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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 03-07-2007, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, England
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What's the best State to live in and why?
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Economy aside (no place is perfect), personally I think Ohio is the best state. I lived in Columbus and love the urbanity and affordability of the entire state also if you want to explore other medium sized cities they have one a few hours away.

Its a close tie between that and Colorado for me, but Ohio wins out.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Why is Illinois grouped with Iowa and Idaho? I can't even vote now, lol
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, England
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Why is Illinois grouped with Iowa and Idaho? I can't even vote now, lol
yer sorry itz because i can only add 30 options so i cudnt give them all 1 each so i just put some 2gether. select other if you feel it is right and then say which one's ya fav.
sorry
Rach
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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PA is truly one of the most diverse states in the nation, as far as geography, climate, and social issues are concerned. The Appalachian Mountains tend to divide the state into an East/West affilliation, with the east being decidedly East Coast and more fast-paced (Philly, Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Reading, Harrisburg, etc.) and the west being more of a laid-back midwestern atmosphere (Erie, Altoona, Johnstown, Clarion, Pittsburgh, etc.) State College, from which I just returned from a visit, sits right in the center of the state and is a blissful compromise of midwestern hospitality and relaxation and east coast chic. People in various portions of the state have their own accents and dialects---from saying "pop" instead of "soda" in Pittsburgh to saying "two, tree, four..." in Scranton to saying "Yo Adrian!" in South Philly! LOL! Our state offers something for everyone from world-class urban living options in Center City Philly to the Lake Erie beaches to Victorian architecture in Scranton. I know you could make this "diverse" argument for most states in the union, but other than, per se, California or New York, PA is the state that best exemplifies such drastic extremes that are all living harmoniously.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Personally I've only lived in one. I'm sure every state has its own wonderful personality and speciallness about it. It's kinda like comparing apples to oranges to bananas! They're all delicious!!
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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South Carolina

great well mannered people, friendly and beautiful cities and countryside
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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How can you place Alaska with any others on your poll? And there is not enough room here to explain why it's the best place to live!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Well it has to be Ohio. I already voted with my feet. Could have gone anywhere in the World.

A mix of living conditions. One of the few states where the local government will be half way reasonable, no real major disasters to wipe you out if you avoid flood plain areas. State is not dominated by one region or city or interest group. Good road system. Usually the rules and regs will make sense. Well located to go most other places. Can usually find a good place to call home.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: DFW area
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Rank Tennessee/Texas in the top 8 definately.
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