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View Poll Results: Best life quality in?
Vancouver, Canada 29 40.28%
Seattle, Washington 33 45.83%
Portland, Oregon 10 13.89%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-12-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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Ok I think its good to compare these 3 cities because they are both in North West and rank well in many quality of life rankings. But which city do you think offers the best life standard and future prospects?

Vancouver metro area: 2,313,328 people

Seattle metro area: 3,500,026 people

Portland metro area: 2,260,000 people
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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I forgot to mention that I voted for Vancouver myself
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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This has been done before.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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All three are very evenly balanced, and I could probably live happily in any of them. I picked my home, though.

It's a little slower paced, but still has all the things available that the other two do. And to me, that's a better thing.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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All great cities. But, its seattle for me
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I'd probably be happy in all three (provided citizenship isn't an issue for Vancouver). It'd be good for them to have real high-speed rail among them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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If i HAD to choose it would be Portland, it is the perfect size city!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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This has been done before.
i couldnt find a thread like that
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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They are all really nice cities but my choice is Vancouver by quite a large margin. Followed by Seattle next and then Portland but they're all cool.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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For years Vancouver has topped international rankings for quality of life -- as in, it has the best quality of life of any city in the world. When it's not No. 1, it's generally high up there. Seattle and Portland tend not to appear, nor does any other American city. I think San Francisco often ranks the highest when a U.S. city finally makes the list somewhere in the 30s or thereabouts.

Personally, I prefer Seattle (never been to Portland). But I think it's pretty well accepted that Vancouver has the superior quality of life.
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