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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 291 57.85%
Boston 93 18.49%
Philadelphia 98 19.48%
Confused 21 4.17%
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: So California
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It truly is. I've never heard SF described as fast pace outside this board in comparison to other cities, and it certainly didn't feel that way. It was less fast pace than Chicago, and I think the east coast cities in question are faster paced than Chicago also so... just not sure why, but of course it is only CA posters saying this. Maybe compared to San Diego or Sacramento, and of course Ft Worth where you are, not your major east coast cities though. That's ludicrous. One of the prime benefits of SF if you want such is the more easy pace of life and casualness yet still in an urban environment compared to the East Coast, not the other way around. The opinions on this board never cease to surprise me though.

If youve actually been there, you should not be surprised. I grew up in Northern Cal and have been to every major city on the eastern seaboard and Chicago. So I dont know why you think its not. Now Ft Worth is pretty slow paced for sure.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:41 PM
 
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If youve actually been there, you should not be surprised. I grew up in Northern Cal and have been to every major city on the eastern seaboard and Chicago. So I dont know why you think its not. Now Ft Worth is pretty slow paced for sure.
So have I and live/lived in both Chi/SF in the last 5 years and worked DT. I disagree, most definitely. I'm sure many posters will support my claims as soon as they log in and see this.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: So California
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I dont know why you'd be seeking support, not like that opinion would be controversial in any way. I always find dt Chicago to be fairly quiet and once you leave the loop its no more fast paced than Dallas. SF is electric in comparison. Perhaps Im thinking more of vibrancy where Manhattan sets the bar very high and is the measuring stick, thats where I think SF is the very next level.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wrong. Boston and Philly both beat SF when it comes to that fast-paced city vibe. Get in line, child. Maybe someday you'll grow up to be like your older brothers. Maybe.

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San Francisco is faster-paced than any city in the Northeast that is not called New York City.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wrong. Boston and Philly both beat SF when it comes to that fast-paced city vibe. Get in line, child. Maybe someday you'll grow up to be like your older brothers. Maybe.
I think there are a couple of studies out there to actually settle this. One is average walking speed. Would we take that paper as the rubric (and if you haven't seen the paper, don't look at it yet, just say whether or not you would take that as some indicator of "fast-paced")?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wrong. Boston and Philly both beat SF when it comes to that fast-paced city vibe. Get in line, child. Maybe someday you'll grow up to be like your older brothers. Maybe.
Yeah this is ridiculous, Boston more fast paced than San Francisco? Nothing says fast paced big city than 1 AM bar closing and no alcohol after 11 PM. And 6 PM on Sundays. Or the fact there are NO 24 hour buses in Boston and the trains stop running at 1 ish. I can't tell you how many times I was stuck w/ the option of walking 4 miles home or paying for a cab late at night.

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Anyway,
Nothing gives me the vapors(LOL) like big city mansions. Here are some pics of beautiful homes in Boston.

Boston

http://www.metrorealtycorp.com/uploa..._Boston_Ma.jpg


http://yourbostonagent.com/scripts/t...=300&zc=1&q=85

This one is divine...per the source, seller was asking between $18-$25 million which is quite a deal considering the location and the expansive size of the house. I drool.

http://www.bostoncondoloft.com/wp-co...eswebster1.jpg

Interior shot of the same house....so regal

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10.../20-boston.jpg
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Anyway,
Nothing gives me the vapors(LOL) like big city mansions. Here are some pics of beautiful homes in Boston.

Boston

http://www.metrorealtycorp.com/uploa..._Boston_Ma.jpg


http://yourbostonagent.com/scripts/t...=300&zc=1&q=85

This one is divine...per the source, seller was asking between $18-$25 million which is quite a deal considering the location and the expansive size of the house. I drool.

http://www.bostoncondoloft.com/wp-co...eswebster1.jpg

Interior shot of the same house....so regal

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10.../20-boston.jpg
Back Bay / South End / Beacon Hill are all gorgeous areas. I really wish I could have afforded to live in one of these neighborhoods when I was back east. I got to see the 4th of July fireworks from a friend of a friend's place in Beacon Hill. Mind-blowing, top 5 urban experience for sure.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Back Bay / South End / Beacon Hill are all gorgeous areas. I really wish I could have afforded to live in one of these neighborhoods when I was back east. I got to see the 4th of July fireworks from a friend of a friend's place in Beacon Hill. Mind-blowing, top 5 urban experience for sure.
I absolutely falllll in love with that area each and everytime I go there.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Here are some mansions in SF that I love.

The alabaster sand colored house in the middle is currently on the market for $38 Million-its actually totally unfinished inside and the new owner would have to put in interior walls and completely finish construction.

http://www.bcx.com/photos/places/cit...46_7425BCX.jpg

This tudor mansion prominently placed in the middle left of this pic sold earlier this week for $29 Million. I remember when it sold for $13M about 5-7 years ago.

http://www.bcx.com/photos/places/cit...28_7358BCX.jpg

Here is another one Ive always liked currently on the market for $20 Million.

http://media.rapmls.com/sfarmls/list...000/389500.jpg

The house has lovely views...

http://media.rapmls.com/sfarmls/list.../389500_49.jpg
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