Sometimes not everyone sees what is great about living in Western New York and that gives the area a bad rap.

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In a recent ranking of the worst places to live in New York State, one Western New York town made the top 10.

The website posted an article about the worst places to live in New York State and uncourtly Lockport ended up on the list. Pretty high on the list too!

Lockport was ranked as the 3rd worst place to live in New York State. Lockport was established as a village in 1829 was named after the Erie Canal locks that were in the area.

Lockport ended up 3rd on this list because according to the website,

The economy in the area is less than robust. The median income hovers at $45,018 and the unemployment rate stands at 6.0%.

The website gave Lockport an overall grade of B when it came to its rankings and Lockport scored average results when it came to crime and safety and weather.

If you haven't been to Lockport in a while, it is a pretty cool town and the Erie Canal is a must-see when you visit.

Should Lockport be the 3rd worst place to live in New York State. If you ask me, no way.  I would rather live in Lockport than downstate any day of the week. Sure we get snow in Winter, but the weather here in Summer and with all the cool things to do during the warm months is amazing.

That is what when you get a website that doesn't truly know the area, ranking the cities and towns in Western New York you have to take it with a grain of salt. I invite the author of the article to spend a week here in Western New York and I guarantee that no place here in the 716 would ever land on that list.

You can see the whole list HERE.


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