Top Ten Most Popular U.S. States

The Top Ten

1 California 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. ...read more.

I'm a typical Cali Boy, Born and raised in California and I love it. Wouldn't leave it for the world. I've been to many country's and stats and nothing compared to hot sunny California with the best cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco all far away from each other making north, central and southern California fun and something to do and not just a state where it's happening in just one town/city, So where ever you are in Cali you'll have fun and a night life. PLUs California is not only a cool laid back place with the nicest laid back people. Never got why they say were mean have they been else where? Or are they jealous. Majority of us are even in really great shape and half the Olympians, stars, and Guinnesses come from here. It's also the state that farms and feeds half of the US with the best states. Every other state wishes they were like Cali or at least moved out here, I mean look at Florida their a wanna be Cali state having the same city names and trying ...more

Florida is a California wannabe? Haha surf back to your beach house. Florida is way better than California. - peaceswagtv

The only thing you can't find here is... Wait, there's everything.

I live in the best state in the world there is so much stuff to do besides... Oh never mind they a bunch of movie theaters

I live here! There is everything here from snow to sunshine in a few hours distance! It's amazing. I feel lucky to live here! I wouldn't wanna move ever.

The only problem is it is too overrated

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2 Florida Florida

It is the las state for earthquake risk, there is no volcanos, no tornados; just a hurricane now and then, so it is one of the best state for natural disaster. There is a good weather all year round, it has the best roads with perfect conditions, it is a peninsula so you have beaches everywhere. It's fun, you have Walt Disney World and the Orlando Magic (NBA) in Orlando, Miami is great with sport teams in NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL; and you have South Beach crossing the bridge and the Keys near south, there is also the Everglades. It is not the most expensive state to live in and there is no state income tax. Miami have great and modern architecture, culture and good food... In my opinio it is the best state to live and to visit.

Actually, there's plenty of tornadoes in Florida, even if it's out of Tornado Alley. - ethanmeinster

Florida is a big melting pot; you can find everything her except for snow. I've lived here all my life and we have some of the most sought out attractions in the world, from:

The Keys
South Beach
The Everglades
Lake Okeechobee
The beautiful waters of The Palm Beaches
Universal
Disney
Daytona Raceway and beaches

Florida is where I got raised, and honestly its amazing

Sure it has it flaws, like every state, but it's an amazing place to live. I'm a Floridian, and it has some of the nicest people there. They are funny, kind, and friendly! We have many resorts, beaches, hotels, and fun places to go! It's kid friendly, there are a lot of police there for our safety, and it's not the most dangerous place. It has tornadoes and hurricanes sometimes, but we're always prepared! Where I live, Tampa Bay, it almost never has gotten natural disasters. It's had tropical storms, though. I'm only a teenager when writing this, and a young one at that, so I'd take my word for it. The people there are cool and free! It's probably the best state when it comes to relaxing. It's a retirement state, so it's very peaceful. We have great architecture, cultures, and food. If you're religious, there are many churches and places to visit. There are even some really big grave sites you can visit. In my opinion, it is the best state in the United States of America to live in or ...more

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3 New York 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 ...read more.

Forget about downstate NY! It's just a concrete jungle! The rest of the state is amazing! Niagara Falls, Leetchworth State Park, The Adirondack&Catskill Mountains, The Great Lakes, Beaches, Thousands of miles of fruit orchards, hiking, sailing, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, pond hockey, the fall foliage, thousands of wineries, the finger lakes, Corning glassworks, the Erie Canal, The Buffalo Wing, Bills games, Sabres games, the baseball hall of fame, Fort Niagara, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Stanwix, Kayaking, Great Hunting&Fishing, Beautiful Lighthouses & a ton more of stuff! I'm a proud New Yorker from upstate and I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world! Just love it!

Think about it the statue of liberty, the world trade center and the beautiful empire state and Chrysler building. Imagine going in those stuff. YOU WOULD BE SO AMAZED!

New York is amazing. There is so much you can do. In every season there is something or somewhere that we can go to have fun. Sometimes we get a lot of snow but the snow is fun. New York is also a great place to go if you wanna take good photo's. California is a little overrated and I feel that New York should get more attention. California is a very expensive state to live in. New York is a cheap state to live in. Everyday New York always have something fun to do.

The BEST! So many cool places to visit! Explore! Look at Manhattan! I have lived here for years and I love this place!

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

I hate living in this state so much. The white people (except in perhaps, Austin) are racist or at the very least racist apologists (They defend the confederate flag although both Republican and Democratic politicians discouraged the flag). They view black people as criminals, Hispanics as illegals (they believe in deporting all of them but who will do the job since these people are lazy), Muslims as terrorists (Ahmed Mohamed is one example, also look at the news comments involving the recent Hajj stampede), etc. In Houston, people panicked over a non-discrimination ordinance (which protects LGBTs from discrimination) and demeaned it as a "bathroom bill," although many places have nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gays and lesbians for several years now (as much as least 40 years). Bigotry rules here, from casual to political. I'm starting to hate most of the people in the Houston area I don't know how my blood pressure can handle it.

