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tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:12 PM
in your opinion,which is/are the best State (out of the USA) to live in? which is/are the worst.....? (consider the quality of life)
clearly everything is subjective, but, you know just in case i'd decide to move to the USA for some time.....


Here are my stereotypes.
Hawaii: a paradise on earth
California: a year-long spring
Florida: a tropical paradise
Wisconsin: :tape:
Oregon: amazing outdoors
New York: the hell..... :)
Texas: cow-boys and and oil magnates walking on the hot city streets
Alaska: BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRR
Massachusets: très chic....
Arizona: the little Sahara desert

Helen Lawson
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:16 PM
Do NOT move to Florida because ALL that you will EVER hear about is Terri Schiavo! And after like 8 months, it GRATES THIN!

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Do NOT move to Florida because ALL that you will EVER hear about is Terri Schiavo! And after like 8 months, it GRATES THIN!

they go on talking about Terri? clearly her case impressed people a lot....

Helen Lawson
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:23 PM
they go on talking about Terri? clearly her case impressed people a lot....

I swear, I'm going to sell everything I own, hijack one of the fags I'm usually stuck with, and move us both to a farmhouse in Kansas with NO TV and NO radio so I don't have to hear any more about Terri Schiavo!!! :fiery: :fiery:

Sally Struthers
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:24 PM
It depends what you like. Our country is so large, we have the most diverse terrain on the planet. You like desert, go to arizona. Mediterranean climate? California. Tundra? go to alaska ...

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:26 PM
It depends what you like. Our country is so large, we have the most diverse terrain on the planet. You like desert, go to arizona. Mediterranean climate? California. Tundra? go to alaska ...
ty !
Mediterranean climate! that's good for me!

Andrew..
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Southern California. It's an amazing place to live. I was about half way between LA and San Diego, and I was right on the Pacific. But I was also just 30 minutes away from the desert. It's a different way of life than other parts of the country, too. The pace is much more relaxed, people's attitudes are different. The weather is great, too, especially if you're near the coast. In the winter we're usually in the mid-60's, spring in the 70's and 80's, then 80's all summer. The desert is warmer. In the summer it's above 100 every day there, and sometimes it even breaks 100 in the spring. I loved it, and I will be moving back there within the next few years.

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Southern California. It's an amazing place to live. I was about half way between LA and San Diego, and I was right on the Pacific. But I was also just 30 minutes away from the desert. It's a different way of life than other parts of the country, too. The pace is much more relaxed, people's attitudes are different. The weather is great, too, especially if you're near the coast. In the winter we're usually in the mid-60's, spring in the 70's and 80's, then 80's all summer. The desert is warmer. In the summer it's above 100 every day there, and sometimes it even breaks 100 in the spring. I loved it, and I will be moving back there within the next few years.


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controlfreak
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:11 PM
I would like to move to:
-San Francisco for the views
-LA for the movie business
-Seattle for some nice rainy days
-New Yoik for the cosmopolitan hustle 'n' bustle
-Boston for the brains
-Chicago for some nice cold winters
-Colorado for skiing
-Hawaii for the... pineapples
-Florida for the tennis

Lots of desirable places, but for some reason I wouldn't want to move to the U.S.A. in a million years!

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:15 PM
I would like to move to:
-San Francisco for the views
-LA for the movie business
-Seattle for some nice rainy days
-New Yoik for the cosmopolitan hustle 'n' bustle
-Boston for the brains
-Chicago for some nice cold winters
-Colorado for skiing
-Hawaii for the... pineapples
-Florida for the tennis

Lots of desirable places, but for some reason I wouldn't want to move to the U.S.A. in a million years!

you have clear ideas! :)

tennispro105
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:19 PM
Here are my stereotypes.
Texas: cow-boys and and oil magnates walking on the hot city streets


ok!! hold it right there! lol
there are no cowboys in texas and the only place oil is drilled is out WAY west. i'll admit the west is desert-y, but you people think that's how all of texas is! the entire east half where the majority of people live is cities!... dallas, houston, san antonio, austin, fort worth, and many more! there are lots of tall buildings!! we have cars, not horses! i'm sorry, and if anyone else is from texas they can back me up, but it gets old when people just think texas is a desert waste land w/ nothing but cowboys, oil, and horses.
but if you honestly want to know, where i live in the east side of texas is very warm in the summers, about 90's to 100's in peak days, but it gets reasonably cold in the winter, about 30's to 40's on the worst days. as you can imagine, we hardly ever get snow... maybe once to twice a year at the most. it gets more humid the closer to the south east you get.

CondiLicious
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:23 PM
Florida. Treasure Coast.

RVD
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:27 PM
in your opinion,which is/are the best State (out of the USA) to live in? which is/are the worst.....? (consider the quality of life)
clearly everything is subjective, but, you know just in case i'd decide to move to the USA for some time.....


