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Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:19 PM
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.

Rocketta
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:29 PM
I have to go with NC.....well because I'm here and that should be enough. ;)

TennisSTUD
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:36 PM
:worship: NYC :worship: ..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

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:42 PM
My home state Michigan, then Cali:)

LindsayRulez
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:49 PM
California or New York ;)

!<blocparty>!
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:54 PM
California > NY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>every other one. :p

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

dementieva's fan
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:58 PM
South Dakota :tape:

tucker1989
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Washington DC, even though it is not a state :lol: 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 :D

Stamp Paid
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:01 PM
New Yawk

UDACHi
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:02 PM
I liked California a lot while I was there, but haven't spent enough time out of Massachusetts to really tell you.

kiwifan
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:03 PM
P.S.: I consider NYC a serperate state

Which somehow, just doesn't make it true. :p

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

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

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

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. :cool:

After a huge gap...

...New Jersey is #2 :dance:

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 :lol: :lol: :tape:

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.

azdaja
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:12 PM
the uk

Sally Struthers
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Texas. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

Josh
Apr 24th, 2006, 11:20 PM
I've always liked the New England States and the Northeast (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and DC)

LeRoy.
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:02 AM
NY :worship:

Foot_Fault
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:02 AM
New York City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RVD
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:06 AM
California :bounce: - I couldn't think of living anywhere else within the continental U.S.

Wifie would say San Francisco, but I despise that city.

So I'll have to go with the city of Oakland [Specifically, the Oakland Hills]. :worship:
From there, you have an unobstructed view of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. :worship: And right behind you is miles and miles of park and recreation regions for hiking trails, biking, fishing, hang-gliding, Kite-surfing, wind-surfing, water skiing, a world class zoo, largest manmade lake in the U.S. [Lake Merritt], bird sanctuaries , one of the top most integrated cities in a the U.S. with a rich and diverse population.
The Mayor is an idiot though [Jerry Brown], but the people keep him in check.
The OPD [Oakland Police department] is the worst in the country, but if you don't make eye contact, you can usually sneak by...unless of course you happen to be a black man. :tape: :p

Oakland borders the San Francisco Bay... a world renowned tourist and recreational hotspot.
Major movies and production companies are now located there [Treasure Island], and since the military has vacated this region, there are thousands of undeveloped land acreage just aching to be used. It is also a centralized job hub with it's close [U]proximity to Silicon Valley [major electronic technology region], and Emeryville , prominent higher education campuses and facilities [UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF & USF]. And the Pacific Ocean is just a few minutes drive West. [B]The BEST sunsets in the world!! :cool:

TF Chipmunk
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:10 AM
Kiwifan :eek: :ras: It's NoRcal :ras: :p Stupid ignorant SoCal person :nerner:

Anyway, you all secretly know and won't admit that California is THE best state in America :p We wield immense power! In fact, I think we should become our own country :cool:

J/k :p

But anyway, California has meant so much to the nation even before it became a state. It was where the phrase, "Go West, young man, and prosper" was directing everyone, and it served as hope for the nation during rough times in the more industrialized parts!

CJ07
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:27 AM
It depends. I think New York and California have very unique attributes to them, which make them stand out. So I won't include them.

In terms of getting the best average American experience, well it depends.

If you're wealthy Type A:

1. Connectticut
2. Maryland
3. New York
4. New Jersey

Wealthy Type B:

1. Texas
2. Florida
3. Anything in the midwest
4. Georgia
5. South Carolina

Middle Class:

1. Midwest
4. Arizona
5. Virginia

Lower Class

1. Deep South *
New England *
4. Virginia
5. Arizona

*-South if you're white, New England otherwise.
And Type A & Type B does anyone else know what I mean? I can't describe it well, but Greenwich/Long Island/Scarsdale/Potomac/Georgetown etc weatlthy is waaaaaay different than Southern Wealthy. Its hardly comprable.

kiwifan
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:48 AM
Kiwifan :eek: :ras: It's NoRcal :ras: :p Stupid ignorant SoCal person :nerner:

If you mattered, I'd know better. ;)

Since you don't, NoCal it is. :devil:

PointBlank
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:52 AM
In terms of natural beauty I like Arkansas and East Tennessee.

Now if you want a good experience and stuff then NY or California because they have the biggest cities.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:54 AM
New York.
It has more pluses than cons and those pluses pretty much trump any other state.

RVD
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Oh, I nearly forgot to add...

