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Old 06-22-2019, 12:18 AM
 
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Ottumwa, IA. Based on the photos I saw, the town looks nicer. Plus it's population is a bit larger.

Lakeport, CA or Rosendale, NY?
Rosendale. I prefer that part of NY to NoCA.

Rochester, MN or Santa Rosa, CA?
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:45 AM
 
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Santa Rosa, CA by a landslide. Hour away from the Bay Area and sits in some of the most beautiful scenery in the states!

Las Vegas, NV or Miami, FL?
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:03 AM
 
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Santa Rosa, CA by a landslide. Hour away from the Bay Area and sits in some of the most beautiful scenery in the states!

Las Vegas, NV or Miami, FL?
Miami. More attractive area. I prefer a tropical ocean climate to a desert climate.

Boston, MA or Portland, OR?
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Miami. More attractive area. I prefer a tropical ocean climate to a desert climate.

Boston, MA or Portland, OR?
For a moment there, I thought you had written Portland, ME, and would have picked the smaller New England metropolis, which punches well above its weight. But you're referring to the bigger Portland (which takes its name from the smaller one, btw: the people who settled it came from New England, and the area reminded them of that part of the Maine coast), so in that case, Boston.

Seattle or San Francisco?

(Aside: I was on a Broad Street Line subway car once that was wrapped in ads urging riders to visit Seattle. Just before I got off, I heard a father tell his son, who had asked him what the ads were about, "They want people from Philadelphia to visit Seattle. I don't think that would be good for Seattle.")
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey/NYC Metro
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For a moment there, I thought you had written Portland, ME, and would have picked the smaller New England metropolis, which punches well above its weight. But you're referring to the bigger Portland (which takes its name from the smaller one, btw: the people who settled it came from New England, and the area reminded them of that part of the Maine coast), so in that case, Boston.

Seattle or San Francisco?

(Aside: I was on a Broad Street Line subway car once that was wrapped in ads urging riders to visit Seattle. Just before I got off, I heard a father tell his son, who had asked him what the ads were about, "They want people from Philadelphia to visit Seattle. I don't think that would be good for Seattle.")
Going into this, I thought I was going to say San Francisco since I have experience there & I really like it. But after further thought and research, I'll say Seattle. Seattle because of it's lower cost of living, can no income tax, higher African American percentage (even though in the Bay Area nearby Oakland is better at this, yes I looked up the percentages), higher job growth, percentage of people who are young adults(I searched this), summer weather(SF is particularly a cool/colder city in the summertime).

Even though SF has it's advantages (More known tech industry, better winter weather, less rain, higher Hispanic & Asian population, history, transit, things do do), Seattle still does well in most of these categories and I just can't justify San Francisco's ridiculous cost of living. I'd still rather visit SF though.

Boston, MA or Washington, DC?
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:52 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Seattle's COL is just as ridiculous.

You have to choose cities/towns miles from the core of large cities - including Boston or DC to lower costs.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Going into this, I thought I was going to say San Francisco since I have experience there & I really like it. But after further thought and research, I'll say Seattle. Seattle because of it's lower cost of living, can no income tax, higher African American percentage (even though in the Bay Area nearby Oakland is better at this, yes I looked up the percentages), higher job growth, percentage of people who are young adults(I searched this), summer weather(SF is particularly a cool/colder city in the summertime).

Even though SF has it's advantages (More known tech industry, better winter weather, less rain, higher Hispanic & Asian population, history, transit, things do do), Seattle still does well in most of these categories and I just can't justify San Francisco's ridiculous cost of living. I'd still rather visit SF though.

Boston, MA or Washington, DC?
Boston, the area is where I'm originally from so it feels more like home, but it also innately has more of a hometown vibe to it than the transient nature of DC.

Annapolis, MD or Newport, RI?
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Boulder County, CO
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Boston, the area is where I'm originally from so it feels more like home, but it also innately has more of a hometown vibe to it than the transient nature of DC.

Annapolis, MD or Newport, RI?
Probably Newport, RI. It just sounds a little more relaxed. Never been to either city but I think I'd prefer Boston over DC

Huntington, WV vs. Sandusky, OH
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Probably Newport, RI. It just sounds a little more relaxed. Never been to either city but I think I'd prefer Boston over DC

Huntington, WV vs. Sandusky, OH
Sandusky, if only because I love roller coasters and the Lake Erie shoreline looks attractive.

Marblehead, MA or Wellfleet, MA?
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Boulder County, CO
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Sandusky, if only because I love roller coasters and the Lake Erie shoreline looks attractive.

Marblehead, MA or Wellfleet, MA?
Good call, Cedar Point is awesome.

Marblehead for sure. Wellfleet is way out there.

Winder, GA vs. Monticello, UT
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