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Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:51 PM

 

All states ranked by livability scores (Crime, housing costs, employment , environment etc)

Some surprises in the top ten. No real surprises in the bottom ten though (Mississippi has risen to 48 Woo-hoo)



50. Louisiana
49. Arkansas
48. Mississippi
47. Alabama
46. Alaska
45. New Mexico
44. Oklahoma
43. West Virginia
42. Michigan
41. Nevada
40. Kentucky
39. Indiana
38. Ohio
37. New Jersey
36. New York
35. Missouri
34. South Carolina
33. Arizona
32. California
31. Wyoming
30. Illinois
29. Rhode Island
28. Montana
27. Texas
26. Maine
25. Tennessee
24. Kansas
23. Hawaii
22. Oregon
21. Pennsylvania
20. Delaware
19. Connecticut
18. Maryland
17. Colorado
16. Georgia
15. North Dakota
14. Iowa
13. South Dakota
12. North Carolina
11. Vermont
10. Florida
9. Idaho
8. Virginia
7. Massachusetts
6. Wisconsin
5. Nebraska
4. Minnesota
3. New Hampshire
2. Utah
1. Washington

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Reply All states ranked by livability scores (Crime, housing costs, employment , environment etc) (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 OP
Walleye Feb 2022 #1
FakeNoose Feb 2022 #2
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #22
underpants Feb 2022 #3
Tommymac Feb 2022 #4
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #21
Chautauquas Feb 2022 #5
Ron Obvious Feb 2022 #6
sdfernando Feb 2022 #7
ProfessorGAC Feb 2022 #13
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #20
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2022 #8
albacore Feb 2022 #9
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2022 #10
Vinca Feb 2022 #11
marie999 Feb 2022 #12
Kaleva Feb 2022 #14
spooky3 Feb 2022 #15
spooky3 Feb 2022 #16
NickB79 Feb 2022 #17
Coventina Feb 2022 #18
marybourg Feb 2022 #19
Johnny2X2X Feb 2022 #23
cinematicdiversions Feb 2022 #24
Johnny2X2X Feb 2022 #25

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:54 PM

1. At least Delaware beat Pennsylvania, but not Maryland. Top 20 is about right for us

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:54 PM

2. Pennsylvania is ranked at 21

... but WESTERN Pennsylvania is at least a 10. Southwestern PA (including the city of Pittsburgh) has to be no less than 5 at all times. Philly drags us down big-time.

Just saying'

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 14, 2022, 09:46 AM

22. Maybe they can include Philly in the New Jersey stats next year. NT

 

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:55 PM

3. Suck THAT Idaho!

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 05:57 PM

4. Utah #2? Sorry, beautiful state, but ugly Red. And Florida #10? Not for me.

Any Red state is automatically at the bottom of my list.

And any Blue state gets 100 extra credit points.

Amusing site but not for me.



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Response to Tommymac (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:41 PM

21. The Blue areas of Florida are larger than most states.

 

Most of the good stats from Florida are from the blue areas.

Thankfully, the rising cost of living is driving the Trumpers (who tend to be poor) back to Indiana,Ohio and Tennessee whence they came.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:00 PM

5. Been living in Wisconsin for 49 years

and I ain't leaving

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:00 PM

6. Washington #1, eh?

 

I like it here, but lots of my friends have moved to Arizona because they can't afford to live here anymore.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:05 PM

7. Nope...I have issues with this listing

So many red states in the top twenty that I quesiton thier criteria and weighting.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:22 PM

13. I Share Your Concerns

Illinois at 30?
There are 29 better states to live in.
Ok, not much scenery here, but 30 seems awfully low.
Both Dakotas, Tennessee & Texas are better? The Dakotas? Really?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:37 PM

20. The Dakotas probably are helped by crime and employment opportunity stats.

 

A severe drop in oil prices may certainly change the rankings.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:11 PM

8. I'll have to disagree.

I moved from Washington, after 33 years there, to Michigan when I retired last July. Number one reason was cost of housing. It's insane now in Washington state. Having said that, were I able to afford to buy something there, I would have stayed I picked Michigan because it's where I grew up and had something I could afford.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:12 PM

9. Damn! Washington ranked #1 again. Don't believe it!

You won't like it! Rains all the time! Full of Lib'ruls! Stay home.....





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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:15 PM

10. Who the fuck is this rando?

Oh wait, answered my own question.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:17 PM

11. Hard for me to believe Vermont is 11 while Florida is 10. We live in #3, but I spend most

of my time in Vermont because I like it better. NH is still stuck with lots of Trumphumpers, Sununu and anti-vaxxers.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:19 PM

12. It's hard to rank by state when a lot of states have very good and very bad places to live.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:26 PM

14. +1

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Response to marie999 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:28 PM

15. +1

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:29 PM

16. Youngkin is doing his best to move VA from #8 to #48. Nt

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:30 PM

17. #4, woot!

It's a balmy 7F outside

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:31 PM

18. This list is ridiculous.

Utah #2?
Never!

Florida #10?

Gag me.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sun Feb 13, 2022, 06:36 PM

19. Climate apparently not one of the criteria.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:03 AM

23. You can come up with 50 different ways to do this list

And on all 50 the bottom 4 will be Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

There are absolutely beautiful parts of all of these states, but having driven through each of these states multiple times and even taken some back roads it's the closest the 3rd world poverty you see in the United States. They are places with extreme inequality and failed public support systems. Town after town that is just run down with people living in shacks with no hope and no prospects of living in dignity.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:09 AM

24. This has always bothered me about certain well published charities.

 

Focused on the third world abroad while ignoring the third world right here at home.

(And when they do focus on the third world at home, they can often do more harm than good like Brad Pitt's ill-fated attempt top build housing in New Orleans.)

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:15 AM

25. America is still the richest country in the world

I don't think people fully understand how wealthy we are as a country, because so few get to enjoy that wealth. The US should have the best infrastructure on the planet, the US should have the best social safety net in the world, we should have the best health care, the best schools, and the best care facilities. Poverty shouldn't exist in the US, period. But in the US, the rich decided against all of that so the top 1% can live like royalty, the next 10-15% can have a middle class lifestyle, and the bottom 80% can struggle to live in dignity.

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