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Old 10-10-2008, 11:46 AM
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Boston has half the size of Chicago.
Chicago has half the flavor of Boston.
Have you ever been to either city? I live in one and have family in another, so I go there at least once a year. You haven't a clue what you are talking about.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Have you ever been to either city? I live in one and have family in another, so I go there at least once a year. You haven't a clue what you are talking about.
I agree. Boston is a great city, but if he thinks Chicago has "1/2 the flavor", he's got another thing comin!
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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better city = boston

more to offer = chicago
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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one strong advantage that Boston has over Chicago is the "day trip" factor. Within just a few hours of Boston, you have the ocean, the mountains, beautiful New England countryside, quaint little historic towns, NYC, etc.

Don't get me wrong, Chicago is a great town with a lot of flavor, but these peripheral advantages to Boston would tip the scale.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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one strong advantage that Boston has over Chicago is the "day trip" factor. Within just a few hours of Boston, you have the ocean, the mountains, beautiful New England countryside, quaint little historic towns, NYC, etc.

Don't get me wrong, Chicago is a great town with a lot of flavor, but these peripheral advantages to Boston would tip the scale.
I could drive to Milwaukee, head to the dunes or enjoy the scenery around Galena from Chicago. Don't forget Lake Michiganm as good as an ocean.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I could drive to Milwaukee, head to the dunes or enjoy the scenery around Galena from Chicago. Don't forget Lake Michiganm as good as an ocean.
Much as I like Chicago, Boston's much better in the day trip category. And no way is Lake Michigan as good as the ocean. That's laughable.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I could drive to Milwaukee, head to the dunes or enjoy the scenery around Galena from Chicago. Don't forget Lake Michiganm as good as an ocean.

being able to drive to NYC or drive to Milwaukee? I think NYC wins that battle, sorry!
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:56 AM
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Much as I like Chicago, Boston's much better in the day trip category. And no way is Lake Michigan as good as the ocean. That's laughable.
I couldn't agree with you more. In fact, in my original response to this thread, I believe I encouraged the OP, all things being considered, to go for Boston. I think New England, as a region of the country, has more to offer than the Midwest. I just don't take kindly to those who insinuate that Chicago is nothing but a Midwestern backwater full of hicks.

...and no. Lake Michigan isn't as good as the ocean, at all. In fact, I'm getting my ocean fix later this week. I cannot wait.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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Here in California, the ocean is better than Lake Michigan.

On the east coast, you can keep the ocean. Keep it far away and hopefully keep the smell down, too.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Have you ever been to either city? I live in one and have family in another, so I go there at least once a year. You haven't a clue what you are talking about.
I live in Boston.
I was married at 4th Presbyterian Church on Michigan Ave. 2 years ago.

I love Chicago but it doesn't have the flavor of the smaller historic cities and walking around Chicago is not a very fascinating activity. Sure the architecture is great but truth be told only a very few people care about cool skyscrapers.
On the other hand I believe that the neighborhoods are much better and liveable in Chicago and Wrigley is better than Fenway.
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