Let's not mention the lack ...more

Texas is relly awesome you can visit very hot places and places that get below 20 degrees. You can explore so much in houston, austin, and san antonio. It is very enjoyable with fun places like shliter bond, scream world, splash town, and beautiful south padre island.

Best state ever

Texas is amazing there is so much to do here and I have not encountered ANY racist here ever and I have lived here for my whole life and I am 45. And by the way, EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!

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5 Washington 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.

There are many beautiful states in the USA, and even though I would not normally vote for my home state ( I currently live in California, another great state to be in), I feel Washington is way underrated. The spectacular scenery, with the water, forests and mountains makes it feel like New Zealand or the Alps or a miniature Alaska(why isn't Alaska on this list? ). The mountains here look bigger and have more glaciers on them than anywhere else in the lower 48, and they are very verdant with spectacular alpine meadows unrivaled anywhere else that I have seen in the mainland US.

Add to that the wonderful seafood, local wine, and the art scene of Seattle and surrounding communities like Port Townsend(not to mention the spectacular backdrop of Mt Rainier and other mountains, and all the water around it that makes it rival San Francisco in scenic beauty). Vancouver B.C. is world famous for its scenery and everything else but Seattle has all that too.

The only thing ...more

It's my home it is awesome

Washington is a gorgeous place to visit and live. The rainforest, the coast, the mountains, and the hills. It's the most diverse state in America, aside from Alaska. Volcano's, glaciers and mountains. We have everything here. It's truly an amazing place to grow up in.

Its absolutely BEAUTIFUL here. Great view of tall trees and mountains, no matter where you're standing! (even in the middle of a big city)

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

Island paradise right here in the USA

Right here in the USA, separated only by 2,000 miles of ocean. Sure, 'Right here'.

I live in Cali, but how is this at least not number 2? And hey, maybe, MAYBE, even number 1

I think hawaii is the best because I learned a lot about it

As a lifelong resident, Hawaii isn't just a "great vacation spot", it is honestly the most beautiful and best place to live. After visiting many states across the continent, no population of residents ever came close creating the supportive and happy atmosphere felt in Hawaii. As a kid, I, along with everyone I know, was taught to appreciate everything and everyone. Everyone is nice and doesn't mind taking the time to help and listen to a neighbor or stranger. I have met people from the other "nicer" states in the U.S., and their level of kindness has not even come close to the kindness I have encountered in the islands. Along with being hospitable, the people here are very exotic and beautiful (which is definitely not a bad thing at the beach).

Not only does Hawaii create a great atmosphere, but it is home to the most beautiful scenery and landscapes I have ever come across. Not only do the Ko'oalu and Waimea Canyons have deep valleys that are filled with a variety of lush ...more

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7 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.

Colorado is a gem, and one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you like big cities there's Denver which has everything you need. However it is the rest of the state that makes Colorado what it is. There are huge beautiful mountains that are geologically diverse and are covered in lush forests and rivers. Fishing and rafting are incredible, as well as the hiking and climbing. In addition to mountains there are deep canyons, huge sand dunes, big lakes, red rock formations, and deserts. The weather is awesome too, with all four seasons and so much sun during all of them. Colorado truly is a beautiful place and vastly underrated.

Colorado really is a state that used to be forgotten, but really is a pretty nice place. You have pretty much an amazing view in 99% of the state if you just turn around. Throughout the year you pretty much have weather for everyone, an escape from the heat at the coasts and a warmer time for those from the Northern states. I honestly don't understand why almost everyone forgets Colorado, because really it has a deep and interesting history, but also big potential in the future. Skiing is simply amazing and there is so many places to go visit, especially Estes Park, the ice cream there is the best I've ever had. There is even a bonus for perfectionists, it's a rectangle! (which has helped me through the years of growing up there in my very perfectionist nature) It also has something in nature that is every color of the rainbow, red for the rocks, orange for the sunset, yellow for the flowers, green for the forests and plains, blue for the sky and purple for the mountains. Colorado is ...more

From the mountains to the plains, from corner to corner, house to house, Colorado is my home. I would never leave unless it was necessary or beneficial. Love ya Colorado!

Colorado beautifully embodies the magnificance of the US from sea to shining sea... and the splendor in the middle.

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8 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.

There is nothing like waking up in the crisp cool air of the sweet Western North Carolina mountains all year round. The weather is so moderate compared to most other states and the wildlife and public areas are plentiful. I have lived in Ohio, Kentucky New Jersey, New York, and spent much time in Florida and Michigan and nothing is more true than Nothing Compares to North Carolina.

