Best States in the U.S.A.

The Top Ten

1 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. more.

Let's see...
-beautiful national parks
-most populous
-best stereotypes
-if it were separate country, it would have fifth highest GDP, behind only China, U.S, Japan, and Germany
-provides 2/3 of U.S's fruit and nuts
-great weather
-just generally nice people

The guy below me that said it is in the mid 60's all year round: you're an idiot and you clearly don't live in California if you believe that laugh out loud I lived their for 18 years. Hated every minute. Crowded, expensive, rude people. This and New York are 2 of the worst states to live in. Only plus side of California: Orange County, the beach, anywhere except LA, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Basically anywhere but the big cities.

Calm down. I live in California and there are so many tourist spots and nice scenery. This is a good state, you're just focusing on the negatives.

The best and worst state in the US. You can live in somewhere rich like Irvine, Sunnyvale or Thousand Oaks, or you can live somewhere N.W.A (reference to the rap group) like Compton, San Bernardino, or Oakland. It would be hard to rank California in like this.

Wait, California is a state? I thought it was, like, a foreign country or something

2 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

The Florida Man news makes it show how hilariously stupid some floridans are. And Family Guy also dissed this state.

Florida is my favorite state BY FAR! It has gorgeous beaches, amazing cities, and Disney World, which is my favorite amusement park :) I LOVE Florida! I know the drivers are terrible, but all of the other amazing experiences it has to offer make up for that one downside! Florida is amazing

In my opinion, although I haven't been to Florida before, I think that it is an AMAZING state! It is similar to Disneyland, in France, which I've been to before. And it may possibly have beautiful beaches and cruises and it would definitely have many tourist attractions so that would be pretty awesome. This state is totally recommended to people who haven't been to it yet.

I Live in Florida and let me tell it pretty awesome especially because has nice weather all the time and it's the state that doesn't also its known for its great beaches/ Florida is where all NASA Shuttles take off Including Apollo 13 And Florida is amazing Orlando, Miami, clearwater, and Tampa.

3 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is more.

Florida is the center of art, talent, development and presidential leadership. Yes it has many rules, road signs and tolls but that is there to contribute to the organization a of this state. There is untouchable law and order and crimes are dealt with immediately. It's towns, neighborhoods and cities are kept safe and people are not worried. At least, I'M not worried. It might like in tourism when you compare it to other states but that is ONE FLAW. There are literally thousands of shops, entertainment venues and fast food restaurants to keep people happy. New York, YOU'RE A WINNER!

Downstate and NYC/Long Island are great if you can afford them. When you live here, you are spoiled for choice and can't accept the mediocrity of other places. Anything North of Westchester stinks, especially Albany and the other towns surrounding it as they are black holes of corruption. People dream of living in NY from all over the world. Too bad it's just that, a dream, for many people. Too many of us have to leave our families and move to other places to survive.

New York is worst thing I've herd of it's too populated I'm a country boy listen to rock back there all I would here is kiss pop rap nothing good I would let kiss kidnap me my ant is from New York she's not really my ant she's my cousin there horrible I live in Oklahoma they live in Texas Houston just had a horicane there but she tells her daughter your not gonna turn out like your brother in front of her son they never really bonded Doe but he's one year younger he basically locked in a cage he's not really locked in a cage the only time he gets funtime is with his dad

I've been to the adirondacks in the upstate region and the landscape there is epic, ancient looking forests of pine, beech, and hemlock, towering granite cliffs, and nice clean lakes, but I never got the chance to see the city though

4 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Everything is literally bigger and cheaper here in Texas. Houses cost like half of what they are in California

Definitely the best state out there, probably the most underrated as well, when it comes to entertainment we have six flags, the riverwalk, la galleria, the tower of America, and other small gems, with texas having just as much if not more great cities than California being San Antonio Houston Dallas and so on while overrated New York is only known for New York City, housing in our major cities is way cheaper than New York City and Los Angeles where you can buy much more affordable homes/apartments this is what makes me proud to be a texan

Let's face it, New York and California are corrupted to the core by socialism and communism. You want a free and more conservative, tranditional state, Texas is probably the best.

