Top Ten Overrated States in the U.S.

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1California

Where do I start. Southern California is expensive and all the places you will pay to live in have NO Character; they are simply lame, generic apartments and homes with no style at all. Along the same lines are the people... Majority of southern Californians have no sense of fashion whatsoever; I mean it could be because they are spending ALL there money on rent, so they are left wearing 1970's Wal-Mart clothes.

Besides those points, there is traffic EVERYWHERE. It is a pain in the butt to get anywhere at all. You spend all of your time in useless Corporate jobs where you most likely have to commute, therefore your in rush hour all of time, and are spending all your money on living.

My next complaint is the ULTRA Strong sun. The problem is that since the temperature is always nice, you don't realize how strong those UV Rays R. I was constantly burnt and got a lot of new freckles. Then there is the Arid, Dry climate that will dry your skin and hair out like a prune. It is ...more

you know its a good state but everyone there is so snotty and dumb and conceited especially those idiots frm los angeles get a life californians

Coming from a person that wants to be a director when they grow up, I feel it's all of a sudden MANDITORY to be stuck living in California. I live in Massachusetts, and it also bother me that almost EVERY SINGLE ACCOUNT on Instagram lives in California! Like, their posting photos of them at the beach 24/7, when I'm having something called WINTER! I also feel people talk too much about LA and Hollywood (infected your brain...) and it's ALL this state is about! - kaitlynrad11

California sucks. The people are rude snobs and there is a ton of pollution

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2TexasTexas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

So many Texans think that Texas is the most beautiful place in the world (I know that since I live in Texas). But they think that because they have never been out of Texas! Believe me, I have been to a lot of the States in the country and Teas is a VERY ugly state. - pryan96

Never lived or been to any state that forces itself down your throat more than Texas. Boring flat landscape. Mundane dry culture. Not impressed

The Texas braggadocio is over the top and highly annoying. Their incessant chest-thumping and homerism belies a thin-skinned populace that can't stand even the smallest slight against their beloved state.

Horrid weather and stuck up people. No thank you

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3Arizona

Live here, love it. Great place to live if your actually willing to go outdoors and hike.

It's a great place to live natural beauty. Housing affordable

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4New Mexico
5New York

Never will you find a place filled with more scum and villainy.

To me this place is boring sure it has nature up in the north but New York City is too crowded.

Personally, I think its boring. Oh look, a tower! Ooh, look, a woman holding a torch! Yay I'm so excited.

It is filled with traffic. Not worth it

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6Florida

I've lived here my whole life; besides the crazy stories you hear from the white trash citizens who make up probably 50% of the population, it's a very boring and uninteresting state. Mainly the people who thrive here are retired elderly people, ghetto scum, and hillbilly white trash. There's no culture, and very little fun things to do. The employment rate is also in the dump since most of the people living here are retired. The beach is probably the only positive to living in Florida.

It's called the sunshine state when it should be called the rainy state!

In my opinion the worst state I the nation. Overfilled with jerks and old people. Living here is also extremely expensive for what it has to offer. Poor healthcare, mediocre schools at best, high crime and the weather sucks, They call it the sunshine state but they should change it to the cancer state

When they call Florida the "sunshine state". They don't call it because it's Sunny weather. But because of subtropical climate change. One day it's hot, other days it rains, and it gets cold in the winter. Overall the weather is good

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7Louisiana

It is the most scum filled state ever there is people sitting on the street corners its horrible.

The first person to never do anything bad can call something scum

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8North CarolinaNorth Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Wait wait wait, No way, cause When I looked at the unratted states or whatever North Carolina was #2 and even though North Carolina is 8th in overrated? No way :/ replace North Carolina in the top overrated states

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9MassachusettsMassachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

Massachusetts really is overrated. Specifically Western Mass. Funding here is ridiculous. All of our roads and bridges are ridiculous, and NOT up to code. And then there's Eastern Mass. Boston. Boston is really just an outrageous tourist attraction. It's impossible to navigate by car, so use the train. While Eastern Mass is rolling in the dough, we people in the West are stuck on ripped-up trails they call roads.

I just moved to Iowa from Massachusetts and I can say that Massachusetts is the most overrated state in the US. Many people, not all though are crummy. The roads aren't on a grid so it leads to some of the worst traffic problems in the US. It isn't the worst state in the US but it is one of the most overrated.

I just voted this to say that Massachusetts isn't overrated, its actually underrated.

I agree 100%! I've lived in MA my whole life, and it's one of the most underrated states! Even on social media, the stupid 'where do my followers live? ' doesn't have MA! - kaitlynrad11

What this state is underrated

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10Michigan

I hate you all. Michigan brought you the cars we have today. If it wasn't for our Henry ford, you would get to your public dead end service jobs on foot. In fact, Michigan is UNDERrated. They say it's the worst state for high death rates. Well you know what, that is only 2 cities. Detroit and Flint. If anyone disses Michigan one more time, they shall regret it for the rest of their lives.

