Here’s but one example of what a resident of Homestead had to say on City Data: “Homestead is hell. As a 65 year old living on a modest social security check, I have to admit that these are tough times for young people. So I don’t agree with your finding at all…. The Police are always pissed off , never nice unless your a redneck or a Trumper. In terms of number of crimes per person, Leesburg is certainly up there. Crime isn’t awful but petty crimes are pretty frequent. Palm Coast is a beautiful city. 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. A neighbor can call and make any allegation and the storm troopers will be at your door before the neighbor hangs up the phone. What about cost of living in Palm Bay, FL? The rest of Fort Pierce is dangerous and ugly. Can’t imagine how hard the law enforcement works to keep out the bad. Crime: 20th highest. More on Homestead:  Data | Photos. 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. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2020. At the time income levels were low everywhere in Florida as a whole. I was shown this list and laughed. I’ve been many places and I can say I love palm coast. I used to say that NY dumped all their trash in NJ but now I see it all ends up here eventually. Plus, crime is sky high here, in comparison to the rest of Florida. 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. 13 Other Attractions within 5 miles. And Kissimmee being ghetto? You must never leave your house to think Port Richey is anything but a disaster. Crime: 18th highest. Most of Florida is no longer the paradise it once was, and how one perceives it is relative to what one is conditioned to. I personally feel that ALL these atributes exist in every city in America. That means less students to teacher ratio. 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 !!! Drop out rate: 21% And not trying to be a dick but if you’re going to defend some place at least spell the name right. You better take a drive by and see what poverty, low income and unemployed looks like. No one believes you. The seediest lowlife humanity inhabits this state. Income levels are just about $26,701, the 5th lowest in Florida.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'roadsnacks_net-banner-1','ezslot_7',604,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'roadsnacks_net-banner-1','ezslot_8',604,'0','1'])); When you add it all up, Pahokee really is quite an undesirable place to live. Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 8) 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. Additionally, the staples of inner city life include cheap and discounted retail outlets.”. I have lived in all of those cities. Cocoa Beach is a dirty beach town with ignorant residents. LOL Were the income levels low??? 1,359 Homes For Sale in Palm Bay, FL. Population: 112,913 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. There is a far higher than average concentration of drug stores and discount stores in Sanford as well. You said it best.. Hey guys. You can’t go in a store in this town without getting hit up by some crackhead asking for money. It wasn’t bad back in the ’70’s, But I don’t know how it is now. Jacksonville 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. So proud. But please continue to think its a bad place to live. First off, the crime here is really high, in comparison to the rest of Florida. This gets a BIG thumbs down from this old Florida cracker. Texas Roadhouse (453) 18 min $$ - $$$ American. So any city with a large number of discounted stores like dollar stores and 7-Elevens are considered ghetto? Port St.John MAPS OF PALM BAY, FLORIDA Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. There are places of Ft. Pierce that are great to live in, but I am sure so not to good, however I am sure that is pretty much in all cities of Florida, Yes I still have family living there as well. I loved the area!!! =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. The schools are underfunded, and property values are well below the state average. None the less, due to family illnesses and deaths, that is the only reason we are here. 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. I grew up in Ft. Pierce and yes it has changed, but by no means is it the worst city in Fl. You can download the data here. Ocala Whoever wrote this is full of shit….i have lived in Daytona area since 1978 and currently live in Holly Hill..i work all over state doing construction and if you want to see the real slums go to Jacksonville….Sanford…Orlando…North Miami just to name a few….real life experiences will tell you the truth. Miami is Lil Havana and no more needs to be said about that. The area is very crappy. Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood aren’t too bad, depending on the area u chose to live. Because Volusia county has some of the lowest crime in the State and yet you named some of those in the top 10. I would have liked to have seen the national test scores of the grade, middle, and high schools, too, but this was enough for me. I love it…. Palm Bay, Florida Location Acorn Mini Storage of Palm Bay is located on Culver Dr NE, just South of Palm Bay Rd, across from the Giant Recreation World. You’re so wrong about New Smyrna Beach. Median Home Value: $90,400 (15th worst) And the unemployment rate is at 12.6%, which isn't horrible, but the 10th-highest in the state. My father’s crappy job in the FAA got my family trapped in the Daytona Beach area after the insanely racist and crappy people at the Daytona control tower drove him to a nervous breakdown with their endless abuse and psychological sabotage. There is tons to do here and it’s probably one of the cleanest cities I’ve ever been in. Just took a look at the entire list… The list claims that Jacksonville is better to live in than St.Augustine. Also, do ya think that maybe the unemployment rate that you tout for Palm Coast might have something to do with the fact that the vast majority of residents are retired? Let's see why. No joke beware . Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. We love Fort Pierce! Having lived in Florida for pretty much my whole life I will say–Orlando, Kissimmee and Miami should be at number 1, 2 and 3. The numbers back it up. Since we all deserve an opinion, mine is that this report, blatantly portraying these ten cities as the “worst places to live in Florida,” should be reexamined, factually, and until such a credible report can be offered, this article we are referring too, should remain suspect. Obviously, the writer and/or messenger of this article Nick James has never walked through the Daytona Beach 32114 zip code he has deemed as “ghetto.” I feel confident in stating that a person walking, biking or sitting in their yard will speak and greet you with a hello and acknowledge you with a courtesy of a smile quicker than any city I’ve ever traveled. Crime: 8th highest. 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. GO SEE FOR YOURSELF GO ELSEWHERE you will see . Nice homes I’m looking forward to attending your funeral. More on North Miami:  Data | Photos. We aim to deliver infotainment about where you live that your real estate agent won't tell you. We wanted to rank only the largest cities here for a more clear indication of which major city centers are ghettos. Why they come to Cocoa in the first place is the mystery. Do NOT move to Homestead. We use data, analytics, and a sense of humor to determine the dirt on places across the country. This was misused through the whole article. Have you been to Holly Hill. Unemployment Rate: 9.0% (28th worst) I have resided here for over 20 years. Was there crime ??? You have great beaches, folksy people and great culture. I’m definitely missing some of what south Florida has to ‘offer’ but during my travels I’ve discovered more and more terrible towns in this state. Half the lots on the beach are vacant for crying out loud! It’s not all bad. Palm Bay Florida 7,315 views. Homes for sale in Palm Bay, FL have a median listing price of $179,450. Furthermore, only cities with at least 5,000 people were considered -- leaving 207 cities. Grew up in ormond beach (really nice town) right next door. No, try Port Richey, which still is just some dumb kids with guns. This list is totally inaccurate an uninformative. The author was forthright about what factors they used in determining what constitutes ‘ghetto’ for the purposes of this study. I’ve lived in several of the top cities (top 100) Eustis, Tavares, Mt. Obviously nobody read how they determined it ghetto, because everyone is defending their cities. There are 2221 active homes for sale in Palm Bay, FL, which spend an average of 73 days on the market. Seriously any advice from you floridians? Florida; Palm Bay Palm Bay White Pages. The author did a good job and used valid statistics, the kind of statistics I’d be interested in if I were looking to move somewhere. It's that simple. Did you even research these stats? Unless you work for Nasa there is zero reason to want to live in that area. There is only a very small part of Ft Pierce that has crime so A third of the population is uneducated, and it’s the 4th most dangerous large city in the Sunshine State. Additionally, Fort Myers has the 5th highest number of discount stores within its borders. Example: “I feel weird blasting country music in my hood because north miami is literally the ghetto.”, Income: $37,322 We understand there's a lot of good in every place. Additionally, high school graduation rates are determined by looking at the total number of people who live in a city, not the current graduation rate of an area’s high schools. University is the section that is really ghetto (it runs from US 1 to Babcock). In fact, they must like it, because they’re not happy just to move here, they have to bring all that noise with them. I agree with all of the above statements. Orlando (and it’s surrounding areas other than Winter Park) I live in Plam Coast on the canal,in the f-section. 