Best U.S. States to Live In

The Top Ten

1 California California

I love California because we live in our bubble away from the rest of the country's problems (racial tension). It's a beautiful place to live from our geography to our culture. There is always something fun to do in Los Angeles; you can go to the beach, go on a hike, go to Disneyland, go downtown, etc. Of course, there are some problems here, but what state doesn't have problems. Some bad things include traffic, pollution, extreme wealth inequality, homelessness, etc. I think that the pros outnumber the cons. California in general is a lot like how BoJack Horseman describes New York, it's a great place to visit if you're extremely wealthy.

I was born in California and lived there for 6 years after moving to Texas. California is a beautiful and great state, but it's WAY overpopulated and has so much traffic. I wouldn't want to live there again.

Los Angeles is so phoney, San Francisco is becoming a yuppie city, otherwise it's a fun state to live in.

I have been living in California my whole life, I honestly hate it here. - LeoNickyLily

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

Was born in North carolina, currently reside there, I've been to the line star state several times, and I can tell you, it's the best state in the union...With cities like Austin (fast growing and robust) and big players like San antonio, dallas, and Houston

I was born in California, lived there until I was six and moved to The Lone Star state. After 7 years I'm a die hard Texan and would never move away from the best state in America.

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4 Florida Florida

Florida as a travel destination (in the fall or winter)? Great! To live? OH HELL NO! Humidity and storms, worst education system, worst people (rednecks and old people), flat, lots of crime and poverty...who would want to live here?

Best state to retire in, but not to live in when you are in your mid 20s and plus, it depends where in Florida. - Diamondmaster

A state where Donald Trump won. Says all about the majority of people here.

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.

Washington is beautiful!

I live in Washington and it is so beautiful

Has the perfect landscapes.
Some of the absolute best companies to work for, such as Boing, Microsoft, The UW, Amazon, etc.
MANY more opportunities than Californa.

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

The economy here is good. I love our current mayor (well, he's republican, so what do you expect? )

7 New Hampshire New Hampshire

I grew up there and it's a beautiful state and helps kids explore nature.

I love New Hampshire so much. It's so beautiful and safe

8 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.

Well, Massachusetts is wonderful, especially Boston. Just a few thing bothers me and one of those things is the cold. It is freezing whenever it gets cold and there is so much snow. I love the heat in Massachusetts though whenever it is hot and the scenery is beautiful. There are also many stores in Boston or on Newbury Street like Newbury Comics and some clothes stores and also cupcake stores. It is wonderful living in Massachusetts! - cadencr22

9 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 has all the different areas people like to live in such as big cities and country just a few miles away. It's got many attractions such as six flags over Georgia.It has low house cost and residents have great hospitality

10 Vermont Vermont

Should be higher nice small country feel good people what else can you ask for - donovanthorn

The Contenders

11 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.

Iowa is small, but holy cow the people are awesome. My buddy just moved up there and I spent a week checking out Des Moines. Surprisingly there is a lot to do all the time, lots of places to shop, and the people are really laid back and easy going. Twice we went to a local store and got invited to go party being new in town. Got to hang out with some really cool and fun folks. My buddy's neighborhood has no fences so all the kids run around like it was as safe as it was in 1950. Folks are very active and will sit out in their drive ways and drink beer while the kids play in the street. They sell hard liquor on displays at Walmart! Great place!

It reminds me of my dog and I love my dog

It is awesome

It is a great staye

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12 Maine Maine
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.

It truly is a great place to live, mild winters and summers. People are friendly, I live in the southern part of the state with the ocean 2 hrs away and beautiful rivers with good fishing.

Beautiful coastline, most of the locals are quite friendly and nice, wonderful attractions and landscapes, great place to start a life! - evan_a_harvey

The landscape is just amazing. This T.V. show (forgot the name of it) is a 1-2 hour complication of the landscape. I got comfortable and watched the whole thing. The beaches are.. fun, I enjoyed it a lot, especially rock away beach. If you have family here, and looking for great people, great communities and beautiful landscape, Oregon is for you.

14 New York New York
15 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.

Undoubtedly the most underrated. This state is extremely nice, respectful and hard working

16 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.

There is no way in the world we should be behind Wisconsin or Michigan, as people are moving to the Twin Cities from those places. And you'd seriously rather live in Louisiana or West Virginia? Minnesota should be way higher. The cities have pro sports, great theater and night life, well maintained parks and lakes, the summers and falls here are beautiful. The winter can be harsh but it's been getting warmer every year. We don't get the Hurricanes, rockslides, earthquakes, and natural disasters others get, just a tornado every now and then. Minnesota belongs in the top ten, really.

Let me go through some of the things about this state: Last 5 years it's been ranked top 2 for most literate states in the US, it is one of the healthiest states one that has one of he best education systems in the states, it's got the best hospital in he US, it's one of the most active, it has a low crime rate, ranked one of the best places to have a family, beautiful north country, and only around 5 million people.

The only thing bad about my state is the flag (which is very boring and also a bit racist). Minnesota had the highest S.A.T score in the USA in 2007 & has the 2nd highest life expectancy in the USA (after Hawaii, which anyone would assume would be #1).

17 Arizona Arizona
18 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.
19 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.
20 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

Nebraska is republican state and peaceful state a really good quiet state

A really nice, peaceful state. Kind of bare though.

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