What is the best state to live in USA?
Okay, so I am from Europe.
Germany to be more specific.
& I want to move to USA.
I've been to almost all 50 states, So I know how most of them are.
But, I can't choose which one will be the best one to live in.
What state do you guys think it's the best & Why?
How is the education?
Asked By: Carmen B - 8/10/2010
Sure I'm a little biased but I think the best state to live in is Oregon. Oregon is about the size of Germany, and around the same Latitude as Germany.
I've been to Germany (Munich, actually) and Portland (the biggest city in Oregon) is a lot like an English-speaking Munich.
But here's some examples of things that make Oregon so amazing:
Let's say you live in Southern Oregon biggest city there is Medford, in Ashland [Less than ten miles away] there is a Shakespeare festival once a year, you are within a half an hour to California, The weather is fantastic, you'd be within two hours drive of Crater Lake, a famous landmark that was once a mega-volcano. Medford is also only an hour an a half away from Wildlife Safari, one of the Nations best and only drive-thru Zoos (You can also walk in and see the animals up close, but in the drive-thru there is no cage between you and the animals, except for the cheetahs and lions for your safety, but not even a cage to separate you from some native and exotic bears)
Now let's go to the middle of the west-side of Oregon, Eugene. Eugene is possibly one of the most gorgeous places you will ever see, chalk full of organic stores and people who probably haven't brushed their hair since Nixon was president. Eugene is not a terribly big town, but it is a college town, so there is usually a lot of parties, Toga parties especially. You're within an hour an a half to the coast and you're right smack dab in the middle of wine country.
Now let's say you decide to live in the capital, Salem. This town is so full of history it will never cease to amaze you. If you decide you want a job in Politics but don't want to be anywhere near scandals, Salem is almost the perfect city for you.
Then let's go right in the middle of the State, Bend. Bend is actually in the desert; it's called a high desert and the sun shines over 300 days out of the year, Bend is full of museums and art galleries, there's mountains to go skiing almost all year and rivers to Kayak or raft down during the summer. You're less than two hours away from all the big cities and less than one hour away from the warm springs indian reservation. True to it's name the indian reservation is on some of the most relaxing warm springs in the Northwest. People are extremely friendly and make revenue with their beautiful resort and their casino. But the Warm Springs (Kah-nee-tah) isn't the only place with a Casino in Oregon, We have Seven Feathers in Southern Oregon, Chinook winds on the coast, and one in Northern Oregon, I can't remember the name of that one though.
Now, Let's move on to the biggest city here, Portland. Portland is less than 5 miles away from Vancouver, Washington. It's within an hour an a half drive to the coast, the mountains, wine country, and only two hours away from Bend. Portland has the famous VooDoo doughnuts which, depending on the day and season, is delicious. Portland also has one of the best public transit systems in the US. Portland has the Rose Gardens where my mom's late fiancé actually bred some beautiful miniature roses, Then we have the Oregon zoo, and the Japanese Gardens, then the chinese Gardens, and we can never forget the infamous Shang Hai tunnels. Only three hours from Seattle, Washington. Granted, Portland's has the worst weather in the State, but it is well worth it.
Answered By: Porcelain - 8/10/2010