Miami Is Named Most Miserable City, Though People Who Are Cold Right Now Beg To Differ

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

Forbes just released their annual list of the most miserable cities in the U.S., and this year’s winner might come as a surprise: Miami, land of sunshine, palm trees, and white sand beaches. How did a city that once had a full song dedicated to it on “Big Willie Style” becoming the reigning metropolis of misery? Well, quite a few factors contributed to the decision: unemployment rates, violent crime, taxes, home prices, and commute times. And while the super-rich continue to party ’til the break of dawn, Miami’s working class struggles with serious issues such as a foreclosure crisis that has claimed 364,000 homes since 2008. Compelling evidence for sure, but it’s always hard to know how much stock to put into these kinds of lists. Any readers from Miami want to weigh in? [Forbes]