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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 01-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Location: IN
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Originally Posted by Newarkbomb View Post
Northern NY's weather gets reall cold, i would think colder than illinois.

but i would pick NY due to the vicinity of my home as it is and i would think it has more things to do than most of IL.

Though if it was between North IL or North NY.. i would pick North IL
The coldest climate in NY is in the Adriondacks with Saranac Lake being one of the coldest locations.

Old 01-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Location: NJ
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Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
See my editied post. There's not much difference in the three of those cities.
I was thinking more like snow, not temps in the case of Buffalo. Watertown is just freezing!
Old 10-08-2009, 04:48 AM
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Even though this is old, I feel like I should respond since I was born and raised in NY and now live in Chicago. First of all, I am going to compare the cities of Chicago IL and NYC, NY because I dont know the rest of IL as well as the downtown part of Chicago. Though I may be bias, I feel that NYC is better to live in than Chicago. Yes Chicago is cleaner and less crowded than NY, but i feel like NYC has more to offer than Chicago. Chicago does have things to do but NYC has a lot more I think when it comes to free events, giveaways and just free stuff in general. Also I prefer NYC because I feel like its more diverse. And to top it all off, there are so many homeless people in Chicago that bother you more than in NYC. And i think NYC is safer than Chicago (Chicago having the highest crime rate in America) due to more policing in NYC than in Chicago. Also traveling in NYC is sooooo much better than in Chicago. The trains are much more intricate in NYC that its easy to get to places as oppose to Chicago where its limited to the downtown area and varies outside of it.
Old 10-08-2009, 09:02 AM
Location: Chicago
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Ah, no, Chicago does not have the highest crime rate in America. Not even close.
Old 10-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Location: The land of Chicago
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:11 PM
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Default On the whole..

..I'd take New York State over Illinois ( nothing wrong with cornfields, though), but I'd take Chicago over NYC, by a slim margin. I think Chicago represents better family living than NYC, and the latter is probably more interesting to a single, 20-something person.
Old 10-08-2009, 02:43 PM
Location: The Misc
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I live in Chicago right now but If I had to move out of the city...I would probably go with NYState. Downstate IL is too boring for me...but then again I don't know how NY is..never been anywhere outside of NYC when I visited
Old 10-08-2009, 06:39 PM
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TIf you cut out Chicago and New York City from the equation, compare what you are left with - the cities, the physical beauty, the history, the recreational opportunities... In NY you can take your boat across the entire state on the canals, you can ski (in more than just a few places), fishing, hunting, mountain climbing, tremendous waterfalls of all kinds (not just Niagara), white water rafting, world class museums, amazing architecture, colonial and Revolutionary War history. Not trying to knock downstate Illinois (I have been there a few times - although not recently) but there seems just so much more to DO in NY State even if you don't go anywhere near NYC.

And if this is also true of Illinois, they need a better tourist promotion because unfortunately people just think Illinois is corn fields (which it isn't)
Old 10-08-2009, 06:47 PM
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Illinois, due to Chicago and its suburbs.
Old 10-08-2009, 08:39 PM
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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This is an old thread, and now would belong in the city vs city forum, but it does not meet the sticky guidelines for being specific enough now, so let's let it go as there have been similar threads to join.
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