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View Poll Results: Which side is better?
West Side 40 43.01%
East Side 53 56.99%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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The history on the East Coast is much more interesting... You can still see the houses they lived in 350 years ago, see where they worked, etc. The quaint little fishing towns here are so relaxing and nice.
That's why the East is so much better. This is where the U.S.A. was born. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia NOT Portland, the world's financial centre is in NYC, and the centre of power is in D.C. The West Coast is often ignored. It's not even a safe region to live because of the isolation and the natural disasters. I got tired of driving through desert once I left the panhandle of TEXAS. I started wishing for the beauty and GREENERY of Upstate New York. Nothing in the West can compare to Upstate NY. The West Coast is too far from anything. Its just L.A. and S.F. NYC, Chicago, and Houston are the cities of the East.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, CA
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That's why the East is so much better. This is where the U.S.A. was born. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia NOT Portland, the world's financial centre is in NYC, and the centre of power is in D.C. The West Coast is often ignored. It's not even a safe region to live because of the isolation and the natural disasters. I got tired of driving through desert once I left the panhandle of TEXAS. I started wishing for the beauty and GREENERY of Upstate New York. Nothing in the West can compare to Upstate NY. The West Coast is too far from anything. Its just L.A. and S.F. NYC, Chicago, and Houston are the cities of the East.
Houston a city of the east?
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Houston a city of the east?
Well it is east of the West Coast.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, CA
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And well west of the East Coast.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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That's why the East is so much better. This is where the U.S.A. was born. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia NOT Portland, the world's financial centre is in NYC, and the centre of power is in D.C. The West Coast is often ignored. It's not even a safe region to live because of the isolation and the natural disasters. I got tired of driving through desert once I left the panhandle of TEXAS. I started wishing for the beauty and GREENERY of Upstate New York. Nothing in the West can compare to Upstate NY. The West Coast is too far from anything. Its just L.A. and S.F. NYC, Chicago, and Houston are the cities of the East.
SD is often voted one of the best cities to live in. BTW, Hawaii is in the west and Hawaii blows anywhere in the East away scenery wise and Honolulu has to be one of the best cities in the world. Alaska is in the west and they have the huge mountains. NorCal has the redwood forests. Where in the east coast during the winter can you go swimming in the ocean and a few hours later snowboarding or skiing. Then the next day you can go hiking up a mountain then jump in the car and go to Vegas. What's that...you don't have an answer...didn't think so.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NW suburbs
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Seriously. Whats with LA folks on these boards? Now Im starting to see where the other western states are coming from.... haha. Good frickin grief!

I LOVE the west coast, as well as the east coast. I made that blatantly obvious, in case you didnt read. Yes, the slight edge goes to the west coast for scenery, and the emphasis is on SLIGHT. Food? Who gives a rats **** about Mexican food? Thats pretty much what all of Cali consists of. BLECH. Its great from time to time, dont get me wrong, but who wants to eat that all the time? And the east coast has better seafood. And SoCal DOESNT have the best Mexican food, New Mexico does, FAR AND AWAY.

And Im sure most would take mosquitos over the scorpions,tarantulas, giant centipedes, rattlesnakes and black widows that call CA home, not to mention mountain lions. None of the "pests" on the East coast can put you 6 ft under.


Thats the quote of an ignoramous. The west coast has lots of good food, asian, mexican, south american, russian, czech, you probably just arn't thinking hard enough.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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That's VERY HARD to decide as both the east and west have strong attributes. Weather wise I will go with the west coast. Public Transportation is definitely better on the East Coast. Cutlure and diversity are balanced equally being the only difference (landscape) West Coast=More Sprawl
East Coast=More Density. Job Market better on the East Coast. Beaches are better on the West Coast. Really what we're talking about is NY vs CA as these are the main cities that encompass most of what people want. However, collectively they're both areas rich in culture and history. Just follow your passion no matter where you go.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: NW suburbs
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West Coast wins hands down. Thats why the rich and famous still flock to southern ca and hawaii. Find me one east coast view that beats the cliffside views of Santa Cruz, Or Santa Barbra.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Santa Barbara is beautiful. That whole drive along PCH is impossible to beat no matter where you are. Nowhere else can you drive at the base of a mountain range and be staring at the ocean 20 yards away.

I never thought about the celebrity thing. You're right. Most of them do live here. And where did Harry Potter choose to do its first US premiere...LA. Where did the movie era start...LA. Who has better weather...west coast. Yes, we do have horrible public transportation, but that's the only thing we lose on.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: moving again
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west coast, so much nicer. the hills the nice cites, the east coast is just a crammed coast full of New Englanders looking for clam chowder.
Ha, yeah, right! East coast is so much nicer. The hills and the nice cities. the west coast is just full of stupid surfer kids looking for waves
(not really)
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