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View Poll Results: Are you happy where you live?
Very satisfied 41 31.54%
Somewhat satisfied (Not perfect, but plan on staying) 31 23.85%
Somewhat unsatisfied (staying put because of factors such as family, job, etc) 26 20.00%
Unsatisfied (can't wait to leave, and will when the time comes) 32 24.62%
Voters: 130. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:50 PM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm somewhat satisfied living in Pennsylvania---the suburbs of Scranton to be more precise. I love our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, our beautiful mountain scenery, our dynamic weather, low-to-moderate traffic congestion, outstanding shopping options, historic architecture, etc., but with each passing month I've become less and less enamored with PA as compared to my former youthful, idealistic self when I joined City-Data back in mid-2006. Why? Everyone around me has a "Pennsylvania sucks" attitude, and it's hard to remain vibrant and upbeat when everyone derives pleasure out of crushing your dreams into the ground.

I'm also not a fan of how socially-regressive our state is. While adjacent states have banned public smoking, banned cell phone usage while driving, legalized same-sex civil unions, banned trans-fats, increased "green living" incentives, etc., Pennsylvanians are social neanderthals in comparison. Scranton has to be the only city in the Northeast where more people were AGAINST our short-lived public smoking ban than supportive of it, and PA has to be the only Northeastern state that is still widely homophobic. If the residents of our state would extol an effort to further their educations beyond 8th grade, expand their horizons, read, etc., then perhaps we'd be just as "progressive" as neighboring NY and NJ, states which I envy. One of my region's last independent book sellers just closed its doors last week while corner bars are thriving---what does that say about the intellectual capacity of our state?

All in all I'd love living here if the state would just "catch up" to everyone else instead of wallowing in the Archie Bunker days. Since it's very difficult to bring about rapid social progression, I might just relocate out-of-state by my late-20s out of disgust. It's ridiculous to have to live somewhere that you hear racial slurs and anti-gay remarks spouted out so freely.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:44 PM
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I'm very satified w/NE Ohio. Not for everyone, but just right for me!
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:57 PM
Location: IN
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I have mixed feelings about where I live in E Kansas.
I am satisfied that our area has a decent economy and cheap housing.
I dislike the weather due to the strong winds and extreme temperature changes.
I am unsatsified living in the Plains because most of my family lives in the eastern part of the country.
Therefore, I am trying to move to the eastern US to be closer to where family is.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Location: Denver
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Reputation: 365
I am, but it doesn't matter we will move again and again and again...
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:34 PM
Location: Hermitage, Tennessee
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Reputation: 125
Default Utah

Very dissatisfied and am moving back to Nashville in two weeks. Can't wait.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Location: NWArkansas/Seattle
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I like it here in Seattle, but I like my hometown in Arkansas too.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Location: still in exile......
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Im very satisfied where I live, wish we got more snow, though.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Location: Minneapolis
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Reputation: 51
Sorry about the multiple posts.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:52 PM
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Birmingham, Alabama. Very satisfied.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:13 PM
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St. Louis, MO.

Somewhat unsatisfied. Don't get me wrong, St. Louis is a great city, and it's improving in leaps and bounds, but I also want to live somewhere else for a while. There are certain things that get very old about St. Louis: bugs, heat, humidity, blight, suburbia, etc, etc. I would love to live out west again, but all my family living here makes it a little more difficult.
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