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Oct 11, 2011 11:12AM
I cant believe people are going TO Oregon! I just left there, it is a nice place to visit but you just cant live there! I lived there for 25 years and you just cant not make a living wage. The economy sucks, they have no jobs, and cost of living just keeps going up. I know so many people who have lost long time jobs because of places shutting down. All I have to say is WOW!!
Sep 18, 2011 5:41PM
Portland has become a real POS. It rains constantly. There are only three seasons. Too many homeless roaming the streets. Too many un / under employed idiots with liberal arts degrees and bad hygiene loitering in and around the coffee shops. Fewer jobs every year and no real ideas to reverse the trend. A corrupt city government with an addiction to fees, fines and high taxes. A very real and dangerously stupid city hall concept that bicycles and microbrews will turn the economy around. A longtime local record store came up with a bumper sticker a decade ago that begs " Keep Portland Weird". City hall has embraced the concept and it gets weirder by the day.
Sep 18, 2011 4:29PM

Thats easy Someone, because you Southerners will work for peanuts and have an aversion to unions, education, and personal hygiene. Even foreign corporations like Toyota, Daimler, and Honda know you morons will work for nothing.

Sep 9, 2011 11:49AM

joesph317 if you yankees are so smart then why are alll the job's in the south?  i see arkansas ranked 3rd and your state? i bet it isnt even ranked,

Jul 3, 2011 11:03PM
I went to high school in Phoenix and left to go to college in Colorado. Never went back except to visit from November through April. The rest of the year is beyond belief with extreme heat. Everyone stays indoors during the day and usually go out at night after the sun sets. There is a reason Arizona doesn't have day light savings. Arizona is ok for the people who are sick of snow. I'll take Colorado's four seasons, sunshine, and its relatively mild winters any day. 
Jan 21, 2011 7:26PM

I always find the collective comments interesting as it gives a good cross section of the US. We moved from upstate New York to Charlotte where our son is happily located. We moved back as it is too sectional with various races and or cultures locating to specific parts of the beltway and traffic through the center generally a mess. The area has grown and there are things to do but you can list on one hand the number of Performing Arts or other cultural venues in the area.


Having spent a few years in Houston/Dallas/Austin, I prefer Austin for tubing the Guadalupe and The Ivory Cat bar (and other short of the Polyester District) over the sprawl of Dallas. All nice places to visit but home is in the Northeast.


I can also reference shorter (less than a year) periods living in places like Santa Barbara, Mountain View or San Diego CA.... Portland (Camas) and Seattle, Boulder or Leadville, CO... the list could go on from Florida to Maine to California and Washington but the point is.... you are most comfortable with where you are raised and the norm that was created for you. Some can move and adapt to a new area better than others. You develop bias for a certain expectation of home and the comfort that various aspects of your environment bring to it.


As far as comparison to other parts of the world, I am currently in Kuwait on a two year assignment. Over the past 30 or so years I have been blessed with the opportunity to pursue extensive travel in many parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. My passport is generally well used and abused. I'm still proud to be identified as an American based on the knowledge and experience gained.


So, while people still squabble and make both ignorant and informed comments about this or that, be thankful you speak as American's... regardless of what area of the country you come from. You have a lot more to be thankful of than many parts of the world. Think of the US as a big company. You can "post" to other parts of it without leaving. If you find it rude or boring where you are, try some place else.


By the way... Zurich is boring ?? You have got to be kidding right? Getting back to the part of expectations, comparison and where you are raised...

Dec 4, 2010 6:30PM
They need to add another criteria to the survey.  How many people are moving back to a state they lived in before.  I worked in Charlotte, NC for several years with a very good company that transferred all of their technical force from cities all over the US to Charlotte. As people began to retire or move on to other jobs, I noticed that 90 percent of the people transferring from up north stayed in Charlotte.  Mid westerners were equally mixed on the choice of their residences.  However, 95% of the employees from Tennessee chose to return to Tennessee.  I do not know if they went back for family, low property prices, no state income taxes, the clean air and water or something else, but they all chose to go back. Most moved to the area around Chattanooga. There is something wonderful there that they are keeping to themselves and not sharing with the rest of the country.
Dec 4, 2010 6:06PM
What a bunch of racist, do any of you think one part of the country is "better or worse" than another part?  I have visited most of the US states and a good part of Canada, been to England, New Zealand, South Africa plus a few other places in this small world...you know what?  You find nice people and rude people ever where you go!  Don't you people understand that this kind of talk only makes some people think, "wow, I would not go there for anything, I hear it is a bunch of rude people, and so on and on it goes!"  The fact is that if we could try a little harder to "love our neighbor, as ourselves" the whole world would be a much better place to be.
Dec 4, 2010 11:43AM
I notice that there are several places mentioned and Texas is No. 9, yet it seems that most people want to talk about Texas. I will say to those of that don't want to come to Texas, we don't need you here anyway. Keep your New England ideas and your "education", we will just be down here in Texas providing roughly 10% of the national GDP so you northerners like Barney Frank can crash the rest of the nation's economy. We don't need stupid people here, and don't want them.
Jun 2, 2010 7:44PM

Here i sit my cheeks a flexing giving birth to another texan.........


Jun 2, 2010 4:18PM
They call Yankees stupid, but we are (on the whole) far more educated and wordly than they are.
Jun 2, 2010 12:01PM
I would not move to Texas if you paid me they are nothing but rednecks who want to change the history of this country.  Texas is too racist for me and yes I am white.  But Texas makes me want it to separate from the rest of the USA as you want one of our founding fathers removed from the history books.  Talk about *(%&^ Now what did you call the yankees that WON the war against racism I think you are reflecting on yourself Horowitz.
Jun 2, 2010 9:52AM
you can always tell a yankee, you just can t  tell him much.   stay up north
Jun 2, 2010 9:05AM
They mentioned every state but Montana. Every day I see more plates from California, Wahington, Florida and Texas around. All others welcome, Californians please go home!
Jun 2, 2010 1:45AM

I understand that the job market in the D.C. metro area is better than other parts of the country, but if you can avoid it, DO NOT move here.  It's overcrowded to begin with.  I think their are rude drivers everywhere in the world, but they all seem to be flocking here.  All in a hurry to go nowhere fast.   A good amount of people here have bad attitudes and are very rude. 

I've lived in the northern VA area most of my life and have observed it first hand. 

Have a nice day everyone.

May 10, 2010 7:43PM
If you are going to include a city in your article, at least have a current photo. That is an old photo of the Charlotte skyline.
May 10, 2010 5:29PM

Not a BAD palce. However, workers have NO rights. It is a work at will environment. Property taxes are low, which is good if you are a property owner. However, the schools frequently suffer basic intellectual levels. Of course, all schools by now know how to manipulate the data.


Industry is poor, housing markets have suffered greatly during the recession.


Bottom line: I would greatly scrutinize any job offers to this area.

May 10, 2010 5:13PM
this is not the first time that someone has gotten the links and the pictures out of sequence.  Dear MSN web people, please either stop doing drugs or pay attention to what you are doing.
May 10, 2010 4:10PM
Yoddle, when did your momma drop you on the head ? Open-mouthed Your such a ghetto fool,probably the freshest experience of the country you ever had was that ride out to San Quentin.
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