Top 97 Opportunity Cities For 2014

I'm excited to shine a new light on this group of cities. Many of these places have been cast as dinosaurs slowly decaying, on their way to extinction, but they still have much to offer to the right people. Other places are doing pretty well, but often don't receive the attention they deserve.

The idea of "Opportunity Cities" hit me as I was visiting some of the places on this list. These cities have been battling serious issues like crime and unemployment, often for decades. With a tenuous economic situation, there has been a shortage of tax revenue for city services like education, water, parks, museums, health care, fire and police departments.

Numbers are very misleading
Just because you have a large number of Black, Mexican and Asian Americans in Lincoln, Nebraska has ...Post by:sandy
more about Fargo, ND

Little big city
Although Columbus seems to suffer from a mild inferiority complex and is always trying to prove it...Post by:L
more about Columbus, OH

Destructive gun clubs impact quality of life
While Penfield, NY is a decent town, it is marred by gun clubs that ruin many quality of life issues...Post by:NOFLAC
more about Penfield, NY

Great Winters!
Auburndale has a wonderfully mild winter climate and is only 35 miles from the Disney Resorts where ...Post by:Cheryl
more about Auburndale, FL

Auburn
Auburn is a very ugly, and dirty city, rain and clouds 9 months of the year. Has become really ghett...Post by:Kyle
more about Auburn, WA