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Old 12-23-2018, 09:20 PM
 
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In my experience it always feels like areas like Seattle, the Bay Area, and LA seem to have a "lower energy" vibe than areas like the Northeast corridor, Atlanta, and the big FL cities. Has anyone else felt this? Why does this seem to be? They also all seem to "close down" earlier in the night. Is this indirectly due to the time zones- east coast cities are used to staying up later for national events than west coast cities are?
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:15 PM
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Location: where the good looking people are
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All of them.

SF gets hyped up as a mini manhattan. But that city is asleep by 10pm. LA is not much better.

West Coast is just a different lifestyle.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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We tend to wake up early and we workout frequently. We like to stay fit, eat healthy and hike on weekends. Our energy is used differently than the east coast where they use their high energy to go to bars, drink, and watch other people playing sports/exercising. Weíre more participatory.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Iíve never heard anyone say that Atlanta was high energy before. I donít get that vibe there.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:04 AM
 
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Iíve never heard anyone say that Atlanta was high energy before. I donít get that vibe there.
It's not as fast-paced as most Northern cities, but it also doesn't feel as laid back as Western cities.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:07 AM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Lived in cities on both coasts, and can't say SF is any lower energy than Boston or DC. Have noticed that we don't stay up late for sports due to time zone, but Boston is hardly a late night city. Also, Atlanta is not a high energy city.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:11 AM
 
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It's not as fast-paced as most Northern cities, but it also doesn't feel as laid back as Western cities.
You'll soon take those words back when you find out the insanely long hours people put in at work in Silicon Valley, the insanely long commutes and traffic they endure, and the insanely high bills they're paying for housing in the Bay Area.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:14 AM
 
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The time zone thing is a big effect. Sports, national news stories, the stock market, multi-location offices...there are a lot of reasons for the West Coast to get up earlier and go to bed earlier. And if some need to go earlier, the culture is nudged in the same direction.

I doubt we sleep any more, or at least I doubt we do by a large margin (if there's a lifestyle difference)...we mostly just shift things to earlier in the day.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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NYC has high energy and is fast paced but none of the others on the east coast have more energy than LA or San Francisco.
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Old 12-24-2018, 04:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Life here does revolve a lot more around the sun when the weather is perfect, and the views are picturesque I always feel a little depressed at night not being to fully grasp the beauty of Southern California.
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