Three Upstate and Western New York cities have been put on blast for their crime rates and quality of life.

But do they deserve the dishonor of being named among the 50 worst to live in the United States? We think not as these rankings come from the outside looking in, and it is easy to cast stones without living and breathing what a city is really all about.

And let's be honest: we know of WAY worse cities down near the New York City area, and heck, THROUGHOUT the Garden State - New Jersey! Am I right?

But nonetheless, 3 beloved New York cities that hundreds of thousands of Empire State residents call home BY CHOICE have made this list based on Roadsnacks criteria of having "...a lot of crime, crummy schools, not a lot of culture, and crappy jobs."

3 New York Cities Ranked Among 50 Worst To Live In US

Whether you agree or disagree, Roadsnacks has put together their list of the 50 Worst US Cities to live in based on crime rates, poor quality of life, weak job market, and their overall lack of culture. We 100% disagree with these rankings as all three of these cities are full of life and have so much to offer. Not to mention - how many times have we actually made these cities a destination for a getaway of some sort?

So feel free to pick apart this list and sneer as you read it! You will find each of the NY cities included on this list below, with their rank among the 50 worst in the United States.

The 10 Worst Small Towns In New York [RANKED]

A Capital Region town has topped Roadsnacks 2022 rankings of the worst small towns in the Empire State. Just like any list created by folks not living in New York, these rankings in no way reflect how we feel about these towns and you should take these rankings with a grain of salt. That said, these rankings were formulated based on census data like median income, home values, unemployment rates, crime rates, education, and population density. and more from the state's 466 smallest towns

The 10 Worst Small Towns In New York [RANKED]

A Capital Region town has topped Roadsnacks 2022 rankings of the worst small towns in the Empire State. Just like any list created by folks not living in New York, these rankings in no way reflect how we feel about these towns and you should take these rankings with a grain of salt. That said, these rankings were formulated based on census data like median income, home values, unemployment rates, crime rates, education, and population density. and more from the state's 466 smallest towns