(Closed) Top Ten States for best quality of life

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Post # 152
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@skippydarling:  We are!!! I didn’t get a chance to read through all your replies, but if you don’t mind me asking what part of NYC do you live in? My husband is set on living in Chelsea market area and I hate the idea. As far as my research goes, we would be spending a fortune just on rent and it would be so crowded. Ahhh I am just so so so not lookinng forward to moving to NYC!

Post # 154
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@skippydarling:  Thank you! It’s going to be expensive and not enjoyable! Oh well…

Post # 155
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@skippydarling:  Late to the party but Fiance and I are DONE with NYC as well, and as soon as he has his green card (he’s on an employment visa now) we are OUT OF HERE. The countdown to early 2015 is on. Once we made the decision that we were going I am like a caged rat here.

It was so much fun when I moved here, but it isn’t sustainable for us. We are over it. However, I don’t regret moving here and I wouldn’t change doing it. I just wish we could go right now.

Post # 156
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Another Minnesotan here. I grew up in south Minneapolis..about 15 minutes away from everything (downtown Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Uptown, Mall of America) and blocks away from Minnehaha Falls and 2 lakes. Now I am a suburbanite, I miss it so much!

Post # 158
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Happy to see all the MN Bees sing this great state’s praises! 🙂

Post # 159
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine isn’t on here (Kansas) but I quite like it: It gets a bad rep (no wizard of oz jokes please) but it’s a pretty great place to live if you can get over the lack of any major bodies of water. Very low cost of living, and Kansas City is actually an amazing cultural hub with tons of great food, jazz, theater, etc. We’ve got one of the best cities in the nation, and within a 20 minute drive, you can get out into beautiful rolling hills and farmland, which is nice. I have lived in 2 other cities during my life, San Antonio TX and Tucson, and neither were nearly as “happy” as KC. 

Post # 160
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Depends how you define “quality of life”. I live in a wealthy province in Canada and yes the $$ is good, it’s pretty safe, etc. etc., but we have 6 months of winter. I’d take a pay cut any day to move somewhere a lot warmer… that’s our plan. None of the states listed appeal to me except for Hawaii.. and I doubt we could find work there.

 

Post # 161
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@SnoopDog:  Sorry late to reply…yes it rains a lot.  Like 300 days out of the year BUT it’s a light drizzly on/off rain and rarely a heavy downpour.  It’s so light most people don’t bother with umbrellas, but hoodies.  It’s like a grey mist and people continue on, store are still busy, etc.  

Post # 162
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@skippydarling:  It’s funny because Oregon is also one of the top states for suicide rate

Post # 164
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@skippydarling:  I’m not sure if that’s factored into the total. I agree with the program as well, but I haven’t done my research to know.

Interesting question.

Post # 166
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love VT!  I have lived here practically my whole life, and I just can’t seem to leave.  I have visited many other places; I love to travel, but I am always so relieved and happy to come back to the Green Mountains.  

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