Here are my stereotypes.
Hawaii: a paradise on earth
California: a year-long spring
Florida: a tropical paradise
Wisconsin: :tape:
Oregon: amazing outdoors
New York: the hell..... :)
Texas: cow-boys and and oil magnates walking on the hot city streets
Alaska: BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRR
Massachusets: très chic....
Arizona: the little Sahara desertCoincidentally, I was talking to a school principal about this very question yesterday. We both agreed on California being the best place to live.
California has beaches, an ocean, and bays, mountain ranges, evergreen forests (though dwindling), snow in the winter, warm breezy springs, and nice temperate summers. The racial mix is very diversified, and the parties are plenty. We also have quite a few world renowned universities (Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, etc...) Also, regardless if you're straight or gay, there are celebrations and parades that are world class, and well as several major marathons annually. And that's just to start.

Personally, I considered Massachusetts the worst place to live. But i'm biased. ;)

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:40 PM
ok!! hold it right there! lol
there are no cowboys in texas and the only place oil is drilled is out WAY west. i'll admit the west is desert-y, but you people think that's how all of texas is! the entire east half where the majority of people live is cities!... dallas, houston, san antonio, austin, fort worth, and many more! there are lots of tall buildings!! we have cars, not horses! i'm sorry, and if anyone else is from texas they can back me up, but it gets old when people just think texas is a desert waste land w/ nothing but cowboys, oil, and horses.
but if you honestly want to know, where i live in the east side of texas is very warm in the summers, about 90's to 100's in peak days, but it gets reasonably cold in the winter, about 30's to 40's on the worst days. as you can imagine, we hardly ever get snow... maybe once to twice a year at the most. it gets more humid the closer to the south east you get.
:cool:
ty for the info!
winters must be very agreable there

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:41 PM
Coincidentally, I was talking to a school principal about this very question yesterday. We both agreed on California being the best place to live.
California has beaches, an ocean, and bays, mountain ranges, evergreen forests (though dwindling), snow in the winter, warm breezy springs, and nice temperate summers. The racial mix is very diversified, and the parties are plenty. We also have quite a few world renowned universities (Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, etc...) Also, regardless if you're straight or gay, there are celebrations and parades that are world class, and well as several major marathons annually. And that's just to start.

Personally, I considered Massachusetts the worst place to live. But i'm biased. ;)


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Pureracket
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:52 PM
Well, if you're a gay Black male, there's a little secret that we have in the USA called Atlanta, Ga. :) In the next 10 years, listen out for more of a political voice.

AjdeNate!
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:53 PM
Chicago and Illinois in general suck. The men are jaded (like me) and the winters are cold and bitter (also like me).

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Well, if you're a gay Black male, there's a little secret that we have in the USA called Atlanta, Ga. :) In the next 10 years, listen out for more of a political voice.

ty for the secret ;)

tennislover
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:59 PM
Chicago and Illinois in general suck. The men are jaded (like me) and the winters are cold and bitter (also like me).


OMG! :lol:

(my dear men are jaded at every latitude.... :) )

CC
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:01 AM
New Jersey: where all the hot girls live.

Pureracket
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:12 AM
ty for the secret ;)No problem!

Jericho
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:15 AM
definitely so cali ;)

OUT!
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Chicago and Illinois in general suck. The men are jaded (like me) and the winters are cold and bitter (also like me).
Yes I had a positively miserable time in Evanston, where you live:p

I liked my summer vacation to Kackson a few years ago. Charming people and really elegant 'Old South' guildings. Pleasantly surprised. Reading these posts, there are so many wonderful places to visit.

Irish
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:43 AM
ok!! hold it right there! lol
there are no cowboys in texas and the only place oil is drilled is out WAY west. i'll admit the west is desert-y, but you people think that's how all of texas is! the entire east half where the majority of people live is cities!... dallas, houston, san antonio, austin, fort worth, and many more! there are lots of tall buildings!! we have cars, not horses! i'm sorry, and if anyone else is from texas they can back me up, but it gets old when people just think texas is a desert waste land w/ nothing but cowboys, oil, and horses.
but if you honestly want to know, where i live in the east side of texas is very warm in the summers, about 90's to 100's in peak days, but it gets reasonably cold in the winter, about 30's to 40's on the worst days. as you can imagine, we hardly ever get snow... maybe once to twice a year at the most. it gets more humid the closer to the south east you get.

I loved Texas. :hearts: :worship: :worship: :wavey:

It did have some snow where I was though. :p

Andrew..
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:51 AM
New Jersey: where all the hot girls live.
A.k.a. - "The Armpit of America".

SzavayFi
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:53 AM
Texas. All of the people are really nice and you have a weird variety of places to live, the texas panhandle plains.......the hill country......the gulf.....its great :)

mboyle
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Florida. Treasure Coast.

