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Old 05-12-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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NYC, but I have my preferences and biases. After all, I chose NYC!

I can't take oppressive heat (DC is hard for me even during the summer) and the opportunities are amazing here.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:28 PM
 
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Phoenix ! ! !
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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Grew up in NYC/LI area. Job market in NYC is massive. I've seen fresh college grads make far more here than other cities. For my career choice, the echelon has historically been in NYC in terms of pay/prestige. Although in terms living, Northern Jersey tends to offer more for the buck.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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NYC is too crowded, too expensive, and too competitive for my field. Although NYC is without a doubt an overall better city, I'd go with Phoenix.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I think that NYC is the better city of the two, but then again NYC is arguably the most important city in the world. NYC would be a dream, if I could live like the 1 percent does lol. For me, personally, NYC is too crowded, and you're always on the move. I like having a pool, not living in a cramped apartment, and I enjoy the stunning sunsets and hikes that Phoenix has to offer (doesn't feel like you are constantly surrounded by a neverending flood of humanity). I also think NYC gets too cold in the winter, and too muggy in the summer. In the long run, you really can't go wrong either city, I just prefer the west.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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NYC easily.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:07 PM
 
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i doubt i want to live after 30 in NYC. NYC not really to raise family unless LI or Upstate
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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I haven't lived in NYC (only Boston), but I have lived in Phoenix. What industry are you in? Phoenix has a handful of Fortune 500 companies (I think four), but there's zero comparison to the diverse economic powerhouse that is NYC. You could reinvent yourself infinitely more times in NYC than you could in Phoenix.

Let's assume you've found a career track in both cities. What are your priorities? Are you going to be single and without attachments, or will you have a family in tow? NYC is infinitely more fun to be single, Phoenix is more affordable for families though I can't speak to the quality of the schools. How do you like to spend your free time? Are you looking for the cultural amenities that NYC can offer, or do you prefer to go outdoors? Even if you do like the outdoors (as I do), the monotony of the desert got old for me pretty quickly. However, Flagstaff and northern Arizona are only a couple of hours away, and the scenery is much more like Washington state in my view. If you want your four seasons, then hands down NYC. Phoenix's "seasons" are less hot, hot, and holy **** why do people choose to live here hot. Where do your politics lie? Phoenix is somewhat balanced for what it is, but the rest of AZ is very much a red state.

From my own personal experience, you can live a perfectly comfortable and content life in Phoenix, but I found it to be excruciatingly dull after a while (again, I'm young and without a family of my own), not to mention unbearably hot in the summer. I got more seasonal depression being cooped up in the 110+ heat than I did during the grayer months when I lived in Seattle.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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3 post......we all know how you bash Phoenix in every chance you get, and how you were moving to Vegas. A city with this and that you claimed.....well I went on the
Vegas forum and now you're bashing Vegas too. I don't understand, you've only been there for a few months and you're bashing it already.

Did you tire of using " Lovecrowds " or did you banned..AGAIN ?
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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Phoenix has better weather, but in New York you will make more money and have more career opportunities.
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