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Old 07-17-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Default Best Midwestern states to live in and why?

Well here we go....round 2 of a previous discussion started ages back...THE BIG TWELVE....what are your top five picks for a state in the Midwest that you'd want to reside in and why? Here are the twelve. Take your pick. HURRY, HURRY,HURRY!!! I'll give my choices later after hearing more from other people, as i am looking for input on other places to live in the Midwest besides where I am now in the near-future.

1) Minnesota
2) Iowa
3)Wisconsin
4) Missouri
5) Illinois
6) Indiana
7) Ohio
8) Michigan
9) Kansas
10)Nebraska
11) South Dakota
12) North Dakota
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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Well here we go....round 2 of a previous discussion started ages back...THE BIG TWELVE....what are your top five picks for a state in the Midwest that you'd want to reside in and why? Here are the twelve. Take your pick. HURRY, HURRY,HURRY!!! I'll give my choices later after hearing more from other people, as i am looking for input on other places to live in the Midwest besides where I am now in the near-future.

1) Minnesota
2) Iowa
3)Wisconsin
4) Missouri
5) Illinois
6) Indiana
7) Ohio
8) Michigan
9) Kansas
10)Nebraska
11) South Dakota
12) North Dakota
if i were forced to choose,

5 because of chicago; 1, 3, 7, 8, 11 (black hills) because of the relative scenery.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:48 AM
 
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Maybe Minnesota.

Otherwise, none of the above.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Out of the states you've chosen, my first choice would be So. Dak. (Yea, that's where I'M from. Guess the number one choice for me would be the Black Hills area. So,

1. western So. Dak.

2. Kansas

3. Missouri

4. Illinois

5. Indiana

Just so you know~ my number one pic is because of beauty and the rest are more climate related. I don't like extremely cold temps.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Northfield, OH
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So excited to be moving back to the Midwest! I'll take any of them over the East Coast!
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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Michigan would be the best choice. you can choose between the dense forests, the great lakes, the sand dunes, then you can go to the city, Detroit. or Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing.etc.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I actually am planning on moving to the Upper Midwest once I graduate with my engineering degree from college, I've lived in the Lower Midwest my whole life and it's getting kind of old. Places like Chicago and the Twin Cities are high on my list. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each one and what are housing prices like there?
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Well here we go....round 2 of a previous discussion started ages back...THE BIG TWELVE....what are your top five picks for a state in the Midwest that you'd want to reside in and why? Here are the twelve. Take your pick. HURRY, HURRY,HURRY!!! I'll give my choices later after hearing more from other people, as i am looking for input on other places to live in the Midwest besides where I am now in the near-future.

1) Minnesota
2) Iowa
3)Wisconsin
4) Missouri
5) Illinois
6) Indiana
7) Ohio
8) Michigan
9) Kansas
10)Nebraska
11) South Dakota
12) North Dakota
Thats tough... here are my top 5:

1. Michigan
2. Wisconsin
3. South Dakota
4. Illinois
5. Missouri
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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I actually am planning on moving to the Upper Midwest once I graduate with my engineering degree from college, I've lived in the Lower Midwest my whole life and it's getting kind of old. Places like Chicago and the Twin Cities are high on my list. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each one and what are housing prices like there?
in an unhelpful nutshell:

dis chi: cold
dis min: colder
adv min: stuff to do
adv chi: more stuff to do
$ min: expensive
$ chi: more expensive
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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Oh, fine. Well, I would have to say the Upper Peninsulars (Da Yoopers) of Michigan because their hobbies are hunting, camping, shooting, and drinking. And they talk funny
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