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View Poll Results: Top 10 most populated states.. which one would you least prefer to live in.
California 17 10.76%
Texas 21 13.29%
New York 8 5.06%
Florida 26 16.46%
Illinois 8 5.06%
Pennsylvania 5 3.16%
Ohio 12 7.59%
Michigan 38 24.05%
Georgia 13 8.23%
North Carolina (Replaced "New Jersey" after 7 votes were cast for this choice) 10 6.33%
Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Whats up with you and your hatred for NJ??
Its part of the urban superiority complex which is common to some New Yorkers. Most of New Jersey, except for parts of Hudson county and a few of the richer suburbs is not part of the "Acceptable Zone". Either is LI or most parts of the "Outer Boroughs". Staten Island in particular gets made fun of all the time. I hear it occasionally since I moved back to Loonnggg Guyland.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I've never understood what the point of living in New Jersey is?
What is the point of living in any particular place? What is the point of living in Sweden (Ok beautiful blonde women)?
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:55 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Its part of the urban superiority complex which is common to some New Yorkers. Most of New Jersey, except for parts of Hudson county and a few of the richer suburbs is not part of the "Acceptable Zone". Either is LI or most parts of the "Outer Boroughs". Staten Island in particular gets made fun of all the time. I hear it occasionally since I moved back to Loonnggg Guyland.

You are correct, but what I find most amusing is the fact that the rest of the country tries to follow suit on the Jersey jokes. Like NYC holds them in high regard. You are riding the coattails of a place that dislikes you too! They dislike everyone who is not them.





And there you have it........................... Suckers.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:37 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Michigan. No thanks. Cold, grey weather, terrible economy, EXTREME white flight, EXTREME residential racial segregation, crime ridden, decaying, aesthetically unattractive.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Florida. Way too much traffic and congestion, lots of bad architecture, humidity, old people, tourists, etc.

I've only been to a small part of California (Lake Tahoe), but it was during the off-season for tourism and the locals seemed braindead. So, based on that... California is also at the bottom (unfair, I know).

Topping my list would be 1. Michigan, 2. Illinois and 3. Ohio. YUP. That's right. I like rural midwestern living. I like to watch the corn grow. I realize that one of the biggest "insults" thrown around on this site is that there's nothing but a bunch of "boring farmland" in a given place, but I think the opposing viewpoint needs to be heard. I grew up on a farm and hope to have one of my own someday. I never get tired of looking at them, either.

The best part about Michigan (for me) is that I can live in the typical Midwestern flatlands and be surrounded by cornfields, and only be an hour from Lake Michigan beaches that I personally like better than anything I've seen on the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

Not to mention my favorite place in the world, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes:

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Florida. Way too much traffic and congestion, lots of bad architecture, humidity, old people, tourists, etc.

I've only been to a small part of California (Lake Tahoe), but it was during the off-season for tourism and the locals seemed braindead. So, based on that... California is also at the bottom (unfair, I know).

Topping my list would be 1. Michigan, 2. Illinois and 3. Ohio. YUP. That's right. I like rural midwestern living. I like to watch the corn grow. I realize that one of the biggest "insults" thrown around on this site is that there's nothing but a bunch of "boring farmland" in a given place, but I think the opposing viewpoint needs to be heard. I grew up on a farm and hope to have one of my own someday. I never get tired of looking at them, either.

The best part about Michigan (for me) is that I can live in the typical Midwestern flatlands and be surrounded by cornfields, and only be an hour from Lake Michigan beaches that I personally like better than anything I've seen on the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

Not to mention my favorite place in the world, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes:
Good for you...someone needs to take up for MI, a truly beautiful state IMO. Years ago my husband and I rented a car in Chicago and drove along the Lake Michigan coast up to Mackinac Is. It was one of the best trips that we ever took and the scenery was breathtaking.
As for NJ, my husband and I were big biking enthusiasts when we lived in Brooklyn and spent a lot of time in NJ on the weekends (Ringwood State Park was a favorite destination). Once you get away from the urbanity of NE NJ, there are plenty of beautiful areas in that state. My college roommate was from Chatham, NJ (lovely community) and I watched her having to constantly defend her home state to the other students...I felt so sorry for her!
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Michigan. No thanks. Cold, grey weather, terrible economy, EXTREME white flight, EXTREME residential racial segregation, crime ridden, decaying, aesthetically unattractive.
Um, sounds like you are trying to describe Detroit, which is but a small corner of MI. Ever been up to the UP? Traverse City? Mackinac Island?
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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You are correct, but what I find most amusing is the fact that the rest of the country tries to follow suit on the Jersey jokes. Like NYC holds them in high regard. You are riding the coattails of a place that dislikes you too! They dislike everyone who is not them.





And there you have it........................... Suckers.
A fact eh? Don't hear many Jersey jokes here in Pittsburgh, and I simply can't imagine we'd be able to come up with any of our own if we cared enough.
Don't you realize there are many parts of the country that make fun of NYC? Most of us could care less about your approval. After all, we're not the ones telling people what they can and cannot eat.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Um, sounds like you are trying to describe Detroit, which is but a small corner of MI. Ever been up to the UP? Traverse City? Mackinac Island?
- another misunderstood state. but what's really sad is people don't even have an INTEREST in learning. i think that's my biggest beef on this board.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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I've never understood what the point of living in New Jersey is?
Jersey isn't such a bad place, it just gets a bad name from the parts of North Jersey closest to NYC, like Newark and Paterson, and other cities like Camden and Trenton. The south Jersey beaches and the mountains of northwest NJ are very nice scenic areas.
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