My partner and I are trying to decide on a state to settle in. We have it down to 3, but they all seem to be equally good and bad. We've been considering things like climate, types of soil, natural resources, rainfall, extreme weather, etc. They all have their pros and cons, just different kinds of pros and cons. So, I thought maybe y'all could give me some insight based on your own experiences. The state's we are looking at are Colorado, Oregon, and Arkansas. We plan on growing crops and raising livestock at the very least (once that's set up we may look into things like beekeeping, maybe blacksmithing, smoked meats, etc. Just some extra trades for extra income. But they're not very important right now.) My partner is adamant that we have at least Some trees on the property. The more the better to him. Obviously that limits the areas in Colorado and Oregon that we can settle in, but there are still options. Also concerned about extreme weather. From fires to droughts, tornadoes to floods; all three states can be deadly when they feel like it. But then thats pretty much any state. Personally I'm more partial to the west side of the state's, but then the east side does have a lot of resouces available.. So what do you say? Which state has benefitted you? Which has given you problems? What's your experience? I'll include a poll too.