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Old 10-26-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Out of these three States where would you line them up in regards to:
Outdoor opitions (Hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and so forth)
Brst access to lakes and oceans
Access to higher education and has the lowest tuition
Abundance of Government and Medical Jobs
Diverse in regards to Religious beliefs
Lowest taxes
Lowest home values

How would you rank these 3 States
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Out of these three States where would you line them up in regards to:
Outdoor opitions (Hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and so forth)
Brst access to lakes and oceans
Access to higher education and has the lowest tuition
Abundance of Government and Medical Jobs
Diverse in regards to Religious beliefs
Lowest taxes
Lowest home values

How would you rank these 3 States
TOTAL guess without looking anything up.

Outdoor Options:
New York / Maine
Texas

Best Access to Lakes and Oceans
New York
Maine
Texas

Access to higher education and has the lowest tuition
New York
Not sure - Does Maine include nearby states?

Abundance of Government and Medical Jobs
New York (especially government)
Texas
Maine

Diverse in regards to religious beliefs
New York
Texas
Maine

Lowest Taxes
Texas
Maine
New York

Lowest Home Values
Texas
Maine
New York
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Outdoor Options:
Maine
New York
Texas

Best Access to Lakes and Oceans
Maine (lakes are everywhere and the coastline is the longest because it's so jagged)
New York
Texas

Access to higher education and has the lowest tuition
Texas/New York
Maine (mostly small colleges, private will be expensive)

Abundance of Government and Medical Jobs
Texas/New York
Maine (Jobs of any kind are hard to come by)

Diverse in regards to religious beliefs
Texas/New York
Maine (1. Mainline protestants, 2. Evangelical Christians, 3. Catholics, you will not find many Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists or Jains)

Lowest Taxes
Texas
Maine
New York

Lowest Home Values
Maine (there are many cheap houses, bring your tool box)
Texas
New York
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Texas is a huge state. The outdoor activities in Texas are much more varied than the other two states. I'm curious as to why you chose those two states to be compared to Texas.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Texas is a huge state. The outdoor activities in Texas are much more varied than the other two states. I'm curious as to why you chose those two states to be compared to Texas.
This can be considered for NY as well in terms of home value, as the cost of living within the state varies greatly due to the range of median home prices.

https://www.nahb.org/-/media/Sites/N...6920038ACA7511

Source: https://www.nahb.org/en/research/hou...ity-index.aspx
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Best Access to Lakes and Oceans
Maine (lakes are everywhere and the coastline is the longest because it's so jagged)
New York
Texas
Maine has 2,677 lakes (+ about 1,000 smaller lakes and ponds) and 31,752 miles of river.

New York has 7,600 lakes (+ Lake Ontario and an unknown number of smaller lakes and ponds) and over 70,000 miles of river.

On the matter of coastline, while New York has some superlative beaches and beautiful coastline, Maine really takes the cake. The Maine coast is justifiably famous.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Outdoor Options:
Maine
New York
Texas

Best Access to Lakes and Oceans
Maine (lakes are everywhere and the coastline is the longest because it's so jagged)
New York
Texas
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Maine has 2,677 lakes (+ about 1,000 smaller lakes and ponds) and 31,752 miles of river.

New York has 7,600 lakes (+ Lake Ontario and an unknown number of smaller lakes and ponds) and over 70,000 miles of river.

On the matter of coastline, while New York has some superlative beaches and beautiful coastline, Maine really takes the cake. The Maine coast is justifiably famous.
If we are talking about scenery then I would it give it to the Maine marine coastline over New York (and Texas). However, when it comes to best ACCESS to Lake and Oceans, I think the New York coastline blows the Maine coastline, pardon the pun, out of the water. My guess is that both New York and Texas have better public access to the coastline.

This is because while I am not sure about Maine, I believe I read somewhere that the public has the right to the beaches in Texas. And New York State simply has one of the largest public park systems in the nation, including beaches here on Long Island.
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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If we are talking about scenery then I would it give it to the Maine marine coastline over New York (and Texas). However, when it comes to best ACCESS to Lake and Oceans, I think the New York coastline blows the Maine coastline, pardon the pun, out of the water. My guess is that both New York and Texas have better public access to the coastline.

This is because while I am not sure about Maine, I believe I read somewhere that the public has the right to the beaches in Texas. And New York State simply has one of the largest public park systems in the nation, including beaches here on Long Island.
Just to add, you can find lakeside beaches on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain and Oneida Lake, among others. So, a good portion of the population in NY State has pretty easy access to beaches/water.
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: DC metropolitan area
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How would you rank these 3 States
TEXAS
I love the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) for birds. There are more recorded species in the southernmost point of Texas than in the whole of New York or Maine. Texas has the most beach (my favorite is South Padre Island), but has no natural lakes. Texas also has very good public universities (not sure about cost). No income tax! Homes are cheap in the LRGV.

NEW YORK
New York is a big government state... so more government jobs there. I really like the Lake Champlain area. Homes are cheap up that way. The Adirondacks are also scenic. Highest overall in taxes by far.

MAINE
Maine has lots of rocky coast along with good lobstah. Once you get outside of the southern coastal region... say north of Brunswick/Freeport... home prices can be very affordable. Lots of small and medium sized lakes. Lots of mountains. A very beautiful state.

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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In regards to colleges, in New York State if your family makes less than $120,000/yr you can go to SUNY or CUNY colleges tuition free (the state pays your tuition). The catch is you have to be enrolled full time and you have to stay in NYS after graduation for the same amount of years that the state paid for you (some exceptions apply, such as going to grad school, etc).
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