Originally Posted by TennisSTUD
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
4. Nevada - Las Vegas
5. New York - mainly because NYC is a hustler's paradise.
If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem
I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!
"I don't know that I changed all that much. They just found somebody worse." - Aging tennis bad boy Jimmy Connors
, referring to John McEnroe, in 1984.
There can never be too many "Sister Slams!"