What Every State Is Best At

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Trying to figure out what every state is best at is kind of tough at first, but after a little searching, it’s interesting what you’ll find. Every state is a giant mix of skills and talents, but some are just better at certain things.

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Alabama-College football

When you think about it, Alabama almost appears pre-selected every year when it comes to college football championships. Honestly, that’s an exaggeration, but this state loves its football team, and for a good reason.

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Alaska-The great outdoors

The state is admired for the fact that much of it has not been despoiled by civilization in comparison to many other states. It’s likely because it’s so dang cold up there, but it’s also uplifting since there is still plenty of natural beauty left.

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Arizona-Sunshine

So yes, Florida is known as the official state where sunshine is one of the most noticeable aspects. But somehow, the sun is brighter in Arizona with a 90 percent chance of seeing this big bright ball every day, or so it’s said.

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Arkansas-Duck hunting

This state holds a championship duck-calling contest, so yeah, duck hunting is a big thing here. People come from all over the US to experience this phenomenon.

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California-Diversity

There’s a lot to say about California, and whether it’s positive or negative is up to the individual. But they are an incredibly diverse state, and that feels like a great talking point.

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Colorado-Being active

There are a lot of fit people in Colorado since the obesity rate is lower than in many other states. Why is that so? Well, there’s a lot to do for one thing, and it’s easy to see that a lot of people are willing to get up and move around.

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Connecticut-Making money

When the average income is $50k or above you can easily think that they’ve figured something out in Connecticut. Maybe sharing a few tips would serve a few other states well.

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Delaware-Small-town atmosphere

That whole vibe that indicates the fact that many people know each other is the tradeoff for not having a lot of social hotspots to visit. Delaware isn’t a boring place, but it’s more personal.

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Florida-Vacationing

There is a reason that people flock to this place. Seriously, it has a theme park that’s essentially its own city and draws people from all over the world.

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Georgia-Growing onions

Yes, you read that right, onions. Vidalia onions are among the sweetest onions in the world, and they’re kind of exclusive to this state.

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Hawaii-Beaches

So, how does a state become the best at simply having beaches? Well, many people would explain it in simple terms: Hawaii is naturally attractive and has one of the best beaches in America in Maui. That’s one way to say it.

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Idaho-Homeownership

While Idaho’s appeal is a kind of hot and cold thing, the idea of owning a home here is appealing to a lot of people. Homes are affordable and tend to last, which is extremely comforting.

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Illinois-Growing pumpkins

Yeah, a lot of states grow pumpkins and are good at it. But Illinois grows the largest percentage of gourds used in the nation, so they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.

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Indiana-Renting

People feel different ways about renting. But in this state, they feel like it’s one of the best things to do. When rent is affordable it’s hard to argue with.

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Iowa-Buying a house

From renting to buying, right? There’s affordable housing here to take advantage of, and at this time it’s some of the cheapest in the nation. It’s a big move, but for the price it makes sense.

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Kansas-Roads

How many of us complain about the roads in our state every day? Kansas does have poor roadways, but they’re outnumbered by the good roads that are found in this state.

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Kentucky-Fried chicken

Yes, Colonel Sanders was a real person. He changed the culinary landscape of this state as well as the nation with his crispy-fried offerings.

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Louisiana-Dating

According to statistics, this state has the most unmarried singles. There’s a good reason why this place is party central for so many people.

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Maine: Owning dogs

Amazingly, some states deem certain dogs as illegal to own. Maine doesn’t have that issue, as the state welcomes all canines, so long as the owners follow the rules of course.

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Maryland-Making millionaires

That sounds like a dream, right? But apparently, it sounds as though Maryland has the best chance of turning a person into a millionaire. Ready to move yet?

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Massachusetts-Being healthy

Kind of like Colorado, this state is very well known for the overall health of its citizens. The obesity rate is exceedingly low, and their mental health is impressive as well.

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Michigan-Golfing

You might think that somewhere along the coast would serve better as a golfing location, but nope. Michigan does sound like a nice place to play nine or eighteen holes.

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Minnesota-Credit scores

Out of all the things to be good at, this is something that people might not expect. But one thing is certain, a lot of folks would enjoy it if their state was known for high credit scores.