A little too barren, wouldn't you say? I like the gold coast of FL more (live there part time.)

Boston is hell on earth. Seriously, it sucks (live there the bad half of the year (winter.)) The people are bitchy, the traffic is bad, the roads make no sense and are narrow and outdated, no one knows how to drive, the climate is awful and it's ugly as hell (well not the historic downtown, but the rest.)

SzavayFi
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:04 AM
ok!! hold it right there! lol
there are no cowboys in texas and the only place oil is drilled is out WAY west. i'll admit the west is desert-y, but you people think that's how all of texas is! the entire east half where the majority of people live is cities!... dallas, houston, san antonio, austin, fort worth, and many more! there are lots of tall buildings!! we have cars, not horses! i'm sorry, and if anyone else is from texas they can back me up, but it gets old when people just think texas is a desert waste land w/ nothing but cowboys, oil, and horses.
but if you honestly want to know, where i live in the east side of texas is very warm in the summers, about 90's to 100's in peak days, but it gets reasonably cold in the winter, about 30's to 40's on the worst days. as you can imagine, we hardly ever get snow... maybe once to twice a year at the most. it gets more humid the closer to the south east you get.
yea i love texas, i used to live in Tyler Texas, near Dallas, but now i live in Amarillo :o. But im going to Austin this next school year for Tennis :)

mboyle
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:04 AM
Well, if you're a gay Black male, there's a little secret that we have in the USA called Atlanta, Ga. :) In the next 10 years, listen out for more of a political voice.

unfortunately, y'all are in the middle of one of the reddest states in the nation. Your voice is going to be drowned out by the evangelical mobs that pervade the rest of the state. You could stick to your southern roots and secede and join another state (like, say, Massachusetts,) however;) .

Meesh
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:13 AM
Florida is awesome if you can stand the heat in the summer. You can drive on certain beaches (New Syrmrna & Daytona)... you can camp and have a fire on certain beaches (Beverly Beach & Anastasia).

Guess it depends on what you like ~~ I love the beach and I love to go camping (cuz it's cheap and I'm poor) I would have to move to a coastal state if I got transfered for work.

Our sports teams suck. The Orlando Magic have been talking about moving and no one really gives a shit. The Orlando Miracles (WNBA) team left, the Orlando Solar Bears (IHL hockey) left ... well so did the entire IHL ... The Minnesota Twins used to do spring training in Orlando but left... we are not willing to accomodate new facilites!

.... the best part is usally someone you knows works at Sea World or Disney or another attraction and can get you in for FREE!! instead of paying an arm and a leg for admission!!!

:wavey: Happy Hunting :) I've heard Colorado is awesome! I have lots of friends there...

mboyle
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:22 AM
For all you tourists out there, here are the places not to miss:

1. Washington DC (duh)
2. New York City (duh)
3. Florida Themeparks (they are all within an hour or so of eachother: Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Seaworld.)
4. California Coast (Some Europeans seem allergic to driving, but, if you aren't, fly into San Francisco and rent a car for two weeks. Drive down the coast, stopping in the pretty towns along the way like Monterrey and Santa Barbara. Then spend a few days in LA. Then go to Orange County, then to San Diego. Drop your car off and fly back from SAN.)
5. Las Vegas/Northern Arizona (Fly into Vegas. Lose all your money. Make yourself feel better by observing the profound beauty of the Grand Canyon, the painted desert, the rock formations at Sedona, and the preserved forests throughout the region.)
6. Alaska (go in the summer on a cruise. It is so gosh darn pretty)
7. Hawaii (but why would you go there when you can go to Fiji? They'd probably be the same price from outside the US)
8. Boston (come see me! On second thought, don't. I'd just complain the entire time about how much it sucks, and then you'd never enjoy all the historical stuffiness and the tribute to Ho Chi Minh)
9. Philadelphia (Think Boston but a little warmer and bigger.)
10. Miami and the Florida Keys (the people rock, the energy rocks, the clubs rock, the beach rocks, then you go to Key West and it's just sooooo chill and you feel as if you've turned into goo from relaxation. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast.)

And then, because I'm feeling cynical today, the stereotyping vacations (I don't actually believe these things and am not really ignorant, so just try not to be offended and try to laugh;) )

1. Salt Lake City (Mormans ought to be the no. 1 tourist attraction in the world)
2. Arkansas (If you're lucky you might get invited to one of their famed inter-family weddings.)
3. Central Texas (Make sure you go in July or August, when Pres Bush is there. If you're lucky, you might get to watch a homosexual hanging party underneath Texan flags imprinted with Bush's face)
4. Vermont (hey, if you find another human being there, contact the US Department of Scientific Discovery and tell them the good news.)
5. Kansas (miles of uninterrupted corn fields. What could be more exciting?)

CC
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:42 AM
A.k.a. - "The Armpit of America".

