You might recall that Joanna and I still don’t think we’ve found our “forever place.” Just a few weeks ago, we discussed some of the criteria we’re looking for in a place where we can really plant roots and call home. The comments from everyone 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. Well, first we responded to everyone’s comments. And then we ate some ice cream. And THEN we had an idea… the OFB 50 State Series.
What we’d love to do is hear about each and every state y’all live in. That’s where the form below comes in. Answer some questions about your state which we’ll then combine 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.
We’re never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you. But all of those nevers are totally contingent on you taking 5-10 minutes and sharing your state with us in this form. Okay, you called our bluff — there are no contingencies. But we’d still really love to hear about where you hail from.
And a few notes:
- If you’ve lived in multiple states in the last 5-10 years and you’re game (because you’re a freaking champ) then fill out a second (or third) form. Thank you, kindly.
- International folks: you’re cool, too! Your responses will be our HGTV House Hunters International options. Fill out your country/country’s province and we’d love to cover those, too.
- Anything you say about your state can and will be used against you in a court of law.
So before we kick this all off, what would you say is the most ideal state of residence for you? Least ideal? Any that you’re particularly interested in hearing more about?