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What is the best united state of America?

What is the best state of the USA?

How do you measure best? It has to be based on which state has the most suitable locations for living, open-minded and intelligent people... the most respectable leaders running the state (and running it properly, or running it decently instead of doing a downright crap job), and then in terms of IT factor and having nice attractions for state revenue and fun for the people.

i know each state is too broad, too intricate, and it would be easier and smarter to measure the best city of the United states! ...but, try! And my way of measuring the best I know is very vague and pathetic, so if anyone can offer a better measurement, please.

If you would suggest to a foreign person trying to come to the US the best state to live in that you believe in your heart is the best state here, what would you say?

I am not educated about all the states, so I don't really know. I am just curious what other people think. I just know that a recent study concluded Arizona was the dumbest state. I love Arizona though.

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NYC ..because we have a bit of everyone from every country...a bit of every taste of food, every type of music/movie/art.....we have a beautiful park in the middle of a huge city.... we have been thrown everything and our city keeps on standing and pulling through.

and of course the US Open

P.S.: I consider NYC a serperate state

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My home state Michigan, then Cali

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California > NY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>every other one.

Nah, I don't know. I've only been to one.

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Washington DC, even though it is not a state It is the best part of the country in my opinion, because I have lived here my whole life. Actually I really only like Georgetown, my home
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I liked California a lot while I was there, but haven't spent enough time out of Massachusetts to really tell you.

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Post I also like Texas but can't defend putting them in the top 5; never been to Chicago..

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P.S.: I consider NYC a serperate state
Which somehow, just doesn't make it true.

Manhattan kicks ass but the rest of the state...

...not much to it (and yes, I've "done time" in NY State).

In fact some of the most backwards people north of the Mason Dixon line can be found in NY State and most of Pennsylvania

I'm dividing my answer based on whether money is a factor (not rich but having enough money to live comfortably paying rent/buying a house) or if you're not doing so well financially.

If you're doing well...

Cali is the best state. So Cal is the best part of the best state. My neighborhood is the best part of So Cal.

After a huge gap...

...New Jersey is #2

The Garden State has an amazing per capita income, education and also the realest suburbanites on the planet. They get all the NYC shit and unfortunately all the Philly shit too (j/k). Central NJ (Princeton/Lawerceville "Prep"/Somerset County area) is the best part of the Second Best State. Even our national embarrassment, the gold chain, wife beater wearing uh, citizens of the state have never been more iconic thanks to a wonderful show that airs Sunday nights on HBO

I personally dig Georgia, Atlanta is a cool place to be if you've got your shit together. Outside of the ATL, the Southern Thang - old ladies calling you "Sugar", Sweet Tea, takin' it easy/slow/mellow and good weather (if you haven't been spoiled by So Cal); its a pleasant place.

Only because it isn't one state, I'd have to say Maryland/Washington DC/Georgetown/NoVa - is the next best area. Once again, if you've got your shit together, its a great place. More great to raise a family than to "raise the roof".

I'd put NY at #5, mainly because it has Manhattan and Manhattan is the best place period - especially if you've got your shit together.

Now if you don't have your shit together...


1. NoCal - San Francisco & SoCal - San Diego
2. Arizona
3. Colorado
4. Nevada - Las Vegas
5. New York - mainly because NYC is a hustler's paradise.

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Texas. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

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I've always liked the New England States and the Northeast (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and DC)
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