Shut it before I slap you. :wavey:

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:16 AM
don't believe the hype....Cali is cold and expensive. If I can't get in the water without freezing my ass off it's not for me.

North Carolina is the place to be! :cool:

Pureracket
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:45 AM
Most states in the middle are shitty... But generally to me it's more a question of "best cities" rather than best states.

What I think are the worst cities:
1) Los Angeles
2) Atlanta
3) Jacksonville
...

Well all those cities where it's not considered a normal behavior to walk. :retard: When I was walking in Jacksonville, I felt so unconfortable, it's like I was doing something wrong. It was always stressed and on the defensive. Good thing the tennis courts were near of where I was living.

Best cities:

1) New York City
2) Miami Beach (not Miami itself)
3) San Francisco
...

I guess it's all biased with the fact that I like to walk.:confused:What'swrong with Atlanta?

Brooks.
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:45 AM
anywhere but South Carolina :unsure: :tape: ..........no seriously the weather there is pretty good and there are some beaches........but the people in general are uneducated and way too ignorant for words :rolleyes:

Scotso
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:48 AM
New York City is neat for all the things to do, but dirty.

I'm partial to Virginia since I'm from and live there, it's a nice calm place.

Boston is by far the best city I've ever been to. Amazing place.

California is the ass of the country :p if you want electricity, stick to the east coast :angel:

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 18th, 2005, 04:13 AM
anywhere but South Carolina :unsure: :tape: ..........no seriously the weather there is pretty good and there are some beaches........but the people in general are uneducated and way too ignorant for words :rolleyes:

I enjoyed my time in Charleston. I guess they're obviously a little more educated there. Although I still don't understand why they would make what was considered the slave trade market into a market. Maybe they could have made it into a black historical site?

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 18th, 2005, 04:17 AM
New York City is neat for all the things to do, but dirty.

I'm partial to Virginia since I'm from and live there, it's a nice calm place.

Boston is by far the best city I've ever been to. Amazing place.

California is the ass of the country :p if you want electricity, stick to the east coast :angel:

I don't consider NYC dirty. I give that lovely reputation to my city Philadelphia which I still feel should be burned down and started over again.
If you're a nite owl like me then NYC is the place to live. You will never get bored of it. There's always something to do there at any time.

RVD
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:00 AM
don't believe the hype....Cali is cold and expensive. If I can't get in the water without freezing my ass off it's not for me.

North Carolina is the place to be! :cool:What part of the season did you visit Cali? Yeah, the ocean water is cold, probably because it's so near the arctic, but the warm weather compensates nicely. :D Surfers love it here. I mean the entire west coast is a freakin beach dude. :lol:
And yeah, it's expensive, but not as expensive as New York. ;)
Oh, and we have a pretty high regard for life here. Not like Texas. :tape:

And if you like leading edge technology (Silicon Valley), star power, and forward thinking people, then this is the place to be. :wavey:

Brooks.
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:04 AM
I enjoyed my time in Charleston. I guess they're obviously a little more educated there. Although I still don't understand why they would make what was considered the slave trade market into a market. Maybe they could have made it into a black historical site?

well i should say there are some exceptions.......charleston is a great place to go.......and columbia isn't so bad.......but 75% of the other people that live in that state are :tape:

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 06:05 AM
What part of the season did you visit Cali? Yeah, the ocean water is cold, probably because it's so near the arctic, but the warm weather compensates nicely. :D Surfers love it here. I mean the entire west coast is a freakin beach dude. :lol:
And yeah, it's expensive, but not as expensive as New York. ;)
Oh, and we have a pretty high regard for life here. Not like Texas. :tape:

And if you like leading edge technology (Silicon Valley), star power, and forward thinking people, then this is the place to be. :wavey:

I've been to San Diego in June and San Francisco in Dec/Jan. and yes it was warmer in San Fran than my home but it was not warm either....and San Diego was flat out cold for my tastes in June...the sun only came out for like 2 hours a day and then it would warm up some but not really enough.

and dude the whole east coast is a beach too. ;)

Oh the cali water is cold because of the current...the water or the bottom of the ocean flows toward the shore, come to the surface and travels back out to sea I think they call it upwelling.....where as it's the opposite on the east cost. Also the pacific is deeper..

Jericho
Jun 18th, 2005, 08:40 AM
I've been to San Diego in June and San Francisco in Dec/Jan. and yes it was warmer in San Fran than my home but it was not warm either....and San Diego was flat out cold for my tastes in June...the sun only came out for like 2 hours a day and then it would warm up some but not really enough.

it must've been bad weather when you were in SD and great weather in SF, because usually its the opposite of what you experienced.

IcePrincess
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Arizona is the most beautiful state in the U.S.A.

There is the warm desert in southern AZ, and the cold forests in northern AZ.

