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View Poll Results: Seattle or Boston?
Boston 59 40.14%
Seattle 88 59.86%
Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Now I have seen the poll and read a few comments, i voted Seattle.Seattle seems to get more positive press these days Boston is like the Houston of the NorthEast, kinda just there. Hardly hear anything about it
Houston of the Northeast? WTF?? The two couldn't be more different.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Seattle
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New London
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Seattle seems to get more positive press these days
Seattle gets press? When and how?

I certainly haven't heared much about it recently, except maybe in conjunction with Washington's forest fires?
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle gets press? When and how?

I certainly haven't heared much about it recently, except maybe in conjunction with Washington's forest fires?
Probably referring to posts on this forum (so not literally "press") but I suppose also the various articles that are published about "most livable US cities" or "best cities for careers" and what have you, where Seattle often ranks high.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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I like both but Boston for being a more interesting place.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Probably referring to posts on this forum (so not literally "press") but I suppose also the various articles that are published about "most livable US cities" or "best cities for careers" and what have you, where Seattle often ranks high.
We all know those are nothing more than fluff pieces; each city's "livability" and propensity for career opportunities is based on each individual person. Of course, click-bait articles will never acknowledge that those types of measures have a lot of gray area.

I also think press is relative. At least from an East Coast perspective, the last two national news articles that I recall regarding Seattle is that terrible Duck Boat accident and the inevitable likelihood of an epic earthquake striking the city. Not exactly super positive.

Seattle looks like a really interesting, beautiful and modern city, but it's just simply not on the same level as Boston. I recognize that it's growing at quite a quick clip and has broad appeal, but for those who prefer more traditionally urban cities with more ingrained history found across the East Coast, it's just not the same.

I also get the sense that Seattle's quick growth is lending to a LOT of class tensions, particularly regarding affordable housing to the extent that it's becoming Bay Area-lite. It really needs to keep that in check if it's going to achieve sustainable growth in the long-run.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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New Yorkers think it's cute to watch either one play "big city".
The first settlers of Seattle originally named it "New York Alki", with Alki meaning "by and by" in the Chinook trading jargon. The U District, across Lake Union from downtown Seattle, was originally named Brooklyn. Capitol Hill's main drag is Broadway.

I don't think current residents have any interest in Seattle becoming another New York. It would destroy what makes Seattle special.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Seattlities have a neutral standard American accent, you can be roughly from anywhere in America or world and more or less your pronunciations, accents, and manner of speech will be uniform with the people that live there. Its easy to integrate into Seattle, even on just a trip.
That should be Seattleites...

Urban Dictionary: Seattleite
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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PNW weather sucks. People from Seattle can be cold. Boston has better public transit. I prefer the older neighborhoods of Boston. Boston is closer to more major cities to visit basically from Montreal/Toronto down to DC. It's actually possible to swim in the ocean near Boston. I prefer the east coast/Italian/Jewish/Irish cultures of Boston over the hipster/pretentious/Asian cultures of Seattle. Seattle is a close drive to visit basically just Vancouver and Portland.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:01 AM
 
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PNW weather sucks. People from Seattle can be cold. Boston has better public transit. I prefer the older neighborhoods of Boston. Boston is closer to more major cities to visit basically from Montreal/Toronto down to DC. It's actually possible to swim in the ocean near Boston. I prefer the east coast/Italian/Jewish/Irish cultures of Boston over the hipster/pretentious/Asian cultures of Seattle. Seattle is a close drive to visit basically just Vancouver and Portland.
Please xare to explain how Seattle weather sucks more than boston
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