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View Poll Results: Which State in New England Would You Want To Live In?
Connecticut 7 10.00%
Rhode Island 6 8.57%
Massachusetts 20 28.57%
Vermont 13 18.57%
New Hampshire 12 17.14%
Maine 12 17.14%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-10-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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Yeah I think I would like New Hampshire as well. That would be my #2 choice. NH is just too beautiful to pass up, and it doesn't feel like a socialist state, either.

The results of this poll are mind boggling though. Why is MA winning? I mean, all the jobs are located in eastern MA, which is extremely expensive. Western MA is more affordable, but there are no jobs.

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Old 12-10-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Vermont, physically or aesthetically overall looks like the most like the idyllic, idealized New England state. The perfect mix of forested hills/mountains and farms/pastures/dairy cows, and quaint towns.

The three southern New England states are much more heavily populated, developed, and suburban. While New Hampshire and Maine are more rugged, almost "frontier-ish" outside the areas along the coast.

However, its been since the 90s since I actually went there, so what do I know.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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Pretty much any of them is fine with me. New Hampshire would be my last choice, but I would still live there.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Maine. I do like lobster.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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Pretty much any of them is fine with me. New Hampshire would be my last choice, but I would still live there.
As a native this is pretty much how I feel about most of the region, and if I were to return there is something in each state that would hold appeal. I'm not that big on New Hampshire either and prefer states like Vermont and Maine for northern New England, but I would be happy living in a small coastal city like Portsmouth (which feels more like Maine and Mass than it does NH). I'd prefer not to live in the metro Boston area, but I could probably be comfortable living in Providence, Portland, or Burlington. Connecticut doesn't do much for me, really just a residential state to drive through on my way out of New England, but I kind of like the Southeastern coastal part is it feels most like New England to me.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Yeah I think I would like New Hampshire as well. That would be my #2 choice. NH is just too beautiful to pass up, and it doesn't feel like a socialist state, either.

The results of this poll are mind boggling though. Why is MA winning? I mean, all the jobs are located in eastern MA, which is extremely expensive. Western MA is more affordable, but there are no jobs.

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I voted for Connecticut. The summers are longer and central CT is the warmest point in all of New England. CT isn't too urban nor too rural, and high paying jobs are generally plentiful. CT also has a somewhat more "subtropical" climate and appearance, with more deciduous forests that sort of resemble the Carolinas or Virginia. I would not recommend Fairfield County, however. Anywhere but there. But in general, CT achieves the perfect balance of urban, suburban and rural living options, along with the best climate in New England. Living in CT doesn't make you feel isolated.
I'm confused as I thought you despise NE?
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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None.

I grew up in RI, btw.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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None.

I grew up in RI, btw.
Well, RI is losing in the poll after all.
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If you prefer urban, Massachusetts Boston area is the clear choice. Elsewhere, the variation between states is often not much more than within states, so asking what state you prefer might not make sense. Parts of New Hampshire across the border to Vermont are very similar to Vermont, and not so much like the Boston exurbs in parts of New Hampshire. Portland, Maine doesn't have much in common with the remote parts of any of the northern New England states. Parts of western Massachusetts feel a bit like Connecticut, others more like Vermont. Etc.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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If I don't have to commute to a job, I'll choose Maine. Particularly the coast, Penobscot Bay, Bar Harbor area.
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