America’s Finest: The Top 10 States to Settle Down In
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No matter where you live in the United States, there are pros and cons. No state is perfect, although many people may believe their home state or their state of residence is better than others. It all depends on what you are looking for and what you enjoy doing. But people still seem to like to debate about which state is better and why. This age-old question has popped up again, and people are discussing What is the best state to live in the USA?
One Redditor commented, “I live in Maine, moved away from Massachusetts). Plenty of nature, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, hiking, and boating. Tons of mountains and rivers and lakes. Beautiful wildlife… Bald Eagles, Moose, Black Bears, and Deer. Good restaurants and bars. People are generally nicer and friendlier.”
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A user replied, “we live in northwest Washington state, 10min from the Border and 30 from Vancouver, 2hr from Seattle. So much wildlife, ocean, islands, lakes, legal weed, and very liberal & progressive (where we are). Winter dark is hard for 4mo, but the rest of the year, it’s f****** heaven on earth.”
Another Redditor added, “I love living in Northern California. You have the ocean, mountains, and forests. If you can afford it, it’s wonderful. The food is good, the people are nice, and the wine is amazing.”
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One user said, “it’s a ‘purple’ state, so it caters to all sorts of political leanings. Intensely urban and rural areas, so there are lots of options for where to live. Ocean and mountains too. The cost of living is close to the US median. Best of all worlds, no matter who you are.”
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One Redditor replied, “I moved back to PA, and that’s where I can say it is definitely the best state. You can have country sides to live super close to the largest cities in the country. I also prefer the North. Nicer people, usually, and much much better food by far. As an Italian mother who raised me, I have a strong palette for taste and would think the North is by far the best. Some cities/city areas are not so great, but most suburbs and cities are great!”
One comment read, “Montana is my favorite. Politically balanced and a small, spread out population surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes.”
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A user wrote, ”New Mexico. Low house prices. Low cost of living. Low taxes. 49% of the state is federal land to walk around. And the state gives 80 hours of New Mexico sick time a year to take whenever without any penalty from your employer. You just call in sick to your employer.”
A Redditor replied, “North Carolina is pretty great. If you’re a city person, we have Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham…if you’re looking for a nice little quiet town, we’ve got those all over. We’ve got Mountains and Beaches, small towns and big cities, and the best part about it are, we don’t have a lot of crime.”
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One user commented, “South Carolina. Yes, for real. Nice weather. Few natural disasters. Low cost of living. Low taxes. You can go to the mountains in the northwest or the beaches in the southeast.”
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Finally, a Redditor suggested, “Hawaii if you have the money for it. Specifically the Big Island (Hawai’i Island). Rural, if you like that type of thing, beautiful, and year-round all choices of weather. Do you like Arid, North of Kona, Rain forests? Check out Hilo and just north of it. Tundra? Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa. Depending on the season, you can go skiing and surfing on the same day, though I don’t recommend it.”
Redditors gave their opinions and reasons why they love a certain state. What about you? Which is the best state to live in? Or why wouldn’t you suggest a state?