AngelW_1223 saidI've never been to Seattle but Boston is super crowded. Horse carriage streets on which you can experience mentally ill crazy drivers who will honk at you even when they are the one breaking the law while pedestrians and bikes are all over the place pretending cars don't exist. $16 parking per hour is typical in garages. A lot of ghetto people too who are ready to get physical.
Downtown Boston borders ghettos like Roxbury, Dorchester.
You could take the subway too and be felt up by homeless people. A typical week when I used to take the subway included at least one drunk/crackhead making a scene and threathening everyone.
Boston is probably the most miserable place I have ever experienced. I live in the suburbs now but have to work in that hole. I miss my old workplace which was in Salem. Away from Boston <3. The rest of Masschusetts is great but if I had to live in Boston or Cambridge i imagine it would be some kind of horrible punishment.
whatta drama queen u are!!
Boston is great. It's such a cute, walkable, liveable, sustainable city with lots of options.
People tend to be educated, great restaurants, amazing universities, good amount of cultural diversity (I dunno why Boston is sometimes referred to as a "white city?)....anyway, I like it. But couldn't deal with their winters. They're brutal.
I would be more inclined to pick DC. It's a bit warmer, yet has many of the positive attributes that Boston possesses, good schools, educated people, job opportunities, etc.