Oh, and this comes after declaring West Palm the 13th most dangerous big city to live. The other South Florida city on the list: Miami at No. 3.
No snickering, Broward County. Though Fort Lauderdale doesn't appear on lists, it got honorable mention in the main article, spared from shame only by a sliver of hope that it may recover:
Meanwhile, cities with formerly robust economies -- like Reno, Nev., Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., West Palm Beach, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., and Phoenix -- are more likely to rebound. These areas topped our list for much of the 2000s; their success was driven first by surging population and job growth and later by escalating housing prices.But the collapse of the housing bubble and a drop in large-scale migration from other regions has weakened, often dramatically, these perennial successes.