And there are the stunning national monuments/parks:

Grand Canyon
Meteor Crater
Painted Desert
Petrified Forest
Sunset Crater
Tombstone

Phoenix used to be a charming little town, but it has become a huge metropolis (now the 5th largest city in the country).

However, Tucson has kept its small-town charm. :)

:wavey:

VRee_Willario
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:23 PM
I would move to Alaska :D

Andrew..
Jun 18th, 2005, 02:51 PM
don't believe the hype....Cali is cold and expensive. If I can't get in the water without freezing my ass off it's not for me.

North Carolina is the place to be! :cool:
No. Southern California is 65 degrees + 90% of the time.

Northern California gets cold though. But, I don't like it much up there anyway.

tennislover
Jun 18th, 2005, 06:37 PM
OMG! it took me more than one minute to understand that "cali"=California and not "Calimero377"! :lol:


guys you all were great! :worship: :worship: :worship:
great information, ty!

decemberlove
Jun 18th, 2005, 07:09 PM
A.k.a. - "The Armpit of America".

Yeah, to ignorant fucks who think the NJ Turnpike = all of NJ.

San Diego & the rest of SoCal is beautiful, but I would never want to live there year round. I like my four seasons, as much as I may complain. Plus, earthquakes scare me.

I'd love to spend half my summer/fall in Maine, the rest in Jersey, and winters in SoCal.

I really don't understand why people love Florida. I think it's disgusting.

LA is also unbearable.

Something I've always liked about the Mid-Atlantic region is we don't get hit hard with natural disasters. No earthquakes, no tornadoes, only the tail end of huricanes & nor-easterns...

I'm close to NYC, Philly, DC, Baltimore, and even Boston isn't that far away. The mountains are only a two hour drive; the beach a five minute drive. The only thing we are missing is a desert, which I don't think we are really missing.

I can only complain about the number of people coming to live here, and the high car insurance rates.

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 09:57 PM
No. Southern California is 65 degrees + 90% of the time.

Northern California gets cold though. But, I don't like it much up there anyway.

yeah and 65 degrees is cold to me when i'm used to 80+

when I went to san Fran I heard that it gets close to 70+ everyday....when it gets close to 70 here that's warm....not so in San Fran....their 70 was chilly to me.

San Diego was just the normal June Gloom....my cousin said that was the normal temparature. Still you expect a warm breeze in June....nope that breeze was cold. :o

TF Chipmunk
Jun 18th, 2005, 11:19 PM
OMG! it took me more than one minute to understand that "cali"=California and not "Calimero377"! :lol:


guys you all were great! :worship: :worship: :worship:
great information, ty!
:haha::haha::haha::haha: :wavey:

darren cahill
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:38 AM
Yeah, to ignorant fucks who think the NJ Turnpike = all of NJ.

San Diego & the rest of SoCal is beautiful, but I would never want to live there year round. I like my four seasons, as much as I may complain. Plus, earthquakes scare me.

I'd love to spend half my summer/fall in Maine, the rest in Jersey, and winters in SoCal.

I really don't understand why people love Florida. I think it's disgusting.

LA is also unbearable.

Something I've always liked about the Mid-Atlantic region is we don't get hit hard with natural disasters. No earthquakes, no tornadoes, only the tail end of huricanes & nor-easterns...

I'm close to NYC, Philly, DC, Baltimore, and even Boston isn't that far away. The mountains are only a two hour drive; the beach a five minute drive. The only thing we are missing is a desert, which I don't think we are really missing.

I can only complain about the number of people coming to live here, and the high car insurance rates.

I have a condo in Florida and LOVE IT. i'm one of those who love that disgusting place. would live there all the time if i could get a decent job there. Would totally not miss the four seasons at all. would love my summer/summer/summer/and a little less summer seasons! LOL yeah, it does get brutal there sometimes but thats whats nice about having a pool and a beach front condo, you can cool off no matter which way i turn. and there is the hurricanes but i've had the condo for almost 10 years and only been hit once (last summer) which is as much as i've been hit here in maryland. just my 2 cent.

hope you're gonna write to me before you leave to fuck your way through spain?:fiery:

Stamp Paid
Jun 19th, 2005, 03:09 AM
:confused:What'swrong with Atlanta?

Whats good about it? :o

bis2806
Jun 19th, 2005, 03:50 AM
To find out which places are 'bad' to Paris and Nicole's standards, watch the Simple Life ;)

JenFan75
Jun 19th, 2005, 05:01 AM
Southern California :)

Nice weather...beaches...and nice places to shop.

Meesh
Jun 19th, 2005, 03:12 PM
I have a condo in Florida and LOVE IT. i'm one of those who love that disgusting place. would live there all the time if i could get a decent job there. Would totally not miss the four seasons at all. would love my summer/summer/summer/and a little less summer seasons! LOL yeah, it does get brutal there sometimes but thats whats nice about having a pool and a beach front condo, you can cool off no matter which way i turn. and there is the hurricanes but i've had the condo for almost 10 years and only been hit once (last summer) which is as much as i've been hit here in maryland. just my 2 cent.

