Only for Guys from Pittsburgh + (Seattle, San Diego, and Toronto)

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    Feb 26, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    Hi guys...
    I got a job offer based in Pittsburgh, PA. +(Seattle, San Diego, Toronto) At first I was focus on moving to New York, or LA, SF, or Seattle. However I got a nice job offer , and now I am thinking to move from Europe to Pennsilvania. Any positive or negative point about the city to help me to take a decision.
    As my thoughts about Pittsburgh is a very industrial city, countryside city, on the midlle of nowhere (not very positive)... Im closer to decline the offer, even if its an opportunity to get into the United States....

    Make me want to come over!!!

    Big UP!
    I would like to add few differents cities, such Seattle, San Diego, and Toronto. Which one have the best quality of life? Expecting 45-50 000 $ a year, is it enough to have a quiet life whithout extravagant expenses? ... I already visited all the cities mentionned, and main concern is more about a Life style... Surfing in San Diego, hiking near Seattle,...
    All the cities are attractives, but rainy/wet weather could be a concern for Seattle, the cost of living too?

    I do like out door sports, green city, laid back attitude... but also like big cultural evenements (such concerts, exhibitions,...).... The main fear is to be bored... Any advices, or feelings about those cities?
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    Feb 26, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
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    The skyline looks great... First good point!
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    dont come. someone else will fill ur spot, easy....
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    Very thoughtful !!!
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    Positive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Cold weather, I can handle it (was -25C here in France, 2 weeks ago)
    And def a good baseball team is a good pont, because I like enjoying big sport events! Been on the winning side is always good too!
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    I was being very sarcastic. But Pitt is a great city. I've been a couple times. You never know if another opportunity will arise. But I would suggest you visit before making a decision.
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    dont come!icon_evil.gif
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Pittsburgh is actually a pretty great town. It has a decent music scene, a healthy intellectual life, close to cool state parks in the Appalachians. Good sports teams. And your money will go a LONG way there, which means you can fly to the more cosmopolitan places pretty often.

    I'm not from Pittsburgh, but I've been there a number of times and would live there if the right opportunity presented itself.

    I bet you'll be happy there if it's a good job.
  • monet

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    Feb 26, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    Don't come. We don't want you.
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    monet saidDon't come. We don't want you.


    dont be mean, im sure plenty of people want him to comeicon_biggrin.gif

    come! lol
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    msuNtx said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    I was being very sarcastic. But Pitt is a great city. I've been a couple times. You never know if another opportunity will arise. But I would suggest you visit before making a decision.


    i still think you're gay
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    calibro said
    msuNtx said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    I was being very sarcastic. But Pitt is a great city. I've been a couple times. You never know if another opportunity will arise. But I would suggest you visit before making a decision.


    i still think you're gay


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    Feb 26, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    I've known so many people who are either from Pittsburgh or who lived there for a while... and they've all hated it. Pittsburgh is the pitts, I've heard.
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.


    they finished 9 games under .500... but maybe that's considered good for the pirates... who am i kidding, you're right. that's amazing for the pirates
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    thenes saidI've known so many people who are either from Pittsburgh or who lived there for a while... and they've all hated it. Pittsburgh is the pitts, I've heard.


    You've heard wrong.

    I've known so many pretentious assholes who are either hipster wannabe's or who want to live in NYC but don't actually have the guts to move there...and they've all hated Pittsburgh. (If I'm not mistaken, thenes, I think they moved to Portland...)

    Depends on what you're looking for. It's not for everybody.

    If you're looking for an urban atmosphere such as in NYC, LA, or San Francisco, you'll probably be disappointed. It's more like a small-town atmosphere in a larger scale. People here are generally friendlier than many other places I know. There's a decent live music scene, art, and culture to be had here. And while the Pirates aren't the best, I continue to hold out hope year after year. (They did have a decent season last year.)

    But if your original intention was to go to a larger metropolitan area, it might not be a good fit. Might be worthwhile to take a short visit to see what you think.
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    calibro said
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.


    they finished 9 games under .500... but maybe that's considered good for the pirates... who am i kidding, you're right. that's amazing for the pirates

    It seriously is amazing for them. I'm a Pitt fan so obviously I don't like baseball.
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    in all honesty though...

    Pittsburgh is no longer the decaying undustrial city it was 20-30 years ago.

    It actually has a large and vibrant gay scene. Lots of restuarants, bars, etc on the southside. . .

    It's def not the pitts like the one moron suggests, who's never even been there.

    Perhaps a visit to the area first will give u a beter idea?

    I've been there like 3 or 4 times, it was surprisingly better than what I thought.
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    calibro said
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.


    they finished 9 games under .500... but maybe that's considered good for the pirates... who am i kidding, you're right. that's amazing for the pirates


    I think they were flirting with the division lead around the all star break, but tailed off towards the end icon_sad.gif
  • calibro

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    Feb 26, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    Ckfeezy said
    calibro said
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.


    they finished 9 games under .500... but maybe that's considered good for the pirates... who am i kidding, you're right. that's amazing for the pirates

    It seriously is amazing for them. I'm a Pitt fan so obviously I don't like baseball.


    well, at least they didn't lose 100 games this year...
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    Feb 26, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    ohioguy12 said
    calibro said
    msuNtx saidPositive: They have a winning baseball team.
    Negative: Its cold


    based on your thoughts about the pirates, clearly you're gay


    Cut the Pirates some slack, they had a good year last year.


    they finished 9 games under .500... but maybe that's considered good for the pirates... who am i kidding, you're right. that's amazing for the pirates


    I think they were flirting with the division lead around the all star break, but tailed off towards the end icon_sad.gif


    just because i close my eyes and jerk off to matt damon doesn't mean he's flirting with me
  • ohioguy12

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    Feb 26, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Import saidin all honesty though...

    Pittsburgh is no longer the decaying undustrial city it was 20-30 years ago.

    It actually has a large and vibrant gay scene. Lots of restuarants, bars, etc on the southside. . .

    It's def not the pitts like the one moron suggests, who's never even been there.

    Perhaps a visit to the area first will give u a beter idea?

    I've been there like 3 or 4 times, it was surprisingly better than what I thought.


    I use to live about 60-75 miles outside of Pittsburgh, and I loved it. I just think most gays (especially the ones from other countries) think that if it's not NYC, LA, Miami, ect. then the city sucks.
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    Feb 27, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    Being from the other end of the state as Pittsburgh, I will admit I may not be the most qualified person to comment on it, but I can say Pennsylvania as a state is amazing. It has everything from large cities to remote farming settlements. I have traveled the state extensively and I have met many people who have lived in Pittsburgh and none of them really didn't like. I know it gets a lot of snow and rain, but it has 4 seasons and is a days drive away from cities like NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Erie, Columbus & Cleveland. Its sort of nestled in the foothills of the mountain ranges to the east, so the city is known for being rather hilly. It has a lot of outdoor recreational opportunities like walking and biking trails along the 3 rivers, and a trail that supposedly goes all the way to DC. I wouldn't think of Pittsburgh as being in the middle of nowhere. It is the second largest city in the state and the 22nd largest in the Country. I wouldn't even consider Harrisburg or Allentown to be in the middle of nowhere, and their much smaller PA cities. There are quite a few colleges out there too. I remember when I was graduating from high school, there were an awful lot of my classmates going to schools in Pittsburgh. If I were moving to Pennsylvania from somewhere else far away, it would be a hard choice between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Feel free to message me if you have any more specific questions about PA, I have tons of pictures from all over.