California is the only state where you can enjoy ALL the seasons no matter the time of year. :worship: :worship:
and without California's 'Gold Rush', the U.S. would still be an economic/fiscal fledgling Democracy dragging it's butt cheeks like a San Francisco homeless. :tape: :lol: :wavey:
*apologies to all the SF homeless* :angel:

Almalyk
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:00 AM
New England or New York - very liberal and interesting people. Something always happening too. And they are blue states :D

No Name Face
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:16 AM
New York.
but i really want to go to California.

I've lived in NY my whole life. i want a change.

SelesFan70
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Washington DC, even though it is not a state :lol: 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 :D

:worship: I :hearts: DC

I'm from South Carolina and it ain't so bad either! :wavey:

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:50 AM
It depends. I think New York and California have very unique attributes to them, which make them stand out. So I won't include them.

In terms of getting the best average American experience, well it depends.

If you're wealthy Type A:

1. Connectticut
2. Maryland
3. New York
4. New Jersey

Wealthy Type B:

1. Texas
2. Florida
3. Anything in the midwest
4. Georgia
5. South Carolina

Middle Class:

1. Midwest
4. Arizona
5. Virginia

Lower Class

1. Deep South *
New England *
4. Virginia
5. Arizona

*-South if you're white, New England otherwise.
And Type A & Type B does anyone else know what I mean? I can't describe it well, but Greenwich/Long Island/Scarsdale/Potomac/Georgetown etc weatlthy is waaaaaay different than Southern Wealthy. Its hardly comprable.

yeah, i was gonna ask what you meant by the Type A, Type B stuff...

so you consider wealthy Type A is the more new money-ish, corporate America, cosmopoliteness-ish kind of world... and Type B wealthy as more dominated by old money, old wealth... ooooooorr soooommething? I think your post is interesting. But elaborate 'cause I dunno if I am getting it perfectly.

I love Arizona. It's got some really great and beautiful housing for lower costs than other states. Every house has a pool. Landscapes are beautiful, entertainment is everywhere, and it's in the heart of America in terms of road trips and attractions of surrounding states. I think it's perfect for middle class, but there aren't enough black people there :o

think Maryland is also good for middle class... i know you have it in Type A, but Maryland is one of those states that has a lot of diversity... although duh, ignorant people are everywhere. but i think it's a good place to grow up and humble your kids, so i think it's good for all classes... Maryland, and Virginia... yet Maryland /VA are close to DC, and not TOO far driving to New York... so people here definitely get to travel and want a good life, but are happy where they are

I know NOTHING about the midwest.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 01:53 AM
:worship: I :hearts: DC

I'm from South Carolina and it ain't so bad either! :wavey:

I love DC too, I'm here for school. it's really cosmo here and everyone is hard-working and driven, except me... but, it gets boring so soon. it's not endless infinity like new york. i mean, it's prettier and cleaner looking than new york. lol. but it's so boring after a year. there's only so much you can do here... well, this is my opinion... and the clubs, close way to early :fiery:

TennisSTUD
Apr 25th, 2006, 02:01 AM
I am so surprised that so many people have picked New Jersey....I guess it is because I live in NYC and so many people hate NJ. I'm from NJ I love it, but would chose NYC over it.

Brooklyn90
Apr 25th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Cali, or florida

CJ07
Apr 25th, 2006, 02:35 AM
yeah, i was gonna ask what you meant by the Type A, Type B stuff...

so you consider wealthy Type A is the more new money-ish, corporate America, cosmopoliteness-ish kind of world... and Type B wealthy as more dominated by old money, old wealth... ooooooorr soooommething? I think your post is interesting. But elaborate 'cause I dunno if I am getting it perfectly.


Yeah pretty much. Very different.

[/quote]I love Arizona. It's got some really great and beautiful housing for lower costs than other states. Every house has a pool. Landscapes are beautiful, entertainment is everywhere, and it's in the heart of America in terms of road trips and attractions of surrounding states. I think it's perfect for middle class, but there aren't enough black people there :o
[/quote]

I disagree. I just think that there are so many mexicans and latinos that the blacks kind of fade in the background. Not saying that as a negative thing but usually they're the dominant minority and there its not even close.

think Maryland is also good for middle class... i know you have it in Type A, but Maryland is one of those states that has a lot of diversity... although duh, ignorant people are everywhere. but i think it's a good place to grow up and humble your kids, so i think it's good for all classes... Maryland, and Virginia... yet Maryland /VA are close to DC, and not TOO far driving to New York... so people here definitely get to travel and want a good life, but are happy where they are

First of all.... :hearts: :worship:Maryland :hearts: :worship:

Ahem, anyway so yeah I think Maryland is the quintissential living experience for the middle class and up. Montgomery County is perfect. If you're middle of the road you'll have a great lifestyle in Silver Spring, Rockville or Gaithersburg and if you're upper class you'll have a great lifestyle in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Potomac. It has something for everyone :D . But at the same time Baltimore kinda sucks.

