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Old 12-22-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I agree with Maine doing well on this list. I went to college in Maine, and everyone was pretty happy and friendly up there. No one ever complained about the snow or cold ... what a shock, because I thought most people hated the cold according to those on CD.
I admit that housing prices and land prices around here have not changed a bit since I moved here in 2005.

2bdrm homes still start at $30k, and land still starts at $300/acre; just like it was 4 years ago.

I see families getting by and some prospering on minimum-wage jobs.


 
Old 12-22-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default You forgot 2 important things

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Wow, this list is almost nightmarish. Some I can agree with being high on the list, like maybe Tennesee, but NY in last place?!

Also Florida, all the way up there? The State with the second highest divorce rate in the country, and the third worst education system, aka hell for the children?

Maybe they were surveying all the half-dead 70 year olds in Boca who are enjoying their fake paradise on that godforsaken sandbar from hell.

This is all coming from a native Floridian.

Oh and Florida is #1 in terms of sex-offenders and car-related deaths. Don't believe any of the stuff I'm saying? Go ahead and backcheck me.
Top 3 in the country in foreclosures and way up there on the list of highest unemployment. I guess sleeping on the beach and eating coconuts is bliss. Maybe they fantasize that they are on Survivor?
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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It's amusing to see the Florida-bashers unable to face reality.

Florida is a beautiful state and more people desire to live there than in NY, where you can either live in the polluted, congested, overpopulated NYC area, or upstate if you don't mind shoveling endless feet of snow and freezing your privates off.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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more people desire to live there than in NY
This is such a ridiculous comment. And I love Florida.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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This is such a ridiculous comment. And I love Florida.
No, what is ridiculous is ignoring the facts.

People are moving out of the NYC area in record numbers and abandoning the Northeast in general for Florida and North Carolina. Most studies easily show this.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It's amusing to see the Florida-bashers unable to face reality.

Florida is a beautiful state and more people desire to live there than in NY, where you can either live in the polluted, congested, overpopulated NYC area, or upstate if you don't mind shoveling endless feet of snow and freezing your privates off.
I know, they can't stand seeing FL near the top of a GOOD list for once, so they try everything they can to try to make it look bad. Its pretty sad.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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I know, they can't stand seeing FL near the top of a GOOD list for once, so they try everything they can to try to make it look bad. Its pretty sad.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Florida is losing population. Fla. reports first population decline since 1946 | Bureau of Economic and Busi

It's been discussed endlessly before. Do a search on the Florida Forum.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default I loved Maine

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Originally Posted by forest beekeeper View Post
I admit that housing prices and land prices around here have not changed a bit since I moved here in 2005.

2bdrm homes still start at $30k, and land still starts at $300/acre; just like it was 4 years ago.

I see families getting by and some prospering on minimum-wage jobs.

Since my daugther went to college there, I have always said I wouldn't mind living in Maine. Nice people and beautifuly state.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Florida is losing population. Fla. reports first population decline since 1946 | Bureau of Economic and Busi

It's been discussed endlessly before. Do a search on the Florida Forum.
Ah, the same report that over estimated by 150,000 the year before.

As mentioned before (in the threads it was discussed in before) that study bases their projections on utility turn ons and turn offs which is really useless when you take into account the tens of thousands of empty condos and houses that were for sale and the sellers had the power on but did not sell and are now in foreclosure with the power off.

Guess that is why they were off by so much on their estimates the year before.
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