When you Live here you can go to the beach on Friday and go hiking and camping in the mountains the next day. We have great people and food. We have some of the top contenders when it comes to education and our school teams are judt outright amazing. We have a beautiful scenery for those who love nature and out right gorgeous towns and cities. We have one of the largest military bases in the country and that can give just about anyone a sense of security that some of these other states can compete with. We battle fields that show are willingness to what we believe in and landmarks that show our states ingenuity and creativity. We are also were Nascar racing truly sprang it's roots. We are a state that holds hard work and dedication to heart. I don't care what others say we are better than any other state.

Well I cnat say a lot about this place but it is beautiful and I love it here I love my school it is the best one I have been too since I started I love voting thanks for this chance to vote come and visit when you can thank...!

I Live In North Carolina!

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9 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.

Great history, lots of great sightseeing spots. Most importantly, the best football and basketball team in the usa.

Massachusetts has the best history in the United States. Some of the best state parks, food, and people. You want peace and quite go to the Berkshires or Connecticut River Valley where lush wooded hills and farms stretch across the region. Central Massachusetts is mostly farms but still very beautiful. Eastern Massachusetts has the History and best Vacation spots in the State.

The Bay State has some of the most beautiful historical places I have ever seen. The National Seashore, located in beautiful and historic Cape Call of Duty is one you will never forget. The Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, MA. The Dr. Seuss museum is also located in Springfield, MA. BEST STATE IN THE UNION!

Should be in top 5 has great history and schools

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

I love Virginia because I have a good life here in Virginia

You can't beat the gorgeous valley were I was born and raised. Wonderful scenery in general, looks like Ireland with all the rolling green hills. And there's always stuff to do, hit up Busch Gardens or Kings Dominion, or all the malls and stores we have! My heart will always stay in the valley!

I love Virginia. it has beaches,Rolling hills,mountains,farming land. It has everything

I love Virginia because I have lived there my whole life and I never ever want to let it go because my great gram was my life but then she passed away there and I loved her and I will never stop every day when we stand up in are first period class I would look at my great grams favorite star and that might sound weird but it was true she had a favorite star and I look at it and I tell her I love her.

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The Contenders

11 Michigan Michigan

I think Michigan is one of the most underrated states out there, and it's a shame it gets a bad wrap as being a violent and rough state. Sure we have Detroit, a city which is struggling badly, however if you ever visit Detroit you'll realize it holds an incredible sense of pride. A sense of pride many thriving cities would kill for. But regardless of your opinion on Detroit's current status there's a lot more going in Michigan than Detroit. Michigan is quite unique for handful of reasons, Firstly the lower peninsula is one of, if not the most recognizable states from outer space... It looks like a mitten. Secondly we're just about the only state which is made up of two separate land masses (the Lower Peninsula and the UP (upper peninsula)) separated by the great lakes. I'm always amazed at how many people don't realize Michigan has two parts, and that they are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge is so underrated it kills me, I mean the thing is 26,000 feet long, it ...more

I grew up in Michigan, and its education is really good. Also, we have one of the top ten colleges in the US, which basketball team is also one of the best.

How is Michigan number 11? It is the best!

I really like pure michigan
And I think it's beautiful

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12 Arizona 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.

I like it because back in the north part of America it is frozen Arizona just right

Arizona is a beautiful place

Amazing WiFi

Arizona is the best state by far I live in Colorado and it sucks

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

It is very beautiful where I live here in Pennsylvania. Sunsets look like unicorn colors sometimes. The best place I've been in is the countryside, and where my nana lives because in East Penn Township of Lehighton, PA it is very pretty so I really recommend coming! They also have the cracked Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA! Never seen it. I could only see glances of it but it is beautiful in its own way.

I love it

Pennsylvania is such a great place- it's so relaxing and laid back. We stayed in the country and there was no graffiti except a smiley face. We stayed around the Mennonites and visited Amish- I think that it was kind of a God based society and that was very nice! It was very peaceful and relaxing and everyone was so nice! I would go back again if I could!

I love it here

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14 Minnesota 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.

I Love Minnesota! Its a great state to live in. You can do pretty much anything. Mall of America is REALLY HUGE!
There's a Nickelodeon themed amusement park, and has a ton of rides. There's also a One Direction Store, American Girl Doll Store and Sea Life. Most people think that Minnesotans talk all funny and stuff, but to be honest I've never heard anyone with a Minnesotan accent in my life. Minnesota can get really HOT in the Summer and really COLD in the winter. This year of 2013 Spring came in March for a week and then left! So we had a really LONG winter, it lasted till the end of April. We have a lot of lakes, in my opinion they're more enjoyable then the ocean. Almost anywhere you go in Minnesota you'll most likely drive around a lake. We have more shoreline then Florida, California, and Hawaii combined. Also, Valley Fair is a great amusement park and the largest one in the Upper Midwest, it's located in Shakopee, Minnesota. You're looking for a place to vacation come to ...more

Minnesota is an incredible state to live in, especially the Twin Cities. If you're a hunter or fisherman, there are beautiful woods and over ten thousand lakes. If you love the arts, Minneapolis-St. Paul has more theaters than anywhere in the U.S. except New York and Chicago. Minnesota has great vacation areas like the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Brainerd Lakes area, and the Mississippi River bluffs area. Yes, it gets cold in the winter but that only adds to the variety of things to do, including skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. As for it getting too cold, you can always put more clothes on! I'd rather have that than the oppressive humidity in other parts of the country. The winter is long and the spring isn't always great but the summers and autumns are incomparable. No place is perfect, but the snow plows clear the roads quite quickly in the winter, even after heavy snows. All in all, there is no better place to live.