Texas is the great state you can say every bad thing you want about Texas but every one loves the lone star state and you can't deny that

5 Colorado Colorado 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.

The most fit state with the most sunshine. Activities and bike paths everywhere. Most people are decent drivers and the cost of living isn't that expensive. Everyone is moving here for a reason! Absolutely awesome state, especially if you enjoy many different kinds of weather. The liberal drug policies are also appealing to me and many other people, but hey if you don't wanna smoke weed nobody is making you. The flag is also very cool and clean looking. Mountains are beautiful. Doesn't get too hot or too cold for much of the year. Great schools and great careers. This is just a fantastic state all around. I can't think of one thing I honestly dislike about it. It's not liberal not conservative, but somewhere in the middle. It's just a great place to live. Great beer too.

Yes, yes, and yes! This state is the absolute best in the nation! There is so much to do there! It has everything: Mountains, lakes, rivers, tourism, forests, campgrounds, large cities (Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Pueblo, Greeley, Fort Collins), great restaurants, decent schools, diversity, great state parks, national monuments, natural sculptures, you name it! I lived in Colorado for ten years, and I can't wait to move back! I live in Oregon, and nothing can compare to Colorado! It is the most beautiful state in the nation, and a great place to live! I can't wait to move back and say, "Colorado, I'm home! " I think Oregon is okay, but I can't wait to be a police officer in Colorado! Thank the Lord for blessing us with this state! I love you, Colorado!

It's a great place to visit with a lot to do. Its also a great place to live. Nice neighbors, plenty of resources, good schools/colleges, many opportunities, etc. Its just a really awesome state! I'd say it's the state of dreams too!

This state is so fun my aunt and grandpa moved here from misery and I visit there sometimess and the mountians are cool the only problem is colombine

6 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

I know it seems too obvious to be true but come on, you all know that this state is the best. Literally nothing is wrong with it. Honolulu is overrated and its still one of the greatest cities of all time. Everything is perfection. Once you take your first step in Hawaii and take your first breath of tropical air, you will fall in love.

This place is GORGEOUS! I love it! Every corner of Hawaii is beautiful and amazing!

Hawaii is the best place for vacation. It is a clean island with a lot of excitement.

Has a lot of things to do such as going to amazing beaches.

7 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

The Keystone State has been home to the Nation's capitol (Philadelphia 6xs, Lancaster, & York), the Birthplace of the nation, the first true religious freedom state, First place of protest against slavery in the U.S. A, some of the biggest manufactures reside in the state (US Steel, Heinz, Hershey), Home to many of the countries first and/or oldest (Bank, Fire department, University, Art Museum, Zoo, Library system, Medical School, and literally almost every else. ) The geographical makeup of the state is also very diverse, as well as the people and animals which inhabit the state. Pennsylvania is indeed a VERY underrated state.

Pennsylvania is by far the most underrated state. It has preserved its culture and beauty. Sometimes I think you haven't lived in America until you've toured the Amish and historic areas of the state. Plus, you can't forget that Philadelphia is here, history and all. And what would we do without Hershey's?

I live in Pa and there are tons of fun things to do here. We have hershey park, knoebels, dorney park, and so much more. There are some parts of Pa that can be bad but overall I love it here!

Pennsylvania is a beautiful state. there are a lot of things to do in Pa. Philadelphia has the liberty bell. Hershey is also a great place to go home of Americas favorite chocolate Hershey's chocolate there's chocolate world. Pennsylvania is also my home state. Pennsylvania is not the best state but still it is a very nice state and definitely one of the top ten best states in the. U.S.A.

8 Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Washington is the best state to live in there are so many beautiful things to see and the wildlife is amazing a beautiful capital building and the beautiful lakes and rivers + all the forests and mountains truly make Washington the best state.

Washington. You can find a happy medium for all. As far as the person who disputed the 60s weather and said they lived there for 18 years and is sucked? Does that mean you lived in every part?

This rain stereotype is awful. Washington has mountains, pine tree forests, and gorgeous summers with long days.

Why is washington 10th?

