Yet another list that we don't want to be on, but here we are.

Detroit was just recently ranked in the top 5 dirtiest cities in America. A new list released by LawnStarter compared 150 of the biggest cities in the nation to find out which ones are the dirtiest. Unfortunately, Michigan's largest city was near the top of that list.

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To rank these cities, used four different categories. Those categories were pollution, living conditions, infrastructure, and consumer satisfaction. After factoring in all of that information, Houston, Texas ranked number one on the list with a score of 56.02. Houston ranked third in the nation for pollution and fourth for bad living conditions.

Where did Detroit land on the list? The Motor City is ranked as the fourth dirtiest city in the United States with a score of 48.3. In the categories used, Detroit was #9 for pollution, #35 for living conditions, #89 for infrastructure, and #4 for consumer satisfaction.

What are the top 20 dirtiest cities in America?

The top 20 dirtiest cities in Ameria are as follows:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Newark, New Jersey
  3. San Bernardino, California
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Jersey City, New Jersey
  6. Bakersfield, California
  7. San Antonio, Texas
  8. Fresno, California
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. Yonkers, New York
  11. Shreveport, Louisiana
  12. New York, New York
  13. Birmingham, Alabama
  14. Ontario, California
  15. Los Angeles, California
  16. Modesto, California
  17. Palmdale, California
  18. Hollywood, Florida
  19. Las Vega, Nevada
  20. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Grand Rapids is also on this listed and is ranked at #128.

To see the full list and other interesting numbers, click here. 


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5 Things That Could Replace The Infamous Holdout House Next To Little Caesars Arena In Downtown Detroit

The blighted home on the north side of Little Caesars Arena, infamous for its dilapidation and for its owners setting its asking price as high as $5 million when the Ilitchs tried purchasing it, has burned to the ground.

The house, located in the 2700 block of Cass Avenue, was considered an eyesore amid what is supposed to be a revitalized area of the city. As part of the agreement with the state of Michigan that gave them $400 million in taxpayer funds to use toward the construction of Little Caesars Arena, the Ilitchs promised to develop the surrounding 50 blocks into a 686-apartment neighborhood rife with shops, restaurants, and bars called The District Detroit. The Ilitchs said virtually all of the construction would be at least in progress by the end of 2018. As of 2022, practically no progress had been made on the development.

With that in mind, we've come up with a few ideas as to what could replace the Little Caesars holdout house in the 2700 block of Cass Avenue.

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