Seattle or Boston?

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    May 09, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    In the next year I'm planning to move to the coast. Which coast is the question. I have narrowed it done to either Seattle Washington or Boston Massachusetts. Which one would you reccomend for a single, 26 year old, pastry chef?
  • ohioguy12

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    May 09, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    I don't know much about Seattle, but I moved to Boston almost 2 years ago and have no complaints
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    May 09, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    BOS has less rainy/overcast days than SEA
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    May 09, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidBOS has less rainy/overcast days than SEA


    SEA has a lot less snow. icon_razz.gif
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    May 10, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    What are your career opportunities in both cities?
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    May 10, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    I'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.
  • rnch

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    May 10, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    New Orleans!

    With (the residents and the tourists of) this city's love of food, and your doner DNA attractiveness; you would be happy financially and emotionally living here.
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    May 10, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    ^says the guy who lives in medford lol
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    May 10, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    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.


    ^this is just a guy who doesn't like cities. If half your complaints are about driving and parking, you're doing it wrong. Enjoy the suburbs...

    Boston is an amazing place. I lived there for six years. It has one of the best urban trail/park systems around (save maybe DC), with a 17-mile path almg the river with spurs down to Jamaica Pond and Arnold Arboretum. Really attractive city with older buildings (with varying levels of maintenance), most of it is really walkable and getting better for biking. The subway is pretty good and in six years I never had even one stranger do anything objectionable. Generally really good independent businesses in some of the neighborhoods (I lived in Jamaica Plain and Somerville).

    People may have a reputation for not being the friendliest, but that's pretty much true of any city.

    I've also heard that Seattle is nice, so I doubt you'll go wrong.
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    May 10, 2013 3:55 PM GMT
    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.