I know NOTHING about the midwest.
i don't know much about it either to be honest...its kinda like its just there :shrug:

SelesFan70
Apr 25th, 2006, 03:35 AM
I love DC too, I'm here for school. it's really cosmo here and everyone is hard-working and driven, except me... but, it gets boring so soon. it's not endless infinity like new york. i mean, it's prettier and cleaner looking than new york. lol. but it's so boring after a year. there's only so much you can do here... well, this is my opinion... and the clubs, close way to early :fiery:

I am always surprised the metro doesn't run 24/7...it's a little disconcerting walking in DC at 3:30am after a long night at The Fireplace or The Edge/Wet (so I hear) :tape:

CJ07
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:03 AM
Haha especially because aren't those clubs in SE/NW? You def don't want to be walking down there late.

They don't run later becuase DC pretty much shuts down at 12 on weekdays. Too many people have to be up early for it to run 24/7. Its not New York. Thats why I love it :)

Er, the Maryland suburbs anyway. DC itself kinda scares me :scared: (:o I know)

ptkten
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Couldn't imagine living anywhere else besides the Northeast Corridor (Mass, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC).

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:11 AM
I am always surprised the metro doesn't run 24/7...it's a little disconcerting walking in DC at 3:30am after a long night at The Fireplace or The Edge/Wet (so I hear) :tape:

oh God, the metro! it's nice during the day because it does run train after train. but yeah, at nite, it totally sucks. you can't stay out partying you know. that's why it sucks if you don't have a car here. in most cities, it doesn't matter. but here, i think it's nicer to have a car.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:15 AM
Haha especially because aren't those clubs in SE/NW? You def don't want to be walking down there late.

They don't run later becuase DC pretty much shuts down at 12 on weekdays. Too many people have to be up early for it to run 24/7. Its not New York. Thats why I love it :)

Er, the Maryland suburbs anyway. DC itself kinda scares me :scared: (:o I know)

Actually, SE is the "bad" part. NW is nice, very nice... it's a very nice part of DC. Well, there were the murders of all those interns like Chandra Levy. lol. But besides that, it's very nice and not scary at all. Much of it is close to the quaint Maryland suburbs like Chevy Chase and Bethesda, so parts of NW are not even very city-like.

CJ07
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:29 AM
yeah I live in Bethesda, I meant NE. Even though anything outside of Georgetown kinda scares me too.

Oh the bubble life in the burbs ;)

RJWCapriati
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:32 AM
California, Tennessee, Arizona

SelesFan70
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:40 AM
oh God, the metro! it's nice during the day because it does run train after train. but yeah, at nite, it totally sucks. you can't stay out partying you know. that's why it sucks if you don't have a car here. in most cities, it doesn't matter. but here, i think it's nicer to have a car.

Me and a friend got charged $15 for a 6 block cab ride because he was too drunk to walk. :mad: And the smell in the cab... :unsure: I prefer to walk, especially if I'm with someone and the weather is warm.

Scotso
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:46 AM
Virginia, Massachusetts

CJ07
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Me and a friend got charged $15 for a 6 block cab ride because he was too drunk to walk. :mad: And the smell in the cab... :unsure: I prefer to walk, especially if I'm with someone and the weather is warm.
you can get a cab free if your'e drunk!

MisterQ
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:07 AM
of those I've been to: New York, Maine, Oregon & Alaska :hearts:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Best state...Nevada...

Grand Canyon... and Vegas ($$$)

StarDuvallGrant
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Anyway, you all secretly know and won't admit that California is THE best state in America :p We wield immense power! In fact, I think we should become our own country :cool:


I'd settle for the Bay Area being it's own state away from the rest of CA :lol:

Solitaire
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:48 AM
NYC and Cali are def my favs followed by Colorado.

Jakeev
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:53 AM
I can't imagine not living in California. I love Southeast Arizona. Enjoyed South Dakota, where I went to college, Indiana and Pensylvania.

Still, good ol Cali is home and probably always will be.

bis2806
Apr 25th, 2006, 09:06 AM
California :hearts: or New York.... I prefer the former because of the sun.

