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Old 05-16-2017, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HumpDay View Post
It was until everybody starting moving there...now it's a liberal, overcrowded, highly taxed mess.
That ends up subsidizing all the conservative states. Funny how that works.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:28 PM
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In my opinion, no.

As someone who has lived there, no.

As someone who has family I visit there, no.

Its a nice state, but there are nicer places.

Based on your screen name, OP, I am not going to try and talk you out of it. But again, its nice enough. Its just not all that. The only people who tend to think it is are people who have never been there or people who have been their as tourists.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:29 PM
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No, it loses points in terms of affordability, taxation and bad government. It sure is beautiful though.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:33 PM
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I love California it is my favorite state to visit because of the variety of scenery, weather and interesting people but for living is not my favorite state. My favorite states or states I would live in are based on high paying jobs and reasonable cost of living and lower taxes but everyone has their own criteria for what is suitable for them.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:35 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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no way, mostly because of my nefarious brother-in-law; "Cooter" who lives out by Twentynine Palms in a trailer with about 60 cats and a mouthful of rotten teeth
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by California_Aspirer View Post
You say it's a strong contender. I am intrigued, which other states do you believe to be up there? I am British. I live in the UK, but USA is a country I have always wanted to visit and one day, hopefully live. I am always interested in which states are nice to visit/live. California would be on my list of must visit/live, but I'm not wealthy enough to live there yet, and plus there's the protocol of a visa etc.

I am also interested in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Montana because I've always been interested in the wild west and the great plains, and on top of that those places have some extraordinary scenery. I hope you Americans realise how fortunate you are to live in such a great place.
Well, it's all subjective -- the states you're interested in aren't near the top of my list because I'm more attracted to civilization than I am to wide-open spaces. Because you're from one of the most densely populated parts of the world, I understand why places like Wyoming and Montana hold so much appeal to you. But they're not really my thing.

A few people have mentioned Massachusetts as one of the best states, and I agree with that. It often ends up near the top of those lists. New York is also up there, what with the greatest city in the U.S. and a lot of other great areas, too, which a lot of people from outside the U.S. don't even know about.

I've been to 38 states and I've found things to like about all of them. Except Nebraska -- sorry, Nebraska.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:13 PM
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Money no object? yes. Easily.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:32 PM
Location: New York City
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I think most states could make an argument as being the "best" state, however I don't think any one state is the clear winner. Plus California and Texas are gigantic. Smaller states like Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland also could be top contenders, yet its kind of unfair to compare Maryland to California.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:03 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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California is one of the most beautiful states in the country but it has been run over as one of the most liberal states in the country with the highest sales tax and the highest income tax in the country.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:06 PM
Location: North State (California)
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I love California & parts of it are not so expensive. No plans to move out.
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