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View Poll Results: If given the finances and opportunity, which city would you move to:
Seattle 90 44.78%
New York City 111 55.22%
Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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Depends where the studio apartment's window is located...

Yes, you can see Rainier or the Cascades from a lot of spots in the Seattle area, but not necessarily all that green in the foreground of your pic. And not from all over the city of Seattle, either. And not from suburbs like Everett.

I will say that definitely you'll see a lot more mountain and green and trees from more parts of the Seattle area, but it's not like NY has none and it's not like Seattle isn't without their areas that are just all urban concrete jungle. My response was to the comment that NY'ers have to travel 40 minutes for green or nature, when in fact they have Central Park, or right across the Hudson there is plenty of natural land for hiking and recreation. None of it's on the scale of the Seattle area, but then again, how many miles of woods does a person need?

I do love Seattle - it was awesome, I love the city, but if I had to choose between it and NY, I have to go with NY.

Pretty much anywhere in the Seattle area offers pretty amazing views. Doesn't even matter if your in the worst suburb of Everett.

That being said, the main difference I see between NY and Seattle is the ease of access to outdoor oppurtunities.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Pretty much anywhere in the Seattle area offers pretty amazing views. Doesn't even matter if your in the worst suburb of Everett.

That being said, the main difference I see between NY and Seattle is the ease of access to outdoor oppurtunities.
I'd say that's the main difference between the two in terms of nature/outdoors activities. Seattle has easier access to more such opportunities.

I wouldn't say that's the main difference between the two cities overall, though. NY is a much larger city with much more to offer, as a city, nature and outdoors activities aside.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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In the outdoors/nature component, Seattle handily beats NYC. In the urban/cityscape department, NYC rolls Seattle (as it does with every other American city).
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Never been to either, not a big fan of either. But what I AM a fan of is trails and greenery and natural scenery and not feeling like a sardine in a can. I'm not a fan of having to "look" for the greenery amidst an ocean of concrete. The only way I'd do it is if I won a multi-millions lottery that stipulated I had to live in one of the two cities, but if I won that lottery, I'd be headed for Seattle.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Seattle!
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Never been to either, not a big fan of either. But what I AM a fan of is trails and greenery and natural scenery and not feeling like a sardine in a can. I'm not a fan of having to "look" for the greenery amidst an ocean of concrete. The only way I'd do it is if I won a multi-millions lottery that stipulated I had to live in one of the two cities, but if I won that lottery, I'd be headed for Seattle.
You dont have to look for the greenery in NY. NYC has more percentage of parkland than any other city.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Default Depends on marital status

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I can't believe someone is still up, besides myself. But it should'nt be a surpise, you're probably a New Yorker!

I would probably choose NY if I was single and rich and Seattle otherwise.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Seattle is beautiful..But it's just not as great of a city like NYC is.

IMO
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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NEW YORK CITY of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why even ask this stupid question
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Seattle
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