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View Poll Results: Seattle vs Chicago vs New York City vs San Francisco vs Boston
Seattle 14 28.57%
Chicago 12 24.49%
New York City 9 18.37%
San Francisco 11 22.45%
Boston 3 6.12%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Hello, I'm a male in my late twenties and I think it's about time that I move out of Houston to a more "liberal" city (the ones listed in the title). Money probably isn't something that I'll need to worry about. However, major factors include:
-A city that is, for the most part, liberal and open-minded
-Cultural diversity
-Good nightlife (I like to party out occasionally)
-Makes good use of its waterfront
-Nice parks
-Friendly people/easy-to-make friends type of area
-Good FOOD (definitely a HUGE factor)
-Public transportation
-Nice book stores and coffee shops
-Awesome music scene
-Fun and bustling downtown area (doesn't have to be to the extreme like Manhattan though)
-Reasonable climate (although I think I can adapt to any kind of weather pretty easily)
-Beautiful architecture/landscape
-Other fun, unique things that make the city stand out

Please comment on why you chose the city, thank you for your input!

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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-A city that is, for the most part, liberal and open-minded
1. SF
2. Boston

-Cultural diversity
1. NYC
2. SF

-Good nightlife (I like to party out occasionally)
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Makes good use of its waterfront
1. Chicago
2. SF

-Nice parks
1. NYC
2. SF

-Friendly people/easy-to-make friends type of area
1. SF
2. Seattle

-Good FOOD (definitely a HUGE factor)
1. NYC
2. SF

-Public transportation
1. NYC
2. Boston

-Nice book stores and coffee shops
1. Boston (Book Stores)
2. Seattle (Coffee Shops)

-Awesome music scene
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Fun and bustling downtown area (doesn't have to be to the extreme like Manhattan though)
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Reasonable climate (although I think I can adapt to any kind of weather pretty easily)
1. SF
2. Seattle

-Beautiful architecture/landscape
1. SF
2. Boston

Just a quick Top 2 in my opinion in each category.

Honestly you cannot go wrong with any of these cities, as I love all 5. Personally 3 of them are my personal favorite cities in North America (NYC, SF, Boston)

Based on your criteria though I would lean slightly towards SF with NYC a close 2nd.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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-A city that is, for the most part, liberal and open-minded
1. San Fran
2. Seattle

-Cultural diversity
1. NYC
2. SF

-Good nightlife (I like to party out occasionally)
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Makes good use of its waterfront
1. Chicago
2. SF

-Nice parks
1. NYC
2. Chicago (552 parks, and second in parks by NYC in over all quality)

-Friendly people/easy-to-make friends type of area
1. San Francisco
2. Seattle

-Good FOOD (definitely a HUGE factor)
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Public transportation
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Nice book stores (City 1) and coffee shops (City 2)
1a. Boston
1b. NYC
2a. Seattle
2b. Chicago

-Awesome music scene
1. NYC
2. San Francisco

-Fun and bustling downtown area (doesn't have to be to the extreme like Manhattan though)
1. NYC
2. Chicago

-Reasonable climate (although I think I can adapt to any kind of weather pretty easily)
1. San Francisco
2. Seattle

-Beautiful architecture/landscape
1. San Francisco
2. Boston

I've been to all of these cities aside from Seattle; but I've read/watched enough on it to put it in here.

I think the list will go like this, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I think Boston's architecture is better than san francisco's but I love both cities.
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