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View Poll Results: Which City is the best for a couple without children?
New York City 14 35.90%
Los Angeles 3 7.69%
Chicago 5 12.82%
San Francisco 4 10.26%
Seattle 7 17.95%
New Orleans 0 0%
Philadelphia 3 7.69%
Boston 0 0%
Portland 1 2.56%
Washington DC 0 0%
San Diego 1 2.56%
Austin 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:43 AM
 
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Which City is the best for a couple without children?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Depends on what you can afford and what kind of lifestyle you're looking to have..? Can't answer the poll until those types of questions are answered.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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If money is no option, easily New York.

If we are making upper 6 figures combined, then San Francisco.

Early 6 figures, Chicago.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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NYC or Chicago, in my opinion. Maybe San Francisco as a third option.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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NYC, Chicago, or SF.

NYC for obvious reasons, Chi for giving you more for your $, SF for offering you the beauty of the Bay Area as well as phenomenal places to go to outside the Bay Area (Redwoods, Yosemite, beaches along the coast, Napa, Lake Tahoe, etc.).

NYC or SF would require a great income, however...
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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You can find neighborhoods in any of these cities that would be comfortable for a couple of DINKs I presume (I've never been to Portland or Austin). So the answer would very much depend on what else you're looking for as well a what you can afford. One couple, no kids in New Orleans is going to feel very diferent than in Boston. No kids in San Diego is one thing, but no kids in Seattle would also feel entirely different. The only way to find a city that's "best" is to match it up with what you like and can afford, and search forthe heavy population DINK neighborhood inside it. And what you like and can afford is different for everybody.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I'm surprised Boston isn't getting more votes.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Seattle has a long term trend of having the lowest of concentration of children among major cities... only SF beats Seattle for the #1 position.

This is an older article which also states that Seattle also has one of the highest rates of married couple w/o children: Local News | Young, hip Seattle still very short on children | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia is a great place to visit with or without children. Hell, all cities on the list are great to visit. Put them all on your bucket list and attempt to do them all.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Denver
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