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Old 01-02-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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California. To give you an example, when you're in one of it's big cities, you can be in a zip code of many different ethnic groups, then drive up to another zip code up the road and there's mostly a single ethnic group. The counties of the state are also very different, some are urban and ghetto and others are rural and almost all-white, etc. It depends on where you go. The scenery of the state is also very diverse, some places are ugly or very nice like the the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Sounds like New York too. Even in my city, you could be on the West side and east of Geddes St. is a the very diverse Near West side neighborhood which is 41% Black, 30% White, 26% Hispanic and 2% Native American with variation within all of those groups. West of Geddes, you have the very Irish Tipperary Hill neighborhood, with a small Ukrainian neighborhood in that neighborhood too. Just North of that you have a Polish neighborhood centered around Sacred Heart church. While there are some other groups, it is minimal in those neighborhoods. This is just for Syracuse's 13204 zip code, not even getting into NYC, Buffalo or the other major cities in NY State.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Because CA is so large it does have the most variety of any state in terms of scenery, cities, CLIMATES, etc.... You can have an area that receives as little as 3 inches of rain a year to areas that receive over 100 inches. It's amazing how quickly the climate changes from one place to another in a small area; it can be 100 degrees in one location then 20-30 miles away its 70 degrees. Also a lot of people forget about the Central Valley, which could mimic the midwest in the way it looks and all of the agriculture. A ton of diversity here mainly b/c of its size, location, and climate.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I didn't really read too deep into the OP's original post, but I'd have to say the states with the most varieties are:

1.CA
2.TX
3.NC
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Because CA is so large it does have the most variety of any state in terms of scenery, cities, CLIMATES, etc.... You can have an area that receives as little as 3 inches of rain a year to areas that receive over 100 inches. It's amazing how quickly the climate changes from one place to another in a small area; it can be 100 degrees in one location then 20-30 miles away its 70 degrees. Also a lot of people forget about the Central Valley, which could mimic the midwest in the way it looks and all of the agriculture. A ton of diversity here mainly b/c of its size, location, and climate.
I think climate might be the only thing California has on NY. I will say that the weather in the Downstate part of the state is more mild than the weather Upstate. On the flip side, we do get all 4 seasons, which, I'm not sure California gets.

We do have a strong agricultural base too. Apples, Dairy, Onions, Pears, Potatoes, Cherries, Plums, Cabbage, Maple Syrup and Grapes are plentiful here in Upstate NY, among other things. As are cattle and livestock.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL.
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California gets my vote. You can swim in the Pacific ocean, ski in the mountains, walk around in vast forests, go to the desert, be in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere then go to the middle of a sprawling city all in one weekend.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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California gets my vote. You can swim in the Pacific ocean, ski in the mountains, walk around in vast forests, go to the desert, be in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere then go to the middle of a sprawling city all in one weekend.
Forgot the desert. I guess that's the thing I'll give California over NY.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default California by a long shot

I would say in order:

1. California


2. Washington State
3. Texas
4. New York
5. Oregon
6. North Carolina
7. Pennsylvania
8. Virginia

Alaska should be on here I guess but I am not sure where.

3 smaller states also stand out - Cities, towns, farms, forests, mountains, islands and marshland.

1. Maryland
2. Massachusetts
3. New Jersey

Finally Hawaii may not be the most diverse state but is certainly diverse from all the rest!
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I don't think Florida has a lot of variety at all. Arizona does to some extent (when it comes to weather) but it doesn't offer a vibrant, large urban city (sorry, Phoenix doesn't cut it). California, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and New Jersey come to mind.


er, ok. Variety of weather?? How about scenery? BTW, Phoenix is a vibrant large city; it just isn't urban (compared to most). Have you even been to Arizona?
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I think NY and CA the most.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I would say in order:

1. California


2. Washington State
3. Texas
4. New York
5. Oregon
6. North Carolina
7. Pennsylvania
8. Virginia

Alaska should be on here I guess but I am not sure where.

3 smaller states also stand out - Cities, towns, farms, forests, mountains, islands and marshland.

1. Maryland
2. Massachusetts
3. New Jersey

Finally Hawaii may not be the most diverse state but is certainly diverse from all the rest!
Washington State???
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