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Most enjoyable state in the USA?
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Jackie    Posted 07-01-2004 at 19:59:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi everyone I would like to know from all of you what state in the USA is the most enjoyable to live in. My father is in the military and its a privilage to travel all around the usa. When he gets a job we choose if we as a family would like to move there or not. Thank u for your help.

MJ in SC    Posted 07-02-2004 at 08:12:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmm. that's a toughy. I grew up in NE oHio and really loved it there. Love the fall season, all those hardwoods, and even the snow, except when you had to thaw out water dishes 2x a day!

I moved to SC in 1985 with family and I gotta say....I've been back to Ohio since moving here.....I think I'll stay where I am! Things are SO laid back in the South. When you go to the local grocery store, you ALWAYS see someone you know and stop and chat. When I went back to Ohio, I was shocked! It was like the Indy 500 in the grocery store. I guess I didn't notice it before 'cause it was all I knew!

Where I live in SC we are only 2 hrs from the mountains and only 2 hrs to the ocean. We are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of a Large SC Forestry maintaned lake and 10 minute drive to a state park with camping, boating, skiing, etc. I like the growing season because it's so long, and gotta love all the produce available.

If I had my way we'd go north to Ohio for the fall and south the rest of the year.

Would like to see Maine someday! :0)

deadcarp    Posted 07-02-2004 at 07:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
While you're young, go where the money is cuz it's handy when you're old. Then later you'll have to remember what country your ancestors were from - Your body was sorta adapted for that climate, whether you plan it or not. As in: "Im a Pisces" "No you're not - you're more Norwegian than anything else." :)

Illinois    Posted 07-02-2004 at 06:27:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
One thing I like about Illinois, if you don't like the weather, it's ok, it'll be changing soon!

Kirsty    Posted 07-02-2004 at 06:08:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would have to say that the most enjoyable state to live in is probably Colorado. It's high in elevation so there is no bugs. Or perhaps the reason that I like it there is because it's the only state I've lived in, and you know that Jackie!! :)

ron,ar    Posted 07-02-2004 at 05:38:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tx. and Tn. gotta be at the top of the list.

Dave 2N    Posted 07-02-2004 at 04:49:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone ever been to the Finger Lakes country of New York State? What a great area. And in less than two hours, you can be in the Adirondack Mountains.

Meg Pilkington    Posted 07-02-2004 at 17:25:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Finger Lakes are beautiful great place to sit back and relax

eg    Posted 07-02-2004 at 05:02:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
re: finger lakes
bath,ithica and watkins glenn, great country and
great fishing, loved it in late september and early october! good times!

dig    Posted 07-02-2004 at 04:22:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
We say there's only two times a year that Wisconsin is fit to live in. After the mud dries up, before the first mosquito bite in the Spring. After the first killing frost, before the second snowfall in the Fall. You're looking at a month - month and a half a year.

Texas    Posted 07-02-2004 at 03:34:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Texas :)

eg    Posted 07-02-2004 at 02:59:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have also traveled a good bit. i have been to
48 out 50 states, canada,mexico and panama and
to choose one state is hard for me. i was born in
tx and have lived there 2 times since, lived in
missouri,colorado and florida and now live in oklahoma. i would winter in florida, spring in
arkansas, summer in colorado and of course there
is no place better to spend fall than in new england. sorry i can`t help ya, i love and have
enjoyed my time spent in all of our great states.

~Lenore    Posted 07-01-2004 at 21:54:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

Alias    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:50:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can live in whichever state I choose. But, I allways tell people I don't have to live in Maryland, I do so because I like it here. We have the ocean, rivers, bay, and mountains. And, we are a melting pot of ethnic cultures. Surprising thing is that we all get along very nicely. Like anyplace else, we have our problems but, overall, we manage very well........gfp

Steve from TN    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:19:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have found some great things in all the states that I have visited. Mountains, rivers, beaches,caves, canyons, desert, trees,etc. I have also found that happiness is not a place but a state of mind. If folks are grouchy and hard to get along with where you live now, you will find the same folks in the new place. If the people where you are now are super, then the folks at your next place will more than likely be that way too. Happiness and contentment are in us.

Dave in TN    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very True!!! A man (or woman) is about as happy as he makes his mind up to be.

Dave in TN    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Florida...I love the hills of Tennessee and Georgia, but Florida is awesome. Can't say I'd move there if I had to give up my farm here though. Timeshares are great!! If I had to make a permanent choice of mountains and woods or beach and ocean it'd be tough....depends on whatca like.

donna in w.v    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:06:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i love my west virginia It is rural but your never too far from city stuff. We have great places to ski in winter and lots of camping,white water rafting and hiking. If your into history there is lots of old cities with civil war history. The big cities have good jobs but if you live in a small town you have to travel because the opportunities are a little limited.

DigitalMat    Posted 07-01-2004 at 21:36:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Greetings Donna!
I also live in WV, about 20 miles from Charleston. I think there are two reasons people decide what state to live in. Either because they like where they were raised, or not. I love being home. My wife and I are both attached to this area because it is home to us. We love it here!
On the other hand, if home is either not important, or a bad memory, a person immediately looks around for some neat place to live.
What part of WV are you from?

Terry in Hardy co.    Posted 07-02-2004 at 04:13:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Greetings to my West Va. neighbors and others who would like to live here. I live in eastern WV. 125 miles from DC. and greatest place in the world. I'm sitting here this morning looking out over the mountains and Lost River State Park.Woodpeckers are beating some tree, the sun is peaking over the ridge. the cattle and other critters on the farm are stirring, starting another day. We are working hay and baled over 1K of square ones and 102 round bales yesterday and have another 100 round ones to finish today and then wait until another fair spell. We are getting run over by the 2nd home group from the Baltimore, Washington, N. Va area, so maybe I should be quiet about how wonderful it is in Wild Wonderful WV.

DigitalMat    Posted 07-02-2004 at 10:01:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds beautiful! Any good camping in Lost River?

Terry    Posted 07-02-2004 at 15:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Several private campgrounds and The Trout pond Camping complex in the George Washington Natl, Forest. If you want to rough it we let folks camp on the farm.......

DigitalMat    Posted 07-02-2004 at 17:26:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds cool camping on the farm, but my wife is handicapped so we camp on of the handicap spots near the bathhouse. We have a small Coleman popup.

Terry    Posted 07-02-2004 at 20:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The trout pond area here at lost river is a beautiful area. Deluxe camping sites,nice bath houses,handicapped accessable, in the middle of wilderness. I highly recommend it if you have time

Clod    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:01:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Texas.I have been around here and there,,But if you are wealthy you might like some other state.Im not.I like it here and you can find all kinds of folks and scenery in the state,,WARM WEATHER too.

Clod    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:16:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

I live in lower right corner (KINDA)

JB    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:15:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Texas, hands down! Our son retired from the navy and has lived all over. He fiddled with the idea of settling in Florida, or in Hiwaii, but when the ole discharge came through, he headed back to Texas, and never looked back!

Truthfully, most every state I have visited would have been pleasant living, in my opinion. Mostly, it is all in what you are looking for. Give me the simple life.

clod    Posted 07-01-2004 at 20:27:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

What position you are looking from makes a diffrence.

jfky    Posted 07-02-2004 at 03:07:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow!!!! that furniture is valued more than my house

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