Pick a state!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eric/, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. eric/ Guest

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    If you had to choose to relocate to another state (or if you're not from the U.S.you can pick to relocate to a state) where would you like to locate and why?

    To start with, I've been looking at Minnesota. Some of the reasons include the sparse population, cold climate, and outdoor enthusiasm. Also bike trails.

    Seems like a pretty ideal place. Though obviously this is just for fun.
     
  2. Shrink, Apr 22, 2013
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    California....it appears that most people there are even crazier than me.

    Ergo, I would appear almost normal.

    Almost....

    :rolleyes:

    I'm in Massachusetts...very happy here!
     
  3. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Oregon.

    Maybe because my love interest is from there, and she and I click on so many levels.
     
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    Also, no state sales tax.

    Honestly, the PNW has been incredible for the 4 years I've been out here, so I don't really want to move. But being married, I know that moving back to Georgia would make my wife really happy. She'd be equally as happy moving to North or South Carolina.
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I quite literally can't imagine a scenario where I would voluntarily move away from Texas.
     
  7. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    There has always been something appealing about Nebraska to me. The wide horizons, open space, sparse population, hot summers and cold winters seem like a nice mix. Probably something in the western 1/3 to 1/2 of the state out in the panhandle would suit me just fine.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It would be difficult to choose a single state, but California sure does offer some majestic scenes.

    "I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
    --John Muir
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I visited Wisconsin a few years back and it looked real nice. I would like a warmer state like Florida but all those tropical storms would put me off. Also no where with earthquake as I wouldn't want that.
     
  10. chown33 macrumors 604

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    If I had to live in only one state, it would be inebriation.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Same. However.....If I had to choose; Wyoming, Montana, Texas, and Idaho in that order

    I could also make a case for Alaska

    States I WILL NEVER CONSIDER
    the entire north east
    California
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    My kind of guy/gal.


    States ... I think if I had to move from where I am at now and having lived most of my life in CA, I would pick Colorado, Oregon, or Washington.
     
  13. tigres macrumors 68040

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    I am in discussion on this very topic with my family.

    My son is graduating soon, so I will be moving.
    States on this list:
    #1 Colorado - my favorite state in the country.
    #2 Florida (my corp is located there, so the potential is greater if I go.)

    i want #1, buy may have to settle for #2.
     
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    Oops...glad you didn't read my post!!:eek:

    :p ;)
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Oh, I read it all right. I agree that some areas of CA appear to house the most crazy people. There are places like Monterey Bay and central to northern CA that aren't at all the same as So. Cal. It is like they're two different states in some ways. I'd go back but only for family, no other reason that I can tell.
     
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    Hawaii hands down.

    A little house near the beach. Sunshine and mellow people I know over there.

    My only conundrum is Peace Don't Fly.

    :(
     
  18. KylePowers, Apr 23, 2013
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    In Virginia right now, but have lived in Texas, New Mexico, and Massachusetts.

    Would love to relocate to California, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, or Arizona (in that order)

    Really have no interest in staying in Virginia (hot humid summers, cold winters, various political/religious things, etc), nor going back to Massachusetts (nice summers, but can be humid; additionally, friggin cold winters)

    I realize my complaints about Virginia and Massachusetts could be applied to the states I'd like to relocate to, but I feel those other states have much more to offer to compensate.

    Unfortunately, my SO has her heart set on staying around the DC area (especially since her siblings and nephews are around there), so looks like I'm stuck with finding a job around here (which is particularly hard in my industry).

    Sigh.

    EDIT: Oh, duh, Hawaii. That'd obviously be first, but I'd imagine tourists and traffic would probably get fairly annoying. But racially ambiguous tan women who surf and have fit bodies and can cook a mixture of American/native/Asian cuisine (I'm completely generalizing and stereotyping, of course) sounds like it could be a wonderful place. But unfortunately 4 years of studying electrical engineering has not provided me with a much sought-after physique, and my concentration (semiconductors/VLSI/etc) isn't quite prevalent on the islands. Double sigh!

    EDIT EDIT: For California, would like Silicon Valley but the standard of living and traffic there is probably absurd. San Diego would be nice too, but hella hot. Was thinking of more North Cal like Sacramento/Folsom region (if that's even considered North California, that is). Seems like a nice area.
     
  19. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Probably Alaska. The weather is nice there and plenty of nice remote places to move to.
     
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    I very nearly moved to Beaverton about 2 years ago. It seems like a beautiful place where people like to get fit and go outdoors, and conversely, I can also earn a living. I'd also consider Tennessee or Texas to be friendly places with economic opportunity.

    Like many here have said, I also fantasize about someday escaping crowds, rudeness and traffic in a remote locale.
     
  21. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I'm not from the US but always liked the idea of living in California.

    Hawaii is a great shout though.

    I wouldn't mind living in florida but down in the keys.
     
  22. sviato macrumors 68020

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    New York or California because Wall St. and beaches.
     
  23. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Staying in New Hampshire.

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    Florida is great to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
     
  24. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Oregon

    If I'm allowed to have a second choice, that would be California.
     

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