RVD
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:54 AM
I'd settle for the Bay Area being it's own state away from the rest of CA :lol:AMEN! :wavey:

Slightly off topic, but did you know that the Wayans brothers finally got the O.K. to negotiate a deal to build a Film Studio and theme park at the old army base. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/03/07/entertainment/e183038S08.DTL&type=movies :bounce: :worship:

LeRoy.
Apr 25th, 2006, 12:49 PM
If it had been a poll NY would have been kicking ass :p

although I'd love to move to Cali one day

polishprodigy
Apr 25th, 2006, 02:28 PM
I'm gonna go for Vermont and Massachusetts.

Of course we all know that living in Canada (particularly BC, Ontario or Quebec) beats living in any US State ;)

Josh
Apr 25th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Best state...Nevada...

Grand Canyon... and Vegas ($$$)

Isn't the Grand Canyon in Arizona?

ampers&
Apr 25th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Washington DC, even though it is not a state :lol: 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 :D
ugh...Georgetown sucks.:ras:
no life at all and so fucking uppity.
Uptown D.C. is where it's at....it's the heart of the city.
and one can get bored of Georgetown after a while.
there's SO much to do uptown, but most people are kinda scared of it.:lol:
too bad for them though.

anyway...best state....erm...New York.
followed closely by Cali and Georgia.
i :hearts: North Carolina too.:)

my fave cities are New York (Harlem, Brooklyn, Bronx), Atlanta (great place for young, black college graduates), and Washington, D.C. (my hometown).
i wouldn't mind living in San Francisco. :)

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:25 PM
what's so great about New York? :p :p wow, that sounds mean. but really, I don't know much about New york except that everyone who's from there has a lot of New York pride, which is fun, so i am sincerely curious :)

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 04:48 PM
I have to go with NC.....well because I'm here and that should be enough. ;)I will second the motion and add SC! There is really something quite special about the Carolinas and, the fact that you are there is the icing on the cake! ;)

timafi
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:22 PM
chicago

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:24 PM
chicagoAs I recall, Chicago is a city and not a state! :p

SelesFan70
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:32 PM
you can get a cab free if your'e drunk!

WTF?!? :speakles: If that's true, I"m so pissed right now! Although, I wasn't drunk so maybe that's why we got charged? :shrug:

TomTennis
Apr 25th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Even though I have never been there, i would have to say California! I would LOVE to live there one day!

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:06 PM
i am surprised there arent that many people saying Florida

Martian KC
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Cali or Florida!:worship:

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:07 PM
i am surprised there arent that many people saying FloridaI spent 5 years in Panama City Beach, Florida. I prefer South Carolina!

Martian KC
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:11 PM
I spent 5 years in Panama City Beach, Florida. I prefer South Carolina!

Panama City? Go down south, Barrie! Pfff!!!

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Panama City? Go down south, Barrie! Pfff!!!But if I travel too far south, I may wind up in Pea World! :scared:

ampers&
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Haha especially because aren't those clubs in SE/NW? You def don't want to be walking down there late.
SE is pretty bad...Anacostia, Benning Road...those areas...but it's not bad in Northwest.
i lived in Northwest for 20 years and my neighborhhod was shit, but it's not that bad now. but that's probably because there's been increased police presence since the Metro station opened.
a lot of whites from suburban MD and VA are moving into my neighborhood.
we have huge 3 story houses and they're all hot on the market right now.
i like the fact that it's not as violent, but i hate the fact that people who built the neighborhood and stayed during the horrible times are basically being forced to move to Prince Georges and places like that.

They don't run later becuase DC pretty much shuts down at 12 on weekdays.
very true....unfortunately...lol

DC itself kinda scares me :scared: (:o I know)
lol....not surprising.
yeah I live in Bethesda, I meant NE. Even though anything outside of Georgetown kinda scares me too.

Oh the bubble life in the burbs ;)

NE isn't as bad as NW.
i actually think a lot of NE is really nice.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:28 PM
SE is pretty bad...Anacostia, Benning Road...those areas...but it's not bad in Northwest.
i lived in Northwest for 20 years and my neighborhhod was shit, but it's not that bad now. but that's probably because there's been increased police presence since the Metro station opened.
a lot of whites from suburban MD and VA are moving into my neighborhood.
we have huge 3 story houses and they're all hot on the market right now.
i like the fact that it's not as violent, but i hate the fact that people who built the neighborhood and stayed during the horrible times are basically being forced to move to Prince Georges and places like that.


very true....unfortunately...lol


lol....not surprising.