YES! I love Florida! The only season I miss is FALL but that's why I go up to North Carolina every October to get my weeklong fix of the leaves changing! :lol:

SelesFan70
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:14 PM
anywhere but South Carolina :unsure: :tape: ..........no seriously the weather there is pretty good and there are some beaches........but the people in general are uneducated and way too ignorant for words :rolleyes:

SC is like Georgia...you have Columbia and the rest of the state. In Georgia, you have Atlanta and the rest of the state. Columbia is actually a more liberal city than Charlotte, NC. The city has domestic parnter benefits for gay employees, to name one.

VRee_Willario
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Americans, Is Boston a place worth a visit? We're planning a trip to the States next year :bounce:

Ted of Teds Tennis
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Which state is best depends in large part upon your lifestyle. Some people prefer to be in a big city, so New York City or San Francisco or DC might be best for them. Others of us like smaller towns and getting in the great outdoors, so someplace away from it all, such as northern New Hampshire or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, might be better. It also depends on what sort of climate you prefer. Obviously the north is better if you like the snow; if you can't stand cold winters, go south! Do you prefer the seacoast or the mountains?

As for the previous poster who asked about visiting Boston, it depends on whether you're more interested in history, or natural wonders. If you want history, than the entire northeast, from Boston down to DC, is good to visit; most of the best natural wonders are out west.

tennislover
Jun 20th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Which state is best depends in large part upon your lifestyle. Some people prefer to be in a big city, so New York City or San Francisco or DC might be best for them. Others of us like smaller towns and getting in the great outdoors, so someplace away from it all, such as northern New Hampshire or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, might be better. It also depends on what sort of climate you prefer. Obviously the north is better if you like the snow; if you can't stand cold winters, go south! Do you prefer the seacoast or the mountains?

As for the previous poster who asked about visiting Boston, it depends on whether you're more interested in history, or natural wonders. If you want history, than the entire northeast, from Boston down to DC, is good to visit; most of the best natural wonders are out west.

balanced post....ty

Barrie_Dude
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:05 PM
in your opinion,which is/are the best State (out of the USA) to live in? which is/are the worst.....? (consider the quality of life)
clearly everything is subjective, but, you know just in case i'd decide to move to the USA for some time.....


Here are my stereotypes.
Hawaii: a paradise on earth
California: a year-long spring
Florida: a tropical paradise
Wisconsin: :tape:
Oregon: amazing outdoors
New York: the hell..... :)
Texas: cow-boys and and oil magnates walking on the hot city streets
Alaska: BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRR
Massachusets: très chic....
Arizona: the little Sahara desertActually it is not accurate:
Florida is nice but has become very commercial
New York is not hell, but there is a big difference in the city and upstate! Up state is beautiful but I like the city as well
Texas is quite a bit more sophistaced than what you would think. There is a lot of High Tech stuff there and Austin is rich in the arts.It is a very diverse, multi cultuarl state with a lot to offer.
Massachusetts? Not much to offer outside of Boston
I love the Carolinas

Barrie_Dude
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Americans, Is Boston a place worth a visit? We're planning a trip to the States next year :bounce:YES! But it is expensive

Barrie_Dude
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:08 PM
SC is like Georgia...you have Columbia and the rest of the state. In Georgia, you have Atlanta and the rest of the state. Columbia is actually a more liberal city than Charlotte, NC. The city has domestic parnter benefits for gay employees, to name one.Do not disparge my South Carolina!:fiery: There is much more than just Columbia! There is Myrtle Beach and it is better than any beach in Florida! There is historic Charleston! There is Hilton Head a dream for Tennis Players and Golfers! There are the mountains around Clemson as well! A very diverse state that has everything! It is heaven!

Helen Lawson
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Hon, if you're coming for a visit as opposed to actually moving here, you need to go to Hollywood, California!

6251 Hollywood Boulevard--my Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6925 Hollywood Boulevard--Grauman's Chinese Theatre where my hand and foot prints are the ONLY ones set in Gold Dust. I'm to the left of the entrance, mid-way back, hon.

6233 Hollywood Boulevard--The RKO Pantages Theatre, where I won my Oscar. It doesn't get any better than that, and maybe you can find that mink coat I left in the audience when my name was called!

1313 North Vine Street--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters. My name's on the wall, hon, and you can check out and watch most of my films. Membership has it privileges!

SelesFan70
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:56 PM
Do not disparge my South Carolina!:fiery: There is much more than just Columbia! There is Myrtle Beach and it is better than any beach in Florida! There is historic Charleston! There is Hilton Head a dream for Tennis Players and Golfers! There are the mountains around Clemson as well! A very diverse state that has everything! It is heaven!

