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Old 07-01-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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Which city would be best for the following criteria:

- Air quality
- People quality - moral, educated, friendly
- Economy

Seattle
Bay Area
San Diego
LA
Dallas
Orlando
DC/Baltimore
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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I'll only speak for Seattle.

Air quality is good because the prevailing winds often come straight from water/rural/wilderness. If you're Downtown, nothing but the occasional ship and some distant towns might have touched it.

People are definitely educated on average, though the big influx tends to be tech which might mean a narrow focus vs. the ability to expound upon the works of Voltaire. We're a moral bunch in that we'll vote yes for any good investment like property taxes for low-income housing, and the murder rate is very low for the US.

The economy is phenomenal in terms of growing companies and huge numbers of people earning $70,000-$200,000. But housing rent/sale prices are pretty high...if the US average is 100 and San Francisco is 300 I'd guess we're at 170.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:21 PM
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Air quality is fairly straight-forward, but people and economy are too subjective. People and culture vary, and one person's match will be another's annoyance. Economy will depend on a person's field and industry. No one area is ideal for all fields.

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Old 07-02-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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- Air quality

I'm not sure about some of these, but I know LA and the bay area rank very poorly in air quality. There are rankings done by the American Lung Association where you can compare cities by different parameters.

- People quality - moral, educated, friendly

Dallas all day.

- Economy

Dallas is growing faster than the others with the exception of Orlando. Add to that the relatively low COL in both places and you have yourself a great place to work. The bay area's housing market is a nice bubble right now, can't wait for it to burst!
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Which city would be best for the following criteria:

- Air quality
- People quality - moral, educated, friendly
- Economy

Seattle
Bay Area
San Diego
LA
Dallas
Orlando
DC/Baltimore
Of the three criteria I would give the overall edge to the DC-Baltimore area which in my opinion wins with the economy and people quality. Orlando wins with air quality but isn't even close in the other brackets and would say SF probably comes in 2nd overall.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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"- Air quality
- People quality - moral, educated, friendly
- Economy

Seattle
Bay Area
San Diego
LA
Dallas
Orlando
DC/Baltimore"

Most with the exception of Seattle are rather poor for air quality, IMHO.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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How is the air quality in DC/Columbia area?
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