Call like minnesota

I am a military veteran in my mid 50's, I have been in every state in the lower 48 and lived in every time zone. In my opinion overall by far the nicest most polite people in the states are from the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. If you can tolerate the extreme cold this is the best place to live in America.

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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.

I have been living here for eleven years now. Chicago is the perfect destination to visit. It has a great beach and people enjoy to go shopping in Navy Pier. The people in the city are very kind with the exception of a few like every other state. The small towns are great too. They have great stores and restaurants. The BEARS!

I've been living for about 14 years now, it's such a beautiful city and I can guarantee everyone, you will love it here. From downtown to the beach, to the restaurants, then to the malls.. We have it all for you to enjoy and love!

Illinois has a cute ass shape, I love you illinois!

Best state ever

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16 Vermont Vermont

4 beautiful seasons! Real MAPLE SYRUP... Foliage!

In 2026 I'm going to Maine just for the fun of it, and I am going to be visiting Vermont, I have looked over it and it seems to be a very nice state and I can't wait to go - gingamaster44

Vermont is a very historic state. It should at least be in the top ten.

Four distinct and gorgeous seasons, laid back attitude, fantastic maple syrup, quaint, rustic, a small population spread out among cute historic towns and villages, CLEAN, and one of the most oce-friendly and aware spots in the country. The people are generally very excepting of everyone, and the state is a wonderful place to raise kids and have a family. Crime is quite low compared to other states, the school systems are top ranked and VT is consistenly ranked smartest state in the country. The environment is fantastic! I am a huge fan of Vermont!

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17 Maine Maine

I'm from Maine, and I just love I here.

Maine is so underrated. The food scene here, especially in Portland, is amazing. - reviewer321

Maine is 2 awesome

Because I live there

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18 New Hampshire New Hampshire

What a nice place to live!

My home state. Very beautiful countryside and this also used to be home to the Man Of The Mountain

Best state to do anything from swimming to hiking even some city stuff. It is really tucked away, but is a little more densely populated than Maine. We are nicer than we get credit for.

One of the best places to go hiking skiing tubing and mountain climbing also has mount Washington

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19 Tennessee 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.

I love Tennessee especially because I live there and I also love Pigeon Forge it's beautiful.

It is more popular than some folks realize. While Country gets all the glory in Nashville the whole state has ties to various genres of music. And the smokeys draw in SO many people.

Tennessee iis poop

It's such a beautiful place to go to! I love all the great places to see and there is tons of stuff for families! Tennessee is the place to go!

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20 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.

To be honest everything about utah us decent but I don't really like the lake... it has mud at the bottom and I am used to the Caribbean beach also I completely dislike some of the people that will give you that fake smile when you looking at them, that scares me a lot. If your planning to live here walk with chapstick because the weather is super dry.

I live here and I love it

Utah gang!

Utah is the best state. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, wonderful community, wonderful tourism, etc.

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

Georgia NEVER receives the credit they deserve! We are home to Coca-Cola (America's if not the world's favorite drink), Delta (Atlanta's airport isn't the busiest for no reason. What cracks me up even more is how people want to say Florida is so much better, yet everyone forgets that they won't be going to the beach nor all the "great attractions" every day unless they have won the lottery or can afford to do those things all the time. Perfect for vacation, but living? Not so much not to mention their messed up laws (Zimmerman and Casey Anthony ring a bell? ). Also, not only do we have beaches (even though they might not be as great as Florida's or Cali's, but a beach is a beach right? And the Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilt's also thought our beaches were pretty special), we also have Atlanta (what many consider as the Capital of the South and the Hollywood of the South! ), and we have some of the most beautiful mountains (Appalachian Mountains! ). Oh yeah and we also have a ...more

I mean I live here and its kind of a great place I just HATE its history like its very disturbing. Atlanta and savannah are busy cities, atlanta has so much business that's its actually fun to live in Atlanta.

Better

Georgia is great

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22 Alaska 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 in the Arctic, that is where I want to go!

