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View Poll Results: Which state is best to live in, America?
Illinois 44 67.69%
Arizona 21 32.31%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-23-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Illinois because of Chicago. Arizona doesn't appeal.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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hehe...I know those Chicago summers well...

I guess what you're saying is your crack pipe is usually frozen??
For 3 months of the year. But hey, in AZ you dont even need a lighter to ignite your crack, just put your head out the window and VOILA! Instant flames!
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Illinois wins here, but I do like Arizona for alot of things too. Tucson, Flagstaff, The Grand Canyon and the mountains are very nice. Phoenix, Scottsdale Mesa are not nice. Illinois has Chicago, beautiful Lake Michigan, wonderful topography in the Northwest part of the state and 4 seasons. Can't think of any real negatives for Illinois except maybe that it democrat?
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Arizona the arid zone.. eekkk

Illinois RECKS all over Arizona any day.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:39 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I lived in Illinois for seven years. Just as vegaspilgrim learned to love AZ, I learned to love IL. I absolutely loved the cold, cold winters (way colder than CO, vegas). I loved the cornfields swaying in the breezes. So I'd say Illiniois. Never lived in AZ, though I have visited.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: North Jersey, NJ
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I never been to IL or AZ, and won't settle there anyway
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Arizona the arid zone.. eekkk

Illinois RECKS all over Arizona any day.
No offense bradly, but do you realize how stupid that sounds considering that you live in New Mexico which shares pretty much the same physical characteristics as Arizona? I love both states, but Arizona is arguably a notch or two more scenic than even New Mexico, which is pretty good too.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Ok bi@atchez, it's time for a good ol fashion wild western showdown (all pictures taken by me within the last year and half):








(Mt Lemmon, the southernmost ski area in North America, just 30 minutes up the catalina highway from Tucson btw)










(Hoover dam bridge, under construction)








(This was last year in Phoenix after an incredible winter rain season)









Winner: Arizona.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Definitely AZ.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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No offense bradly, but do you realize how stupid that sounds considering that you live in New Mexico which shares pretty much the same physical characteristics as Arizona? I love both states, but Arizona is arguably a notch or two more scenic than even New Mexico, which is pretty good too.

Well they are two VERY different states, first off we dont have ugly sprawl like arizona, were a democrat state!, its hotter than hell there, and the only great big wow about arizona is probably the grand canyon, you lived in New Mexico, honesly compare NM to AZ, i dont think anyone whom has been to both can say they like arizona more..half of the people that live there are rude, and most arent even from there. So sure, maybe a few but there is even a difference when it come to seasons, we have all 4, sometimes all 4 in a day. Arizona is mostly desert, i went to ASU for about a year and a half thats a great school probably one of the onlt things i like about arizona.
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