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View Poll Results: Which state best meets my criteria (listed below) ?
Michigan 19 48.72%
Vermont 20 51.28%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Which state in general best meets my criteria:

Outdoor activities
Beautiful nature
Four dominant seasons
Health/organic food and restaurants
Low crime
Friendly folks
Prosperous economy
Clean air, very low pollution
Swimmable, boatable, clean bodies of water
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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Vermont is one tenth the size of Michigan in total area I feel this is to vague a comparison as there are some parts of Michigan that are fairly comparable to Vermont, while other parts would seem to be on another planet. It would just depend on what part of Michigan. S.E. Michigan probably not as much. West Central, and Northwestern Michigan I could see a case being made for. They stack up pretty good next to each other on all of those points, economics, organic movements, people ect. Obviously Michigan's miles of lakeshore and impressive inland lakes give to great outdoor options and scenery. I still don't see people suggesting Michigan over Vermont's quaint New England reputation.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Vermont takes every category.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Vermont is one tenth the size of Michigan in total area
Land area is only about 6x larger.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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Land area is only about 6x larger.
You are correct, and that's still a substantial size difference. I still feel one cannot accurately compare the entire state of Michigan to Vermont, and if someone is looking to relocate would be better served by breaking the larger body down by regions.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Michigan takes every category, plus several others not even listed

somebody said; Michigan takes every category, plus several others not even listed
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Vermont takes every category.
Nah, you can't even debate "Swimmable, boatable, clean bodies of water."

I think this one is pretty close. As mjlo said, there is the Detroit area, and then there is the rest of Michigan, which is very beautiful, clean and friendly. So is Vermont. I could easily live in either.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Vermont, New England
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Michigan might have some good things going for it, but not many. Half of Floridians lived up there 20 years ago. Detroit is the city with the worst reputation in the country, if not the industrialized world. VT rocks, but you'll pay a lot and have to make big sacrifices to live here.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Vermont, New England
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Michigan takes every category, plus several others not even listed

somebody said; Michigan takes every category, plus several others not even listed
Upon what do you base this bizarre statement? 2 of the categories were low crime and good economy! Surely you jest!
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Outdoor activities: Vermont
Beautiful nature: Vermont
Four dominant seasons: Neither
Health/organic food and restaurants: Vermont
Low crime: Vermont
Friendly folks: Vermont
Prosperous economy: Vermont
Clean air, very low pollution: Vermont
Swimmable, boatable, clean bodies of water: Vermont

Outside of Detroit, nothing was there. I'd choose Vermont any day.
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