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View Poll Results: California or other state
California 8 22.22%
Enter your ideal state 28 77.78%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: California, Bay area
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Thought I would start a poll if you want to move anywhere would it be California or any other state?
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I like it cold, so Oregon, Washington or Maine.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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Honestly, I am blessed to live in my ideal state: North Carolina I've traveled a lot/been to a lot of places and couldn't imagine living in a better place for my wife and me.

If I had to say somewhere else, it'd be a tie between the SE coast of SC (Charleston/Beaufort/Hilton Head Island area) and central FL (Orlando/Tampa/St. Petersburg area). I've visited those areas MANY times over the decades and know I could live in those areas and be very happy.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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I like Texas, but I acknowledge I may be bias because it is my home. Regardless, I wouldn't choose to live in California because I hate the weather and I dislike being close to the ocean (I would also have less money to spend around for other things). I would probably pick Washington state or somewhere else in the Great Plains or Great Lakes region (just not a part with a lot of snow).
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:24 PM
 
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I don't have an ideal state, but there are places I like more. I need a big, urban, walkable city with good public transit. That cuts a lot of states out. The only cities I'd live in would be Chicago, DC, Philly, and NYC based on that criteria. Miami doesn't fit that criteria, but South Beach is walkable dense and I love Latin culture. I would compromise on urbanity for only Miami's Latin culture. That's why I'm dying to move to Madrid, but will settle with something like Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo.

So if I had to say an ideal state, it would be NY since I love NYC...if I can afford it. I can't right now, so IL (Chicago) and PA (Philly) are my two ideal states.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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Texas is my ideal state. It's great. If I had to live anywhere else it would be New Mexico, then maybe Mississippi, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, or maybe even a Kansas or Colorado or Oklahoma as last choices.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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So far one person voted for California while 10 voted for elsewhere.

This almost coincides with the statistic that 1 in 10 Americans are Californians.

I voted for elsewhere after this, making it 1 to 11. And I don't know what my ideal state is, I like it colder than where I live but I don't want it super cold, either.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:43 PM
 
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So far one person voted for California while 10 voted for elsewhere.

This almost coincides with the statistic that 1 in 10 Americans are Californians.

I voted for elsewhere after this, making it 1 to 11. And I don't know what my ideal state is, I like it colder than where I live but I don't want it super cold, either.
The 1/10 thing is true, but from my experiences being from LA, a lot of people want out or already have left. Almost weekly I find out about another person from high school that has moved. They're in places like Boston, NYC, DC, Miami, all over Texas, Nashville, Chicago, Phoenix, and plenty more. Obviously there are plenty still left in LA, but it seems like a very high number of us have left. So just because 1/10 LIVE in CA, I'm not sure that equally would translate into 1/10 thinking CA is their ideal state. But I guess the outflow of native Californians is more than made up for with people from other states constantly moving there, so that probably still keeps it 1/10 I assume.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Parts of California are just downright awesome but I voted other: Virginia and Arizona are the two states that I love, both have some drawbacks though. Can't say which state would be my ideal state. Wish there was a state that was a hybrid of VA and AZ lol.

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Old 04-27-2016, 02:12 AM
 
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I grew up in California but have lived all over. I voted "other" because California is one of the few states I can never see myself living again. It's too expensive, too isolated from the rest of the country, too brown in most parts and has too much crime. I can see the allure though. When I visit in December and January and it's 70 degrees out and sunny I remember why it pulls people in.
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