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Most Livable State in the U.S.A. Is...
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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


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Most Liberal State Is...Not Massachusetts!

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The most liberal state in the union is Rhode Island, which surpasses those traditional liberal hotbeds of Massachusetts and Vermont, according to a new Gallup poll. All Headline News reports that of the nearly 100,000 Americans polled during a six-month period, a total of 32 percent of Rhode Islanders considered themselves politically liberal. Coming in second was Washington, D.C., followed by Connecticut and Vermont, which tied for third place.

1 posted on 08/04/2010 9:26:26 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; Downsouth55; ...

we might be po but we’s proud, Mississippi ping.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 9:29:56 PM PDT by WKB (Oil spill = illegal immigration -- Until we stop the leak we will never fix the problems.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Little Rhody is ONE loony place!


3 posted on 08/04/2010 9:30:19 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I don’t know - I moved from California to Arizona in 1996 and right now I am extremely pleased to be living in the state where our Gov’r has had the “gonads” to stand up to Obama where Law Enforcement is IMPORTANT! And we have the best Sheriff in Joe Arpaeo...So, #1 on my list is the grand canyon state of Arizona!


4 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:05 PM PDT by princess leah (1)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Considering Relocating? Think about Colorado Springs…

I f you or a CONSERVATIVE person is considering relocating, I’d invite you to tell them about this family values oasis. I’d personally suggest Northern Colorado Springs as being the best and the most conservative.

And just to lay my cards on the table, I am not in the Real Estate business and make nothing off anyone moving here. I just know that Soros and others have dumped millions into Colorado and have succeeding in taking over the state government for the first time in decades recently.
The Springs loses out to Denver and Boulder in the state elections but it is still close enough to make a difference.
Pass this along.

18. El Paso County, Colo.
Largest city: Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is the right-wing stronghold of Colorado. The Air Force Academy and NORAD are based in the county. About 19 percent of the population are civilian veterans, one of the highest rates in the nation. The other conservative influences are social: Focus on the Family is located in Colorado Springs, as are many other parachurch organizations. Colorado Springs was named by Money Magazine as the best big city to live in 2006.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/

Outside Magazine just ranking Colorado Springs as the best place to live.

http://outside.away.com/outside/destinations/200908/best-towns-america-colorado-springs.html

Outside Magazine lists as a drawback that it might be get this TOO CONSERVATIVE for some people.

As you know, Money Magazine consistently usually ranks it number 1 as well.

http://www.ownyourownmountain.com/artman/publish/Gazette_Telegraph_Article.html

Take America back starting at the center...


5 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:51 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (George Soros. You mean self described Nazi collaborator George Soros?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The list seems a bit off to me... maybe due to political bias or something else. Maybe it is because it was determined by the MSM (and appropriate polling groups) which would mean nothing...


6 posted on 08/04/2010 9:32:54 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: princess leah

They need to make a list—”What’s the least liveable state for illegals?”.


7 posted on 08/04/2010 9:33:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

The south is irredeemably and uniformly horrible. All of it. Texas especially. Don’t come here. Oklahoma too.

Live in the briar patch is hell . . .


8 posted on 08/04/2010 9:34:32 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

New Jersey is #7? They’re kidding right? Taxes and the cost of living are ridiculous here.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 9:36:35 PM PDT by tronpaul
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Colorado Springs is a great city. I definitely wouldn’t mind living there. If I had to live somewhere other than Colorado, which I don’t know that I ever will, it would be Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, or Texas.


10 posted on 08/04/2010 9:37:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
That's only 50! Where are the other 7?

Arizona would be higher on the list if we didn't have that damn BORDER PROBLEM!!! Seal the damn border now!!!

11 posted on 08/04/2010 9:37:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America! aka The Big PiƱata. Bash it and the goodies fall out.)
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To: princess leah

Leah, I’d give my right arm to move OUT of Arizona! Yes, Jan and Sheriff Joe are giving the feds the middle finger, and I do appreciate that, but after being born here and living in Phoenix all my life, I STILL HATE THE DAMN HEAT!

