Have you seen the small-town starter pack meme on social media? It accurately shows how all rural communities have pretty much all of the same things. Minnesota’s “ugliest” city has all of it – A Casey’s General Store, a Family Dollar, a Church, etc., but the buildings aren’t what makes this town so ugly.

According to an article published on alot.com, the residents in this Minnesota town suffer from a very unattractive syndrome!

The website has a travel section that recently published an article about the ugliest cities in each state. Minnesota’s “ugliest” city is actually a small town that honestly looks like a lot of other midwestern towns.

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Minnesota’s “Ugliest” city is Glencoe which is located about 50 miles west of the Twin Cities.

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Glenco has a population of close to 6,000 and according to the town’s website it has “a diverse business community, excellent schools, regional health care system, extensive parks, & great people!”

So, Why Is Glencoe Minnesota's Ugliest City?

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The article explains that Glencoe was selected as the ugliest city in Minnesota because its residents think their ish doesn’t stink.

“As for this tiny Minnesota town -- on top of looking generally ugly-- Glencoe suffers from the worst kind of small-town syndrome -- exclusivity.”

Ouch! I’ve never been to Glencoe, but I have lived in small towns and know they can be very cliquey.

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To be fair, these were the only negative reviews on Niche.

The real estate website actually gives the town an overall grade of B- because the public schools are above average and the crime level is low.

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