There might not be a very wide variety of things to do there like in Texas and California but that doesn't mean it's not a great state! Alaska has the greatest and most beautiful natural environment out of any us state. We literally have anything from cougars, to arctic foxes, to grizzly bears, to moose to seals, and even polar bears! Did you hear that? Let me rephrase it again. POLAR BEARS! Oh, and did I mention the northern lights? And while having all of that we still have some cities like anchorage. My favorite U.S. state by far. (I'm not saying I don't like any other state just Alaska is my favorite.) - NightPanda

Alaska is amazing and I lived there for 4 years and I would move back there to live their for the rest of my life. You are more free there to do whatever kind of stuff that you like to do. You have more fun their both in the summer but especially the winter. The animals there are cooler and better than other states, and there are a bigger variety of animals and wildlife their. You also have the northern lights and really cold winters there which are fun.

I was born and raised in Alaska for 15 years have been in Texas for 9 years and with me hearing there concerns I'm like what it's not like that they think it's cold all the time and dark and we have more open area to explore more animals then they do we have a beautiful ocean and we have more stuff to do during the winter time to have fun and also during the summer they are missing out

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23 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Not many people come here cause the states kind of abandoned and the population I think is shrinking but they have great places and attractions like Theodore Roosevelt national park and the badlands and Dakota zoo

Very cool place with great people. The Badlands Is one of the most beautiful places on earth. And I have traveled extensively abroad.

This is like one of those Chinese cities that exists but nobody lives in.

All there is is dirt

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24 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.

So much fun here! People think the winters are bad, but the bad winters just gives us something to look forward to, the hot summer! We have beautiful summers, always around 70-80 degrees (sometimes even 90! ) Not too hot like California where your dying because it's 110 degrees everyday! Talk about stinky, sweaty people, ya know? The lake is beautiful! I mean, think about it, a lot of states have an ocean, but only a couple states and Canada have a Great Lake. (That's where we get all our fresh water while people from California need aquifers, that one day will dry up) It's like a unending water supply! We have Cedar point, Put-in-Bay, beaches, rock n roll hall of fame, football hall of fame, delicious food, great colleges, no major bad weather at all (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods... NONE! ), 5 major sport teams (Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), and even some hockey teams!, Kalahari, great wolf ...more

US airforce museum, Columbus zoo, Football Hall of Fame, Buckeyes, The Browns, Cedar Point, Cavs, Lake Erie, Salt fork, fishing, hunting, football, The Arnold Classic, there is just so much to do in Ohio. No real dangers natural disaster whys. Snow in winter and in summer it is very hot!

I like Ohio because there's not really that much traffic and the weather is great

It should be first.

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

I have grown up in Maryland for the majority of my life, and I have found that it is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had. Like many have already said, each of the four seasons is distinct and very matured. They, like all places, vary from where you are in the state, but in general, here are the seasons of Maryland:

Spring- Spring is quite windy, and still fairly chilly. The remains of winter are still present, and it is not uncommon to see a person out in spring weather with heavy layers. Towards the end of the season, however, it can turn almost as warm as summer. Rain is also a very prominent feature of spring, as it is with all seasons of Maryland.

Summer- Humidity also is a consistent factor in all of Maryland's seasons. While in California, summer is dry and can become increasingly hot, with wild fires being almost common. In Maryland, thunder and lightning are staples within summer. Looking for a place where you're drenched in lukewarm rain while ...more

This state SHOULD BE HIGHER!

HOW IS THIS STATE #25? IS EVERYONE HERE HAVE NO BRAIN CELLS? - jackson734367

We had to put up with the governments crap in the civil war the south and the north didn’t want us and we are very historic we also used to have the District of Columbia which as you know is the USAs capital I prove my point

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26 South Dakota South Dakota

South Dakota should not be way down here it should be in the top ten cause it has a world record for having the USA biggest statue and it is very pretty

Very underrated! Yes the winter is cold, but the other 3 seasons are pretty nice. In the east you have Sioux Falls, a modern and growing city, only about 4 hours from Minneapolis. Out west you have the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, etc. The Black Hills are one of the lesser known, yet stunningly beautiful mountain ranges anywhere. Check out the Needles, Custer State Park, and Sylvan Lake, then tell me I'm wrong. Add to that friendly people, and no income tax, and you have a great place to live or visit.

What how is it this far down this place is amazing the have the black hills Mount Rushmore badlands wall drug amazing mountains and landscape and wildlife so underrated New York is just a bunch of city people

I hate how, about 1/2 of the population in the U.S. doesn't even know where we are, I've lived here my whole life (16 years) and I know our state has several things in it to see... - delien

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

Wisconsin should be way higher than 27, it is the 6th best state to live in! The packers have the best football record, and the bucks and brewers are amazing! We have the Wisconsin Dells, which is a REALLY fun place (I've been there so many times). Honestly, it is the BEST state. And I live in New York and I prefer Wisconsin :l

Wisconsin is the BEST!

We have almost everything. Everything is so beautiful. There's a lot of fun too! In the winter you can have a lot of fun. In the summer it's a party. We have lovely lakes, such as Lake Michigan. The beach is very clean and very relaxing. Everything is fun!

