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Old 02-10-2007, 08:04 AM
Location: Midwest
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I'd say PA, even though I don't live there "yet". I've drove thru there many times and the people I have encountered where always friendly and helpful.

I'm originally from NY and now living in KS........
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:12 AM
Location: Richmond
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Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
Virginia gets my vote, if Fairfax Co, Loudoun Co, Alexandria, and Arlington can be cut off. The rest of the state has most of the things mentioned in the op.
I agree. Its too bad that part of the state is no longer really Virginia. It used to be right nice.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:29 AM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Alaska. The temps are cold, but some people (like me) prefer that. It will never become overcrowded, crime is low, scenery is best in the states, a general quality of life there seems to be world class from what Ive read/seen.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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Smile Best State

bmurphy and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,

I live in Connecticut but spend weekends in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is a special place and has great people, recreational activities and history.

That being said, my father is from Wilkes-Barre and many of my relatives live there. My aunt's nephew is the mayor of Wilkes-Barre and I have been following all the exciting things that have been taking place in your community. My great aunt was the dean of Misecordia College and I recently enjoyed visiting the area and meeting all the helpful people. I plan to visit Wilkes-Barre in the near future and look forward to going to a hockey or arena football game at your wonderful arena.

I wish that my hometown of Bristol, CT could experience the same type of rebirth that your community is experiencing.

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Old 02-11-2007, 10:39 PM
Location: Florida
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Except if you're looking to homeschool. PA has some of the worst homeschooling laws and regulations, and has it's share of "going after" homeschoolers.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:35 PM
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PA is berautiful, no doubt. I just moved from MA to TX last year. Everyone said I was crazy because it is "so hot." I need to say that for me, having hot summer days is way better than long, cold, winters. Property taxes would be my only complaint. Everything else is so much cheaper down here, though. CUlture and the arts? Well, it's her ebut you just have to look a little harder to find it. Just north of San ANtonio is the Hill Country which is just beautiful. There's plenty of nice litle towns and any one of three other major cities is anywhere between 1 - 4 hours away. The coast is just 2 hours away too! If you live in the north side of San ANtonio, you won't have much crime either.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:03 AM
Location: FL
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(And if you don't agree we don't need to hear a thousand negative posts of why you don't - as Archie Bunker would say, "STIFLE!!!" )

THEE BEST WEATHER!!! (read above statement again )
MANY different naturescapes - forest, wetlands, scrub, marsh. swamp. beach
DIVERSITY! We got it ALL baby! You name it, we got it! People from every state, people from every country, big time rednecks, big time rich folk, lots of gays, jews, freakies, normals - EVERYTHING!!!
And this state is SO big - I look forward to exploring it ALL!!!
AND we have the best grapefruit!!! (And orange juice!)
We can grow all kinds of tropical fruit trees down south or
we can have woods and hills and pure white sand beaches up north!
(Yeah, yeah, no mountains. They're beautiful but overrated And you can always visit them - in the summer - and it's STILL too dang cold at night! )
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedyAZ View Post
Actually it isn't. It isn't even in the top 10 according to Sperling. Tuscon is the worst city for crime then Memphis and Miami. Houston is pretty far down on the list, it's a fairly safe city. The weather isn't horrible (if you want extreme heat try Phoenix in the summer). Houston is the only city with a substantial amount of humidity.
Dallas has been tops in the nation 4 out of the last 5 years. I posted links in another thread, not in the mood to look for them. Here's an older quick local link showing that we were tops
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:07 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Not according to Sperling, it lists the top large cities in the nation for crime as:

Little Rock

Dallas doesn't even make the top 5 list...

Last edited by Yac; 11-02-2007 at 04:18 AM..
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:49 AM
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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I would not live anywhere with a high crime index of over 400-450 so most of the big cities in any state is out. I also dont really like the problems like traffic and pollution that big cities have.

I havent been to many states so its hard to say but theres alot I like about WV, PA and OH. Affordable, reasonably priced houses is the biggest reason
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