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View Poll Results: If you had to pick one which general location would you move to?
Prestigious city or town in a mediocre state. 18 94.74%
Mediocre city or town in a prestigious state. 1 5.26%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-11-2015, 05:56 PM
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When researching a place to live what factors more into your decision-making, the qualities of the local community (a.k.a city/town/village) or the state level policies and attributes? It seems like there are a handful of states that many people seem to think are 100% high quality and these people do not realize that there are crappy locales in these states.

In my opinion I would choose a prestigious, high quality city or town in a mediocre state over a mediocre city or town in a prestigious state. I believe the local services have a greater impact on quality of life and raising a family whereas statewide policies and services have less of an impact, if any at all. What does everyone else think?
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:00 PM
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City for sure. You're not living in the whole state, just one city after all.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:15 PM
Location: Nashua, NH
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I love Tucson and it's the city itself that I focused my attention on as there are a lot of places in Arizona that I would not care to live in. Tucson has some of the best scenery, culture, and eclectic atmosphere in the state. But when you are choosing a large city to live in, the focus tends to narrow down to what neighborhood you want to be in as well. Politically, Arizona at state level can be tough to digest at times and there have been some episodes here that make me question whether I want to live in this state at all. But I like this city too much to to want to leave.

Tucson doesn't fall into the "prestigious" category indicated on your poll. But it offers the quality of life I want nonetheless that nowhere else in the state could really match for me.

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Old 04-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Location: Austin
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Prestige never enters my mind when choosing a place to live. Therefore, I did not vote.

Throwing prestige out of the question, I would definitely pick by the city instead of the state.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:44 AM
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I currently live in a crappy city in a crappy state. Prestige though shouldn't really matter when choosing where to live. My next relocation is going to be somewhere that has the amenities that enable me to life the lifestyle that I desire, regardless of how prestigious it is.
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