You betcha ay. - PackFan2005

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28 New Mexico New Mexico

Undeservedly sidelined state - plenty of fantastic natural landscapes to go and see, the large city of Albuquerque and smaller, cultural cities like Santa Fe, great history involving Spanish, Mexican and native influence on the land, a vibrant array of local foods, and the West epitomised through Western movies (and their historical basis), Route 66 and the development of the atomic bomb in more recent times.

One of the most culturally diverse states due to its Hispanic and indigenous influence, and benefiting from snowy mountains, arid desert and pine forests, without the oppressive heat of Arizona or the freezing winters further north. More down-to-earth people than the city dwellers of California, but not as backward as the stereotypical Southerner.

New Mexico definitely has something for everyone - it is the Land of Entrapment!

This state is awesome! WHY IS New Mexico'S POPULATION 2,000,000! IT SHOULD BE AT LEAST BE 5,000,000 OR 6,000,000! Albuquerque is AWESOME! There are lots of cool stores and restaurants and toy stores and a nice balloon fiesta and a tramway that goes up to the mountain. You will LOVE New Mexico I guarantee! There are grasslands here!

The reason why this is low because people think New Mexico is just all plain desert and nothing and too hot, yes it is a little hot but it's not boring at all, there's balloon festivals, and lots of scenery and actually there is white sand!

It's THE BEST

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29 South Carolina 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 have lived here long time. It nice place. So much history and food. Like sweet tea? Yes. Go SC!

I love south carolina it is a very nice state I think it should be first because it is the best! I love it most even though I have not been to all of the states but I have been to a lot of them and personaly I think south carolina should be in the top 10. Hope you support my vote. SOUTH CAROLINA!

SC has the best beaches, golf, and food in the country. Plus they have sweet tea.

Perfect weather and beaches. Growing metros and one of the top 3 states in the country for international investments for a growing job market. Charleston was voted most attractive residents in the country.

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

SO COOL!

yay nevada

It's just perfect.

It's SO awesome AND COOL I LOVE IT

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

Kentucky kingdom is the best

Has absolutely beautiful landscapes. People are also very nice and friendly.

Kentucky is one of the most pleasing states I have ever visited. It has beautiful landforms and a lot of interesting places to visit like the KFC center, mammoth cave, etc. If you live in a different state I recommend visiting Kentucky. I originally was born in California which by the way is 1 right now on this list but I visited Kentucky in the summer of 2012 and I just fell in love with the state so I choose to move to Kentucky and now it is 2014 and I never doubt my decision

We so underrated

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32 Connecticut Connecticut

Good schools and everything.

I've been living in CT for almost all of my life, and I must admit, it is absolutely wonderful. We have so much interesting history seeing as though it was one of the 13 original colonies. Also, depending on where you live, you can get a wonderful education, I mean Yale is located in CT, so that must count for something. We experience all 4 seasons, which is nice instead of always hot or always cold. I never see the people from Connecticut fit the stereotype that is always placed, that we're all rich and snooty and have a heavy accent. We may have a slight accent, but nothing major like a Brooklyn or Boston accent. What is also nice is we're right by the water, so it's not that difficult to visit the ocean every once in a while.

Really this state is really small! It even has no activity no enjoyment for children and no attractions! They even have the sweetest teachers in the schools at Greenwich tat seem like they want to marry you! Teachers in Connecticut are the worst! This country in compared to its neighbor New York? In a boxing match New York would win and plus New York has much more enjoyment! It has city Broadway shows and sports stadiums in Madison Square and even the funnest place for all little children, Playland and Connecticut... "Cough" nothing.

I love that description of Connecticut! It fits perfectly! I am proud to have lived here my entire life and I never want to move! So many people complain about this state but not realizing how beautiful and well educated it is!

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33 Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

Nice

I'm British, but have cousin who reside in Rhode Island so have visited a lot. It's a great state, great people who are a pleasure to talk to, lovely beaches, tons of rich American history, and Providence and Newport are charming cities with a great vibe. The weather can be a pain in the arse sometimes, but overall, for such a small state it has a lot to offer. I'll be here all day if I had to say all things I love about the state.

I think it should be 11

I did a state report on this state it is so cool and interesting

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34 New Jersey New Jersey New 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.

New Jersey is a great place because we have a little bit of everything, including all 4 seasons. The only reason I left for a period of time was for collage. We have great beaches, forests, and mountains. It's also a beautiful place. And there's always something to do. Only thing that sucks is taxes. Other than that, it's a pretty awesome.

New Jersey is really fun you get to know people around the world.

New Jersey is the most VALID state.! Period

Don't understand why its not number one

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35 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

I've lived here forever, but it can be hella boring.

