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View Poll Results: Is North Carolina the greatest state in the Union?
Yes 13 12.26%
No 93 87.74%
Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-20-2007, 06:21 AM
 
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Having just spent some time in NC, I can honestly say no. It has some very beautiful areas but many parts are too chain restaurant/bland/cookie cutter subdivisioned/suburban sprawled for my liking.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Having lived in three states, and visited around 12. I'd definately put it in the top three. I don't think any state could top California, unless you make cost of living a high determinent of ranking.

North Carolina has the mountains, it's got the ocean. It has affordable homes, job growth, and really good people.

It's definately better then any state in the midwest. I voted yes. However, I think California, Maine, Oregon and Colorado could all easily be voted best.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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CLEARLY this is a totally subjective thread. The "best" can clearly be debated regardless of any state you're talking about. I do thing NC has a very high quality of life and is one of the top IMO. But to say, as one poster said, that NC is boring, has no major cities (the city of Charlotte has nearly 700K), and no corp. hqs. is clearly not based on fact. You either haven't been here or have an ax to grind. Is it the best? It is for my family. But like ANY other place, it's not for everyone. There are many wonderful states. NC's just one of them.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I'd say around average.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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North Carolina is one my favorites, presently speaking. However down the road, I'm not so sure it will have the same appeal. Now that the rose has lost its bloom in Florida and development has been nearly maximized, watch out! It appears N. Carolina is next on the way to being "Floridized". The process has already begun, though it will always be a prettier state top to bottom than Florida.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Originally Posted by Rwarky View Post
Do you feel North Carolina is the greatest (the best) state in the Union? If you believe it is, explain why? If not, do the same.
They don't let you out much, do they?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:04 AM
 
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Absolutely the worst state in the US. I would avoid it like the plague. There is nothing to do, nothing to see, no reason to waste your time here.
Housing prices are out of control, its over crowded, water rationing, traffic congestion, stay clear of this place.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I've enjoyed most of my visits and drives through NC, especially in the mountainous western part of the state. Asheville in particular is a wonderful place. I'd put NC in my top 10, but certainly not number one. My number one state right now is Colorado where I am currently living.

regards...Franco
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Of course I'm going to say YES!!!!!! I think it is the best state!!! It's the most beautiful state I have ever been in, it has it all, mountains, beaches, waterfalls, the most beautiful blue sky anywhere. I think the people are friendly. The air is fresher. I'm a native Texan and I HATE living here. I'd gladly leave this place to move to N.C. and never look back. I'm counting the days till I get go back.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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I like the NC coast but I would only say it's the greatest state if you really like humidity and hurricanes.
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