I know, I know...you don’t have to shovel heat. Still, I get tired of living like a mole for 5 or 6 months of the year. Utah looks really good to me, maybe Texas.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:00 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: beaversmom

I don’t know what the criteria is for most livable state but I am loving NORTHERN michigan. small towns, large fresh water lakes, plenty of ski hills and snowmobiling, green grass, lots of woods and berry picking and the morel mushrooms are awsome! And for those who this makes a difference....NO DIVERSITY! which translates into cleanliness and low to no crime. Detroit and the other down state cities suck for sure but everyone always discounts the entire state because of them and people need to realize that the northern part of the state might as well be an entirely different state!


13 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:19 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I’d love to move to Utah if I could get a job. The market just doesn’t seem to be what it is here in Cali for IT.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 9:40:37 PM PDT by byteback
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To: princess leah

Arizona is #1 in cojones, to put it in terms that the illegals understand.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 9:42:14 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

These surveys are inane and stupid.
One man’s paradise might be another person’s hell.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 9:42:43 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: WKB
Just depends on what a pro-American, pro-family, pro-life individual would qualify as livable.
17 posted on 08/04/2010 9:43:49 PM PDT by mstar
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To: princess leah

Lived in Scottsdale several years and loved AZ!!! The light is fantastic and Sheriff Joe is my hero!!!! Most of the year it is so nice, but summers are too hot. Don’t like the snake/scorpion look-out but you can manage it and the gardening/vegetables/circumstances is not good. Easy to get Vit. D, for sure. I even saw snow twice but not enough to cover the ground.

I lived in the bay area for years. California weather there is beautiful. Lemons/oranges are wonderful...gardening is excellent. Best place to have young kids play and explore and have sand box and water play. Everything is close—beach/mountains/zoo/parks/museums/ice rinks/ etc... Loved it there...but the politics and taxes are the worst.


18 posted on 08/04/2010 9:47:26 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: annelizly

Thanks for the information about Michigan. I know what comes to my mind when I think of Michigan is Detroit. I’ve never been to Michigan, but I’m sure there are some great parts and I agree with you about the diversity thing. We’ve got plenty of diversity here in Northern Aurora just outside of Denver and it’s getting scarier and scarier, and dirty, and more run down.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 9:48:23 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: tronpaul

Other than the taxes, the corruption, and the gun laws, NJ is a pretty good place to live. Hills and beaches, low crime in most towns, good school systems, and ZONING LAWS THAT KEEP THE TRASH FROM MOVING IN, something lacking in Texas and most of the south.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 9:49:02 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Might be moving to #2 very soon.


21 posted on 08/04/2010 9:50:17 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Please consider the logging and timber industries when printing this tagline)
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To: savagesusie

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.


22 posted on 08/04/2010 9:51:07 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GOP_Raider

Lucky you.


23 posted on 08/04/2010 9:51:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

YEA !!!

We are TOP 5 !!

= )


24 posted on 08/04/2010 9:52:13 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: princess leah

Agree with ALL you said! (Except the D’backs stink this year) :-(


25 posted on 08/04/2010 9:54:39 PM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: tronpaul

I saw that LOL! (I’m across da river in PRNYC)


26 posted on 08/04/2010 9:58:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

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?


27 posted on 08/04/2010 9:59:01 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combatages Economist.)
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To: ChocChipCookie
Leah, I’d give my right arm to move OUT of Arizona! Yes, Jan and Sheriff Joe are giving the feds the middle finger, and I do appreciate that, but after being born here and living in Phoenix all my life, I STILL HATE THE DAMN HEAT!

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.

Cheers!

28 posted on 08/04/2010 10:02:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: beaversmom

Prescott is the place. Conservative overall, mild winters, and you don’t need oven mitts to drive in the summer.


29 posted on 08/04/2010 10:03:21 PM PDT by America Gives (What.)
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To: beaversmom
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.

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.