9 Illinois Illinois 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.

I live only an hour south of downtown Chicago, and the city is beautiful, epic architecture, great music, and amazing food, the only issue is the gangs in the outlying neighborhoods, but Illinois has some scenic places as well like starved rock, and garden of the gods

Illinois is the best state mainly because it has one of the biggest farming industries in the U.S alongside Nebraska. Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th amendment to abolish slavery. Illinois is also a leading producer in corn, soy beans, and swine. The state of Illinois houses more than 74,600 farms at 357 acres.It has a vast variety of soils which means you'll be able grow and plant many crops. Presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Uslysses S Grant, all come from Illinois. Lastly if you are in to finance illinois is your number 1 pick

Chicago AKA the Windy City is a nice place to be. A lot of job opportunities right by Lake Michigan and has the 2nd tallest building in the world.

From big cities to country! Illinois is a great place for tourism!

10 Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

BEST STATE EVER! I'm glad it's higher than I thought, but it would be nice if it was higher.

Glad to see my home state up so high where it should be. We have amazingly warm Summer's like Florida, and cold winters like Alaska, Minnesota is the best.

I live in West St. Paul, and all I can say is, a lot of bunnies and trees. Which is a perk. Also, we have Mall of America. You should go check it out if you haven't been there or going on a trip to this state.

Minnesota is awesome. VIKINGS!

The Contenders

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

Bruh, Virginia is practically the reason this country exists

All the history, amazing food, beautiful views, what more do you want? It's sadly being corrupted by some, (So many military people, and so many northerners) but you can thank this state for the best presidents and more.

IT IS THE BEST! We have the Jefferson's House and Washington's Too!

Hello, the best state your looking at there would be no United States if it weren't for Virginia because it is the capital of the white house.

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


-Has Boston one of America's finest cities

-One of the strongest economies in the country

-The top 2 universities in the world MIT and Harvard


-Six flags

-Largest mall in new England (Natick mall)

-First state to legalize gay marriage

-Lots of history

-close to New York City

-Universal healthcare

-#1 in education in U.S. and #8 in the world

-One of the wealthiest stages

-Valentines cards, birth control, and basketball were invented in Massachusetts

-Thanksgiving originated here

-one of the greenest and healthiest states

These are just a few things that this state has to offer or gave the world. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is one if not the best state in the U.S. and the world.

I'm a Bostonian and I can tell you that Massachusetts,New York, California, Washington and Connecticut are the best and best educated states.

This is the stereotypical New England state. People love baseball and sea food and the ocean. Well most would visit Boston, I think cape Call of Duty is the best. Calm water, beaches and great white sharks. This cape is the best part of the state.

I do like some other states more but I feel so bad for Massachusetts because it's 38! Boston, Cambridge, Cape Call of Duty, Martha's Vineyard...

13 Ohio Ohio 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.

This state is underrated. The schools are great, and the people are awesome. Most people just think of this as a cornfield wasteland, but Ohio is a great place to be and live

So nice... Central Ohio has some of the biggest houses you will ever see. We have great education, and are learning concepts most learn in adult years. by the way... California is overrated!

Ohio is the best we have 2 football teams and have the best soil for growing food we also have the Appalachian mountains which are beautiful and Cincinnati has kings island and in Sandusky cedar point and we have the first person on the moon and Putin bay. beat that.

Cedar Point is one of the greatest amusement parks I've ever been to, Cincinnati is a great city, and the whole state is just a beautiful place

14 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

I was born in Maryland, it was the best, sometimes I wish I stayed in Maryland, I left my best and first friend in Maryland. I wish I never moved to Michigan, but I guess Michigan is good.

We have awesome things and we have Delicious crabs and we are proud of our state

There would be no Washington DC if it were not for Maryland. It may not be the best state ever, but it is an extremely important one.

I love this state, better than job snatching Virginia

15 Maine

As someone who lives in Maine, I can easily say that Maine is a great state, low crime rate, quite and peaceful neighborhoods up north, great scenery, and a great tourist sight. If you visit Maine I recommend you explore the entire state and do some sightseeing, don't forget to buy a bottle of Moxie a soda only sold in Maine you'll have a 50/50 chance of liking it though. The only downside for me is the winter and snowfall that can occur even in April.

Where else could you find beautiful scenery and rivers? Maine! Friendly people, quiet, and beautiful.

I'm glad to see Maine so high up.

Beautiful and underrated state

16 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Tennessee is awesome. I just think woke people are to lazy to come to Tennessee. Tennessee is fabulous.