I was born and raised in SC! To me, it IS heaven...espeically Myrtle Beach! I was just in response to the poster claiming South Carolinians are uneducated and what not. *sigh* I do miss Columbia... :sad:

Rocketta
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Do not disparge my South Carolina!:fiery: There is much more than just Columbia! There is Myrtle Beach and it is better than any beach in Florida! There is historic Charleston! There is Hilton Head a dream for Tennis Players and Golfers! There are the mountains around Clemson as well! A very diverse state that has everything! It is heaven!

Myrtle beach is da bomb.....not necessarily for the actual beach but for everything else there......glad I live close by. ;)

but if you want to just go to the beach and get in the water......Sunset Beach is your place just 30 miles north of Myrtle beach over the state line. The prettiest little beach.....with free parking.....and a historic one way bridge to get to it. So people coming off the beach have to wait for the incoming traffic and vice versa. :)

OUT!
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:01 AM
Hi to all! :wavey:

Would anybody recommend a long weekend trip to Atlantic city? I think it's under an hour away from New York and I want to visit somewhere similar to Las Vegas. I'm feeling decadent I suppose. :o

CJ07
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:09 AM
Maryland :cool:

Barrie_Dude
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:43 AM
I was born and raised in SC! To me, it IS heaven...espeically Myrtle Beach! I was just in response to the poster claiming South Carolinians are uneducated and what not. *sigh* I do miss Columbia... :sad:I am a proud graduate of USC! I lived in Camden for years!

Barrie_Dude
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:43 AM
Myrtle beach is da bomb.....not necessarily for the actual beach but for everything else there......glad I live close by. ;)

but if you want to just go to the beach and get in the water......Sunset Beach is your place just 30 miles north of Myrtle beach over the state line. The prettiest little beach.....with free parking.....and a historic one way bridge to get to it. So people coming off the beach have to wait for the incoming traffic and vice versa. :)Hmmmmm, isn't that up by Cape Fear?

Rocketta
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:50 AM
Hmmmmm, isn't that up by Cape Fear?

you mean the river? :confused:

The cape fear river starts maybe 10-20 miles north of Sunset Beach in Southport. Then it goes north to Wilmington.

Rocketta
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:51 AM
Hi to all! :wavey:

Would anybody recommend a long weekend trip to Atlantic city? I think it's under an hour away from New York and I want to visit somewhere similar to Las Vegas. I'm feeling decadent I suppose. :o

Sorry I've never been to Atlantic city but it is in NJ so it's not far from NY.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:58 AM
you mean the river? :confused:

The cape fear river starts maybe 10-20 miles north of Sunset Beach in Southport. Then it goes north to Wilmington.I knew it was in there somewhere! I love to get out on the barrier islands!

tennislover
Jun 21st, 2005, 06:32 PM
Hon, if you're coming for a visit as opposed to actually moving here, you need to go to Hollywood, California!

6251 Hollywood Boulevard--my Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6925 Hollywood Boulevard--Grauman's Chinese Theatre where my hand and foot prints are the ONLY ones set in Gold Dust. I'm to the left of the entrance, mid-way back, hon.

6233 Hollywood Boulevard--The RKO Pantages Theatre, where I won my Oscar. It doesn't get any better than that, and maybe you can find that mink coat I left in the audience when my name was called!

1313 North Vine Street--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters. My name's on the wall, hon, and you can check out and watch most of my films. Membership has it privileges!

how do you feel being...a touristic attraction? ;) :)

Helen Lawson
Jun 21st, 2005, 06:33 PM
how do you feel being...a touristic attraction? ;) :)

Comes with the territory, hon!

tennislover
Jun 21st, 2005, 06:34 PM
Comes with the territory, hon!

:lol:

cheesestix
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:17 AM
There is Myrtle Beach and it is better than any beach in Florida!

From a pure "beach" standpoint. I've never been to any Atlantic Coast beach that compares to a Gulf Coast beach.

How is Myrtle Beach any different than Hilton Head or St Simon's Island?

Maybe you should check out Destin or Sarasota. That is, unless you like being able to ride a bike on the beach. :)

*Karen*
Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:08 AM
I wouldn't live in Florida. As much as I liked it there the locals seemed to all live in caravans

tennislover
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:08 PM
I wouldn't live in Florida. As much as I liked it there the locals seemed to all live in caravans

:)

Barrie_Dude
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:57 PM
From a pure "beach" standpoint. I've never been to any Atlantic Coast beach that compares to a Gulf Coast beach.

How is Myrtle Beach any different than Hilton Head or St Simon's Island?