NE isn't as bad as NW.
i actually think a lot of NE is really nice.


whereabouts do you live?

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:31 PM
whereabouts do you live?If she is in DC then she lives in Hell. Far too many pols and bearucrats! :scared:

ampers&
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:32 PM
whereabouts do you live?
Georgia Ave/Petworth
but i'm away for school.

i've stayed at Benning Road, Minnesota Ave, K Street, Rhode Island Ave...tons of places at certain points.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:33 PM
If she is in DC then she lives in Hell. Far too many pols and bearucrats! :scared:

I am thinking if I stepped out of the building I am sitting in right now, I could maybe walk to her house :eek: :eek: but she wouldn't want that. lol. i am not a sight to be seen, lol

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM
I am thinking if I stepped out of the building I am sitting in right now, I could maybe walk to her house :eek: :eek: but she wouldn't want that. lol. i am not a sight to be seen, lolAnd, yet, you are far too beautiful for words! :worship: :kiss: :drool:

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Georgia Ave/Petworth
but i'm away for school.

i've stayed at Benning Road, Minnesota Ave, K Street, Rhode Island Ave...tons of places at certain points.

okay, if i started walking at 5am :o

Jakeev
Apr 25th, 2006, 08:12 PM
i am surprised there arent that many people saying Florida

Ugh it's too freaking humid.........

timafi
Apr 25th, 2006, 08:48 PM
As I recall, Chicago is a city and not a state! :p
yes smart ass :lol: :lol: :lol:
i love Illinois :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Lakeview :wavey:
Edgewater :wavey: :wavey:
Barry :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

decemberlove
Apr 25th, 2006, 09:03 PM
California, then New Jersey.

Moorestown, NJ is the best place to live according to CNN/Money. THere was also another Jersey town in the top ten. Not even California pulled that off. Princeton was #15.
http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/

kiwifan
Apr 25th, 2006, 10:01 PM
If you mattered, I'd know better. ;)

Since you don't, NoCal it is. :devil:

Jim Rome just called it No Cal too, on "Rome Is Burning"...

...Its NoCal!!!

:dance:

Jakeev
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:00 PM
California, then New Jersey.

Moorestown, NJ is the best place to live according to CNN/Money. THere was also another Jersey town in the top ten. Not even California pulled that off. Princeton was #15.
http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/

Maybe not but Cali and NJ did have three cities each in the top 25.

kiwifan
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:13 PM
California, then New Jersey.

Moorestown, NJ is the best place to live according to CNN/Money. THere was also another Jersey town in the top ten. Not even California pulled that off. Princeton was #15.
http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/

and I thought I was being daring when I picked Joisey at #2 after Cali. :cool: :cool: :cool:

Keith
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:23 PM
I think some of the people that are picking states are doing so based on default of never really visiting or living in other states.

I am from NJ, spent the first 21 years of my life there and everytime I go back, I'm force fed all the crap of what a wonderful place it is and how people would never want to live anywhere else but yet everyone I know in NJ works their life away and is living life like a very busy sim. I find NJ to be a mess from overpopulation, bad traffic planning, loud and rude culture and an expensive price tag to boot (particularly Northern NJ, Bergen County). NJ is not a bad place, but the overall quality of life is shit compared to many other states.

I love NYC and visiting there is great, I always spend time there. I would enjoy living there, but there are other places I would want to live as well. I couldn't imagine living in one place for the rest of my life.

I currently live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I think it's better than NJ because people are less stressed, more pleasant, the architecture is beautiful and the weather is not much different than that of NJ's. Middleton, WI, which is in the top 10 best places to live in America, is just outside of Madison, WI (which was #1 sometime in the past 10 years). I've also lived in Nevada, which lacks any kind of cultural charm. California is a beautiful state. I think my next move may be to North Carolina.

Rocketta
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:33 PM
I think my next move may be to North Carolina.

:yeah:

and yes I'm biased! :p


but I've been to NYC, Cali (San Francisco, San Diego & Carlsbad), South Carolina (many towns), Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale), Nevada (Las Vegas), Georgia (Atlanta), Maryland (Baltimore and the DC area), Virginia (roanoke rapids and other places that I don't remember right now), Alaska (several places) .....

and I still say NC is da best. :bounce:

Rocketta
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:34 PM
I will second the motion and add SC! There is really something quite special about the Carolinas and, the fact that you are there is the icing on the cake! ;)

:hearts:

PointBlank
Apr 26th, 2006, 12:10 AM
California, Tennessee, Arizona

:hearts:.

