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Old 12-05-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I am well past my 20s but if I were you I would strongly consider West coast instead - very strong economy, mild weather with far better outdoor opportunities, much nicer people overall and BTW much better schools, which will become important once you get married.
Boston is a nice place to visit as a tourist, but living there ... extremely high COL, long harsh winters, very old, worn out and super expensive housing. Yes, you MAY get around without a car, if you enjoy public transportation which is equally old and worn out, smelly, slow and overloaded most of the times.
West coast ain't exactly cheap... if you want a low cost of living, look in the south. Boston has a decently good economy and I've found it to be much more "user friendly" than the west coast anyway. About people, that's pretty subjective. I actually like public transportation...

Also, who said anything about getting married?
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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I am well past my 20s but if I were you I would strongly consider West coast instead - very strong economy, mild weather with far better outdoor opportunities, much nicer people overall and BTW much better schools, which will become important once you get married.
Boston is a nice place to visit as a tourist, but living there ... extremely high COL, long harsh winters, very old, worn out and super expensive housing. Yes, you MAY get around without a car, if you enjoy public transportation which is equally old and worn out, smelly, slow and overloaded most of the times.

I have no idea what Boston you live in. But you really do show you hate it here post after post.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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West coast ain't exactly cheap...
West coast is not limited to CA, Seattle is definitely far more affordable than Boston. Just looking at Boston area housing stock is scary, and when you get inside it's just pure horror - there are still plenty of houses with lead based paint and they still use oil for heating!
BTW pay wise it's not the best area, I bet you get more opportunities in DC area if you want to stay on East coast, and again better weather and much better quality housing.
Boston is great for getting a higher education, to enjoy living there you need to be born there.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Boston is great for getting a higher education, to enjoy living there you need to be born there.
Guess I missed that part... didn't go to school here. I also enjoy living here.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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West coast is not limited to CA, Seattle is definitely far more affordable than Boston. Just looking at Boston area housing stock is scary, and when you get inside it's just pure horror - there are still plenty of houses with lead based paint and they still use oil for heating!
BTW pay wise it's not the best area, I bet you get more opportunities in DC area if you want to stay on East coast, and again better weather and much better quality housing.
Boston is great for getting a higher education, to enjoy living there you need to be born there.
What's the matter, are we too conservative for you?
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Living in such old trashy houses many of which are health hazard and use of oil based heat in 21st century is not conservatism - it's lack of common sense and self respect.
Same goes for roads around Boston - way too narrow, with nonsense speed limits.
And what's with private access to many parks and most of the ocean shore? Nothing like that exists on West coast.
I must say similar situation exists for the most of NE.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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I have no idea what Boston you live in. But you really do show you hate it here post after post.
According to liberal8's profile he/she lives in Georgia. You couldn't pay me to live in Georgia personally. So, I guess "to each his own" as they say.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: a bar
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And what's with private access to many parks and most of the ocean shore?
Probably to keep you out.

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You couldn't pay me to live in Georgia personally.
Ditto.

Last edited by CaseyB; 12-26-2013 at 12:27 PM.. Reason: off topic
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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I am well past my 20s but if I were you I would strongly consider West coast instead - very strong economy, mild weather with far better outdoor opportunities, much nicer people overall and BTW much better schools, which will become important once you get married.
Boston is a nice place to visit as a tourist, but living there ... extremely high COL, long harsh winters, very old, worn out and super expensive housing. Yes, you MAY get around without a car, if you enjoy public transportation which is equally old and worn out, smelly, slow and overloaded most of the times.
The West Coast states have better schools? I hope you're not talking about public schools, because you would be incorrect with that statement.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Living in such old trashy houses many of which are health hazard and use of oil based heat in 21st century is not conservatism - it's lack of common sense and self respect.
Same goes for roads around Boston - way too narrow, with nonsense speed limits.
And what's with private access to many parks and most of the ocean shore? Nothing like that exists on West coast.
I must say similar situation exists for the most of NE.
My house was built in 1888 and it's beautiful. The woodwork is natural untainted oak and we heat with natural gas. The vast majority of homes in MA heat with natural gas. My home will be here in 200 years, too many homes out west won't.
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