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 This is CNBC's ranking? Who the hell are they? Recently I saw a survey that ranked STL in the top 10 cities for recreation. We have been ranked #1 baseball town. ranks in top 20 of most affordable cities. St. Louis Ranked Among Best Cities For Starting A Business. Mar 21, 2014 - Forbes ranked St. Louis as the happiest city for job-seeking college grads in 2012. STL ranks No. 2 for best retirement cities. St. Louis has a collection of outstanding education resources: several leading colleges including Washington University — regularly ranked in the top 10 nationally. St. Louis has rich cultural resources: Let’s start with the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the team’s fine downtown ballpark. Then there’s one of the top ranked zoos in the U.S. that also happens to be free of charge to enter, a symphony that is highly respected worldwide, one of the largest urban parks in the U.S., a very healthy and diverse collection of restaurants, tremendous live music venues, acclaimed art and history museums as well as a City Museum that is beyond explanation, and the list goes on. St. Louis has a strong employment base: Did you know there are more plant scientists in the St. Louis region than any other concentrated area in the world? We do a great job telling each other that here — just not the outside world. But thanks to the likes of Monsanto, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and a host of mid-size and smaller plant science related entities in the region — and the fact that the city is located within 500 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. corn crop — St. Louis is arguably the center of plant science research and innovation worldwide. Add that to the fact the region is also home to 21 of the Fortune 1000 companies with leading employers like Anheuser-Busch/InBev, Peabody Energy, Emerson Electric, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Boeing, Mastercard, Nestle-Purina, and Build-A-Bear — and the case is easy that there are good jobs to be had. St. Louis has affordable housing: According to the Cost of Living Index Calculator, greater St. Louis has the lowest cost of living among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan areas for 2010. And there's more but I'm done ...for now...lol
Aug 20, 2014 6:01AM
they only big towns they did not at the small the towns are great
Aug 20, 2014 1:39AM
Jul 21, 2014 9:08AM
Jul 12, 2014 7:46PM
You forgot to list Connecticut. It's got something worse than crime and poverty- it's littered with pricks and asssholes.
Jul 12, 2014 7:00PM
This list is nonsense.  A person can bring their own healthy lifestyle to Alabama or Louisiana and still benefit from the lower cost of living.
Jul 12, 2014 4:58PM
How did Mississippi not make the list?
Jul 12, 2014 3:18PM
Twenty-One Shot, 2 Killed Overnight in Chicago Violence
Jul 12, 2014 1:02PM
Jul 12, 2014 11:50AM
We have the Republican National Convention scheduled for Cleveland,
so that is good reason for the liberal media to trash Ohio.
Mississippi escaped but Ohio did not. Going to call BS on this on this one.
The fat people in Ohio are mostly southern transplants.
 What about that cesspool called New Jersey..........why were they left off?

Jul 12, 2014 11:21AM
Missouri sucks!   Frickin redneck,, meth head, hillbillys. Trailer trash dirtbags. I know misery oops i mean missouri people will not like my posting and try to say missouri is a great place to live but they are just lying through their tooth. lol lol lol lol lol Missouri has more meth labs than any other state.  I love the great state of Florida. Laid back,Beach,Sunshine,No state taxes,No property tax on any vehicles,Happy people,Plenty of things to do..Missouri should be #1 in the worst state to live in.And anybody that doesnt like my post ,Too bad!!!! Ill be sitting here on the beach basking in the sun ,and enjoying a corona While you are all swimming in pond algae and muck.Ha Ha Ha Ha lol lol lol The ozarks is the worst of all i think. Bunch of Dirty rednecks in a rat race to get to the cheese.Problem is,there is no cheese.
Jul 12, 2014 9:01AM
You forget to mention california-run by the tax crazy socialist bastards in jackass jerry brown's pocket.  Since moving my corporation, I have saved over $200,000 in taxes.
Jul 12, 2014 7:12AM
Obamaville - more than just a state of mind, its a state of denial.  The mascot?  Black-faced sheeple.
Jul 12, 2014 6:37AM

To Scott and Betsy

       Do your research over on (10 worst state) Because fat and smoking don't have nothing to do

with  the living in the U.S.A.  or in other country in that matter.

Now Crime that's different cut the population in blacks and others  And tell the mayor to do there



      This U.S.A. will be a better place to  live.........

Jul 12, 2014 6:16AM
Another skewed article...problems are in every state and often depend on where in the state you live...big cities tend to have higher crime and drug rates due to a larger population...we live in a small city in Northeastern Oklahoma....property costs are low; jobs are plentiful (not high paying per se but COL is lower overall); weather is great most of the year (last tornado hit in 1953); people VERY friendly; crime rate low - so go live somewhere else and leave us alone....recreation areas are GREAT - three rivers; lots of lakes; major metropolis less than an hour away with concerts,  museums, ballet, opera, plays...you name it...again, stay away from us....
Jul 12, 2014 2:19AM
If you feel like living in a big city it does not matter in which state you live in. There is not a single big city that someone does not get shot at least once a night. even Portlandia. Crime is a side effect of high density living and when you throw in a shift of manufacturing away from that population and have high unemployment crime gets worse. If you want to get political about it, it was a lack of leadership that got us here. The current leadership is ineffectual at best, but if anybody thinks it is it is just one party's fault then they should slam their head with a toilet seat until their head clears. 
Jul 9, 2014 9:04AM
Jul 9, 2014 8:18AM
I'm going to have to call BullS#!+ on this article. Sure there are pockets of crime in every state i.e. Memphis, Chicago, Houston, Denver, LA NY, especially Boston. The high concentrations of crime directly correlate to the violent gang and drug cultures that are so prevalent. There is also plenty of obesity and diabetes in every area of the country. Surely not all of the sloppy, fat **** studio audiences on Letterman, Oprah, Maury, Springer, View, et al. and others are from the top ten worst states to live.  If everything is so bad in the South PLEASE tell the hemroids from the North to stay there and stop moving back home to retire. We have been all over this country and the world and we could live very comfortably anywhere we choose but we choose TN. Go figure!
Jul 9, 2014 6:59AM
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