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Mar 15, 2014 3:23AM
towson circle MD 21204 a suburb of Baltimore MD that sits 12 miles north of downtown Baltimore is up and coming major projects are being planned and built that will alter the skyline of downtown towson. the center of downtown towson circle is Allegheny avenue and the penthouse condominiums with a walk score of 98 its a green walkers paradise lined with award winning food network celebrity chefs and gourmet groceries and trendy new la fitness centers to high end luxury retail and outdoor malls all in a college town!!!
Jul 19, 2013 2:04PM

I live in Alabama and Birmingham does not to be on that list they are bankrupt and the #1 deadliest city per capita. Now to the south of Birmingham is Tuscaloosa home of the Crimson Tide and the University of Alabama is growing more every year especially while they collect more Championships lol. And the mayor Walt Maddox is always working on plans to rebuild and revitalize the down town area unemployment is low so with that said this list is full of BS!!!!!  And as always RMFT!!!!

Jul 19, 2013 4:26AM
Greenville SC should have made the list. Its a mid sized town with a lot of greenery, parks, festivals, jobs and the cost of living is quite moderate.
May 31, 2013 11:55AM

lost all credibility after saying Detroit.  yes there are some good people in Detroit trying to make it good.  they are overwhelmed by the voters and a city counsel that demands more and more money despite being the fastest shrinking city in the US.  Crime is horrible and detroiters are, for the most part, nothing but thugs and theives.

May 2, 2013 9:03AM
A nice downtown is...nice....but most of the  permanent jobs brought by a downtown full of coffee shops and retail are low-wage jobs. That's not a bad thing of itself if there is manufacturing and major dollar-producing industry to support the "nice" parts. El Paso isn't nearly the vibrant and alive work environment that it was during the 60's through the 80's when there were many small and medium local businesses thriving along with manufacturing growth and the support industries that generate wealth. El Paso is greatly different now also in attitude. I'm not going to win a popularity contest  (and don't care) by saying that El Paso now has a very disproportionate number of government jobs and government dependents without jobs, neither of which generate any new money but instead take from new money created by private business, private individuals, manufacturing, and agriculture. There seems now to be a number of people who are hostile to the idea that someone with a business is actually doing so to MAKE MONEY, and that making money is somehow lacking in compassion and human concern. What a lot of socialist nonsense.  Manufacturing, agriculture, and the support industries that generate new money are what make up an economy. A pretty downtown will be the first to deteriorate without infrastructure of business--and the cartel gangs 1/2 mile away in Mexico aren't going to care about a re-vitalized downtown while able to take shots at crowds and buildings such as the City Manager's office and UTEP dorms a few years ago.
May 1, 2013 10:06PM
Love Pitt-such a pleasant small city that has great biking and beautiful outdoors space...plus a cool night life/dining scene thanks to the colleges.
May 1, 2013 9:09PM
What a stupid article.  Did the guy do this from his desk?
May 1, 2013 8:34PM
Many of you seem to like being stuck out in lily white Stefford -world suburbia re; boring!  There will always be problems when we live with others these problems get solved by people willing to take chances and work it out.   That's how we solve problems, not running away and hiding out in cookie-cutter mc mansions with 1/2 acre imported green sod putting green that your lowly paid brown -skin illegal gardener tends to as your Mexican cook/domestic/nanny serves you macaroni and cheese for the 5th day in a row in your recliner while you sleep being told what to think and say by "Fox News" on your huge flat screen(it makes it like watching the show in a theater and you don't havee to go out and mix with the other white. cookie-cutter, nose-job, breast augmentated, robots
May 1, 2013 8:30PM

its unfortunate what folks have to say about detroit, lets not forget: Detroit has taken o so many nick names Motown, Motor City, Hockeytown, Rock City and just plain the D"

The first city pave concrete road, First traffic tunnel from Detroit to Canada, the Worlds first urban freeway (Davison freeway) Supplied 75% during Prohibition,first ever news radio broadcast, Only floating post office in the usa,  Largest Island Park within a city (Bell Isle) Salt mines lies beneath and Birthplace for Techno.Lest not forget Sports capital of the midwest\.

  Detroit is te \oldest city in the midwest  Casinos, luxuary hotels plus so much more, Detroit is going to make a come back!

May 1, 2013 7:51PM
Detroit? This article now has no credibility.
May 1, 2013 7:42PM
I live in El Paso.  This place is more corrupt than Chicago and New Orleans!  Each day more officials are being charged with crimes.  In the city government, county government, even in the schools!  The property taxes are soaring.  And if you plan to visit, make sure you check the added hotel occupancy tax that you'll have to pay (for the mis-guided ball park located downtown).  And be advised, the summers here are blistering hot!  Oh yes, it's a dry heat... kind of like an oven!  And our next door neighbor to the south, our sister city of Juarez Mexico has rightly been called the murder capital of the continent.  There is hope for El Paso.  We are having an election right now.  With any luck, we'll sweep the bums out of office and fire the city mis-manager!  Other than that, Bienvenidos Amigos!  And bring plenty of money!
May 1, 2013 6:37PM
Great place to raise children dogs and grass!
May 1, 2013 6:22PM
Cincinnati? Really?! The town is so broke (and dysfunctional) that they're getting ready to lay off hundreds of police and firefighters, and in turn use the money to put in a trolley - a trolley that runs about as fast as you can jog. Going to cost them $160 million for 3.5 miles...and they're going to parasite other programs to fund it! Yes, they're that 'smart!'
May 1, 2013 6:05PM
May 1, 2013 5:15PM
Why do cities, cities growing, cities dying, cities for jobs, cities to retire in, best or worst, whatever criteria, get all the appraisal, comment, accolade, attention?  All together they constitute only a small part of this country.  How about some attention to the remaining 90+%?   There are some truly wondrous, beautiful places in farms, ranches, hamlets, villages, towns all over this country to live, work, retire and actually even know your neighbors.  Broaden your horizons and expand your narrow minds a little.
May 1, 2013 5:05PM
Denver?  At one time maybe but it's turned the corner and heading in the wrong direction

May 1, 2013 4:32PM
No Oklahoma City?  It should be at the top.  Have to believe it to see it...and safe to walk around in.  Half of these cities should be on the worst list.
May 1, 2013 4:15PM
Say what you want but the people are all moving to AZ.  My neighbor is from Pittsburgh.
May 1, 2013 4:10PM
Detroit?  Does anybody live there anymore?
May 1, 2013 4:03PM
It seems every time MSN does a report of either "up and coming" or "slowly dying" cities, Pittsburgh is always on both lists.
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