I live in Arkansas in yes it's a pretty site, but there is a lot of mean in dum people speacaly cave city Arkansas, guys I'm going to warn you do not move to cave city, it's a wrost place ever in Arkansas, once you move there you will not have much money, everything is too much to pay, in lot of poor people in hill billy people, the only thing good about that place is the school, lots of nice kids and teachers, but ever thing else is bad. if you want to move to Arkansas move to heber springs, it's the best town ever lots of stores, lake and it's a beautiful place to live, living there will save your money then cave city.

Arkansas is the razorbacks state and it should be at least the tenth populist state

I have lived in Aransas all my life and it is such a beautiful place filled with rich history. If you like shopping we've got you covered, if your a foodie we got that too. There are little towns that are so cool. There are many things to do in Hot Springs. The best thing about Arkansas are the lakes, the lakes are beautiful. I would highly recommend it!

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36 Idaho Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Idaho is hands down the most beautiful state. Plus we don't have any of the stupid regulations involving the outdoors like some other states back east have. We have everything from massive peaks that look like the Swiss alps, to vast open deserts. And both those things are within an hour of each other. If you want a true outdoor experience come to Idaho

We have the best potatoes. Beat that California. California, you STINK!

Idaho has the best potatoes and the most beautiful mountains, and California STINKS

We love Idaho. Open country! Millions of things to do. Beautiful lakes and rivers. If you want the true out door experience get here ASAP.

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37 Delaware Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

Delaware is the best!

Northeast States, best to worst
Maryland>Pennsylvania>New Hampshire>Maine>Vermont>Connecticut>Rhode Island>Massachusetts>Delaware>New Jersey>New York

Delaware is the best state in America. It is the first state! All of the other states followed Delaware's lead when Delaware ratified the Constitution. Delaware is a leader. Also, Delaware has some of the best beaches in the U.S. Very relaxing. They also have a state hair which is very well known. The weather is amazing as well. Snow in winter and cold, blazing hot/warm in the summer, and mild in spring and fall.Delaware rarely ever has tornadoes, earthquakes, floods. Never had a tsunami. The only thing that isn't rare is hurricanes but when they do it they aren't bad. Delaware is the best.

Delaware is a cool place they have awesome beaches awesome state fair and great football and baseball. You should come

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38 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.

Lived there my hole life NEVER MOVING

Most incredible place I have ever been to

Hands down best state ever

In oregon, you get the perfect balance of summer heat and snowy days.

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39 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

The last place Californians want to live! beautiful land, great people, only Nebraskans understand

It is the people of Nebraska that makes it a great place. The people of Nebraska are its riches asset. In Nebraska, people never forgot to be human. To honor their roots and celebrate them and our differences. The beautiful Sand hills that one can find solace to the bustling East were there is a smorgasbord of culinary delights, Art and Music. A cornucopia awaits the outdoorsman with great fishing and boating, equine activities. Shopping may not be world class but you will find just about anything your heart desires here. It truly is the Good Life...something I never had in California. If your are bored in Nebraska it is because your are boring to begin with.

Hate the fact that everyone hates this place and say it has nothing... there are TONS of things to do but maybe not as much as california

I am from here and I used to hate it but it is a very special place, people are kind, the hills are beautiful and people say Nebraska is flat and it is actually one of the least flattest states. People say it is boring but search a little song called right here in Nebraska by the string beans.

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40 Louisiana Louisiana

I live in Louisiana and can tell you that I have traveled a ton. Nothing can beat all the delicious seafood and the people there are so nice. I will travel more on the future but nothing is better than home sweet home!

Has the best food and the most friendly people!

I like this

Its unique

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41 West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, ...read more.

Yeah, West Virginia! It was awesome ever since Fallout 76 comes out.
Drinking moonshine, great music, and the landscapes are beautiful.

I am in love with west virginia, I love the mountains and every feature it offers! it truly is amazing!

It is awesome. Harpers Ferry Is really informative, and the people here are really kind. It is all nature, and it's the best for hitchhiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. It should be top 10.

I live in West Virginia it it is so cool some times it's really cold and some times it's really hot it's all woods its full of nice people it should be number one

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42 Indiana Indiana

Indiana is stupid

It is AMAZING SO MANY NICE AND AMAZING PEOPLE HERE there are a FEW fake friends but overall AMAZING

Is the best state ever

Why so underrated? ;-;

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43 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

I was born and raised in Baldwin County and proud of it. Beautiful place. I live in Magnolia Springs, one of the only places in the world where you can get mail delivered by boat. It has an interesting background. I love to go fishing in the rivers by my self sometimes. No cars, no noise, just the sounds of nature. And one of the most important facts about my state, BEST SWEET CORN EVER! And I don't mean that canned up stuff shipped off somewhere, I mean freshly picked, corn on the cob. I'm an Alabama country girl and have no shame in it!

