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Old 09-12-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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That stuff is hardly specific to Boston. Many cities throughout the country have all of that and in states that are far more business and big company friendly, which equals putting that many more people into those roles.
It's pretty specific to Boston and San Francisco, actually, especially while considering the industries that were listed.

Regardless, Massachuetts per capita GDP is among the highest in the US while unemployment rates are among the lowest. As we all know, that reflects in the high personal income levels. MA won't knock your socks off with Forbes 500 companies like a Texas or a Georgia, but because of the R&D from the Universities and the crazy amount of local graduate talent, Boston will continue to remain a powerhouse.

By the way, to the OP- Massachusetts was just given the title of best public schools (again, and again, and again). I don't know if Boston is the most intellectual city out there, but is there really a metric for that? All i know is that the state has the highest test scores and likely the most impressive higher education institutions in the union.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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That stuff is hardly specific to Boston. Many cities throughout the country have all of that and in states that are far more business and big company friendly, which equals putting that many more people into those roles.
Exactly, Bostonians' favorite pastime is patting themselves on the back though.

What about a city like Columbus OH? 60k students at Ohio State in a metro area of just around 2 million. That's a pretty large percentage. Not to mention that there are TONS of alumni that stay in Columbus. Pretty good history of starting businesses including Wendy's and Limited Brands.

I could make similar cases for Pittsburgh and Minneapolis.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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I would probably agree, although it's not always a benefit. Harvard and MIT, without question, The others ( BC, BU, Northeastern, Tufts, etc) are good, but hardly top-drawer---they're just very expensive.
People cite the US News & World Report rankings like they're gospel. There have been endless articles about universities that purposefully reworked themselves to boost their ratings. George Washington and Northeastern are poster children for it. Education is a business. You make more money if you have a higher ranking.

Metro-Boston certainly makes the top-5 somewhere for intellectual city. I don't see how the metro area has enough population to make #1.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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As a metro we have a lot of smart students. Then some leave some stay. We also have plenty of non college educated people. I'm an auditor still fairly new out of college, 2 of my cousins went to trade high school and are an electrician and a mechanic for a GM dealership. They both make more than me right now
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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i think there is a zip code in cambridge between harvard and m.i.t. that has the highest concentration of doctors/professors/researchers in the country (world ?).

anecdotally, i was watching a podcast where one of the hosts was pulled over in massachusetts and the cop mentioned they were also attending harvard extension school at nite -- higher education is more contagious there than anywhere else in my opinion.
02138, I believe.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I did see a C-D post years ago commenting how Boston likely has the most interesting people per capita in the world...perhaps?
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I did see a C-D post years ago commenting how Boston likely has the most interesting people per capita in the world...perhaps?
That certainly sounds like something this board would conclude.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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I did see a C-D post years ago commenting how Boston likely has the most interesting people per capita in the world...perhaps?
The world? Certainly not with me bringing down the average.

Interesting and intellectual are two completely different things. In my experience, almost everyone everywhere is interesting if you ask them the right questions.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The world? Certainly not with me bringing down the average.

Interesting and intellectual are two completely different things. In my experience, almost everyone everywhere is interesting if you ask them the right questions.
The more intellectual someone supposes oneself, the less interesting they are. See this board for evidence.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Not to hijack, but I must say that Boston folks may well have the best sense of humor in the country, perhaps the world.


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