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View Poll Results: Which state would you prefer to live in the most?
North Carolina 154 47.98%
New York 167 52.02%
Voters: 321. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Northern Vermont in March
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Beautiful, of course. But rural America still has that creep factor. When I went camping as a kid in the Pacific Northwest, and then when I moved to the East coast and explored some very beautiful countryside, I always felt a subtle, ominous vibe---like I was going to stumble upon a dead body or come across some crazed axe murderer. I get no such vibe exploring rural Europe.
I guess Paris Hilton's The Simple Life go's camping really wasn't that far off. These ludicrous judgements are nothing more than silly or paranoid boogieman falacies and truely lack any substance on what's real in rural America. Sounds more like an opinion based on horror movies and reality TV.

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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What's the difference?
The difference between LI's and OBX's beaches is laughable. I also enjoy the Smokies over the Adirondacks. Warmer weather = more hiking.

There are lots of great places in NY, I just prefer NC.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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honestly i feel like virginia is better than nc in every way. i don't see a real point in even going to nc when va is right above it and georgia is right below it.

thats just my personal opinion tho and i know it'll probably offend nc natives but thats not what i'm trying to do. i just feel like nc doesn't offer anything that va doesn't and that va offers far more.
Sounds like you know next to nothing about NC if you think that it doesn't offer anything that VA doesn't. For starters, you've got major league pro sports, one of the best college basketball scenes in the nation, the Outer Banks, Asheville, etc. Surely VA has its own unique offerings as well, but I don't know where "far more" is coming from.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Sounds like you know next to nothing about NC if you think that it doesn't offer anything that VA doesn't. For starters, you've got major league pro sports, one of the best college basketball scenes in the nation, the Outer Banks, Asheville, etc. Surely VA has its own unique offerings as well, but I don't know where "far more" is coming from.
Yeah NC>VA, in so many ways.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:27 AM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Sounds like you know next to nothing about NC if you think that it doesn't offer anything that VA doesn't. For starters, you've got major league pro sports, one of the best college basketball scenes in the nation, the Outer Banks, Asheville, etc. Surely VA has its own unique offerings as well, but I don't know where "far more" is coming from.
i know a lot about nc, thank you.

i just know what i prefer and why. one could live in va and be in the dmv area and it trumps anything in nc IMO. and you have your sports teams (redskins, wizards, nationals).

for me personally, professional sports > college sports. i understand that in nc its completely different.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Despite being a native of NY I've got to say NC here. It's my favorite southern state. Great mountains, great beaches, a few interesting places in between, too.

NY has better mountains than NC. NY is more scenic than NC. NY has better beaches than NC. NYC is more interesting than those Podunk "interesting" NC places.

Stupid thread. NY is the better state.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:48 AM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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pretty much.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I guess Paris Hilton's The Simple Life go's camping really wasn't that far off. These ludicrous judgements are nothing more than silly or paranoid boogieman falacies and truely lack any substance on what's real in rural America. Sounds more like an opinion based on horror movies and reality TV.

I do not watch reality TV, nor have I ever watched a show called Simple Lives. I do not see how your strange, shrill obsession with reality TV stars and Paris Hilton has any relevance to the topic at hand.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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i know a lot about nc, thank you.

i just know what i prefer and why. one could live in va and be in the dmv area and it trumps anything in nc IMO. and you have your sports teams (redskins, wizards, nationals).

for me personally, professional sports > college sports. i understand that in nc its completely different.
None of those teams are actually in Virginia though. Of course if you include DMV, we're actually talking about two states and a federal district vs just one state. But within NC itself, you have three major league pro teams and and an awesome college basketball scene, whereas in VA itself you have neither (although VA offers other things to its credit).

You probably should have just said that VA suits you better personally (which seems like it's only because of NoVA) instead of saying that the state overall offers "far more" when that's obviously not true on a statewide level.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:59 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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None of those teams are actually in Virginia though. Of course if you include DMV, we're actually talking about two states and a federal district vs just one state. But within NC itself, you have three major league pro teams and and an awesome college basketball scene, whereas in VA itself you have neither (although VA offers other things to its credit).

You probably should have just said that VA suits you better personally (which seems like it's only because of NoVA) instead of saying that the state overall offers "far more" when that's obviously not true on a statewide level.
i meant the VA side of the dmv. i'd rather live there than any part of nc. thats just me, tho.

what is the third major league team in nc? panthers, bobcats and...? oh, you mean hockey. well...yeah...i don't follow hockey a lot, lol. dc has the capitals, which if you live in nova you'd have access to. again, the college scene is good as well.

i feel like nova alone offers more than nc. again, my opinion. just like i feel like nyc alone carries the state in this topic, although obviously ny has more going for it than just nyc.
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