Best Cities to Live

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    Jul 28, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    I am toying with the idea of re-locating.

    Where I wonder is the best place to live for a gay guy?

    Yeah, I read the articles and understood the authors had deadlines and did willy-nilly analysis.... so....

    Your opinions? Where is a great place to live for a gay guy?
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    Jul 28, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    Honestly, New York City and Toronto are my two favorite places to live. I've lived in both for 5+ years each ( along with many other places ), and couldn't think about living anywhere else now. They have amazing LGBT communities, great night life, and there's always something for you to do and someone for you to meet. Have you thought about Canada at all??
  • Bigolbear

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    Jul 28, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I live in Houston and I like it. The inner loop is very gay friendly. Houston is the complete opposite of the old saying "It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there". I can't see why people would come to Houston for touristy reasons, but I can tell you that I love the vibe of the city and the cost of living is great. There is also no state income tax and a reasonable propery tax (In Houston/H.I.S.D) The job market seems to be really good here as well.

    There are tons of parks and outdoor activities available. Over the past 4 years that have more than doubled the amount of 20+ mile bike trails in the city.

    There are tons of places to eat in just about every cuisine. There is more Tex-Mex than you can imagine here. Lot's of Chineese,Vietnamese, Mediteranian, and Indian as well. The only time you may have a problem is if you are a vegan, but there are even a few vegan places you can go you will just tire of them quickly.

    Now if we could only get decent mass transportation in our city it would be even better. The rail system is in it's early stages and our busses aren't worth the extra effort.

    The bar sceene isn't that great right now though. If that's big on your list then Houston probably isn't for you. There are tons of gay organizations of every type to join.

    OMG the heat and humidity, that may be a deal breaker. It can get very hot and humid. It's good for the skin but sometimes it can feel like a sauna. The winters are really mild though and you can sometimes even get away with shorts during Christmas time.
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    Jul 28, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    Of course there are the standard answers like New York or San Francisco. But I live in Atlanta and I really like it. There is a huge gay life in the city, especially in midtown. It is pretty much ok to wave your gay flag anywhere around here. I have made out with guys in straight bars in the city, not weird looks. A lot of people won't like the summer heat though. But the good news is that winter is very mild! Oh and don't forget that its the south and in the bible belt, so if you venture outside the city, people might not be AS accepting of gays haha.