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Old 06-20-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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New Hampshire is the best state I've ever lived in (and I lived in quite a few)
Skiing, and the summers are magnificent...beach and the mountains close by, not so crowded despite the influx of tourists: there are always quiet places to be had for camping along the Kassamangas Hwy as well as the rest of the White Mountains and Forest. And even though the state is headed the wrong direction politically and is now starting to be referred to as "Maineachusetts", NH still has alot more freedom and less taxes than the rest of the northeastern states.
The question also has to be broken down as to what is the best state to visit, as opposed to residing. I LOVE California to death, but have no desire what so ever to live there. Ditto for Vermont, and perhaps Maine if we are talking just for the summer time. Also, my list would have to be infered to be a generality: in other words, randomly speaking. For example, by in large I would not consider Illinois on my list. But yet if we are talking Chicago itself, that is a whole other story. Unfortunately the odds are very remote that if you were randomly just instantly plopped into any spot in a state, that you would likely fall in, or even around Chicago.

5 BEST states to LIVE (jobs not being a factor) randomly w/in state borders
1. New Hampshire
2. Colorado
3. North Carolina
4. Virginia
5. South Carolina

-There isn't a state I don't enjoy visiting, at least some portion of it. But here is my 5 BEST to VISIT, excluding my aforementioned 5 which of course are also great states to visit....
1. California
2. Hawaii
3. Montana
4. Alaska
5. Vermont/Florida (tie)
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I'm biased. New York. I love the history, culture, arts, music, CITIES, food, mountains, Fall colors, islands, Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, rolling hills. So beautiful. Upstate has great scenic roads, especially along the Hudson and in the Adirondacks.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Matamoras, PA
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New York here also. There is no other city like it.
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