For years now, Miami has had a prominent spot of Forbes' annual "Most Miserable Cities" list. In 2006we were sixth
,second in 2011
, and we took the dubious honor ofbeing first last year
. This year?We didn't even make the list
The change is partially thanks to a few update's to Forbes' formula. Statistics like corruption and local sport's teams success were dropped. Meanwhile migration to the city was added.
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That addition, combined with Miami's slowly improving housing market, helped get us off the list:
Last year's most miserable city, Miami, dropped just outside the top 20, in part due to the addition of net migration as a metric. Miami ranks No. 20 for migration among the 200 largest metros. Miami still has a staggeringly high violent crime rate (seventh worst in the U.S.), but it also benefitted from a recovering housing market with home prices up 11% in 2012.
So who takes our spot as the most miserable city this year? Detroit, obviously.