Not only is Michigan great ( I live there so I would know) but considering it is considered a bad state I don't know how it is overrated in any way

What!?!? I do not understand this ranking, I would consider Michigan one of the most UNDERrated states as well. This makes no sense to me, someone please explain what is overrated about this state?

Whoever voted for this is probably just sad that they live in a bad state. Michigan is a great state. Ignore the things that happen in Detroit and you get an absolutely beautiful state.

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The Contenders

11ColoradoColorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

I'll never understand why people get so worked up about those fourteeners. It might have the "highest" mountains, but they're not very impressive when you realize you're already 9,000 feet above sea level and you're still in the foothills. Compared to mountain ranges in other western states, Colorado's mountains just aren't visually impressive. There's no vertical mountain walls or glaciers, just big, brown hills. Heck, they aren't even the most impressive in the Rockies, but everyone there seems to think it's the center of the world. And the skiing? I'll think about going there when I feel like sitting in a traffic jam with a bunch of ex-California suburbanites.

Extremely crowded. Can't even go skiing on the weekends any more because it will take 12 hours to get up I-70. Traffic is outrageous at all times of the day, every restaurant requires a wait, and there is construction on every street. Exhibits all the symptoms of a state with super high population growth due to everyone thinking it's "paradise".

90% of the state is brown and ugly and the other 10 is the mountains. Colorful Colorado only exists in the two weeks of fall where the leaves are changing colors in the mountains. no where else. and all the people are usually from cali or Texas so yeah super humble people. And I am from denver

Overpriced, no large bodies of water, too dry and brown looking, and a terrible music scene.

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12UtahUtah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

Why is this on here? Utah is beautiful!

13VirginiaVirginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

I kinda like va I mean I live there they have great schools but not that great

I would rather eat my toes than spend another day in this state.

It sucks! To humid in the summer, to cold in the winter, and to wet in the spring! It rains like, every other day and there are thunderstorm warnings everyday at six PM during summer! ITS IS HORID!

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14OhioOhio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Cleveland is probably the most boring city in america literally there is nothing. Did I mention the toll roads?

Alright, I've traveled all over, and I confidently say that Ohio has literally NOTHING to do. Don't vacation here, save your money and camp in your backyard, it's a much better experience than what you'll have in the state of scum.

I don't know about the people, but the state itself, truly is the rectum of
The country. Reason being it is the dirtiest, most "non" environmentally
Friendly state in the country. I'm really tired of Northeast mountains and
Lakes getting affected by Ohio in particular.

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15GeorgiaGeorgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

I lived in Georgia pretty much my entire life, I grew up in a very remote town really far away for Atlanta, well not too far away and not to remote, but I love it cause I'm a person who really cares about stability, success, prosperity and being able to work to live, not live to work like I'm currently doing it here in SF, CA. Georgia is one the best states to live in if you're a person who's plans for life are to have a family, a good and comfortable life. I moved to San Francisco 2 years ago, I've had fun and it's cool but it's seriously overrated, expensive as hell, and people here are not polite at all! I hate that if full of Asians who just make this city be so crowded and dirty! Anyways if you're planning to move to CA do not do it, cause you'll experience what it is like to get stocked in CA trying to save money to move out of it. I love Georgia and I'm actually finding the way out! Good luck #donotmovetoCA

16Mississippi

How are we overrated!?! We r ranked 50th in the best states list! Its literally impossible for us to be overrated! Come on!

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17HawaiiHawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S.

Living costs are very high as a minimum. Rampant racism from the local "natives". Potential for business is very small and extremely tourism based. Lastly, it's at best very warm, at it's worst humidly hot even during the night.

Everybody wants to go there thinking it's the perfect paradise.

Everybody wants to go there thinking it's a tropical hurricane-free paradise.

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18MissouriMissouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

I live in Kansas city and I think it's boring, I mean sure we have zona Rosa and worlds of fun but those things get boring quicker than you think, plus here its very gloomy.

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19New JerseyNew Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

I love New Jersey. I love the people there for the most part. Lush greenery in the north and highly educated people are living there. You have the beaches and the Delaware Water Gap. There are much culture there and diversity. It is so livable. Though I don't recommend everyone moving there because it is so great the way it is.

20IllinoisIllinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

Illinois is very flat. You have to pay tolls to go through the state. The people of Illinois flee to Wisconsin every chance they get. Chicago is the most rat infested big city in the country (look it up). The people whine about there sport teams more then anyone, other than New York. The only reason this state should even still exist is portillos.

That's not true... Yes it is flat and the tolls thing is ridiculous but it's a wonderful state with great people and nice suburbs... You don't know what you're talking about

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