PointBlank
Apr 26th, 2006, 12:14 AM
i am surprised there arent that many people saying Florida

Me too. I go to tennis camp in Florida every summer, and the weather there is beautiful all year.

I sometimes stay with my brother who lives in Fort Myers-Cape Coral. Its a nice area. Ive been to Miami a few times also, mostly to sight-see, but its a beautiful city, especially on the beaches at night. :hearts:.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 26th, 2006, 02:12 AM
I think some of the people that are picking states are doing so based on default of never really visiting or living in other states.



i agree. so I don't really wanna answer the question.

i would say i am from maryland and i do believe that is a pretty good place to grow up. And i have lived in georgia and virginia, but have no opinion of them. We've also had 2nd homes in New Hampshire and Arizona. And we've visited Florida, Nevada and California a lot... sometimes New York.

So I'd say in all my experiences with the aforementioned states, I like Florida and Arizona the best.

Kirt12255
Apr 26th, 2006, 02:56 AM
the uk

;) "You must spread some reputation around"

Was going to say the state of Howard;)

bis2806
Apr 29th, 2006, 06:10 AM
:hearts:.

Who wants to live in ghetto Tennessee?! :lol:

NyCPsU
Apr 29th, 2006, 06:35 AM
new york of course...but im partial bc i live in nyc....just ignore the whole chunk of state to the north:o

NyCPsU
Apr 29th, 2006, 06:36 AM
ohh and i go to school in pennsylvania, have lived in conneticut, have family and have been all over...and i always miss ny when im not there!

MisterQ
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:16 AM
new york of course...but im partial bc i live in nyc....just ignore the whole chunk of state to the north:o

what it lacks culturally, it makes up for in natural beauty though!

M2k
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:19 AM
California of course--->:hearts: our forests, the bay, the international flavor, our great weather :hearts:, the film industry, hot young actors ....;)

NyCPsU
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:23 AM
what it lacks culturally, it makes up for in natural beauty though!

eh i dont see what is has in beauty compared to other states...like i go to penn st and the drive to school is exactly the same to me as the drive to albany, ny...but that is a good point though :)

MisterQ
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:26 AM
eh i dont see what is has in beauty compared to other states...like i go to penn st and the drive to school is exactly the same to me as the drive to albany, ny...but that is a good point though :)

The Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Mohawk Valley, the Finger Lakes, regions along the Hudson, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Ontario, wine country along Lake Erie, Lake Champlain.... remarkable variety for a state its size. :)

NyCPsU
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:29 AM
The Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Mohawk Valley, the Finger Lakes, regions along the Hudson, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Ontario, wine country along Lake Erie, Lake Champlain.... remarkable variety for a state its size. :)

thats true...unfortunately i have only been to the Catskills and Lake George...was actually born near Monticello, if you know the city

Jeff
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:33 AM
California baby :yeah:

Countless things to do here, great weather (depending where you're at) but also that means you can go surfing to the beach, go skiing in the mountains, shooting in the desert. Only natural disasters are earthquakes, which are rare. Most diverse state in the country. Most tennis tournaments in the country ;) Some of the best schools in the country. Most theme parks in the country. No need to continue :p

NyCPsU
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:36 AM
California baby :yeah:

Countless things to do here, great weather (depending where you're at) but also that means you can go surfing to the beach, go skiing in the mountains, shooting in the desert. Only natural disasters are earthquakes, which are rare. Most diverse state in the country. Most tennis tournaments in the country ;) Some of the best schools in the country. Most theme parks in the country. No need to continue :p

i love cali and im not messing with ya at all...but only natural disasters earthquakes??? flooding, mud slides, and forest fires have been crazy in the state for the last few years...i would consider those natural disasters ;)

Staticbeef
Apr 29th, 2006, 11:29 AM
NY without a doubt, for excitment and that fast life.
Washington state, for peace and natural beauty :cool:

The Daviator
Apr 29th, 2006, 12:54 PM
New York :worship:

New Jersey also, I love the east coast :cool:

disposablehero
Apr 30th, 2006, 05:16 AM
I've only been to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and everything west of Minnesota except New Mexico. And the PNW was too long ago to remember. I was 8 maybe? Anyhow, of the rest I will say:

California
Minnesota
Utah

Nevada is tremendous fun, but not really a "good" place.