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View Poll Results: Seattle vs Denver vs Pittsburgh?
Seattle 17 29.82%
Denver 19 33.33%
Pittsburgh 21 36.84%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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Personally call BS on the Seattle unfriendliness btw, although if you don't fit in there (which to me in Seattle is simply not trying to fit in, as tons of transplants in general complain about this), chances are you'll get exposed to the "Seattle Freeze," something I sorta have myself, lol.
There's probably something to it if nothing other then being a case of it being a very niche area that attracts people from all walks of life.

Although I'll never understand people who move to an area because of hype. Knew a guy who was a very Ozzie and Harriet, republican, and business oriented guy who had heard Portland was a great place to live. Moved without doing his due diligence and complained endlessly.

Personally I haven't lived in Seattle. Visited and know a handful of people from there. My results have been mixed. Only complaint I really have when it comes to Seattle is cost, but I'm sure I'd change my tune if I had a job that made the COL a non-issue.

The overcast winter skies are something to keep in mind. If the OP needs sunshine then Seattle and Pittsburgh are probably going to not be good choices.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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There's probably something to it if nothing other then being a case of it being a very niche area that attracts people from all walks of life.

Although I'll never understand people who move to an area because of hype. Knew a guy who was a very Ozzie and Harriet, republican, and business oriented guy who had heard Portland was a great place to live. Moved without doing his due diligence and complained endlessly.

Personally I haven't lived in Seattle. Visited and know a handful of people from there. My results have been mixed. Only complaint I really have when it comes to Seattle is cost, but I'm sure I'd change my tune if I had a job that made the COL a non-issue.

The overcast winter skies are something to keep in mind. If the OP needs sunshine then Seattle and Pittsburgh are probably going to not be good choices.
Seattle has a ton of sunshine in the Spring and Summer months, there are times where it will be like this for multiple weeks. Pittsburgh's Springs and Summers can get severe weather coming every once in a while; something Seattle almost never gets. Denver is probably the best city for year-round sunshine though, with of course, plenty of snow and severe weather in the winter and summer respectively.

Cost is something that comes with those who have it. You usually need to be in the right financial mind to come here. I wish people wouldn't move here so impetuously as well and complain because usually those coming here don't know the full picture, or have never visited the area multiple times before.

My father moved in the 80s when the COL wasn't high at all, it was the late 90s and 2000s (Grunge, Dotcom, the works) which was when the COL boomed. It's still a good alternative to moving to California should you not want to pay their prices. Although keep in mind while Portland may be the cheaper option, COL will only increase with the hype it's been getting as of late, especially under the shadow of Portlandia.

I kind of made a mistake by moving to a place I knew I wouldn't like, which was Kentucky, but I had scholarship money coming my way and didn't get into my first choice college at the time, which was in the Seattle area. I also lived on my own for a bit and made some good earnings there. I live in a dormitory right now here, since I'm in graduate school, but jobs aren't too hard to find here if you know what and where you want to look for.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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Seattle has a ton of sunshine in the Spring and Summer months, there are times where it will be like this for multiple weeks.
Spring and summer are pretty good lots of places. They have to come during winter to see if they can handle it.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Spring and summer are pretty good lots of places. They have to come during winter to see if they can handle it.
Handle what? Clouds with sun breaks and temps in the 50's?
Because from what I've heard from friends, that pretty much sums up Seattle's winter this year.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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In terms of excitement for a person in their 20's, I don't think Denver or Pittsburgh are even close to Seattle.
However, the COL is definitely something to consider.
I don't get it.....why? How is Seattle so much more exciting? I'm genuinely curious (not being snarky).
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I don't get it.....why? How is Seattle so much more exciting? I'm genuinely curious (not being snarky).
The nightlife (about a dozen neighborhoods with good activity with Capitol Hill leading the way), the dining (perfect combination of fine dining, international food, street food), the shopping, the scenery & outdoor activities (water/mountains)

The couple of times I've been to Denver, I was not very impressed. I expected far more natural beauty. Also, outside of 16th street, I felt like downtown was quite dead. It feels MUCH smaller than Seattle.

Anyways, these are all opinions. I'm obviously not spewing out websites with facts or anything.... so yeah.
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I don't get it.....why? How is Seattle so much more exciting? I'm genuinely curious (not being snarky).
Every Friday and Saturday, the Pike/Pine district in Capitol Hill basically becomes a club fest with swarms of drunk woo girls and hipsters, and lots of open public consumption of booze, weed, and other paraphernalia.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Handle what? Clouds with sun breaks and temps in the 50's?
Because from what I've heard from friends, that pretty much sums up Seattle's winter this year.
This is true for this year. It's been a lot less rainy than it normally has been. First winter back and I got to be a part of what was my driest Seattle winter of my life.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It is often warmer in Denver than much of the rest of the country in winter. I'm on my kindle right now, can't do all my bookmarks, but look at some weather websites, OP. I've lived in both Pittsburgh and Denver (past 35 years). Pittsburgh's winter isn't awful, but Denver's is usually warmer and always MUCH sunnier. I have no familiarity with Seattle.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Near Boulder, CO
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Seattle's medical job market would definitely be the largest of the three. If you can afford to manage 1,200-1,400 a month for rent, then you should go for it!
1.2k - 1.4k in Seattle? Are you sure about that? I'd figure a quite a bit more than that. Those are numbers I would expect to see 30 minutes out from Seattle.
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