. Compare Palm Bay, Florida to any other place in the USA. Clearwater, St Pete and Tampa are right there. In order to rank the most ghetto places in Florida, we had to determine what criteria defines a ghetto city or neighborhood. The #10 on your list Sanford is one of those cities I’ve lived here all of my life except for my stint in the Army and it’s a beautiful city that has had a hard time with image since the treyvone incident. You most likely do not bike around town , like folks getting a workout , therefor you are NOT exposed to crime! Sanford covers a large area and there are definitely some not-so-great parts, but the downtown and adjacent Historic District are one of the few places in Metro Orlando where I was interested in living. It wasn’t bad back in the ’70’s, But I don’t know how it is now. You not only have to watch your back where you choose to work, and where to raise your family, but you also have to fight to keep your neighbors from taking your house from under you! Because being a resident of the state of Florida for over 35 years, I can tell you, almost every single place they stated near the Miami area, is correct as well. 1. income levels, Plus, crime is sky high here, in comparison to the rest of Florida. That’s a lot of stolen laptops and cell phones. There isn’t any trickle down economics with the wealthy retired people. The fact is, homes are priced by demand, and there's little demand to live in Cocoa. Homes here average $90,400, which is the 15th lowest in the state. The author used statistics based on the following categories to support their findings (which help ppl like me make choices on where to live) : With Belle Glade at 96 and Interlachen not even on the list, I place no validity on this… two worst places in FL hands down and I have lived here my whole life. Crime: 22nd highest. Unemployment Rate: 12.6% (10th worst) Lots of renters there that didn’t care about the properties. 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