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Old 07-06-2008, 11:38 AM
Location: Omaha
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I'd say Texas. I think reguardless of what you're looking for unless it's a freezing cold climate, you'll find it in one city or another in this large state. And Houston's really taking the spotlight in terms of "Best Places to..." lists.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Location: Everywhere
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Originally Posted by katerinaver View Post
Hello, What do you think is a good state to live where:

There is low crime
good school
safe neighbors
smaller town/ city feel
good jobs (teaching)
and lots of snow, or at least average amount

I would either pick Colorado or Washington state
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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Texas..... only because I'm comfortable here..... I wont get into population booms and companies and all that.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:45 PM
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I also would like to know a good state to move to. I live in MN and like it but would just like a change. I want a state thats a good place to raise a family, good jobs, not to expensive...We were thinking Arizona but not to sure on how the jobs are down there right now.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:55 PM
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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^You live in it buddy! It's about as good as it gets for what you want. Although you said you like it but just want a change. I'd suggest Washington or Oregon (if you like it and can afford it), or maybe Wisconsin.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Location: Staten Island, NYC
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Most areas of Bucks county, PA could work. It's Charming, affordable, up and coming, friendly, and you get a good amount of snow.

Allentown-Bethleham have a decent job market (located in the northern Bucks co). And there's the Trenton-Ewing (NJ) area which has a high paying job market (located south west of Bucks co)

You'd be about an hour from Philly, and 2 hours from NYC & the Jersey Shore. You'd also have the Pocono mtns right around the corner, along with Dorney Park right in Allentown.

Good luck wherever you end up.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:14 AM
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I think a good state to live is one that has historically been stable if not profitable so states like Michigan and Ohio while beautiful esp. Michigan, are just flat out broke states with a history of really not managing the peoples money correctly. A state like Illinois has Chicago and that's it, there's a reason why they pay that god aweful high tax as Illinois is once again a broke state which normally means trouble for its citizens down the road. States like Minnesota and Indiana even in economic downturns tend to be stay afloat, I don't know what extent for MN but they have been more fiscally responsible than other states, but Indiana has been fiscally responsible since oh when Evan Bayh was Governor and they've had both Republican and Democratic controlled state houses and executive branches since then and yet managed to stay fiscally responsible to where it's not like the other midwestern states who always tend to be in a panic because of over/useless spending. Since I haven't been to every state in the US I'm sure there are several states that has a history of being fiscally responsible and regardless of region I think you want to live in a state that shows fiscal responsibility to know that when times are good great but when in an economic downturn they haven't screwed their citizenry by not being responsible and making sure they have the budget to maintain.

Other than that, you have weather, activities and so on and so forth but you can find anything to do in every major US city.

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