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View Poll Results: Which state would you rather live in, Illinois or New York
Illinois 51 31.29%
New York 112 68.71%
Voters: 163. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I live in Illinois and love Chicago. I love New York City on a similar level. But if I were forced to live in either state outside of Chicago and New York City, I'd pick the state of New York. It's just a more interesting place, as far as I'm concerned. I think I'd shoot myself within a matter of months if I lived "downstate" in Illinois.
LOL...I completely agree. NY State is extremely interesting, with a ton of cool cities and towns. The geography can be beautiful. Huge downside is it is freakin' COLD in winter, but so is Illinois.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Rachael, you don't get out much, do you? To people from NYC, EVERYONE who is not from NYC is a hick!

lol I've traveled more than anyone I've known. I went to Maine and upstate NY for college, played college hockey all over the country, as well as when I played hockey in high school.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Cortland is somewhat "hick". It's a "city" of 18,000 that is pretty much surrounded by rural scenery. Except for Homer just north of it and a few suburban areas just outside of city limits, it is pretty "country".
 
Old 12-30-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Old 12-31-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Cities: Chicago over NYC in a heartbeat!

States: Upstate over Downstate in a heartbeat!

NYS has breathtaking green hills (not that fake green in the chaparral of the Hollywood Hills but then it's the West and it gives me a semblance of home back east unlike Vegas brown with no end) with ice blue lakes and quaint towns.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Being originally from NY, MI reminds me of NY, too. And so does WI.
Yeah me too - Wisconsin, New York and Michigan are very similar in alot of ways. Just off the bat -they are the same distance north (and can have horrible winters lol). All 3 border at least 2 Great lakes plus have a ton of smaller lakes and ponds left over from the glaciers. Dairy farming is big in all 3 states, there is a huge amount of forests and all three have set aside large areas of land for parks and conservation. Michigan may have more great lake area, New York may have more skiing & whitewater rafting and Wisconsin is less crowded and hectic but basically all three are great vacation areas.

The kind of place that someone from Illinois might want to take a vacation to!
 
Old 01-03-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah me too - Wisconsin, New York and Michigan are very similar in alot of ways. Just off the bat -they are the same distance north (and can have horrible winters lol). All 3 border at least 2 Great lakes plus have a ton of smaller lakes and ponds left over from the glaciers. Dairy farming is big in all 3 states, there is a huge amount of forests and all three have set aside large areas of land for parks and conservation. Michigan may have more great lake area, New York may have more skiing & whitewater rafting and Wisconsin is less crowded and hectic but basically all three are great vacation areas.

The kind of place that someone from Illinois might want to take a vacation to!
There's really no "might want to" about it. Michigan and especially Wisconsin get overrun with Chicago-area vacationers every holiday weekend and a lot of us have weekend/summer homes in either state.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lets see I love the Cubs, Bears and Black Hawks...
other than that New York in a New York minute.
The Proximity to Boston. Philly and D.C. beats
the hell out of Milwaukee, Indy and St. Louis.
Topography beats (yawn) Illinois. I also prefer
a can do attitude as opposed to a defensive one.
I guess I'm more of a " Seinfeld " guy than
a " According to Jim " guy.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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There's really no "might want to" about it. Michigan and especially Wisconsin get overrun with Chicago-area vacationers every holiday weekend and a lot of us have weekend/summer homes in either state.
Yeah I suppose they would like upstate NY than also if it was closer. We do get some people from Ohio and Ontario skiing in western NY.

But anyhow I said "might want to" because some people rather burn on a Yucatan beach than visit a nearby forested Wisconsin lake LOL! Oh well to each his own.
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