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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 06-27-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Upstate New York is so beautiful. Mountains, lakes, rivers. I'm sorry, but Illinois doesn't have anything in its rural areas that can possibly compare.

And as for cities, while I love Chicago, it can't hold a candle to the capital of the world, New York City.

You know, I've heard that NY has beautiful countryside but it's funny how you always think (or at least I do!) of NY being all city...I guess because NYC is bigger than life!

 
Old 06-27-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: North BX
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Illinois



New York




ill take NY any day
 
Old 06-27-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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ROFL, well seeing that picture reminds me that my kids nicknamed Illinois as the "state of corn" on our drive to Chicago,lol...they were quite bored!
 
Old 06-27-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: moving again
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New York. Outside of Chicago, Illinois is.....well....nothing from my experience, although Springfield was an okay city. at least outside New York City, theres lots of skiing and recreation. theres also Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, etc
 
Old 06-27-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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You know, I've heard that NY has beautiful countryside but it's funny how you always think (or at least I do!) of NY being all city...I guess because NYC is bigger than life!
That's so true. If I hadn't actually been there to see upstate NY for myself, I probably would've thought the same thing.

For kicks, here are some pics of upstate NY I found at Google Images. If Illinois has anything similar, I'd love to see it.

Lake Placid:

http://www.iloveny.com/Images/Regions/large/large_LakePlacid_Aerial.jpg (broken link)

the Finger Lakes region:



Winter in the Catskills:



Fall in the Adirondacks:



Lake Champlain (shared with Vermont):



Hudson River Valley:



US Military Academy (West Point):

http://www.louisberger.com/berger/world/2006q3/west_point.jpg (broken link)

Thousand Islands (shared with Ontario):


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Old 06-27-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: North BX
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lol illinois/chicago sucks ahha
 
Old 06-27-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Actually alot of my ancestors from France then Quebec ended up settling around Lake Champlain. I would like to visit someday
 
Old 06-27-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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lol illinois/chicago sucks ahha
no, no it doesn't (well at least imo)
 
Old 06-27-2008, 09:30 PM
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Images of Illinois

Here are some neat pictures of Illinois. I'm still thinking. Have lived in both. Liked different things about both.
 
Old 06-27-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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New York

Real beaches
Real mountains
Close to other important cities
More temperate climate than much of Illinois (fewer tornadoes, extreme heat events, less variation from extreme heat in the summer to bitter cold in the winter, fewer floods).
More highly respected institutes of higher education
Borders Canada
Bigger city, more opportunity
Generally less grating accents (Illinois goes from Great Lakes accents around Chicago to Southern accents around Cairo and Carbondale)
Better food (Yes, pizza too)
Higher international presence
Higher pay
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