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Old 01-18-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Hmm, I live on the state line of Alabama and Florida, but if I had to move I guess I'd go to south Georgia (still along the FL border).
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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In order
VA
NC
KY
MO
AR
GA
AL
MS
It's nice to have so many options, lol.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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That would have to be South Carolina, because I live in Georgia, but have absolutely fallen in love with Charleston and the folks there. Florida has gone down a wayward path, as far as homesteads are concerned. The one state I would absolutely NOT live or put up a business in is Alabama (oh no, but HELL no), as I am a born U.S. citizen of Hispanic descent, and folks there seem to have revived their notorious, historical (or shall I say histerical?) racial xenophobia of late. (As a matter of fact, every year I take my family on a three-day road trip from Fort Gordon to Dallas both ways to see my daughter, seeing the sights and eating the food along the way, and I absolutely insist that everyone in the car make ready for a non-stop run across AL before we cross the state line.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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Here's my pecking order of neighboring states if I'm leaving GA:

Florida
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Alabama
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Louisiana, and only New Orleans
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (By the way of Seattle)
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That would have to be South Carolina, because I live in Georgia, but have absolutely fallen in love with Charleston and the folks there. Florida has gone down a wayward path, as far as homesteads are concerned. The one state I would absolutely NOT live or put up a business in is Alabama (oh no, but HELL no), as I am a born U.S. citizen of Hispanic descent, and folks there seem to have revived their notorious, historical (or shall I say histerical?) racial xenophobia of late. (As a matter of fact, every year I take my family on a three-day road trip from Fort Gordon to Dallas both ways to see my daughter, seeing the sights and eating the food along the way, and I absolutely insist that everyone in the car make ready for a non-stop run across AL before we cross the state line.
My mom is from Birmingham, and I've visited countless times. There were a couple times I've been called racial slurs out loud (mostly beaner or ****) for having olive skin and dark hair (my dad's Brazilian of Irish and Spanish descent), but that was mostly in more rural areas, and it's not the only place it's happened to me. My dad and I have conversations in Spanish or Portuguese a lot while in public, and people seem to get angry for that in places where it's less common. I don't understand why, it's not like what I'm talking about is any of their business anyway.
I can't say all people there are like that, my family that lives there certainly isn't, though they aren't the typical Southern family. (My grandmother and grandfather are Swiss and French-Canadian respectively).
Otherwise, Alabama's a pretty state, and that's probably because there's no tourists to ruin it for anyone. I don't agree with the politics, that's probably the main thing that keeps me from ever living there, that and the humid summers.
Point is, racism happens everywhere. Places like Alabama just have a reputation for it, and therefore everyone expects it. You're probably more likely to remember racist comments in Alabama than a state like New York for this reason.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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I have a choice between Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

I would have to choose New Jersey since it's close to NYC and most of it isn't as "uppity" as Western Connecticut. Though taxes in the immediate northern NJ suburban counties are very high, they are among the lowest in the NYC area. It also has decent beaches which is a big plus.

Pennyslvania is a really beautiful state but idk, I never really pictured myself living there. I couldn't picture fitting-in in Vermont plus I have never been there so I can't come to any conclusion. And as for Massachusetts, lol, I keep forgetting that Massachusetts even borders New York!
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Live in NY:

1. Massachusetts
2. Pennsylvania
3. Connecticut
4. New Jersey

It also borders Quebec so....
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In this order...
1. Massachusetts
2. Vermont
3. Pennsylvania
4. New Jersey
5. Connecticut

I wouldn't mind Canada either
I just wanted to point out to my fellow New Yorkers that we also border another state; Rhode Island. You can reach them easily enough by ferry from here on Long Island.

Anyway here are our New York neighbors. I actually love them all in different ways.

Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Ontario
Pennsylvania
Quebec
Rhode Island
Vermont

I always say that Pennsylvania is one of my 3 top favorite states (along with New York and Virginia) and I am going to stick with them first. After that I would probably say Massachusetts and New Jersey.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NJ
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In ranking order

willingly...

Vermont (probably Burlington)
Rhode Island (probably Providence or Newport)

rather not live in..

New Hampshire (if I had to, I'd settle for Portsmouth)
New York ...though it wouldn't kill me to live in say Albany, not a NYC type of person
Connecticut; no not into CT.
may I ask why? I realize they are different in some ways, but, as an outsider, they seem as alike to me as any two states can be, but maybe I'm thinking more topography than anything. I assuming there are different "vibes" that someone who doesn't live there picks up on. Just curious. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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Probably New Mexico.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Live in Iowa. Move to Minnesota.
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