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Old 08-28-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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My top 5:

1. Minnesota
2. Utah
3. Washington
4. Idaho
5. Nevada

HM: California, New Mexico, Michigan, Maine, Nebraska

My No Go 5:

1. New Jersey
2. Kansas
3. Mississippi
4. D.C.
5. Illinois
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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Illinois - current home state. Love it.
Kansas - native state. Full of family & friends.
California - preferably around LA. Seems interesting.
Missouri - grew up near it. Really enjoy KCMO.
Florida - Best friend lives there.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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I'm definitely going to assume most people who say NY here have never lived in NY. it's expensive and you get nothing for your money. The city is disgusting and smells and the people are nasty. I'm from the Hudson valley area and it's definitely gorgeous when it comes to scenery but most people here IMO are house poor. The taxes and house prices in many areas are ridiculous. Most people want to leave. Statistic wise, NY is loosing people left and right. We are in the process of trying to leave as well
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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I'm definitely going to assume most people who say NY here have never lived in NY. it's expensive and you get nothing for your money. The city is disgusting and smells and the people are nasty. I'm from the Hudson valley area and it's definitely gorgeous when it comes to scenery but most people here IMO are house poor. The taxes and house prices in many areas are ridiculous. Most people want to leave. Statistic wise, NY is loosing people left and right. We are in the process of trying to leave as well
You are right when you say it is expensive and, especially, in the southern portion of the state you don't get much house/property for your money, but there are many things wrong with the rest of your post.

First of all, the whole state is not just the city. Yes it does smell (like most large crowded cities), however, it is one of the major culture, financial, and historic centers of the country and the world. You also have Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester counties which, for the most part, aren't dirty and disgusting.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 352
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My sample size is small, but taking out my own state and the politics, cost of living, etc out of it, I'd say California, Virginia, and Georgia, not in any order.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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You can live anywhere in the US ... choose your top 5.

5) Upstate New York

Isn't Upstate New York undesirable?
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Arizona
Texas
Florida
New Mexico
Nevada

Last edited by curiousgeorge5; 08-28-2017 at 09:44 PM.. Reason: Change one entry
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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1.) NYC (outside NYC, IN MY OPINION sucks)
2.) California (Los Angeles)
3.) Florida (St Petersburg, Orlando, Miami)
4.) Colorado
5.) Texas
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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California
Virginia
Florida
New York
Washington
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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States I've been to.

1) North Carolina - significant growth, not dominated by one major metro, diverse economy, diverse geography, wide variety of things to do.

2) Maine - I've only visited on vacation, but Portland was a terrific city for its size and the coastline, nature, food, are incredible.

3) Florida - it often gets a bad rap, but I've found the Tampa to Naples corridor lovely. Terrific nature not seen elsewhere in the country. Great weather all year round and sunshine to boot. Low taxes and pretty decent economy.

4) Michigan - extremely underrated state. Tons of natural beauty without a lot of crowds. Detroit suburbs are among the best in the Midwest.

5) South Carolina - Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston are all surprisingly diverse and urban. Wide variety of terrain, plants, and weather.
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