Glens Falls: one of the worst cities in America?The Syracuse Post-Standard reported on a new book entitled 'The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America.'
According to this book, two New York state cities made the list of 50 worst places to live. Syracuse and Glens Falls.
While I'm sure some of my progressive friends think Glens Falls is hell, since you'll never hear anything good about the region coming out of their mouthes, I think most local residents can only laugh at this characterization.
Glens Falls is not a perfect city and there are certainly things that can be improved. The economy could be better and, like much of upstate New York, property taxes are high.
But frankly, it's a great little town. A great library. A theatre. A professional symphony orchestra. Magnificient recreational opportunities. Good schools. Safe streets. Big enough to have stuff to do but small enough where you don't feel overwhelmed.
Of course, the author of the book is New Jersey, the center of the world when it comes to livable cities.
The paper adds: Although some people might not see it as such, the book is a satire, says [author Dave] Gilmartin.
I suppose that makes sense.