2 Tennessee Cities Among The 'Worst Run Cities' In America

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If you've ever traveled to another city, you likely noticed some differences, big or small, from where you live. Maybe the roads are a little smoother, or the traffic is more congested. Perhaps the crime rate is higher than you're used to or you feel safer walking down the street alone. A variety of factors influences the way cities are run, and some run better than others.

Engineer Your Finances compiled a list of 21 "worst run cities" in America, basing its list on findings from WalletHub, that includes factors like high crime rates, financial stability, budget management, education and more. Among the list that includes cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans are two right here in Tennessee: Chattanooga and Memphis.

Keep reading to see what the site had to say about these two Volunteer State cities:

"Chattanooga is the best of the worst run despite having the third-worst safety rating in the country. The problem is that Chattanooga has a booming job market with many opportunities, and the picturesque city ... was never designed to handle that many people. The result is a healthcare network and highway system straining under the weight while the public education system struggles to meet the demands of all the new residents. Too much of a good thing is a major problem for Chattanooga."
"The worst city in America regarding safety, Memphis, Tennessee, is the latest hip party city, with Beale Street hosting massive parties every night. Drunk tourists taking over the city have the dual impact of angering residents and sending the crime rate through the roof."

Check out the full list at engineeryourfinances.com to read up on the site's picks for the "worst-run" cities in the country.

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