Maybe you should check out Destin or Sarasota. That is, unless you like being able to ride a bike on the beach. :)Lived in Panama City Beach for a few years and I have been all over Florida! I still much prefer Myrtle Beach and it is far more than just the quality of the actual beach. And Hilton Head is very nice as well. That is where I went to tennis camp every year

Marie Waggedorn
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:23 PM
California cause you can have all 4 seasons comfortably in 1 state and they are all nice seasons unlike other states where the winter is too cold or the summer is too hot.

tennislover
Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:22 PM
California cause you can have all 4 seasons comfortably in 1 state and they are all nice seasons unlike other states where the winter is too cold or the summer is too hot.

that's a good reason...

Jem
Jun 24th, 2005, 02:58 AM
Whats good about it? :o

Except for traffic, pretty much everything is great about Atlanta. You can do pretty much anything you want to here, and there's something for everyone. Downtown Atlanta is great during the day, and really not so bad at night. It can be a bit hot in the summer, but if you're like me and like it 90 degrees in the shade, that's a good thing. Heaven helps us when it snows, though! Actually, it doesn't snow in the winter; we get ice storms every few years and they're nasty. And you should see us crazy Southerners trying to navigate the streets in snow and ice! Actually, it always feels like a big party when it snows: lots of good times with a few headaches! In the fall and spring, however, I've never seen a better place than Atlanta. I've lived in Atlanta, New York City and Florida, and I like Atlanta best for living. For visiting, though, New York is definitely the best. And for beaches, there's none better than Florida -- especially the panhandle and Daytona, which will give you to totally different experiences.

Back to Atlanta: the arts scene is pretty good, sports is terrific, and the tennis probably ranks among the best in the states (playing that is; for some reason, Atlantans don't support tennis tournaments). If you're looking for a job, this is the place to be. The business environment is fantastic. Plus, Atlanta has about the most highly educated workforce in the U.S. For opportunity and quality of life, I don't think you can beat it.

tennislover
Jun 24th, 2005, 10:49 AM
Except for traffic, pretty much everything is great about Atlanta. You can do pretty much anything you want to here, and there's something for everyone. Downtown Atlanta is great during the day, and really not so bad at night. It can be a bit hot in the summer, but if you're like me and like it 90 degrees in the shade, that's a good thing. Heaven helps us when it snows, though! Actually, it doesn't snow in the winter; we get ice storms every few years and they're nasty. And you should see us crazy Southerners trying to navigate the streets in snow and ice! Actually, it always feels like a big party when it snows: lots of good times with a few headaches! In the fall and spring, however, I've never seen a better place than Atlanta. I've lived in Atlanta, New York City and Florida, and I like Atlanta best for living. For visiting, though, New York is definitely the best. And for beaches, there's none better than Florida -- especially the panhandle and Daytona, which will give you to totally different experiences.

Back to Atlanta: the arts scene is pretty good, sports is terrific, and the tennis probably ranks among the best in the states (playing that is; for some reason, Atlantans don't support tennis tournaments). If you're looking for a job, this is the place to be. The business environment is fantastic. Plus, Atlanta has about the most highly educated workforce in the U.S. For opportunity and quality of life, I don't think you can beat it.

ty for that description

Barrie_Dude
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:09 PM
God! I hated Atlanta! Of course, most of my experience with Hotlanta has been flying in and out and driving through.

ASV_FAN
Jun 25th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Right on Bree, whenever I'm in Atlanta and I go for a walk I get people stopping and asking me if I want a lift, they don't understand that I just want to actually take a walk. But I love Atlanta, I'd love to live there someday. Fantastic people, lovely climate.

ASV_FAN
Jun 25th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Tennislover you're so right bout the Florida panhandle, we went to St. George's island last year it's near Appalachicola if that helps...it was absolutely gorgeous. Totally unspoilt and not crowded at all like the beaches further south.

tennislover
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:38 AM
:)

Meesh
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:14 PM
California cause you can have all 4 seasons comfortably in 1 state and they are all nice seasons unlike other states where the winter is too cold or the summer is too hot.

That's part of the reason why I want to retire to North Carolina! They have all 4 seasons but not extreme cold/heat. Florida is getting worse every year with storms, hurricanes, and extreme heat. I'm ready to get out :)

Rocketta
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:52 PM
That's part of the reason why I want to retire to North Carolina! They have all 4 seasons but not extreme cold/heat. Florida is getting worse every year with storms, hurricanes, and extreme heat. I'm ready to get out :)

You're always welcome in the NC. :wavey:

Carolina Girl
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:14 AM
I have to agree with Rocketta, its NC hands down!

you've got a little bit of everything, want to live in the mountains? Live in the western part of the state, want to live by the beach? Live on the beautiful coast;) Want to live in the middle? You can live in a big ole city or a small ole town:)

And there ain't nothin' like a little southern hospitality, right Rocketta?;)

smarties
Jun 27th, 2005, 11:33 PM
If I had to chose a state to live in the States, I would go with Vermont or Maine, they seem so old time, peacefull and nice.