30 posted on 08/04/2010 10:04:58 PM PDT by Drew68
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DEMOGRAPHICS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY RACE (est. 2008)

White: 95.5%
Hispanic/Latino: 2.6%
Asian: 1.9%
Black: 1.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ±0
Persons reporting two or more races 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census

31 posted on 08/04/2010 10:05:00 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

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


32 posted on 08/04/2010 10:06:01 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (stand up for principles and values, reeducate with truth. talk to people)
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To: ChocChipCookie

For Quinn’s sake, don’t come to Texas if you’re trying to escape the heat!


33 posted on 08/04/2010 10:06:22 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Psalm 144

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.


34 posted on 08/04/2010 10:08:51 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Psalm 144

Thanks for the good info. I’ll see you in a month.


35 posted on 08/04/2010 10:08:59 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (stand up for principles and values, reeducate with truth. talk to people)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

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


36 posted on 08/04/2010 10:10:19 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: ChocChipCookie

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!


37 posted on 08/04/2010 10:12:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WKB

They can have those other states. We have it good in the South.


38 posted on 08/04/2010 10:16:09 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: America Gives

I’ll keep that in mind. Might not ever live there, but would be a place to visit. What’s to do in Prescott?


39 posted on 08/04/2010 10:16:20 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: America Gives

P.S. I like your—don’t need oven mitts to drive :)


40 posted on 08/04/2010 10:16:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: B-Chan
DEMOGRAPHICS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY RACE (est. 2008)

Hmmm... The demographics for the four runner-ups; Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota and Iowa aren't much different. Do I really want to look at the demographics for the five worst states?

41 posted on 08/04/2010 10:17:15 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Psalm 144

Yeah, don’t forget those chiggers in the summer, too.


42 posted on 08/04/2010 10:18:12 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Drew68

I wouldn’t. The wrong conclusions could get you a one-way ticket out of Freeperville.

Just keepin’ it real, G.


43 posted on 08/04/2010 10:18:43 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: RavenATB
Agree with you about the panhandle, especially as the cost of housing has plummeted (which unfortunately has not happened in my neck of the woods).
44 posted on 08/04/2010 10:18:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: beaversmom

Liberals have ruined it for families. They have made it so expensive that mothers can no longer stay home and raise their children (if they can afford to have any). But that’s their plan.....get little children away from mom and dad....make mom and dad obsolete. Destroy the family because by separating them, they become less bonded, easily led astray—not connected. They easily succumb to state dictates.

It has always been a moral abyss, but you could belong to a good church and control the molding of the kid’s thinking through homeschool or private schools and strict tv monitoring. Never allowed stuff like MTV in the house at all. No video games except Mavis Beacon’s typing. HA HA

That said, the bay area is like living in Italy with the rolling hills and grape vines and agricultural land and all the lemon trees, plum trees, orange trees. Theater, musicals, activities for kids, parks, lakes, A TON to do with kids or just Adult activities....but now things are so expensive I don’t know what parents do anymore unless they are wealthy.


45 posted on 08/04/2010 10:19:26 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: MamaB
Yeah, don’t forget those chiggers in the summer, too.


46 posted on 08/04/2010 10:21:13 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Coleus

NJ is number 7! My homestate of NY is right in the middle at 24.


47 posted on 08/04/2010 10:21:16 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
But it is a wonderful place to live and no more heat!

Yup, you are right.

In a couple years you WILL have no more heat. Heat to heat your homes that is. No heating oil because the Obamao regime is confiscating and shutting down the refineries that make it, electricity costs sky high (thanks to the Obamao regimes "green energy" dreams while they shut down all the coal fired plants) complete with rolling blackouts because NYC and Boston will get priority over you (gotta keep the regime and it's friends warm-they are your betters).

You think you will be able to heat with wood? Think again. It will be a federal crime to harvest firewood (gotta save Gaia, you know). Of course that won't stop people so within a few years the hillsides will look like Haiti-totally denuded of trees.

48 posted on 08/04/2010 10:23:10 PM PDT by Nahanni
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To: beaversmom

Great hiking, camping, downtown life is fun at Whiskey Row. Good jobs hard to come by now, though.


49 posted on 08/04/2010 10:29:20 PM PDT by America Gives (What.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I would venture to say that the top 10 livable states in the US are the states that have the least illegal aliens per capita.


50 posted on 08/04/2010 10:30:10 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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