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« on: April 29, 2019, 04:55:19 pm »

In my opinion, Arkansas. It has nothing really there, the wages seem fairly low. But it is the home of the Clintons and I heard that Little Rock food does taste good.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 05:09:50 pm »

This is always going to come down to personal preference ... if you're rich and find a charm in old school Southern culture, you likely wouldn't care or even notice that Mississippi or Alabama rank poorly in various metrics.  If you are into natural beauty and have a really nice cabin off by yourself where you live with your wife and you're both empty nesters, I doubt you really care how much of a joke West Virginia seems to be to the faceless internet posters of US Election Atlas.  So, for me, I will answer this strictly on personal preference:

Delaware

No city in Delaware interests me enough, it's far away from my family, the weather improvement (if there even is one) is way too marginal to sway things, there isn't really the cultural novelty that would come along with moving to some other states that have problems like the aforementioned Mississippi situation and I just have a strikingly lower interest in the state than most others.  Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's a great state, it just would be my "worst state to live in."  It's an objectively better state in many ways than, say, Alabama, but I would rather be on the Gulf Shores than anywhere in Delaware.  The "statistically worst" state in the country is probably Mississippi or West Virginia, I would imagine.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 05:37:59 pm »

Mississippi.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 05:54:21 pm »

Mississippi.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 06:28:38 pm »
« Edited: April 29, 2019, 06:32:05 pm by Tartarus Sauce »

For me personally, it would be Oklahoma.

Overwhelmingly conservative, heavy fundamentalist Christian presence, tornadoes out the wazoo, mostly flat and boring landscape, far away from other regional hubs of interest, and its two largest cities are blandvilles with notoriously underwhelming offerings for cultural amenities (particularly Oklahoma City). It's like the state was handcrafted to be as unappealing as possible for me.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 06:45:55 pm »

hmmm, lets go with CT
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2019, 06:47:45 pm »

Mississippi.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2019, 08:21:33 pm »

hmmm, lets go with CT

Why?
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 08:31:12 pm »

Tennessee. Honorable mention to South Carolina and Georgia.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 08:35:18 pm »

Probably one of the Plains states. the Dakotas and Nebraska seem boring as hell.
I would have said Alabama or Mississippi but at least they have some culture and history.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 08:37:49 pm »

hmmm, lets go with CT

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well, it's got all the sh**ttiness of the other sh**tty northeast states like RI,MA,NJ, without any of their pizzazz, maybe if they still had the Whalers I would have went with RI or NJ.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2019, 01:09:51 am »

North Dakota.  Your nowhere near anything, it's not really scenic and the cold is off the scale.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2019, 04:04:19 am »

Virginia always rubs me the wrong way. California is beautiful but so liberal and expensive. New York is the liberal and expensive without the beauty.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2019, 08:22:02 am »

Mississippi.

As someone who's lived there, nope.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2019, 10:44:54 am »

Mississippi.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 07:13:19 pm »
« Edited: May 28, 2019, 07:06:28 pm by Donborvio »

New York, hands down. Changing my mind: Illinois. Chicago is worse than NYC with crime, laws and welfare babies.  NYC at least has some things going for it.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 07:35:51 pm »

Do I even have to say it?
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2019, 01:10:06 am »

Nevada.

Too hot, too dry, too garish in the cities, too bland in the Burbs. The one good part of the whole state is utterly overshadowed by the much greener side over the border.

Florida's a close second, but at least they have The Everglades and the Keys, which belong exclusively to them [whereas Lake Tahoe is not Nevada only]
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2019, 01:27:37 am »

Mississippi.
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2019, 02:53:17 am »

One of the Dakotas
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2019, 04:11:30 am »

Honestly I'd say one of the West Coast states, they'd be the worst fit for me culturally out of US states and they're ridiculously expensive.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2019, 09:28:33 am »

Honestly I'd say one of the West Coast states, they'd be the worst fit for me culturally out of US states and they're ridiculously expensive.

I can't remember your backstory (i.e., where you're originally from and live now), but I think people overrate how much you would have to pick where you live based on "cultural reasons."  Yeah, a flaming liberal wouldn't like it in rural Kansas, and a staunch right winger would not like it in downtown Burlington Vermont, but the vast majority of areas provide enough variation for you to feel more than comfortable.  Different things would definitely take priority (COL, niceness of the area, weather, etc.).
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2019, 05:20:37 pm »

The answer is objectively Alaska due to the miserable cold- unless you could afford to have it as only a summer home
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2019, 05:22:40 pm »

The answer is objectively Alaska due to the miserable cold- unless you could afford to have it as only a summer home

Oh yeah, I agree with this. as someone who's from SoCal, I definitely couldn't live somewhere where it gets that cold and snowy. it would be absolutely miserable for me.
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2019, 05:33:08 pm »

The answer is objectively Alaska due to the miserable cold- unless you could afford to have it as only a summer home

Guaranteed lack of miserable heat, also nice landscape, and that Permanent Fund thanks to the oil.
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