Maine Ranks Top 5 for Best State in America
This week is all about America! So ultimate list maker and state ranker has ranked all 50 states based on EVERYTHING! Thinks like inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc. were some of the things that put Maine one of the best states in America!
I must say I was quite shocked to find Maine's placement in the ranks. As someone who loves Maine a lot would rank it number one, but I wouldn't expect everyone else would as well. As I scrolled through the list beginning with number 50 I didn't see Vacationland anywhere and was beginning to think they had forgot us all together! I was very please to see our home state in SECOND PLACE!
According to Thrillist.com Maine is
So hot right now. Both literally, because it’s the summer, and in a more metaphorical sense, because Portland has become the new Portland, and food journalism is entering its hipster/nostalgia phase, in which it has become recently very cool to rediscover old places that have been doing the same damn thing forever. And outside of Portland, that is Maine. Mainers don’t give a damn about your trend forecasts, they’re just going to keep naming their children “Wade,” selling L.L.Bean backpacks to middle schoolers, using the term “down East” to mean South, and hilariously calling ham subs with American cheese “Italians.”
And we haven't even scratched the surface on its borderline monopoly on the high-end lobster supply, its delicious blueberries, or the fact that it has literally thousands of islands you don't even know about where dudes named Wade are probably eating lobsters and drinking Moxie as we speak.
So now it's official, Maine is wicked awesome!
The only state ranking higher than Maine was Michigan taking the number one spot, and Mickey Mouse can't save Florida's reputation as they fall in last place. See the complete State Ranking List here.