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Old 06-03-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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I reluctantly moved to NYC for a job but never really liked the city, as hard as that is to believe. I've just had it with the crowded subways and people that just get on my nerves. I also feel out of place as an educated young, White professional living in an affordable but extremely diverse neighborhood in Queens (mostly poor Hispanic and Indian). I'm faced with the realization that wherever I move, I might get bored out of my mind compared to NYC. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I'm thinking Chicago. If you go for the iconic kind of city with all kinds of architectural marvels, busy 24 hour energy, diversity, without the one-upmanship chip on the shoulder kind of stress then Chicago would be an awesome choice. It doesn't get near NYC's level but IMO it's as close as it gets. It's quietly glorious.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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No, none exists in the U.S.

I would say Boston and Philly are closest in look and feel, and maybe SF (though it looks totally different) has a similar feel.

Chicago has lots of tall buildings, but different look and feel. LA is the other U.S. megacity, but also different look and feel.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia and Chicago.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
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I reluctantly moved to NYC for a job but never really liked the city, as hard as that is to believe. I've just had it with the crowded subways and people that just get on my nerves. I also feel out of place as an educated young, White professional living in an affordable but extremely diverse neighborhood in Queens (mostly poor Hispanic and Indian). I'm faced with the realization that wherever I move, I might get bored out of my mind compared to NYC. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help!
Umm.. if you live in an affordable neighborhood there is going to be a lot of people that's lower income. If demographics is your problem try Staten Island, it's mostly White and somewhat like Queens but more suburban and less dense.

Boston is the closest thing to NYC on everything but demographics I would say. It's very white too if that's what you want. But as everyone has said there really is nothing on NYC's level though.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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Many people call Philadelphia the "mini NYC". You can easily get Manhattan feel there, as well as Brooklyn (more so Brookyln). Many New Yorkers are actually moving there because of that...

And NO Chicago is NOT like NYC, completely different types of cities.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Many people call Philadelphia the "mini NYC". You can easily get Manhattan feel there, as well as Brooklyn (more so Brookyln). Many New Yorkers are actually moving there because of that...

And NO Chicago is NOT like NYC, completely different types of cities.
I think most people who are comparing Chicago to NYC get too caught up in tall skyscraper buildings. Just because a city has a big downtown with lots of tall skyscrapers doesn't mean they are alike culturally.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I think you just need to move to a different hood in NYC. Do you prefer to be around people like you? I'm guessing that would be a neighborhood with a younger crowd and good nightlife?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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San Francisco
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Chicago or Toronto
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