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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 04-19-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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Both states, North Carolina and New York, are popular among many people throughout the U.S. and the world. Both have mountains and a coastal area. North Carolina has one large city (Charlotte) and several medium-sized to small areas, while New York state has one mega-city (New York City) and several medium-sized to small areas too. Comparing the two states in all manners of life, including those stated in this thread, pick the state you would prefer to live in the most?
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Being a NC native, of course I am aware of everything about this lovely state. I have visited NY and love THE city and the rest of NY that I have seen nature-wise.

Climate would be a big deal for me, just despise gray days, sleet, ice and cold! (like snow )

Taxes are likely lower here, although I have seen no comparisons.

Life is a slower pace here, well at least from NYC....

NC has lovely beaches....if the hurricanes don't take them!
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Being a NC native, of course I am aware of everything about this lovely state. I have visited NY and love THE city and the rest of NY that I have seen nature-wise.

Climate would be a big deal for me, just despise gray days, sleet, ice and cold! (like snow )

Taxes are likely lower here, although I have seen no comparisons.

Life is a slower pace here, well at least from NYC....

NC has lovely beaches....if the hurricanes don't take them!
Actually, cost of living for Syracuse and Greensboro is about the same. Upstate NY has a slower pace of life and commutes are pretty short. It doesn't snow all year here and there are ocean and lake beaches in NY. Outside of some heavy snow, we hardly have any natural disasters(Upstate NY anyways).
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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North Carolina! New York is cool, but in my mind, I'm gone to Carolina...can't you feel the sunshine, can't you just the moonshine...
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
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I hate North Carolina. Lived there for more that three years all together. Too hot, too humid, no good hiking without driving several hours, no way to go without a car, and the people are not as nice as you've always heard. Southern hospitality is not all it's cracked up to be.

New York, I don't know. I've only been there once, about fifteen years ago. We only crossed the border for a couple hours from Canada near Niagara Falls.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Too hot, too humid, no good hiking without driving several hours
Why didn't you live in the NC mountains if those are your complaints?
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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i love north carolina to death but i think new york just has more; mountains, great lakes, the thousand islands seaway, long island, the hamptons, erie canal, niagara falls, finger lakes, hudson river, lake placid, and new york city. how many other states have one of the seven natural wonders of the world? no matter what state you compare it to, it's hard to beat it especially when new york can throw nyc's weight around at the end.

mountains


great lakes


thousand islands


long island


the hamptons
http://www.vanityfair.com/images/style/2008/08/star01_hamptons0808.jpg (broken link)

erie canal


niagara falls


finger lakes


letchworth




hudson


lake placid





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Old 04-20-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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New York, hands down. North Carolina = strip malls and Wal-Marts.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: America
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Am I the only one who thinks New York state is kind of creepy? Outside of the cities, there's just something so cold and ominous about the countryside of the Northeast. Makes me think of things like the Amityville Horror or The Village.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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NY! Here's my list of "why":

Adirondacks
Great Lakes
Finger Lakes (and wine country)
Niagara Falls
Erie Canal towns and cities
Good ice hockey
Good European food (especially Italian)
NYC, and an array of old blue collar cities (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse), etc.
Long Island and ocean access
Proximity to NEC and Canada

If there was one thing I could rob from NC, it would be the OBX! Well, maybe I'd trade some winter snow for winter sunshine!
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