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Posted on 08/04/2010 9:26:25 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
Most Livable State in the U.S.A. Is...
...New Hampshire. This is the fifth consecutive year the Granite State has topped this list published by CQ Press.
New Hampshire ranks No. 1 because it excels in numerous important quality-of-life measures, including low crime, low poverty, high income levels and a well-educated population. Coming in right behind New Hampshire are Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota and Iowa.
The least livable state is Mississippi, a position it has held on this CQ Press list for nine of the last 10 years. Close behind Mississippi are South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.
The most livable states: How does your state rank? 1. New Hampshire 2. Utah 3. Wyoming 4. Minnesota 5. Iowa 6. Nebraska 7. New Jersey 8. Vermont 9. Idaho 10. North Dakota
11. Connecticut 12. Virginia 13. Massachusetts 14. Colorado 15. South Dakota 16. Maryland 17. Kansas 18. Washington 19. Montana 20. Maine
21. Hawaii 22. Oregon 23. Wisconsin 24. New York 25. Rhode Island 26. Illinois 27. Delaware 28. Florida 29. Alaska 30. California and Indiana (tie)
32. Oklahoma 33. New Mexico 34. Pennsylvania 35. Nevada 36. Arizona 37. Texas 38. Michigan 39. Missouri 40. Georgia and Ohio (tie)
42. North Carolina 43. West Virginia 44. Alabama 45. Louisiana 46. Arkansas 47. Tennessee 48. Kentucky 49. South Carolina 50. Mississippi
Might be moving to #2 very soon.
It’s a shame that the liberals have ruined California as a great state. I’ve never been, but it seems like such a grand place.
I don’t think I could live in southern Arizona because of the heat. Northern AZ would probably be my choice if I had to leave CO.
We are TOP 5 !!
Agree with ALL you said! (Except the D’backs stink this year) :-(
I’ve been thinking about Colorado Springs, I might make a move in about 1-2 years but I’ll need a job, are there an major employers there?
I've lived in both Minneapolis and Phoenix (Scottsdale).
Mrs. Whiskers and I made a point-by-point comparison of all of the quality-of-life indicators, and Scottsdale won on all of them except...
1) education (colleges in particular)
2) the weather.
So we moved back up here: best decision we ever made.
Prescott is the place. Conservative overall, mild winters, and you don’t need oven mitts to drive in the summer.
Southern California is truly beautiful. Perfect weather, lovely beaches, surprisingly green and lush with vegetation. I'm a Colorado native who now resides in the conservative enclave of Coronado, just across the bay from the moderately liberal San Diego and when I jog in the morning, I really do marvel at just how stunning this place is.
That being said, it pains my heart at how screwed up this state has become! Ruined by the liberal voters of Los Angeles and the Bay Area who have forced so many ills on what was once the showcase of the world. I really hope this place can pull themselves together but first the voters will have to elect people willing to make some painful changes.
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ±0
Persons reporting two or more races 1.1%
Source: U.S. Census
Texas 38 - really. I am moving to Texas in a month, after two years of research. let me guess, portland oregon is in the top 10 to 15 ( I should just say oregon) Barf
For Quinn’s sake, don’t come to Texas if you’re trying to escape the heat!
Well, right now it’s fairly hellish here in Okieland. I’m ready for these 100+ degree days to be over!
I am not buying Maryland being that high up in the rankings. No offense to MD Freepers, but MD is a liberal mess. If you like traffic, a high cost of living, and high taxes, go to Maryland!
Something tells me I won’t be invited to any of their Chamber of Commerce dinners.
Thanks for the good info. I’ll see you in a month.
Well, if relocating to a conservative area is in your plans, I’d suggest you take a good look at the Florida panhandle, between Panama City and Pensacola. Travis AFB, Eglin AFB, Pensacola Naval Air Station, and more...lots of military and retired military people.
Property values are in the toilet, and still plummeting. Air conditioning bills are a bit of a pain, but we don’t pay much for heat.
The Emerald Coast which sand beaches are among the finest in the nation. The fishing is great, the hunting is better than you’d expect... Golf? Are you kidding me? This is paradise.
with the exception of snow sports, there are few better places in the US to pursue your recreational passions than the Florida panhandle.
And if you’re a single guy, I can say that having lived in 13 different states you’ll have a very hard time finding a place with a higher density of attractive and often educated women than you’ll find here.
NO STATE INCOME TAXES
Move to the White Mountains...a tad chilly in the winter, especially at Hawley Lake. But it is a wonderful place to live and no more heat!
They can have those other states. We have it good in the South.
I’ll keep that in mind. Might not ever live there, but would be a place to visit. What’s to do in Prescott?
P.S. I like your—don’t need oven mitts to drive :)