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Old 09-03-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: IN
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Happiest: New Hampshire, NW Indiana

Least Happy: Kansas City, and Kansas

I did not care for the people in Kansas City for the most part. Many seemed to have a lot of judgemental ideas regarding many issues, and were not too friendly. I also did not care for the "sunbelt style" plastic fake people either.

I liked New Hampshire and NW Indiana the best due to great scenery, jobs, lakes, and proximity to larger urban areas The people in these locations tend to be friendly, helpful, and reserved.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I've been happy everywhere, because I got it like that.

Happiest: Dallas,Texas!

Least happy: Las Vegas (assigned there 18 mos)

Yep, people are so unhappy in Texas our population just keeps growing and growing and growing....
Completely agree, I am extremely happy here in Texas (Houston) lots to do, worldclass culture and activities, the hottest girls (Texas in general) and friendly people. I was also very happy living in NY state. the one drawback with NY for me was the job situation

Least favorite was California, lived in SD and was kind of bored there, lots of druggies and dirtbags, although it was Pacific Beach I lived in and I might have liked it better in a different neighborhood
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Happiest: Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Most unhappy: California
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Happiest: MN & NY
Unhappiest: FL
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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I moved to Kansas City, Mo. early last year after living most of my life in Central New York. Missouri is OK, but I REALLY miss Upstate New York. The people are friendlier, and it's a far more beautiful state than any I've seen. I love the proximity to several major cities, Canada, and New England states. Will move back with my wife in a couple of years.
I know what you mean. I'm originally from NYS, too, and I didn't really appreciate its natural beauty until I moved to 4 subsequent states. I do think the fact that it was "home" may have colored my perception.

When I lived in Iowa I knew people from small towns that had atrocious architecture, miles of nothing but cornfields in every direction, land flat as a pancake, no place to shop but WalMart, no place to eat but Hardee's, the whole place smelling like manure, and they thought it was the most beautiful place in the world (because it was home). I can respect that: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They wouldn't have thought much of my rust Belt home town, either.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I grew up in CT and couldn't wait to leave. I lived right outside of Fairfield County and it was just getting too built up for me. There were very few parks and very little preserved land. Plus, I could have never afforded to buy a place in that area. Those are the main reasons I moved.

I'm now in Colorado an hour west of Denver and I love it. I love all of the open space and am constantly amazed at how many parks there are within a 30 minute drive. Denver is a nice easy city to navigate, and it has just about everything I could want in a city.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Clifton, NJ = MISERABLE
Nashville, TN = HAPPY
Murfreesboro, TN = ECSTATIC
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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I've been happy everywhere, because I got it like that.

Happiest: Dallas,Texas!

Least happy: Las Vegas (assigned there 18 mos)

Yep, people are so unhappy in Texas our population just keeps growing and growing and growing....
The people who move into Texas fall into three categories:

1. People who move into Texas and like it.

2. Illegal immigrants because Texas is very welcoming of illegal immigrants.

3. People like me and other posters who didn't like Texas. We originally went there thinking we'd be in for a pleasant surprise but we got a horribly rude awakening instead.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Default I agree!

I agree with What's post. #3, hit the nail on the head.
Your #3 reason for people who move to Texas fits me and my situation perfectly. My kids love it here, and when I leave, my oldest wants to move to another part of Texas for school, God bless him.
I have never been more held down culturally, financially, and all things in between, than I been since I have been here.
Being educated, military-trained, and a few other things, has not worked in my favor.
I am in Corpus Christi, and I have not been able to fit in with the good ol boys, or the women, out in the workplace, nor have I been able to dummy down enough for the locals, and the military wife crowd...well, that is just boring. Before anyone yells, I was a soldier, and I was a wife, so I can call it as I see it.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: New York
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I am very happy in Texas, but I was extremely unhappy in Florida and Ohio
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