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View Poll Results: Which city is better?
Seattle 36 61.02%
San Diego 25 42.37%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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You can take a bunch of pictures of San Diego and make it look equally enticing. Plus, they have about 300 days of sunshine a year. Plus, the people of SD live outside. Plus, they are nicknamed "America's Finest City." LOL.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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SD All Day! But Seattle would be awesome if it were just a bit more sunny. I am from SD so there is a slight bias.
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Pics of San diego:



North Island Navy Lodge





Shelter Island Pier







Coronado Island Sunset



View of the OB pier from Niagara Ave





Midway in San Diego Harbor (2007-06-19)



5 south near SD downtown



Ocean Beach Pier





Dinghis in front Skyline in back from Harbor Drive



Mission Bay, San Diego CA







Mission Park








San Diego Intnl Airport



Big Surf at Sunset Cliffs





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Old 04-22-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I seem to alternate on these two cities a lot and I think i've settled on my final answer, and that is Seattle. When I think of SD, I don't think of a city, I think of a Zoo & a beach. When i think of Seattle, I think of so much more. Still haven't been to SD, so maybe my opinion is a bit unjustified.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I choose San Diego, because of the weather. Seattle seems nice too, wanna visit badly, but I couldn't live there any season except summertime.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:54 AM
 
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Here's another nice one of Seattle on a sunny day (today, no less):


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Old 04-24-2013, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Probably my 2 favorite US cities. I've lived near Seattle for the last 19 years and have grown to love it. I've visited SD on many occasions and have often considered moving there due to a beautiful city, fantastic climate, and low crime. Seattle is the most scenic city in the US and I've stayed for economic reasons of good pay, low taxes, and pleasant people.

The biggest reason I haven't moved to SD is it's a bad financial move for me. According to the Bueau of Labor Statistics, the average wage in SD is 15% less than Seattle. Housing is about 15% higher and state income taxes are another 10% for me. If you want to live in SD, you have to pay that exorbitant climate tax.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Probably my 2 favorite US cities. I've lived near Seattle for the last 19 years and have grown to love it. I've visited SD on many occasions and have often considered moving there due to a beautiful city, fantastic climate, and low crime. Seattle is the most scenic city in the US and I've stayed for economic reasons of good pay, low taxes, and pleasant people.

The biggest reason I haven't moved to SD is it's a bad financial move for me. According to the Bueau of Labor Statistics, the average wage in SD is 15% less than Seattle. Housing is about 15% higher and state income taxes are another 10% for me. If you want to live in SD, you have to pay that exorbitant climate tax.
Ah, this is very helpful to me as i've been contemplating Seattle vs. more southern west coast cities to launch my career. I will be a college grad soon and although California has gorgeous weather if taxation is much lighter in Seattle and the job climate looks good it'll be off to the PNW i go!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Ah, this is very helpful to me as i've been contemplating Seattle vs. more southern west coast cities to launch my career. I will be a college grad soon and although California has gorgeous weather if taxation is much lighter in Seattle and the job climate looks good it'll be off to the PNW i go!
I looked at the BLS.gov site for average pay in Seattle and SD. They have pay broken down by job type so you can make that comparison also. Washington state has no state income tax so that is a big help as your income goes above $100K. Cali is still leading in certain industries and pay reflects that in those industries but unless you're in those industries earning big bucks, it's a pretty tough go.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I looked at the BLS.gov site for average pay in Seattle and SD. They have pay broken down by job type so you can make that comparison also. Washington state has no state income tax so that is a big help as your income goes above $100K. Cali is still leading in certain industries and pay reflects that in those industries but unless you're in those industries earning big bucks, it's a pretty tough go.
I suppose I'll apply for jobs in the places that interest me most and then depending on the figures i get back (if i even get a job) i will decide. I'd be all for Seattle hands down if it werent for the darn lack of sun
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