The king of rock was born their, T.V. show, and tennessee whisky

Tennessee is the best state ever

I live in Tennessee

17 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Yeah that's right! Warm weather, good education. The only thing missing is a beach, but WHO CARES?!?! There's pools, resorts, good community, SUN TANS! Best state EVER! One reason other states have more votes is OVERPOPULATION! (no offense, they're great, but you got NOTHING on AZ! )

Nice place not to forget about the lakes and snow!

Lakes In Summer

Flagstaff In Winter.

The desert is a great place to look at in the sun.

My home state is definitely my favorite state

18 Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Lots of snow. Oregon has the best rain and gardens. It's great!

No sales tax and just about 24/7 perfect weather

I am from Oregon but I now live in Texas. Oregon is awesome ith fresh air huge trees and large hills


19 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Alaska is a beautiful place to live, to visit, and to stay. Alaska was declared a state on January 3, 1959. America did purchase Alaska in 1867. Alaska has evolved into a great place with endless adventures and hikes. Beauty is from every angle. There is a giant chocolate fountain here in Alaska! And great food, nice people, nice houses, all you need to live. This is my favorite state, (Besides California)

Why does everyone hate Alaska's cold weather

Alaska is #15 on both most and least hated states. I don't know why

This place is so cold that people would have a hard time adapting to living here.

20 Michigan

Just a Maryland girl living a Michigan world. That is what I am...

I am from Michigan and it's not so bad. Well, except for the Flint water crisis.

Number 24, WHAT! Michigan is awesome. It has the longest coastline in the lower 48 and is magnificent. People say Detroit is dangerous, but it is not that bad. Detroit is close to both Lake Huron and Erie, and is situated right on lake st Clair. Sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore is underrated compared to Yosemite and Yellowstone. There are tons of beaches in Michigan and no sharks, just friendly lake sturgeon.

A lot of people have cottages up in Michigan and you could go fishing in a bunch of lakes to choose from. Pure Michigan.

21 North Carolina North 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.

best basketball: Duke Unc
Best Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
Best Drinks: Pepsi, Cheerwine
Best Beer
Beaches AND mountains
Everything is easy to get to
not to hot and not to cold
Beautiful scenery
Friendly people
Has Lots of urban and rural areas
lots of things to do
Great education system
Amazing food

Friendly people, fairly cold winters, and hot summers. Pepsi was invented in North Carolina and so was airplanes. Great beaches, and lots of things to do!

Mountains, Foothills, Beaches, Fantastic Food, Our State Magazine, face it... North Carolina has it all.

Carowinds is so much fun, Greensboro is awesome, the mountains are amazing, and the beaches are great!

22 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Best State ever. We have the best cheese in the country. The dells is really fun! Lots of fun activities! We have fishing and hunting. Its beautiful. We have the Packers ,too! Go Pack Go. We have beer and cheese. Living in Wisconsin taught me a lot. But most of all, it home.

Its an amazing state honestly... real pretty and the dells is so much fun!

I live in a small town but lots of fishing and huntig really great

The land of cheese and beer, need I say anymore, where else can you expeirance all types of weather in four days?

23 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

It has everything and its not top 5?!?!

KFC and the Kentucky Wildcats

I live in and was born in Louisville and how is this not top 3? Muhammad Ali, KFC, And 2 straight NCAA Championships from Kentucky.



24 Utah Utah 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.

TheTopTens is based on here, want proof? Go to the Terms of Use and the number 19 of it, it's says "The Site, any information provided from it and the Terms of Use are given and made in the state of Utah, United States of America."

I LOVE IT HERE! There are great national parks, lagoon, fan x, a TON of concerts, hikes, lakes, and so much more! It's beautiful!

Awesome skiing, scenery, and national parks, successful economy, hardworking people.

Uh... Have you seen our National Parks. That's right. Utah has everything from the best snow on Earth, to beaches by our Great Salty lake. We get wonderfully warm summers and beautiful white Christmas's. Yeah. Utah is the best ever!

25 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

I live in Columbia and it's a really good place to live! The education may not be the BEST in the US but we still learn what we need to learn in order to be successful in life! The city is very nice, the state parks are great, and the people are friendly! South Carolina is really not as bad as people say it is. It's a great place!

I like how South Carolina is right below North Carolina on this list, just like it is on the map.

Nothing could be finer than being in Carolina...


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