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Old 10-07-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If you were leaving the state you live in now and only had bordering states to choose from to move to which would you choose and why?
I live in Maryland near DC. It is important for me, at this point in my life, to live in an area with good schools for my children. I have a number of places to choose from in the western part of my county. I also intend to enroll my children in a good state flagship university which gives the biggest bang for the buck.

Virginia would be the obvious choice if I were to move to an adjacent state. It has a lot of communities in good school districts. I also like many of the Pennsylvania suburbs of Philadelphia for the same reason.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:06 AM
 
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I'm in Iowa and would pick Wisconsin, hands down. I like the culture, the cities, and the outdoor recreation opportunities.

Minnesota is fairly nice, and the Twin Cities have great amenities, but the people are pricks and the weather is even worse than Iowa.

Nebraska is a lot like Iowa but even more conservative.

Missouri is my second choice. I like the cities and the Ozarks a lot, but I give Wisconsin a slight edge on people.

Illinois is a lot like Iowa with a massive metro area. Not a fan of Chicagoloand folks as much, but could get used to amenities.

South Dakota is probably 3rd choice. The Black Hills are cool.

I could realistically live and be happy in any neighboring state.
You have some good states to choose from...Illinois (Chicago), Wisconsin ( Madison, Milwaukee, etc), Minnesota (MSP)...I wouldn't care for Nebraska, South Dakota or Missouri..

In my area, the question would be choosing Maine or Vermont; I think I'd bypass New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut; New York has some possibilities..
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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You have some good states to choose from...Illinois (Chicago), Wisconsin ( Madison, Milwaukee, etc), Minnesota (MSP)...I wouldn't care for Nebraska, South Dakota or Missouri..

In my area, the question would be choosing Maine or Vermont; I think I'd bypass New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut; New York has some possibilities..
Missouri is underrated. The rural areas in a lot of the state are pretty bad, but I enjoy KC and StL as much as any of the cities you mentioned, and the Ozarks are more rugged than anything in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Minnesota.

A lot of it is personal preference kind of stuff too, but Missouri has some cool things going on.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:20 AM
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Tough choose between Oklahoma & New Mexico.
The Santa Fe / Taos region of New Mexico is very appealing, but it wouldn't be enough to convince me to move to New Mexico.
Somewhere near the Elk City region of Oklahoma would be the winner.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I've got good options. I would be happy to be in the Twin Cities, Chicago, or the Traverse City area.

Any state that borders WI except Iowa.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:58 AM
 
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I’d Choose Wisconsin. Every time I’m there it seems like one of the best run states in the country. Infrastructure is pretty top notch, and the cities even the small ones seem pretty well taken care of.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in Tennessee.

Probably NC. I love the Raleigh area, and Charlotte is close to a lot of good things. NC has mountains and beaches.

I'd consider VA and parts of KY. I love Louisville.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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I live in New York currently and would choose Pennsylvania.

PA is similar to New York in many ways with regards to its geographic size, geographic landscape, standout flagship city/metro and many noteworthy smaller cities/metros scattered throughout the state.

I like that PA has more temperate weather for the most part and is a little more geographically centered with respect to the rest of the country.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I live in MD now, Iíd choose Delaware.

When I lived in MA then next state I would chose would probably be CT because I went to school in Hartford and itís nearer my brother in NYC.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Boston
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You have some good states to choose from...Illinois (Chicago), Wisconsin ( Madison, Milwaukee, etc), Minnesota (MSP)...I wouldn't care for Nebraska, South Dakota or Missouri..

In my area, the question would be choosing Maine or Vermont; I think I'd bypass New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut; New York has some possibilities..
Maine doesnít border MA though
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