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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, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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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

The suburbs don't spread out nearly as much as NYC's though.

 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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NY state is so diverse. There's a night and day difference between southern NY and northern NY. Not so much with the weather (though it's generally like 10-15 degrees warmer here in southern NY), but the culture is way different. Kind of like how north FL and south Fl are so diverse. Don't really have that with Illinois.
Are you frickin kidding me????? No cultural differences between southern IL and northern IL? LMBO Riiiiiiiight. Come visit IL before you make such ignorant statements, mmmkay?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Are you frickin kidding me????? No cultural differences between southern IL and northern IL? LMBO Riiiiiiiight. Come visit IL before you make such ignorant statements, mmmkay?

I have. Why don't you try to make a post where you aren't rolling your eyes and insulting someone's opinions?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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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.
Huh? Where did you get that from? There isn't anything that is similar to Wv in NY. If you are going by a map that stated that the Southern Tier is a part of Appalachia, it is only that way in terms of topography. Trust me, it's not even close. I don't think Appalachia when I go to Ithaca, Elmira, Corning, Binghamton or in regards to other communities in the Southern Tier of NY.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Also, Southern Illinois might be more like WV than that part of NY.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I lived in the Chicago area and loved it, except for my daily commute.
Lived in NJ for 10 years, not NY.
My preference would be NY as long as it would not be NYC. Since it would be close to family.
Both states are tax hells though in regard to property and sales taxes though.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
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Are you frickin kidding me????? No cultural differences between southern IL and northern IL? LMBO Riiiiiiiight. Come visit IL before you make such ignorant statements, mmmkay?
Haha I'm gonna have to agree with you, there is a huge difference between Chicagoland and downstate.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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NY state is so diverse. There's a night and day difference between southern NY and northern NY. Not so much with the weather (though it's generally like 10-15 degrees warmer here in southern NY), but the culture is way different. Kind of like how north FL and south Fl are so diverse. Don't really have that with Illinois.
North IL and Southern IL culture are WAY different. Northern IL is highly industrailaized and the people who live there reflect the cultures of the Great Lakes areas of the country, + many more recent immigrants from other parts of the world. Southern IL is much more southern in ancestry and religion and its economy is dominated not by industry, but by agriculture (including cotton farming!), with some remnants of the coal industry. You could even make an arguement that Central IL is different from the other 2 regions.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Whereas without NYC New York is West Virginia.
Oh, stop it. Upstate NY is much more urbanized, has several cities bigger than WV's biggest, has a greater diversity of population, better educational institutions, etc.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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NY reminds me more of Michigan actually for some reason
Being originally from NY, MI reminds me of NY, too. And so does WI.
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