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Old 12-12-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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I challenge anyone to name a city with a worse combination of high cost of living, and miserable weather.


I guess you could argue New York, since the weather is almost as bad, and the cost of living is higher. Chicago's weather could be slightly worse, but the cost of living is better, and it's more of a world class city as well (i'm not saying it's on par with new york and san francisco, but it is closer to that tier than Boston is)

Nothing else comes to mind though.

Lets go over some of the basics for Boston:

2nd most expensive city in the Northeast (certainly more expensive than Philly, DC, Baltimore, Providence, etc.) Possibly the 2nd most expensive in the whole Eastern US, but I don't have facts to support this.

Horrible weather. can't go outdoors 5-6 months per year comfortably. You need to run an air conditioner for the other months.


I challenge you clever people to find a "better" city for fitting my criteria!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Bad weather is completely subjective. One can say the same thing about Miami in that you can't go outside 5-6 comfortably because it's too humid and muggy.

I don't like cold weather in the NE at all, but I know some people that actually like it and can't stand heat and humidity. People can beat the cold weather in the NE by participating in winter activities (skiing, snowboarding) just like people in the south can beat the heat by participating in water activities and the beach.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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Bad weather is completely subjective. One can say the same thing about Miami in that you can't go outside 5-6 comfortably because it's too humid and muggy.

I don't like cold weather in the NE at all, but I know some people that actually like it and can't stand heat and humidity. People can beat the cold weather in the NE by participating in winter activities (skiing, snowboarding) just like people in the south can beat the heat by participating in water activities and the beach.
yes, i understand that different people have different weather preferences. But it's obvious what I meant. The majority considers "bad" weather to be a certain thing. And that is what I'm referring to.

I'm not saying you can't find someone who doesn't love blizzards and hate sun shine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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yes, i understand that different people have different weather preferences. But it's obvious what I meant. The majority considers "bad" weather to be a certain thing. And that is what I'm referring to.

I'm not saying you can't find someone who doesn't love blizzards and hate sun shine.
I'm cool with that! Interesting topic.

If I had to choose a city with the worst weather it'd be Buffalo. Not bashing the city, just don't like the weather. Winters are as gray as anything and completely cloudy. Take Seattle winters, add freezing temperatures and snow and you get Buffalo winters. I can't take the combination of gray skies and very cold temperatures for a long period of time. It doesn't meet your criteria on high COL but the taxes are high there so I guess it can somewhat count.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Dec. jan. And Feb., 3 months not 6, all you need is a sweatshirt and your fine, and even during the winter all you need is some gloves, coat and hat if your actually being active you will be fine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Bad weather? Boston's weather is beautiful... and you get all kinds. Snow, wind, rain, sun. And the best part about it is that it changes so often. I'd take Boston's weather any day over some place like L.A. or Phoenix or something. Change is wonderful. It's the spice of life.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Dec. jan. And Feb., 3 months not 6, all you need is a sweatshirt and your fine, and even during the winter all you need is some gloves, coat and hat if your actually being active you will be fine.
you can't do recreational outdoor activities for all 9 of the unmentioned months.

do you go sailing in November? do you go to the beach in March? no. it's 5 months. i exhadgerated by saying 6.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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you can't do recreational outdoor activities for all 9 of the unmentioned months.

do you go sailing in November? do you go to the beach in March? no. it's 5 months. i exhadgerated by saying 6.
If there is a sufficient amount of snow you can go skiing or snowboarding during the colder months.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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you can't do recreational outdoor activities for all 9 of the unmentioned months.

do you go sailing in November? do you go to the beach in March? no. it's 5 months. i exhadgerated by saying 6.
I know people who do both. I'm in Maine right now and was just down at the beach -- 5-6 people were in the water surfing.

The problem with the southern half of this country is that they have this absurd idea that the northern half just shuts down come October. Honestly, I pity the people who live in places that experience a single, year-long season. Cold weather makes you feel alive, and it certainly makes you treasure the warmer months all the more.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Williston, North Dakota. Seriously.

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