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Although Colorado, Virginia, and South Carolina all have things going for them, including cultural and historical attractions, Colorado is the best place to live and raise a family. Colorado has an abundance of outdoor activities for people of all interests and fitness levels. Magnificent scenery abounds and strong social communities thrive. Perhaps due to the myriad outdoor activities Colorado has one of the lowest obesity rates in the country ((webmd)). In contrast, South Carolina experiences extreme heat, which makes an air conditioner a necessary financial expense. South Carolina also experiences frequent flooding as well as numerous tornado and hurricane warnings. Dangerous and often poisonous animals are common, and South Carolina is …show more content…
A strong sense of community and the opportunity to participate in community activities is important regardless of where one lives. Colorado has many such options, regardless of religious affiliations or interests. Churches can be found at nearly every intersection and, in spite of their abundance, most have large, welcoming, and very active congregations. Secular clubs for every hobby or interest imaginable can be found with ease, and again, most have active and welcoming members. Denver has several well-known museums, including The Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Art Museum. There is no shortage of beautiful scenery, either; The Rocky Mountains are a prominent part of everyday life, and Garden of the Gods is a breathtaking National Natural Landmark. Outdoor activities are very popular, and those of all interests and fitness levels can find at least one to participate in and enjoy. Skiing and snowboarding are popular amongst those living close to the ski lodges and in well to do families. Hiking is a popular pastime, and most often free. Occasionally a small fee may be charged to enter certain parks or use certain paths. Though 21.3% ((cdc)) of adults being obese is far from good, it is one of the lowest rates in the United States, and a state with a lower than average rate may be a wise choice for those concerned about their health and weight. The popularity of outdoor …show more content…
Rarely poisonous but extremely large insects are a part of everyday life. Never before nor after have I seen such large insects, nor so frequently. Even though they usually were not a danger, it is still unpleasant to find insects in one’s home, everywhere outdoors, and even inside public buildings like shops and churches. Virginia is also very humid, which may or may not contribute to the insect population. In addition, community groups are few and far between. Churches are not as prevalent as in other areas, and the ones that are available do not have strong congregations. Secular clubs and groups are also lacking, and are mostly limited to large, well-known organizations, such as Girl and Boy Scouts for children and Toastmasters for adults. The public library system is far from up to par. The libraries in the system are very small and have surprisingly few books, mostly limited to New York Times Bestsellers from several years ago. They are often inexplicably closed on days they have said that they will be open. Though slightly better than South Carolina’s, Virginia’s obesity rate is far worse than Colorado’s, with anywhere from 26-29% of adults being obese. ((CDC 3 &

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