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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%
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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Whereas without NYC New York is West Virginia.
NY reminds me more of Michigan actually for some reason

 
Old 12-24-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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But even if NYC wasn't in NY, you would have about a 200 mile radius of suburban sprawl. Don't really have that in either Michigan or West Virginia.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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New York hand down.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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But even if NYC wasn't in NY, you would have about a 200 mile radius of suburban sprawl. Don't really have that in either Michigan or West Virginia.
Detroit has a lot of sprawl. NY reminds me of Michigan because of its dying cities but the states are very beautiful imo
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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Detroit has a lot of sprawl. NY reminds me of Michigan because of its dying cities but the states are very beautiful imo
As a person that went to college in Michigan for a few years and being from NY, I can see that. I think the difference is that Michigan put too much of it's economy on the Auto industry, whereas NY is more diversified in terms of it's economy. Also, NY is a bit more "liberal" and integrated than Michigan, among other things. They both have similar scenery, except NY has mountains and various bodies of water to enjoy.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Detroit has a lot of sprawl. NY reminds me of Michigan because of its dying cities but the states are very beautiful imo
Actually Grand Rapids has been either growing slightly or has held steady for decades now. Ann Arbor has been growing too. In NY, the only cities I can think of that are growing are smaller cities in Ithaca and Saratoga Springs.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
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It definitley depends where in NY or IL you are going to be living.
I'd take:
Westchester County, NY over East St. Louis
Chicago over the south Bronx
Manhattan over Westside Chicago
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Never been to IL, so it's NYS. I'm sure IL is nice, but it just seem that it is too far away from everything.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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If I lived in Illinois I could still go to Cardinals games.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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NY reminds me more of Michigan actually for some reason
Similar accents maybe, at least west of Syracuse. But otherwise the Appalachian culture in New York is only a couple steps removed from that of WV.
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