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View Poll Results: Sanfransico or Chicago
Sanfransico 75 45.45%
Chicago 90 54.55%
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Not really...Alaska gets up to the 70's in the summer. I'm sure it feel A LOT hotter here to them, but its not like they aren't use to sunshine..
Well Alaska is going to be cooler than Chicago in the summer but I was talking about winter time. Alaska gets a lot colder than Chicago in the winter. My point was in Chicago in winter it's not that bad. It could be a lot worse like Alaska, northern Canada, Siberia, Antarctica. Chicago winters aren't that bad. Yeah it's not near as nice as SF winters but it's not that bad.

 
Old 06-30-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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Well Alaska is going to be cooler than Chicago in the summer but I was talking about winter time. Alaska gets a lot colder than Chicago in the winter. My point was in Chicago in winter it's not that bad. It could be a lot worse like Alaska, northern Canada, Siberia, Antarctica. Chicago winters aren't that bad. Yeah it's not near as nice as SF winters but it's not that bad.
Well it is cold, it is something you get used to... The first winter I spent in Chicago... I was like holyyyy crap this is cold... but, the next few winters were a piece of cake and I acclimated and actually enjoyed it.

If you live in the city and use public transportation it becomes not much of a problem at all.

San Francisco has nice weather, but doesn't really have much of what most people consider a winter, nor a summer. (note you can go inland and it will be very hot)

Sometimes summer and winter can be fun ya know...? San Francisco is like constant spring/fall temps.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Well it is cold, it is something you get used to... The first winter I spent in Chicago... I was like holyyyy crap this is cold... but, the next few winters were a piece of cake and I acclimated and actually enjoyed it.

If you live in the city and use public transportation it becomes not much of a problem at all.

San Francisco has nice weather, but doesn't really have much of what most people consider a winter, nor a summer. (note you can go inland and it will be very hot)

Sometimes summer and winter can be fun ya know...? San Francisco is like constant spring/fall temps.
Yeah San Francisco is great if you like a nice, even temperature all year round. It's always nice outside. If you like the four seasons because you get bored with the same stuff all the time then SF is not for you just speaking about the weather that is. Yeah even in the UP of MI which gets quite a bit colder than Chicago I never felt it was that bad. It just depends on how easy you get cold. I get hot easy but it's hard for me to get cold. So I can handle just about all the cold weather you can throw at me but the hot weather is another story. I've never liked the hot weather. Thank God for AC. Down here in Houston and south Texas in general most people disagree with me on this. They prefer the hot weather to the cold weather. They would much rather have Houston's summer than Minneapolis's winter. I don't care too much about the hot or cold weather because these days we spend 99% of our time indoors. We have heaters for the winter and the AC for the summer. So it doesn't matter what the weather is outside it's always SF inside.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Yeah San Francisco is great if you like a nice, even temperature all year round. It's always nice outside. If you like the four seasons because you get bored with the same stuff all the time then SF is not for you just speaking about the weather that is. Yeah even in the UP of MI which gets quite a bit colder than Chicago I never felt it was that bad. It just depends on how easy you get cold. I get hot easy but it's hard for me to get cold. So I can handle just about all the cold weather you can throw at me but the hot weather is another story. I've never liked the hot weather. Thank God for AC. Down here in Houston and south Texas in general most people disagree with me on this. They prefer the hot weather to the cold weather. They would much rather have Houston's summer than Minneapolis's winter. I don't care too much about the hot or cold weather because these days we spend 99% of our time indoors. We have heaters for the winter and the AC for the summer. So it doesn't matter what the weather is outside it's always SF inside.
I know what you mean... I grew up in FL until I could get out, and just had another 6 month stint there to remind me of how much of a distaste I have for hot/humid weather. Coastal California in general is the best consistently perfect weather year round.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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I know what you mean... I grew up in FL until I could get out, and just had another 6 month stint there to remind me of how much of a distaste I have for hot/humid weather. Coastal California in general is the best consistently perfect weather year round.
I fully agree. For me I can't see what's not to like about it.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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I fully agree. For me I can't see what's not to like about it.
I just got back today from a business trip to Vietnam-stepping out of the terminal at SFO onto the curbside this morning and feeling the cool air on my face was exhilirating.

Definitey no place like this home.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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I fully agree. For me I can't see what's not to like about it.
That's why coastal California is so expensive. People are paying for the near perfect weather. They're paying for the good scenery. They're also paying for other things. A few years ago I went to the SF/San Jose area. I stayed in San Ramon. Man San Ramon kicks a**! The landscaping there was totally awesome. I have never seen landscaping that good anywhere before. There were tons of flowers and cool looking trees planted along the streets. When I got back to Houston I was like D*** Houston has a lot to be desired.
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