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Old 07-06-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Hello, I am a 22 year old black male who is seeking employment in Cambridge. I'm moving from Fayetteville and I'd like to know how liberal the city is compared to Fayetteville, AR?
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:45 AM
 
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Not sure how liberal anything in AR is but your not getting any more liberal than Cambridge. I'm a Libertarian so I have a lot of liberal leanings but Cambridge takes it way too far. If that's what your going for you'll be very happy.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:06 AM
 
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Cambridge is one of the most liberal places in the country. You can easily pay top dollar for your rent and organic latte made with ethically raised coffee beans and throw a few bucks at all the homeless junkies camped outside.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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The cost of living in Cambridge or any relatively nice town near it will astonish you.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Cambridge is one of the most liberal places in the country. You can easily pay top dollar for your rent and organic latte made with ethically raised coffee beans and throw a few bucks at all the homeless junkies camped outside.
...i.e., it's expensive and affluent. Cambridge liberalism can include a big dose of NIMBY sentiment which limits new construction in residential areas. However the once industrial Kendall Square neighborhood is now full of gleaming new buildings full of biotech firms. But Cambridge residents supported rent control in the city, Brookline too, until voters statewide ended rent control in a 1994 referendum. After that Cambridge did things like buy existing buildings to create a larger supply of 'affordable' apartments. Still, Boston area in general has only become more expensive and Cambridge, with its location, universities and amenities is among the most expensive communities in the area. It still has housing projects and old wooden tenements and poor/working class people like any other city but the trend is upscale.

Don't know about Fayetteville Ark but Cambridge on the east coast, Berkeley on the west, and Madison and Ann Arbor in the middle are the four pillars of university town liberalism.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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The average person has absolutely no short or medium term chance of moving into "affordable housing" in places like Cambridge or Brookline so even mentioning their existence is futile and irrelevant to the OP.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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Cambridge is one of the most liberal places in the country. .


Sad if that is really the case. It's not very liberal in the grand scheme.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Sad if that is really the case. It's not very liberal in the grand scheme.
Lol.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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Lol.

Well, it is not. It might be liberal for America, but that just shows how very right wing a country we are.


And it shows, we pay far more and receive far less, because of it.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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The cost of living in Cambridge or any relatively nice town near it will astonish you.
Did the OP ask about the cost of living, or is it just a prerequisite to fear monger on this subject in every thread?
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