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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

 
 
Old 12-09-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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If you had to pick to live in 1 of the 6 states in New England, which one would you pick and why?
I might be moving out of Connecticut in a few years depending on how the future is...
I still want to live in New England and I'm stuck between Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or staying in Connecticut. You can probably tell by my name that I enjoy Urban environments so Vermont or Maine unlikely won't be an option for me unless im in Portland or Burlington.

Which state in New England would you live in if you had the choice, and why?
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Disclaimer: I've never been to New England, but from what I've read and seen, I'd pick New Hampshire - mostly due to the central location between Vermont, the White Mountains, Maine, and Boston. But I'm an outdoorsy small-town kinda guy not so much an urban guy. Otherwise I'd definitely pick Massachusetts.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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Not a hypothetical for me -- I did have the choice, and I picked Rhode Island. Providence is such a cool city, compact, great access to Boston and much of Massachusetts, really good homegrown food scene, warmer weather than most of the region, good beaches and the other amenities that come with waterfront real estate, the novelty of being in the smallest state, much more affordable than the Boston area.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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All are to cold for my taste but if i had to choose...

1.Massachusetts

2.Rhode Island/Connecticut

4.Vermont

5.Maine/New Hampshire
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:19 AM
 
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I live in Maine and would probably choose to stay in Maine or move to the mountains in NH. Nothing else in New England appeals to me.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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In order to have the best job accessibility, Connecticut. It's close to the mid-Atlantic states yet still close to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and even Vermont. Yet there are quaint villages, towns, and some nice small cities that can keep me/my family busy. Living in Maryland right now, it would hardly be a culture shock and while this state often flies over the radar, there are decent beaches not too far away, and of course situated between two of the nation's great cities, lots of excitement to be found. I wouldn't live in southwestern Fairfield County though due to the snobbiness, congestion, and COL though. Rhode Island would be second IMO. The northern New England States are nice to take a weekend getaway or to retire, but there are fewer important jobs, there aren't that many cities/cultural amenities for everyday living, and of course the winters may be a bit too much.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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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.

You could also take this short quiz, which tells you which spot in New England would be most ideal for you:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamdavis/wh...-actually-live
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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I also had the choice and have lived in 3 New England states, grew up in CT lived in Boston for 6 years and chose New Hampshire as my place to settle down. could not be any happier. I too am an outdoorsy type person and New Hampshire has all the best things that New England has to offer with good proximity to the ocean, the mountains, Boston, decent job pool and best cost of living/quality of life factor in New England.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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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.

You could also take this short quiz, which tells you which spot in New England would be most ideal for you:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamdavis/wh...-actually-live
"Best Climate" is by far subjective. Some of us actually like a REAL winter, not one where it snows one day and melts the next day.

and if subtropical is something you desire, i think anywhere in New England is the wrong choice for you.

Love the quiz tho, I got Manchester NH, which is pretty spot on as I live about 8 miles from there.
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