You might recall that Joanna and I still don’t think we’ve found our “forever place.” We’ve discussed some of the criteria we’re looking for in a place where we can really plant roots and call home. The comments from readers on that initial post were awesome — from those who find themselves in a similar boat of searching for Perfectville, to those who have already found it, to those who enjoy playing matchmaker and offered us great suggestions for cities and states that might meet our criteria. So we had an idea… the OFB 50 State Project!
We asked readers to answer some questions about their home state, combined with a few objective-ish financial-ish rankings (taxes, cost of living, most haunted, etc.). And thus provide “forever place” seekers (like us) a useful resource in their search. And for those who are already deeply rooted in a state, you can just sit back and mock the 49 other measly contenders.
Click the state nickname images below to see each state’s review. If you don’t see your state listed below, we’d love to hear your thoughts about your own state. Click over here and fill out the form on that page.