I'm FROM FLORIDA BUT I MOVED TO THE DUMB STATE OF ALABAMA

Sweet home alabama

A state with incredibly beautiful coast line and mountains, mild winters, richly varied cities, and most of all, a deep and compelling history and story, sometimes very dark, but other times truly uplifting.

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44 Oklahoma Oklahoma

I've lived here all my live and am planning my escape. The people are friendly but you can't get anywhere without a car and if you desire an active lifestyle forget it! The weather is extreme and the humidity is miserable as well as the allergens ( we are always in the top 10 for worst allergies) I'm surprised we made 34!

Oklahoma is my favorite state in the whole world. It is a really fun state. There is a lot of stuff to do.

Oklahoma is the only state where you can have a dessert party and a flood in the same week probably and I live living here and I'm surprised it's 46th I thought it was like 15th considering it's always talked about

Tahlequah has never had a tornado because its surrounded by giant hills. If you move to Oklahoma move here

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45 Iowa Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

We have the lottery, we have the corn, and we have the people. All those 3 mixed together is a great econemy. Corn fields are a huge thing here, but also realize that Iowa has many other great business opportunities. Taxes are high but the way of living is great.

Iowa is the best state according to USA Today and U.S. News. They also have fair taxes, low prices, least pollution in the air, and many activities.

Iowa is one of the Best states to be in. The Weather is great for all Seasons, there is plenty to do, some people say there is only one City in Iowa but that is Completely False because everywhere I have been in Iowa has a City there. Iowa also has Theme Parks like Adventure Land. The state is also quite peaceful when you get Used to it. Also people say most of the State is Corn Fields and that is partially true because the soil in Iowa is really great so people like to Farm here. If you like to Fish or Hunt you can do that here too.

I hate how everyone just believes every stereotype they hear about Iowa. We have everything other states have, except mountains, but if you want mountians just go to a state that has them. We have many cities and towns, over 900 to be exact. We aren't just farms and Slipknot, we have beaches, to find them, go to the lakes in Iowa. In fact, we don't even have the most farmland in Iowa, in fact, most Iowans don't even live on the farm. The weather is bad, but if you're tough enough, you can get used to it. We have theme parks like adventure land, the fair, etc. And we have the same technology everywhere else has. Stop believing everything you hear, if you hate Iowa, don't come here, we don't need hatred here. This state is very underrated and should be in the top 10. - JakePlaid

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46 Mississippi Mississippi

Yeah Mississippi is the perfect place to live in my opinion, it has the largest tour of the civil war. It also has some of the best food in the world. I think this state should be at least above New Jersey.

I'm from the MS Gulf Coast which is home to the longest man-made beach in the world. It's 26 miles of sugar-white sand. The MS Gulf Coast is like one big contiguous city. Mississippi is also the birthplace of Blues and Rock 'n Roll. The entire world would have a radically different culture if it weren't for this state.

It’s the goat of states even though I live in a lonely part of it

Mississippi hands down is the most hospitable state I have ever been in. The welcome you with open arms. I am a white male, who traveled with a black family. I stayed in their houses, ate some of the best cuisine in the world, played with little kids in the front yard, and had a blast! I know racism is rampant in the south, but Mississippi deserves a little more respect. Where else can you buy a 5 bedroom, 5 bath house, on 50 acres of land, all for roughly $500,000, not California. Lay of Mississippi!

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47 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.

Missouri is the best state! Look everyone Missouri is the
47th best state! Bad things. Missouri should be about the top 20. Everyone help that live in Missouri or anyone
In America! Missouri you can win this race!

Get in the top 40s

I live in Missouri and always plan to. Missouri is a beautiful state and I think it should be more popular. By the way, I am from St. Louis (Please never go there, it is one of the most dangerous places, unfortunately.)

Missouri has everything from forests to beaches and it's the crossroads to the entire country. Y'all need to show some respect for the foundation of Western colonization

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48 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

Not popular but should be right in the middle - Randomator

Kansas is probibly the nicest place I have ever been. The people in Kansas are so nice and thoughful. I love it here so much, I don't know if I ever what to leave this place. Come and you will now how great it is here. The climate here is the best, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I am never going to leave!

At least better than Nebraska

The wonderful land of oz!

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49 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Unspeakably amazing

Terrible place

I live in Ohio, but Wyoming is by far my favorite state. It has beautiful mountain scenery and huge plains too. There is so much to do in Wyoming. Cheyenne frontier days in the summer, Yellowstone national park, horseback riding, climbing mountains and so much more. Wyoming is way too unappreciated. It is an amazing state. I have no clue how it has a lower rating than Ohio... It is so boring here!

Wyoming is arguably the most beautiful state in the USA! I hate how Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois and Ohio are so high up just because of their large populations which means people who live there vote for them. The states with low populations like Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and less so Vermont and Maine are underrated :(

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50 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

Beautiful state

I agree with this even though it is sad, it's probably true:(

it is lit

Should be at least top 3.(i'm from and by the way)

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