Philadelphia: It’s Not Just America’s Fattest, Ugliest, Most Miserable City

Travel Blog  •  Valerie Conners  •  07.21.08 | 2:31 PM ET


It’s with apparent pride that Philadelphia shakes off its regular litany of national ranking dishonors—it’s already been named among the fattest, ugliest and most miserable cities in America—to accept a ranking it can finally be proud of: fifth most walkable U.S. city.

The City of Brotherly Love finds itself in good strolling company, following San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago, respectively, as determined by the very cool Walk Score.

Valerie Conners

Valerie Conners is the senior producer and editor at World Hum.

3 Comments for Philadelphia: It’s Not Just America’s Fattest, Ugliest, Most Miserable City

Dave 07.21.08 | 6:33 PM ET

When was Philadelphia given the title of being the “fattest, ugliest and most miserable city in the US”?  That seems kinda harsh to say about a city.  Why was it called that?  If it was called that, they why would people want to walk in it anyways?

Jose 07.22.08 | 11:02 AM ET

Being a Houstonian I am used to receiving negative comments about my city even though it is a great town but I think it is time for someone else to feel our pain.  So how does it feel Phillidelphia?

Valerie Conners 07.22.08 | 11:53 AM ET

ah, i am a very proud philadelphian, can’t imagine loving a home city more - we take our insults in stride - locals know the town rocks. It’s certainly a joke in these parts, much like our inability to win any sort of sports championship!

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