(Closed) Top Ten States for best quality of life

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Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Lol, Fiance lived in Nashua, New Husband, and he liked the cost of living and a lot of the politics. But he also said there was nothing there except his job and that people treated it as though it was Winterfell. “Winter is coming” – even in the summer, lol!

ETA: Fiance is originally from California and went to school in LA, so I think his view of “nothing to do” could be slightly biased, lol.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@future_mrs_sommer:  I have never been to Seattle but it’s on my list of places to go before I die. I have always felt compelled to go there, though I have no idea why.

If I hadn’t met Fiance, as soon as I graduate college, I’d set my sights on Seattle and move on out. Just gotta convince my engineer to go out there and work for Boeing or something….*goes off to connive*

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@LadyMoriarty:  Move to Boston (it really isn’t a big-city feeling, I promise) and then after your Fiance is established in his job he could ask to do telecommuting! It sounds like the right industry for it. Then you could move to New Husband or VT.

There are so many startups around here that it’s ridiculous, and those are the kind of companies that are chill about things like telecommuting.

Post # 50
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Busy bee

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@BrandNewBride:  I am in no way suprised that VT is the second thinnest in the nation

VT was ” farm to table” before it became a cool thing, I mean I grew up eating eggs from our chickens, and drinking milk from the farm down the road. Most people here grow up eating good whole foods, and being active, which leads to being a healthy adult!  

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I live in Washington (grew up in the Midwest). I LOVE it here!  Moving was the best decision of my life. There are mountains one direction, ocean the other…wildlife and huge evergreens everywhere…and the summers are beautiful. Nothing is cooler than getting to run to the water’s edge during lunches at work to see Orcas coming into the Puget Sound once in awhile! I actually don’t even mind the rainy winters, as it is MUCH better to me to have drizzle than the piles of snow I was used to getting. There’s no humidity, and the summers aren’t hot to the point of “I’m miserable.” (We don’t even have AC in our place).

There is no state income tax, which is kind of fun, although the cost of living here is higher than what I was used to in Indiana. Also, at least in this area of Washington, be prepared to take ferries EVERYWHERE. Fun at first, but it can get a little tiresome if you’re looking for a job that doesn’t involve a ferry-ride commute.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@skippydarling:  Just out of curiosity (I live in NYC too), what do you hate so much about NYC? I mean, other than the extremely high rents and cost of living :p

I’m a foreigner living in NY for a couple of years now, and I can’t tell you how much i love this freaking city. It’s the greatest city i’ve ever been to. And it’s so expensive and people pay it because in my (and their) opinion, its worth it  🙂 but i love to hear different perspectives

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@MsLabRat:  see my previous post to OP! Maybe want to elaborate further? 🙂

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@skippydarling:  yeah, so maybe its something about growing up, becoming wiser and less distracted by all the noise and the pretty lights, LOL. 

To be honest, i can see that happening to me too in 9 years. Although right now I’m so blindly in love with this city, i can barely see the flaws hehe. But yeah, I’m still in my twenties and Fiance and I are just starting out…

The other place in the US i could see myself living would be San Francisco I think.

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@skippydarling:  9 years?  I’ve been here for 9 months and I’m done and have been done after 5.

Post # 57
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My BFF lives in Minnesota and she hates it.  She says everyone there is “Minnesota nice” meaning very passive aggressive.  I have been to visit her twice, and I thought it was quite nice in Minneapolis.  She is dying to get out though.

I didn’t read what these are based on, and technically I should be like the unhappiest person alive since I am from Michigan.  But I am not going to let a state and some list define my experiences there.  I love Detroit; yeah our economy sort of blows, but the people are just AMAZINGLY resilient.  We have so much pride and a desire to fight.  And I think the coasts of Michigan especially up north rival those in Florida.

In Texas I was always hot, and although people are nice, they tend to be super arrogant when it comes to the state.  I’m just like, please, I get it, Texas is great.  Can’t say that I miss it.

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I live in a major east coast city and after 6 years here I’m ready to move on.  I am from the Midwest and would move to Minnesota in a heartbeat if I had a job offer there!

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@deetroitwhat:  hahaha Texans really are very proud of their state, LOL. 

Post # 61
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Melithehoneybee:  I know it is almost obnoxious.  I think the thing I just could never get used to, even after 10+ years is that SA has barely any sports and no seasons.  It was brown, hot and humid all year long.  It was depressing for me.  Some people are into that, though.  So I am not sure how this list really works.  I wonder what the n is and how they did their survey.

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