Florida Tops Americans' Most Desired State to Live in List

Posted by Miranda Mickiewicz on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 9:48am.

It's been nearly 15 years since Florida last held the number one spot for the most desirable state to live in list. From November 11th through November 16th of this year The Harris Poll surveyed 2,232 U.S. adults and asked Americans where they would most like to live. Participants in the survey could not give an answer that was their current state of residence and from there the results proved people were drawn to states with sunshine and waterfront acreage. Rounding up the top 5 on the list following Florida was California (2), Hawaii (3), Colorado (4) and New York (5). 

Even though Florida hasn't topped the list since 2001, the Sunshine State as well as the other top 5 have neared the top since the last time this question was posed to surveyors back in 2013. The only state to lose its top 5 ranking was Texas which swapped spots with New York. The remaining states on the top 15 list vary geographically but do share some general categories; such as lining the coast or have warmer temperatures. 

Check out the full list of most desirable habitation destinations listed below. 

Most Desirable States to Live in

1) Florida

2) California

3) Hawaii

4) Colorado

5) New York

6) Texas

7) North Carolina

8) Arizona

9) Oregon

10) Tennessee

11) Alaska

12) South Carolina

13) Georgia

14) Washington

15) Pennsylvania 

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