(Closed) Top Ten States for best quality of life

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Post # 137
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I need to move. 

Post # 138
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2022

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@skippydarling:  really u hate NYC? why may I ask? It’s my dream to live there loool

Post # 140
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Born and raised in New Hampshire…. Yes we may have no sale tax or income tax but we make up for it with high property taxes. As much as I hate, constantly hearing “No, sale tax” primary from outa staters or ppl from MA, it does help our eco.

What we love about it?

-Skiing

-The Mtns (hiking)

– Close enough but far enough from family (his family is from ME, Mine from New Husband but still a 45 min to an hour drive to visit them.]

-The lakes

-Fall Foiliage

-Having all four seasons even if some people claim all we get is winter…

Growing up in New Hampshire I could never figure out why ppl would ever want to visit us, I grew up in the lakes region so I absolutely hate dealing wih the traffic that comes with it. Honestly theres not an extremely lot to do up north.

Than again I can’t understand why my Fiance would ever get bored going to Old Orchard Beach in ME…..yup you guessed it, he grew up there.

 

 

Post # 141
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2022

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@skippydarling:  hahahhaa ok I don’t wanna upset you 😛 Ill take a look! New Husband is supposedly really great, I loved visiting anyway 🙂

Post # 142
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Bumble bee

haha, I am so not surprised New Mexico isn’t on this list. Our healthcare is ok, cost of living is ridiculously awful, with a high unemployment rate, huge meth/drug issues, low high school graduation rate, hoorible education systems, and NM is the #1 ranked state for teen pregnancies. 

Don’t get me wrong, the wonderful outdoors sports here are awesome, along with our mild winters and summers. I love living here for now, but will not be staying permanently, or raising children here.

 

 

Post # 143
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@skippydarling:  100% love Omaha Nebraska! Beautiful place to raise kids, great nightlife and restaraunts. Big but not too big

Post # 144
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hate NYC, and cannot wait until the day I pack my bags and leave.

Anyone who dreams of living here, do it for a few years and you will probably get it. 

Post # 145
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@skippydarling:  Damn. Are you me? The Fiance and I live right outside of NYC now and commute into the city… and we hate it. We’re bailing early 2014 for Texas. I’m surprised it didn’t make the list, but cost of living there is way more favorable than NYC so that was the selling point for us. Plus we can actually drive our cars there, and they have these weird things called “driveways.” Unheard of in NYC!

Post # 146
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@mllebertin:  YES. I am so tired of living in cramped slumlike conditions and working ridiculous hours just to scrape by. Quality of life here is atrocious.

Post # 147
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@skippydarling:  Re: doctors in NYC, I know plenty of CPAs who um, have to volunteer for groceries b/c they can’t afford them on their CPA pay alone in this city.

Seriously. I cannot wait to be done with school this December so my Fiance and I can l-e-a-v-e…

Post # 148
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

grew up in hawaii and I miss it sooooo much.  I agree with the article as long as you’re not paying for anything.  

Post # 149
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@aliciapdx:  Interesting! I live in Michigan now for my husband’s job and neither of us is fond of this place. We are moving to NYC in a couple of months and we both know we are going to hate it. We were thinking about Oregon as the place to settle down eventually but my husband thinks it rains a lot there and doesn’t really like it. Does it really rain that much?

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