Brockton, an ugly city in Massachusetts. In fact, the ugliest. This is according to the website www.travel.alot.com who did a recent survey asking local residents in specific cities in each state. They also took a look at websites like “Niche” and “Reddit” to determine their rankings. What exactly does ugly city mean? Think of beautiful landscapes, gorgeous scenery and stunning architecture. Okay, now think of the OPPOSITE of that. That is what is considered ugly. Not necessarily the people that live there. It’s more so the esthetics of the city itself. So why Brockton? Let’s take a little bit of a deep dive as to how this was determined.
So they really don’t say much about the “city of champions.” What is said is that the only interesting part of the city is City Hall. According to the website, the rest of the city of Brockton’s buildings are built like “a budget version of Paris with all of the straight-edged roads, squished townhouses, and a famous library.” They then mention that Brockton is home to a couple of boxing champions so at least that makes the city interesting. OUCH! They also mention that in 2010, a world record was set for “having 872 people wearing Santa Hats wearers in one place at one time.” Not sure why that counts for anything, but okay.
On top of the ugly cities in the country, this travel site also looked at the ugliest buildings in the country. They called it the “most unsightly buildings” in the country and yes, we have a building here in Massachusetts on the list. Boston’s City Hall building was voted the 19th ugliest in the country. Congratulations Boston, you made it! Now let’s look at the ugliest cities in America. We’ll start with New England then look beyond. Enjoy!