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Old 07-24-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I am a long time (lifetime) resident of New Orleans, but have always loved the seafood and the scenery surrounding Seattle.

I have only visited Seattle, and never spent more than a few weeks there at a time...
It is hard for me to gauge what living there would be like.
Has anyone relocated from NOLA to Seattle?

I'm a 26 year old, married librarian who is extremely laid-back and appreciates a good bar in the afternoon with some regular live scenery (I’m not referring to strip joints, in case that is unclear).

Anyone familiar with the two cities? Obviously they are very different in ways, but what ways are they similar? Would I have a problem adjusting there?

Any advice?
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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I'm not from NOLA but know people who have relocated from there to Seattle, and I've been to New Orleans, so maybe I can share a little.
My NOLA pals living in Seattle miss the liveliness of New Orleans and the food. They don't miss the weather ( high heat and humidity).
Seattle seems more of an intellectual city, but people seem to have a better time in New Orleans.
My own visit to NOLA left me agreeing that the food there was much more fun than Seattle's.
Seattle is a hilly town. Both towns are kinda artsy.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Seattle
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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I don't even know how to gauge the comparison between these two cities... they might be the two most different cities in the US.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: ITP
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This is crazy. You may as well be asking us to compare and contrast NOLA with Glasgow. I guess it just underlines how diverse our cities and regions are in the US. Not too shabby for a country that's only 233 years old.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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cold water pacific ocean seafood over warm water gulf of Mexico.
hot coffee over cold booze.
mild climate over hot and humid.
day life over night life.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I like New Orleans a lot but I take Seattle.

Its more my style.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks guys (and gals).

part of why i would like to leave NOLA is because we are frozen in a crazy southern world where crime is the norm and you are looked down upon if you don't drink. it makes me feel like a bum sometimes.

I'm not saying i'm against the drinking, because i'm not, but it seems like the there may be a more progressive attitude in seattle.

i just wonder if i will find myself thinking that is a bad thing after i were to relocate there. i know on one visit, i walked out into the street with a glass of beer and soon realized that i had all eyes upon me. (i'm guessing that is illegal) it was a weird feeling, but a much better beer on tap than i could ever get in NOLA.

i'm also curious what the "local attitude" is towards the herb. I know what it is like in portland, not so much in seattle.

any thoughts on this?
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Florida
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seattle has a positive attitude toward the herb. maybe not as much as portland, but they do.


I would choose seattle over new orleans.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Marijuana prosecutions are the lowest priority crime in the city of Seattle, per citizens initiative. This article illuminates the progressive pot policy in Seattle:

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=25507
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