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Mississippi-Cheap living

Cheap living sounds like something that could turn negative in a short time. But the chance to keep a large chunk of your income is very tempting.

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Missouri-Giving to charity

Plenty of states hold charities every year and gather funds for numerous causes. But Missouri tops the charts as they continue to give back to their community over and over.

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Nebraska-Graduating high school

Honestly, this kind of thing is standard for every state, isn’t it? But being the best is still worth noting since kids who graduate high school do have a slightly easier time moving forward in life.

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Nevada-Rock climbing

There are plenty of states where rock climbing is a big thing, but Nevada has 300 mountain ranges that climbers look at as an opportunity. Why? Because they’re there, duh.

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New Hampshire-High College tuition

This isn’t something that any state should count as a proud moment, but it’s what New Hampshire is best at. High tuition doesn’t always mean a better school, but it could mean better resources for the students.

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New Jersey-Diners

Diners are comforting places, aren’t they? Jersey is by far one of those states that has the most diners from border to border. Time to get your chicken-fried steak on.

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New Mexico-Doctorate degrees

No single state has the same number of doctorate degrees as New Mexico. That’s a point of pride for sure, but figuring out why auto theft is so great here is still a mystery.

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New York-Bagels

One might think that New York is known for a lot of other things. But bagels? Hey, they fill you up in the morning, so good job New York.

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North Carolina-Millennial living

People react in different ways when talking about an entire generation. But it does sound as though this state is kinder to Millennials than any other place.

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North Dakota-Saving money

There’s nothing wrong when it comes to saving money. More people in this state have savings accounts than anywhere else, so bring on the rainy days, they’re ready.

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Ohio-Deciding elections

States gain their reputation in many different ways. But the idea that this state has decided who the next president is so many years? That’s interesting.

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Oklahoma-Barbecue

Don’t tell Texas, it might incite a barbecue war, or at least a scuffle and hurt feelings. But Oklahoma does have the most barbecue restaurants of any state.

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Oregon-Brewing beer

This is another subject that could cause a few hard feelings, but Oregon does have a lot of breweries. Most of them are in Portland, where craft beer is king.

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Pennsylvania-Hunting

You’d think that as the state where most people enjoy hunting the wildlife is in danger of extinction. But thanks to rules and regulations, plenty of people enjoy traveling to PA each year.

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Rhode Island-Donuts

The number of bakeries that this state has is amazing. Just imagine the ability to walk down the street and visit multiple donut shops.

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South Carolina-Sweet tea

Sweet tea is by far one of the best drinks out there and what’s more, this state has the only commercial tea plantation. There’s no doubt that they set the standard.

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South Dakota-Retirement

When a person has worked all their life and wants to relax, there are a lot of places to look at for retirement. But this state boasts the best living conditions of any other location.

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Tennessee-Fast Wi-Fi

This is a relatively new development, but Tennessee has seized the moment with a quicker internet speed than most. If nothing else, it’s a good way to gain even more attention.

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Texas-Starting businesses

The Lonestar State is known for many things, but as a hotspot for entrepreneurs, it’s one of the best. From business-friendly communities to explosive job growth, this is a great spot for business.

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Utah-Low student debt

This is great since it’s a start to many young lives after college without a huge ball and chain to drag around. Low student debt allows people to pay off their loans and get on with their life.

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Vermont-Being happy

It’s tough to quantify this, isn’t it? Still, it sounds like Vermont is one of the happiest places on earth. Take that Disneyland.

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Virginia-Patriotism

Pride in one’s country is a beautiful thing. Considering that this state is close to the nation’s capital it’s not tough to see how this happened.

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Washington-Biking

A lot of people are of one mind or another when it comes to cycling. But there are plenty of places in this state to pedal yourself around.

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West Virginia-Pizza

This is bound to create a heavy debate since New York, Chicago, and even California are likely to find issues with this statement. But West Virginia still has a firm hold on this idea.

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Wisconsin-Raising a family

Any state that rises to the top when keeping their families safe is impressive. The lack of a violent crime rate is something many cities would wish for.

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Wyoming-Avoiding crowds 

There’s plenty of space between people here, and for some folks that sounds like a dream. As a place where you won’t knock shoulders with everyone, this sounds like heaven.

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