Top Ten Overrated States in the U.S.


The Top Ten

1 California California

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

I've met so many Californians that seem to believe they live in the Garden of Eden and the rest of the country should be pitied for having to live where they do.

One Californian was genuinely surprised that I took personal offense when they referred to my home state as "flyover country". They were from Merced and had never left the state.

Another Californian expressed sympathy ("Oh, I'm so sorry! ") when I told her I was moving from California to Boise, Idaho for a job. I would gladly live in Boise again over any place in California.

These are just examples of many similar interactions. I've lived in 15 different states, and no other state has made me feel spat upon or pitied like California has.

Otherwise, the scenery and weather are nice, if you can get over traffic congestion, persistent drought, earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, eye-watering cost of living, and a broken state political system that allows elected representatives to dodge responsibility ...more

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2 New York New 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.

New York City is a festering disease of the absolute worst humanity has to offer and serves the world's #1 example that having lots of money won't buy you any class. The regular working people were all very nice. The wealthy were all Trumptard's

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

I live Texas. It's deplorable. The air is unfit to breath. The lakes are so contaminated with pollution they recommend not eating the fish. The coastal beaches are rife with flesh eating bacterial out breaks and the water has a lingering putrid odor. Quite unlike the photos they show of a vibrantly blue colored Gulf of Mexico, the water is actually brown & you can't even see your feet through it at a depth of more than 4 inches.. The population density has risen so much in the past 3 years that if you live in any of the major cities all you will hear 7 days per week is unregulated noise pollution from ongoing construction projects and enjoy the hours of your life gone forever sitting in freeway traffic jams. On your days off you can enjoy the piercing sounds of stupidity via weed whackers & leaf blowers as the abused immigrant laborer's blow dirt, dust and debris from the neighbor's on one side of the street only to return later in the week to blow all the crap back across the street ...more

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

I've been to New Mexico, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The scenery is great especially new mexico, but it nothing like I've seen in Texas. If you think Texas is boring then your going to the wrong cities.

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4 Michigan Michigan

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?


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5 New Mexico New Mexico

Four Words: "Two Words: Alien Rumors" - LOTP

6 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii 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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7 Arizona Arizona

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

Live here hate it

I hate living in this state. - Rue

8 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

The prostitute state. That's all it is. I inherited a piece of land there and wouldn't even sell it to you for 1 dollar because it would be ripping you off.

9 North Carolina 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.

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

How is North Carolina overrated?

Everyone at my school goes here, while I go to SC.

How is NC overrated? Though no place is perfect, I would say it's one of the best states. It's not pretentious and self promoting like CA and TX. Great weather, beautiful geography, affordable, strong economy, and really nice people. The methodology of this list has to be flawed.

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10 Florida Florida

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

Lots of bad drivers and weirdos walking on the street. In Florida, I've seen things like a man dressed in ancient robes and a long beard, rolling around on roller skates, with a cow following behind on a leash (I really should have taken a picture of him), and also middle-aged overweight men walking around with no shirt on and two cigarettes in their mouth. - JustAnAccount

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The Contenders

11 Louisiana Louisiana

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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12 Massachusetts 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.

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.

Overrated expensive can do better for a lot less

I was on 495 when a major accident happened, my GPS said "Despite there being an accident, this is the fastest route to your destination"

#1 in the Country? Yeah, okay, if you factor out the stress of the abysmal traffic system. Can't even get to the grocery store without hassle because my small town is a through town to get to 495.

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13 Oregon 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.

Oregon is as it seems, its pretty nice there and it has many activities, I don't live there but I've visited and, yes there are "hippies" but they don't bother you.

14 Colorado 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.

I moved to Colorado Springs a little over a year ago, and I am just shocked at the experience. I agree that CO is pretty overrated, houses are more expensive than they should be (run down, unimaginative houses are typically around $300,000 in certain areas). Oddly, a lot of covert narcissists and quiet pretentiousness, but I'm not sure what they are so stuck up about. And DO NOT RENT apartments here. The people here have NO IDEA how to share walls with people, rent can go up as much as they want to raise it, and I'm not sure where they find property management people but whoa. Good luck getting them to follow a conversation, much less do their jobs. Lots of passive aggressiveness. I'm sitting here right now with a loud family above me just acting like they are in a private house. And this is the second unit I had to move to because the last neighbor seemingly wanted everyone to know about her sex life.

Every parent claims to have a "special" child, and I've run across ...more

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".

What a flat, brown, ugly state full of rude people. If you aren't looking west at the Mts this place is so ugly.

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15 Illinois 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.

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

16 Indiana Indiana
17 Utah 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.

Why is this on here? Utah is beautiful!

18 Ohio 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.

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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19 Virginia Virginia Virginia, 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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20 Missouri Missouri Missouri 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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