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8. Taunton


Population: 55,591
Education: 8th highest student-teacher ratio in the state
Crime: Far higher than state average

Besides the severely underfunded public education system, things aren’t actually horrible in any given category for Taunton. It’s just generally crummy, according to science.

Oh wait. Taunton is in the middle of the Bridgewater Triangle. Anyone who watches the SciFi Channel knows that this area of the state has been notorious for ghost sightings, UFO encounters and other weird phenomenon. Who would want to live there? Fred, Daphne, Velma, Scooby and Shaggy, that’s who.

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