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View Poll Results: Favourite State
Alabama/Alaska/Arizona/Arkansas 3 4.29%
California 13 18.57%
Calorado/Connecticut 6 8.57%
Delaware/District of Columbia 0 0%
Florida 2 2.86%
Georgia 0 0%
Hawaii 1 1.43%
Indiana/Illinois/Iowa/Idaho 3 4.29%
Kannsas/Kentucky 0 0%
Louisaiana 1 1.43%
Minnesota 3 4.29%
Maine 0 0%
Michigan 2 2.86%
Montana 1 1.43%
Maryland 1 1.43%
Massachusets 1 1.43%
Nevada 1 1.43%
Nebraska 1 1.43%
New York 6 8.57%
New Mexico 3 4.29%
New Hampshire 1 1.43%
New Jersey 0 0%
Oregon 1 1.43%
Oklahoma 2 2.86%
Ohio 3 4.29%
Pennsylvannia 3 4.29%
Rhode Island 0 0%
Tennessee/Texas 6 8.57%
Utah 2 2.86%
Other (Please Specify Below) 12 17.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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How could no one have voted for NJ? lol

Now I know we take a lot of heat here in the good old Garden State for our high property prices and traffic filled road ways, but there are a few good reaons why some of us live here:

- You can be at the beach, a farm, city or suburbs all within 40 minutes of each other (that's just a nice variety to have).

- We have four seasons.

- Despite what people think, it really is the garden state. Unless you live with in 20 miles of Philly or NYC or on the beach itself, you probably live pretty close to farm land or a forrest.

- You can live out in the quite and still have a decent ride to NYC or Philly, two cities that offer great dining, education, culture, history and entertainment.

Like every place else, we do have some problems, but over all a pretty neat place that has some how received a bad reputation in the media.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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This is really really hard.

I think I'd just have to say favorite region and spring for the Southeast.

Great smelling flowers and trees ranging from pines to magnolias and palmettos.

The cities are historic and laid back with the exception of Atlanta.

The states I include are Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Parts of Louisiana are pretty and I love the food and some of the historic culture but frankly the economic and crime related problems of that state bar it from the list. Tennessee is nice too but frankly too Northern to be called Deep South cold and rainy in the winter there IMO.

The Deep South has a reasonable cost of living, friendly people, rational conservative politics, and a growing, attractive economy. Its a great place to raise a family or just live, play, and work. Yes its hot and humid for a long time in the summer. The kind of heat and humidity you will get up north but it just lasts longer. Unlike -5 cold winter, your electricity bills will be much cheaper than the heating bill, you shovel no snow, your car will always start, you can use air conditioning or jump in a nice cool pool or stream, and the nights are always perfect. Well then again i like nice hot summer nights. Most people who complain about the heat and humidity are going to be in their office from monday-friday or what have you, a/c car, a/c supermarket. Sports are playable in the heat and humidity unlike in -5 degree weather. Yeah thats great for a baseball game. Get a pool, a/c, and cold drinks. In winter I can do nothing but put on 10 layers of clothing, which is a damn chore, get up early and shovel snow, and not want tso go anywhere because its a chore in the north.

Regardless, the main reasons why the states that make up the Deep or Old South are the best states are the climate and scenic beauty, the rich cultural, culinary, and musical history, morals and values, strong job base, affordable cost of living, and laid back/more tranquil pace. I will know in a couple weeks which state I will be calling favorite depending where I get into law school but these four are my vote.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: VA
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Default The best State is where friends and family love you (and live)

Of course the best State is a place where you are given love and friendship by people who live nearby. I would rather live in the worst state with people who love me nearby than the place with the best quality of life indicator but I am all alone.
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