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Old 07-19-2008, 07:53 PM   #11
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Wisconsin has a wonderful hunting and fishing tradition, and the schools have always been among the best in the country.

On the flip side, though, WI is a tax hell.


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Old 07-19-2008, 10:09 PM   #12
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Mr. Stimey, we used to hang in rochester all the time, i realy miss a Bilottis pizza that has to be one of the best in town
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:16 AM   #13
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I'll say Ohio. Why?

Large German/beer drinking population, seems like every town of a certain size has a brew pub, Leeners is located here, Ohio Brew Week in Athens, Ohio, cold enough to brew lagers for half the year, Thirsty Dog Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Oktoberfest in German Village (Columbus) and there's probably more but I'll think of them later.

Buck the trend the though... The flat part of the state is boring, the Appalachian part of the state is beautiful (Hocking Hills for example). Plenty of places to hunt, fish, bike, hike, and just plain live in these hills here too.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:03 AM   #14
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I'm partial to Oregon, has everything you list, plus it's a coastal state with gorgeous beaches.

AND, I count over 100 breweries!

http://beerme.com/region.php?c=us&s=or
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:09 AM   #15
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Im happy where I live in Michigan, but I wouldn't re-locate here because of the economy and taxes. My favorite state that Ive been to is Texas but I dont know what its like to live there though.
I love Michigan too, and our taxes aren't bad when compared to other states.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_tax_levels

Plus, plenty of great homebrew stores like www.homebrewing.org
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I love Michigan too, and our taxes aren't bad when compared to other states.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_tax_levels
The Wikipedia numbers ignore local and property taxes. When you throw those in, Michigan looks a little worse (but still only slightly above the national average).
http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/335.html

Of course, the various tax responsibilites will vary so much by individual income and lifestyle that any of the state-to-state comparisons are rough guidelines, at best.
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The Wikipedia numbers ignore local and property taxes. When you throw those in, Michigan looks a little worse (but still only slightly above the national average).
http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/335.html

Of course, the various tax responsibilites will vary so much by individual income and lifestyle that any of the state-to-state comparisons are rough guidelines, at best.
Good point with the additional info, I was just making a general point that Michigan's taxes aren't as outrageous as they are sometimes made out to be.
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I love Minnesota its a very good state to live in for a variety of reasons. (The metro area is far too liberal though!)
- but since we can all order from Austin Homebrew does it really matter what state you live in.
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I'm partial to Oregon, has everything you list, plus it's a coastal state with gorgeous beaches.

AND, I count over 100 breweries!

http://beerme.com/region.php?c=us&s=or
Agreed. I live near the Seattle area of WA and love it here. I grew up in the Eastern part of the state where it is much hotter and drier but the upland hunting is better. I would live in the Portland or Salem area if I moved there for work. What do you do and how do you want to live? Those should be on the top of your list.
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You can't go too wrong with New England, although if you move to Vermont, you'll be a Flatlander for about five generations or so. If I were to pick up and move somewhere else in the country, it'd probably be to the PNW - but I'm in no rush to leave. Cost of living is pretty reasonable out here in the sticks.


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