The 10 Worst US Cities to Call Home Life isn't so sunny in Miami By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jun 29, 2016 10:47 AM CDT 59 comments Comments The Miami skyline is seen in 2010. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) (Newser) – Think life is sunny in Miami? Not so, according to 24/7 Wall St. The city tops a ranking of the worst US cities to call home based on various economic and social factors—including the affordability of housing, employment growth, crime rates, educational achievement, and nearby attractions and restaurants. The worst of the bunch: Miami, Fla. Detroit, Mich. Paterson, NJ Hawthorne, Calif. Fall River, Mass. Birmingham, Ala. Memphis, Tenn. Flint, Mich. Cleveland, Ohio Gary, Ind. Click for the full list or a list of the best cities to live in America.