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Old 06-28-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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I am curious, which coast would/do you prefer to live on? I have had the privilege of living on both sides and love the low humidity and weather of the West, but like the culture in the East. I am still trying to decide. What's your choice and why?
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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West
Nicer geography
Nicer weather
More laid back
Hippies
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I definitely prefer the West. The East is cool, and I love the history behind it (as well as the West's history), but I prefer the culture, weather and natural scenery of the West. Valleys, deserts, beautiful and amazing-looking mountains, oceans... Love it. I'll never get enough of those Redwoods.

When I was out East, I felt a little out of place. A couple of things I missed badly were the homes and the sun. I will continue to visit the East for the rest of my life if I can, but home will always be West.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I'd take either over the middle.

About four years ago, after a ton of deliberation, I picked the West Coast over the East Coast to move. It has worked out amazingly well.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Soldotna
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There was a time when I would have said west. Also a time when I would have said the east.

Now that I live in Alaska I'm pretty sure the North coast is the beat! Heheh

Less people, more outdoors, more wildlife, no traffic, no smog.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:57 AM
 
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I prefer the East Coast culture with it's relative close proximity in terms of travel between areas, the history, the faster pace, the pronounced change of seasons, it's largely more progressive population, and the diversity (not so much racially but sociological).
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I prefer the west. I like the huge variety of landscapes and climates within short distances, the low dew points that make spending time outside so enjoyable, the lack of regional accents, the way outdoor recreation is so thoroughly integrated in urban areas, fewer racial problems, and the more relaxed lifestyle.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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West
Nicer geography
Nicer weather
More laid back
Hippies
I would say this is one of the reasons why people don't like the West. You enjoy being around unemployed mentally ill people?
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I would say this is one of the reasons why people don't like the West. You enjoy being around unemployed mentally ill people?
That's the homeless. Some hippies are homeless, but not all homeless are hippies.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I like older architecture, eastern deciduous forests, quaint hobbit-like farmlands separated by deep, dark, mysterious forests, and rivers that actually have water in them. So, East coast.

I would probably be pretty happy in the PNW and parts of inland northern California, though.

But I can live without much of the West's excessive heat, deserts, forests that look great from a distance but are crackly tinder piles when you get in them, and the 'super-chill, laid back' people that actually have huge, but super-fragile egos. Not that there aren't some serious personality defects on the east coast, too. Fair is fair.
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