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View Poll Results: Which state would you prefer to live in?
Texas 38 20.88%
North Carolina 51 28.02%
Virginia 48 26.37%
Massachusetts 45 24.73%
Voters: 182. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:29 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Virginia or North Carolina. I wouldn't want to live as far north as Massachusetts. It's too cold for me. I've been through Texas, but have never stayed for long. There's too much flat, brown and hot for me to choose to live there.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:41 PM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Don't move to Virginia if you like to drive fast.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:56 AM
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Moved to Hampton Roads/VA Beach metro nine years ago from SoCal and never looked back, love it here!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:54 AM
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Either North Carolina or Texas.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:06 AM
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It depends upon what quality of life measures the OP desires. Massachusetts and Texas are on opposite ends of the spectrum while North Carolina and Virginia are fairly similar. All in all Texas is the odd duck of the group and given the other three the one easiest eliminated in my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:10 AM
Location: 🇬🇧 In jolly old London! 🇬🇧
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Beautiful people, no tax and steak ........ Sounds good to me.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:14 AM
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I've lived in Massachusetts my entire life. I've traveled to all of the other states you mentioned. In fact the only states I've never been to are Alaska, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

There are many things about Massachusetts that keep me here. The changing season, four distinct ones, for me at least make life interesting. I like extreme heat in summer and cold and snow in winter. I can do almost anything within a couple of hours from where I live - beach, swim, ski, mountain climb, jet ski, snowmobile, you name it. Boston is an interesting city steeped in history. There are beautiful rural towns in Mass. Not to say there aren't in other states.

I really enjoyed San Antonio, but the climate in Texas isn't as 4 seasonish as MA, not even close. Virginia and North Carolina are nice. I particularly like the coast, especially in NC. Camped in the Outer Banks and loved it. Maybe I've lived here in MA too long, but I liked it better than Cape Cod (again, been there so many times).

I just think proximity to thins in MA are better than the other states. Less than a 4-hour drive to NYC. ME, VT, and NH are short drives away and offer their own beauty in each season. I think it's the variety of MA that's the best.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:20 AM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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We recently visited Texas on vacation. I could see the air in Houston. They had a flood in Houston since we got home. My comment was that I hoped the rain washed the pollution away.

We stayed for a week on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. We went to Military Drive for reasonable food prices for meals. On the way there my husband commented on the bad looks of the streets. He said it looked like they had used all their money on the Riverwalk and let the rest of the town go.

I voted for Virginia because the residents there seem to be more interested in preserving their history. I live in N. C. because I retired here and my retirement package includes medicine and a supplement. If I leave the state to live I will have to pay for the medicine part. Since I am older and have creaky bones, they feel better in the warmer weather too. We are almost in S. C.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:49 AM
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Leaning a lot to Virginia. Only crux is know people in VA as nurse's pay scale is all over the board from $18 an hour in some places to $30 in other's. Heard VA coast is beautiful and still get the 4 season's. Have family more to the West they love it said fall is beautiful. Good school's to. Never lived on NC. During the summer's growing up stayed on Lexington, SC. Heard NC is very much different.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:41 AM
Location: Wonderland
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I chose Texas but Virginia was a close second.

Actually, VA is my very favorite state in the nation but since this poll is apparently strictly personal opinion and I have a lot of family in Texas, I'd go with Texas. I moved here 25 years ago and haven't run out of things to do and places to explore yet! Due in part to the largeness of the state, there is a lot of variety here.

To me, though, NC and VA offer four seasons, which I really like. You can get four seasons in Texas too - all in one day. A few years ago, we left for Fort Worth on Christmas morning, to visit family. It was mild outside - I mean, about 50 degrees and sunny. While we were sitting at the dinner table, I happened to look out the window and realized that snow was pouring out of the sky. We knew a cold front was moving in but dang, we didn't expect the temps to drop 20 degrees and for snow to begin accumulating!

Usually though, here in northeast Texas (which is very hilly, lush and green, and full of hardwood trees and rivers and lakes - something that many people don't realize when they think of Texas) we have four seasons: Nearly Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas.
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