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Old 08-10-2017, 02:25 AM
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California is great to visit and there are many places there I haven't visited yet but because of the high taxes, high cost of living, and the liberal politics (which contributes to the first two) I would never LIVE there. California would actually be in the lower half in terms of the states I'd live in.

I currently live in Louisiana and have also lived in West Virginia before. These two states plus South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee are my favorite states to live in.
Yes, the cost of living is expensive, but it is because a lot of people like or want to live there and there is limited space, so prices have to soar. And conservative areas (except the big cities) tend to be less expensive but you are trading them away for bad minimum wages, less worker protections, and less environmental friendly laws to keep you from inhaling more junk produced from oil and coal companies! And more poor people in those states. California has its share, but politicians at least discuss how to help them other than the conservative: "They are poor because of God!"
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Yes, the cost of living is expensive, but it is because a lot of people like or want to live there and there is limited space, so prices have to soar. And conservative areas (except the big cities) tend to be less expensive but you are trading them away for bad minimum wages, less worker protections, and less environmental friendly laws to keep you from inhaling more junk produced from oil and coal companies! And more poor people in those states. California has its share, but politicians at least discuss how to help them other than the conservative: "They are poor because of God!"
Meanwhile if you look at any list that shows the most polluted cities in America, California cities are all over the list.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Living there or visiting there?

I wouldn't want to live there. It fares better for a visit.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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I like the whole region. If everything from NY to NC were one state, it would be the best one.
NC refuses to be a state with all the northern states.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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lived in LA and did some extensive traveling all ove the state. My answer would be no.
These are the states i would rather live:
NC. Good economy with the research triangle, amazing schools Duke, Wake forrest, Chapel Hill, great cities, Charlotte and Asheville and friendly people.
Illinois: It's got my favorite city Chicago, the lake, some of coolest people i met, great transit, pretty good location
Oregon: Bend, one of my favorite cities and close to some of my favorite spots( mt hood , crater lake), friendly people and laid back
Good answer! Chicago is my favorite US city! NC is my favorite state! No bias there!
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: PNW
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In my opinion.....


I think California is the best... AND the worst... in the nation. And I'm originally from there.


It's my favorite for scenery and scape - much more varied than a lot of people realize - and the weather in most of the state is most to my liking, but I like sun and heat. So many different things to do there most of the year, and the agriculture is incredible.


I despise it's politics, cost of living, over-crowdedness, illegal mass of people, taxes, ****-poor management, and it is currently governed by a madman (yes, I do think Moonbean is literally crazy).


I would love to move back for the pros, but I don't think I can adapt to the cons. Too much of it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Oregon: all of the good things about California with fewer of the bad things.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Taking into consideration the cost of living and general standard of life. If it is not, then which state/s would you consider better?
I'm sure for some people California is the best place. I like visiting, but it wouldn't be my ideal place. I like cold, snowy winters. To each their own.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Taking into consideration the cost of living and general standard of life. If it is not, then which state/s would you consider better?
Seriously, California is the WORST state for cost of living. I am considering the diverse state as a whole. I understand that NYC and the DC metro area exist. My general standard of living is moderate so I could probably tolerate a lot of areas.
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