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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
Seattle all the way! 193 52.02%
Philadelphia all the way! 153 41.24%
Other (Please specify) 25 6.74%
Voters: 371. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-30-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I haven't been to Seattle either. According to the poll so far, it's neck and neck with Philadelphia. That's got to mean a lot, since Philadelphia is pretty awesome city.

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Old 11-30-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Great information, and it makes sense. How do you feel the restaurant scene composes itself in terms of environment/ambiance?

Either way, I'll have to make sure I make it to Pike Place when I go for my Seattle/Vancouver trip. Good food makes almost any city go up a few notches on my scale.
You won't regret it.

Pike Place Market - Home
 
Old 11-30-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Well worth the time. Come in the summer. The weather is glorious and the scenery breathtaking. The topography of the northwest is beyond what photographs can possibly demonstrate. It simply must be seen to appreciate its magnificence.

Seriously. Between Seattle and the 3 National Parks all within 60 miles as the crow flies, you'll be plenty busy.
I have been to Portland in the summer so I know about the beautiful scenery. Of course there wasn't much sun that summer but it was a break from the heat and humidity of the east. I debated going on to Seattle but decided one Pac-northwest city was as good as another.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I totally agree with this.

I have never seen a more bountiful selection of excellent produce than what's offered at Pike Place. Not just the quality, but the SIZE of the fruits and vegetables. That soil definately works its magic.
forget about the size of the fruits, it was the tastes that got me. I had some of the best tasting apples, grapes and honey at Pikes place
 
Old 11-30-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I have been to Portland in the summer so I know about the beautiful scenery. Of course there wasn't much sun that summer but it was a break from the heat and humidity of the east. I debated going on to Seattle but decided one Pac-northwest city was as good as another.
I like Seattle a whole lot more than Portland.
 
Old 11-30-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Great information, and it makes sense. How do you feel the restaurant scene composes itself in terms of environment/ambiance?

Either way, I'll have to make sure I make it to Pike Place when I go for my Seattle/Vancouver trip. Good food makes almost any city go up a few notches on my scale.
yeah visiting Seattle and not visiting the market is like visiting NYC and only seeing Queens
 
Old 04-11-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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What about taxes between both cities ?
 
Old 04-11-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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What about taxes between both cities ?
Seattle is more tax friendly in that regard. Lower property taxes, no state income tax (I believe I heard that Philadelphia also charges income tax to those who work in the city in addition to the state tax). Seattle does however have a high sales tax and also high gas tax. However, its not really like you'll see that much of a relief in gas tax in Philadelphia/PA: USA Gasoline Tax Map - Pennsylvania Gas Prices
 
Old 04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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I have been to every major (and many minor) cities in the U.S except......anyplace in New Mexaco......and Seattle. The reason is they were too far off the beaten path and there was no big attraction to draw me all that way.
Would you consider some of the most majestic natural splendor in all the world an attraction? Because that's what Seattle and the surrounding region is (are). Next time........GO!
 
Old 04-12-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Definately Seattle. One of the most enjoyable cities I ever lived in. Great neighborhoods, low crime, clean, fantastic downtown, lots of recreational activities and surrounded by all that beauty and splendor. Absolutely love it!
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