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View Poll Results: Which would you choose?
New Mexico 48 46.60%
Oklahoma 14 13.59%
Arkansas 17 16.50%
Louisiana 24 23.30%
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Belton, Tx
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If you were leaving Texas and could only pick one of our bordering states to move to, which would you choose and why? New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana? I've lived in all of them. I'd pick New Mexico. I loved their weather and the people.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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New Mexico, hands down. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, the landscape is stunning, and the history and culture are fascinating. In addition, I can ski a lot more often.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: League City
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I grew up a few miles from SW Louisiana. I definitely am not Cajun, but I identify a lot with Cajun culture because of that. Lake Charles is a common landing spot for a lot of people that I knew. So I would probably feel very comfortable in SW or South Louisiana.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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If you were leaving Texas and could only pick one of our bordering states to move to, which would you choose and why? New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana? I've lived in all of them. I'd pick New Mexico. I loved their weather and the people.
I've lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. My wife is from New Orleans, my mother from Arkansas. For the weather New Mexico. For the food Louisiana, followed by New Mexico. For the people Arkansas, followed by Oklahoma. Great food and people in all of those states but none can come close to New Mexico's weather.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Ozarks of Arkansas.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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New Orleans is the only place I'd ever seriously consider.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Louisiana and that's only cause of New Orleans.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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NM is going to have the best weather and the prettiest landscape. I would pick NM. I would actually love to live in NM.

I really love the mountains of Arkansas. Alternatively, Tulsa is not that far from the mountains and is a really great mid-sized city...I prefer it to any of the cities in Arkansas.

NOLA is the coolest city but I don't know if I would want to live there.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There is something to like or dislike in each state. It also kind of depends on what stage of life you are at, to some extent, and of course personal preferences.

I love the climate in NM, but vast parts of it are too 'beige' for me. The north-central area can be beautiful, but not sure about services if you actually lived there. Santa Fe is really neat, but I don't really see myself living there. I know people that love it, but again, I have to have a bit more green for a permanent residence.

I have extended family in Louisiana (Metairie and Alexandria areas) and there are one or two places that could be nice to live, but I would not want to live in NO proper. I still do quite a bit of work there and I still don't trust the legal system or the police there, based on anecdotal experiences. Lots of green, though, but as I approach retirement I am not sure I want to deal with potential hurricanes. Northern LA might be better, but I am not very familiar with that area. It looks pretty dang flat .

Tulsa area of OK might work. Tulsa is very flat, but a clean, nice city (or was the last time I was there, been some years now) and is close to the Ozarks. More green, some seasons, tornadoes instead of hurricanes. I can't say there is anything 'wrong' with the area, it just isn't as nice (to me) as some places in Arkansas.

As a young adult, I spend a lot of time near lake Bull Shoals in N. AK and it was a beautiful area. I like lakes and rivers, which are both checked off here - the White River and the Buffalo are great for fishing and canoeing/rafting. It is a bit remote from major metros, which could be a problem - Springfield, MO (~ 2 hrs) and Little Rock, AK (~3 hrs) are the closest, I guess. I would honestly have to figure out medical care if that was ever a choice.

Oh, and my wife has (at least) 50% input into this discussion .
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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Arkansas because i have family there.
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