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View Poll Results: What state in the U.S is the best?
Albama 0 0%
Alaska 4 1.61%
Arizona 4 1.61%
Arkansas 1 0.40%
California 58 23.29%
Colorado 6 2.41%
Connecticut 5 2.01%
Delaware 0 0%
Florida 8 3.21%
Georgia 5 2.01%
Hawaii 5 2.01%
Idaho 2 0.80%
Illinois 7 2.81%
Indiana 3 1.20%
Iowa 5 2.01%
Kansas 0 0%
Kentucky 1 0.40%
Louisiana 2 0.80%
Maine 1 0.40%
Maryland 6 2.41%
Massachusetts 3 1.20%
Michigan 5 2.01%
Minnesota 4 1.61%
Mississippi 3 1.20%
Missouri 12 4.82%
Montana 1 0.40%
Nebraska 2 0.80%
Nevada 2 0.80%
New Hampshire 0 0%
New Jersey 4 1.61%
New Mexico 2 0.80%
New York 11 4.42%
North Carolina 8 3.21%
North Dakota 3 1.20%
Ohio 5 2.01%
Oklahoma 2 0.80%
Oregon 9 3.61%
Pennsylvania 3 1.20%
Rhode Island 0 0%
South Carolina 2 0.80%
South Dakota 1 0.40%
Tennessee 9 3.61%
Texas 21 8.43%
Utah 0 0%
Vermont 1 0.40%
Virginia 2 0.80%
Washington 5 2.01%
West Virginia 0 0%
Wisconsin 2 0.80%
Wyoming 4 1.61%
Voters: 249. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-09-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Indiana By-far!
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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"best", as in regards to scenery and outdoor opps that I love [not including cost of living] - in rough order, many tied:

Missouri
California
Tennessee
Arkansas
Alabama [or, Albama]
Georgia
South Carolina
Wyoming
Nevada
Utah
Montana
North Carolina
South Dakota
Kentucky
Arizona
Indiana
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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I have lived or traveled through a few states. However, not enough to give a thorough opinion. My favorite place to live is:

Missouri. Has everything except the 2 oceans. But does have Lakes, hills, such a variety of wildlife, fauna, etc.
Tennessee tied w/Kentucky
California....which I loved, but my DH did not care for at all.
Georgia tied w/Alabama

Pennsylvania, western part. Laurel Mtns.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I didn't vote, because I haven't visited every state. How can I have an opinion if I haven't done my research properly? I do feel that California has an edge on things like natural scenery (although Alaska probably takes the prize for that!), diverse areas (deserts, forests, fertile valleys, etc.), and great weather along the coast. I love my home state for many reasons... but I'm still not going to vote until I spend some time in the other 49!
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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I was thinking the same exact thing. With a population approaching 40,000,000, it's no surprise whatsoever that CA likely has a hefty number of posters on this forum, hence its commanding lead.
Actually, the CA cities usually don't win in other polls.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I was thinking the same exact thing. With a population approaching 40,000,000, it's no surprise whatsoever that CA likely has a hefty number of posters on this forum, hence its commanding lead.
With Texas right behind it!
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: here and there
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I've only been to CA, AZ, UT, OR, WA, ID, WY, NY, and FL
My vote, out of those, goes to CA
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I live in SD
My personal favorite is CO
But the winner is CA

It just has everything... maybe even too much.
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
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Born and raised in No. California, lived in Missouri (twice), and Nevada. I have spent lots of time (months) in Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia, Arkansas, So. Texas, Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico.
While I love parts of No. California, and I love Santa Fe New Mexico, I have to vote for Missouri....especially SW MO...lakes, rivers, fishing, ball games, low cost of living, low crime, friendly folks, (and lots of ex-cali's)...
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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That is a tough one ... as WILWRADIO said it should be "favorite state" since as those Texans will sure say everything is bigger in Texas and Californians think they are a seperate country of Hollywood Republic. My favorite state is Colorado my home state, we got a lot to see as in the Rockies and a convenient city right near by of Denver with all the major sports team. I also love Tennessee, the Jazz/Blues of the Memphis, Country of Nashville and Bluegrass in Knoxville, a lot of culture not to forget great Southern folks and the scenary of that of the Smokey mountains. However my LEAST favorite state is perhaps that I might recommend as the "best" state per say in economic factors, 40 million people and growing can't be wrong, that of California.
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