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Old 04-28-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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The U.S. Pacific Northwest and New England. Both regions are fascinating and have wonderful scenery. They also share some of the nation's most comfortable climates. However, since a person can only live in one place at a time, which place to you prefer the most? Also, if you could comfortably afford living in either region, which would you choose?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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The U.S. Pacific Northwest and New England. Both regions are fascinating and have wonderful scenery. They also share some of the nation's most comfortable climates. However, since a person can only live in one place at a time, which place to you prefer the most? Also, if you could comfortably afford living in either region, which would you choose?
New England. The Pac NW is too dismal.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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I love them both, but am more drawn to the Pacific NW. I find the people friendlier and more cosmopolitan with more food options - based on ethnic influence. No humidity in summer which is, for me, a huge attraction. Plus I can get to S.F., Canada more easily. Also close to the ocean. But I would miss the 4 seasons that New England has to offer.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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New England. The Pac NW is too dismal.
I would argue that both regions have thier fair share of dismal weather Tom.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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These are probably my favorite two regions. I would be torn, but I would choose New England. However, I may have chosen the PNW if I had grown up there instead of in Connecticut.

Advantages of New England: History, change in seasons, snow, less of an extended cloudy period, more big cities nearby, ocean is more swimmable, states on a whole are more progressive.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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I don't think MORE progressive.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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I would argue that both regions have thier fair share of dismal weather Tom.
True, but even in the dead of winter we get many bright sunny days in New England. In the Pac NW you get somewhere in the region of 80% overcast days
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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For people who hate gray days, the Pacific NW is not for them. I happen to like cloudy, rainy days, but not sure how I'd fare if I faced it everyday.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Since I grew up in New England, I'd opt for the Pacific Northwest (an actual potential goal for me someday). I think it would provide an interesting change of scenery and cuisine and probably a different vibe than the East Coast.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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True, but even in the dead of winter we get many bright sunny days in New England. In the Pac NW you get somewhere in the region of 80% overcast days
Where did you get that stat from? I will say that it's totally false.
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