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View Poll Results: Which region is a better place to live?
Pacific Northwest 73 51.41%
New England 69 48.59%
Voters: 142. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Which region do you think offers a better quality of life all around?

By "Pacific Northwest," I am specifically referring to western Washington and Oregon. By "New England," I am specifically referring to the states of CT, MA, RI, NH, VT and ME.

Please discuss the following main characteristics or any other characteristics you can think of:




  • Cost of Living vs. Wages
  • Economic Opportunity
  • People, Culture and Mentality
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Natural Scenery
  • Climate and Weather
  • Government, Laws and Politics
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Zoning
  • Quality of Housing
  • The Cities
  • Activities (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Lifestyle and Pace
  • General Vibe
I have lived in New England almost my entire life (CT) and there are pros and cons. But I am interested in hearing the perspectives and opinions of those who have lived in BOTH regions. I have visited WA and OR and thought they were absolutely stunning, but haven't lived in them.

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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Which region do you think offers a better quality of life all around?

By "Pacific Northwest," I am specifically referring to western Washington and Oregon. By "New England," I am specifically referring to the states of CT, MA, RI, NH and ME.

Please discuss the following main characteristics or any other characteristics you can think of:




  • Cost of Living vs. Wages
  • Economic Opportunity
  • People, Culture and Mentality
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Natural Scenery
  • Climate and Weather
  • Government, Laws and Politics
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Zoning
  • Quality of Housing
  • The Cities
  • Activities (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Lifestyle and Pace
  • General Vibe
I have lived in New England almost my entire life (CT) and there are pros and cons. But I am interested in hearing the perspectives and opinions of those who have lived in BOTH regions. I have visited WA and OR and thought they were absolutely stunning, but haven't lived in them.
What happened to Vermont?! Or, for that matter, Idaho?!

I think the quality of life in the PNW is second to none. However, I do like New England quite a bit. All that history, and nice scenery to boot. I have lived in the former, not the latter.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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What happened to Vermont?! Or, for that matter, Idaho?!

I think the quality of life in the PNW is second to none. However, I do like New England quite a bit. All that history, and nice scenery to boot. I have lived in the former, not the latter.
Oops, sorry, I just edited my original post to include VT!

I am excluding Idaho, because I wanted to focus on a land area that is similar in size to New England. Including ID would be too much. Besides, I have been to Boise and don't really consider it as part of the PNW. It feels more like part of the Mountain West.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:54 AM
 
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Quality of life in both are spectacular. I pick PNW mostly because it doesn't have the freezing cold winters.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:06 AM
 
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This has been covered befored.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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This has been covered befored.
Everything on here has been covered before!
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Everything on here has been covered before!
True but I think this was covered several times.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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True but I think this was covered several times.
That's irrelevant. It's good to get fresh, new perspectives, as times change and different people may chime in. Also, my original post may have a different pitch than previous posts on this topic.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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I'd say New England. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I think there are a lot of problems here. It's definitely not the utopian hippie paradise people think it is. Traffic is terrible, the weather sucks, the people are not friendly, the economy is awful outside of Seattle, way too much drug abuse and human trafficking, mediocre food. I could go on.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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I'd say New England. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I think there are a lot of problems here. It's definitely not the utopian hippie paradise people think it is. Traffic is terrible, the weather sucks, the people are not friendly, the economy is awful outside of Seattle, way too much drug abuse and human trafficking, mediocre food. I could go on.
Really? When I was up there on vacation last month, I was very impressed. Amazingly beautiful landscape and scenery. I haven't interacted with any people, however, so I can't speak for that. The traffic in the Seattle area was HORRIBLE, though. I got stuck on I-5 South from Seattle down toward Portland (I was on a road trip), during rush hour. It took like 90 minutes just to travel like 20 miles.

You're probably right about the economy though. It seems like the ONLY good economy in that region is Seattle.
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