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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 11-06-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Would like to explore the U.S. move to a different state. Out of these 4 states which would you pick?
North Carolina for the scenery and Texas for the people.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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If I had my pick of preferable climates in NC, Boone would be at the top of the list due to higher elevation (3100ft), and an average July high temperature around 77F.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:07 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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To each his own. Every region has it's up side and down side. Personally it's a trade off for me - I can put up with Texas summers in exchange for the fabulous Texas winters. But I'm from the south and very acclimated to humidity and heat, so it doesn't get to me like it might get to someone who isn't used to it. I'm not even particularly hot till it gets over about 95 degrees and humidity doesn't even faze me.
I think North Carolina is the best trade-off wise in heat vs cold to me. I'm not particularly bothered by the hottest humid days we get up here, but I'd get irritated if it happened all the time
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: IN
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Loaded gun to my head, North Carolina. Best combination of weather, scenery, amenities, etc. of your four choices.

Massachusetts and Texas have too many polarizing negative qualities (MA - people, weather, etc.; TX - politics, weather, etc.), and Virginia has too much of identity crisis. North Carolina is the most "evened-out" of your four choices.
However, Virginia has a better economy with higher median incomes than North Carolina. I think that NOVA really boosts overall averages for the state due to Fairfax and Loudon counties outside of DC.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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However, Virginia has a better economy with higher median incomes than North Carolina. I think that NOVA really boosts overall averages for the state due to Fairfax and Loudon counties outside of DC.
Surprisingly, the Raleigh area salaries aren't that bad. You obviously wouldn't make what you make in NoVa/DC but I was pretty surprised... it's one of the few places in the south where the salaries are still pretty high and you still have an extremely low CoL.

But to the poll, if I had to choose, while I'm still in my career definitely Virginia but only NoVa and North Carolina possibly for retirement.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Virginia, for me.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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I moved to TX from NC..... I was 17yrs old when I moved

I often go back to NC to visit family..... I've already decided, I'll never move back. Family keeps asking me but it will never happen.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Mass. I'd prefer to be in New England.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:02 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Nc.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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Va because of NoVa
My second choice would be Texas? It's something new to experience
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