80% of the Cocoa arrests come from non-residents. I’m thinking you were just looking for attention now. I think Nick responded directly, but we got the image from flickr under a CC license. Drop out rate: 32.7% The crime is low in most parts and the cost of living is cheap.. What more do you want? It’s terrible there!! More than 1 in 5 residents never completed high school, and 1 in 5 lives below the poverty line. Meaning lots of people are getting robbed here. Unemployment Rate: 8.9% (30th worst) 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. I’m calling this list bullshit. You can buy a beautiful home for less than 150,000. Home values are the 2nd cheapest in the state, and income levels are almost as low as you can get. Your choice to negatively make reference using data points that include criteria of how many tweets were tagged as #ghetto is ludicrous and voids your entire theory and reference in this post. Did they not even look at the Panhandle? Therefore, it’s assumed that the cities above (and their suburbs) are more ghetto than the smaller cities not listed here. Poinciana could very easily get off this list and become one of the best places in central Florida to live if our legislative delegations would just allow the people of Poinciana to vote. Located midway between Jacksonville and Miami on Florida’s east coast, Palm Bay is the largest city in Brevard County. Population: 22,243 Many unincorporated sections of the state of Florida are not listed here. Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change) Cities Near Palm Bay. Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida with a population of 105,212. There were four murders here in 2019, and residents have a 1 in 24.9 chance of being robbed. Statistics are a wonderful thing. There were 5 murders here two years ago, and more than 3,500 reported property crimes. In 2013, there were almost 3,000 property crimes, and three murders here. Apparently you don’t have a high school diploma…read the first sentence under the North Miami section. Holly Hill ranks better than NSB or Mt. Lake City And like any city, it has its ghetto areas, but its decent areas surpass those ghetto areas any day, just come by and visit. Let's see why. A lot of the advice on sites such as City Data indicated that as long as you stay out of the hood at night, and aren’t attempting to buy drugs or solicit a prostitute, you won’t be killed in Fort Myers. I do whole hardly agree about the new hospital here over billing and they are not set up for any major emergencies in most cases this hospital has to transfer people to other hospitals on this subject I will agree with you, don’t waste your time going to the hospital in Poinciana. is a high crime area.that’s total nonsense, all that’s in palatka is farmland and very low crime.whoever the person”s” are that wrote this must be on drugs and hilucinating its such a joke. I’ve been all over the state, currently residing temporarily in Palatka #2 on the list, living on the St. John’s River. It’s amazing that of all the hours in a day that our Father God gives you to utilize daily and you use it to denigrate a group of people he beautifully made. What a canard. Crime is nonexistent unless you mean property crime, in which it’s still towards the very bottom. I agree …whoever wrote this bogus list hasn’t been anywhere in Florida , or buzzed through with blinders on. Cocoa There is nothing here, but fast food, dollar general stores, gas station, and the worse Wal-Mart store anyone could ever go too. MAPS OF PALM BAY, FLORIDA Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. Yes, we’re aware that much of the crime that occurs here is aimed at the tourists that pack the area in the warmer months. THEY USED STATISTICS they saw as related to poverty, pretty good ones, too… and they told you about them: “Since a ghetto is defined as a poor area, we used Were they drunk or stoned when they came up with that rating? Seriously? Compare Palm Bay, Florida to any other place in the USA. Suzi, come to Lakeland. Browse photos, see new properties, get open house info, and research neighborhoods on Trulia. It’s a you have to know someone or deal where’s that’s unfair for others. Additionally, the staples of inner city life include cheap and discounted retail outlets. Nick, the writer of the story here. Plus, residents here earn about $17,908 a year in combined household income. Next, we averaged the rankings into one "Worst Place To Live Score". © Chasing Chains, LLC. The gangsters and dope heads come from the seedy areas listed above, but never last.