[Source: Phoenix Business Journal] — Arizona tied with North Carolina and Washington as the sixth most desired state to live in, according to a new poll. U.S. residents were asked where they would choose to live if they did not live in the states where they are now by the Harris Poll, by Harris Interactive.
California topped the list, followed by Florida, Hawaii, Texas, and Colorado. Rounding out the top 15 states were: Tennessee, No. 9, Oregon, 10, New York, 11, South Carolina and Massachusetts, tied at 12, Georgia, 14, and Montana, 15. New York City topped the Harris Poll this year as American’s No. 1 city to live, followed by San Francisco, which tied with Denver at the No. 2 spot, and San Diego was No. 4. New York City has topped the list every year except once since 1997. Phoenix was not listed.
“The most popular states and cities where large numbers of people would like to live tend to attract tourists and business,” according to a Harris news release. “They are places where people like to take vacations and where companies like to have their offices and factories.” The Harris Interactive poll of 2,498 U.S. adults took place Aug. 10-18. [Note: Read the full article at Arizona ties for 6th most desired state to live in.]