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View Poll Results: Boston v. Seattle
Boston 32 48.48%
Seattle 34 51.52%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-29-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
Give me that old East Coast architecture of Boston in place of the MTV crowd of Seattle any day.


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Do people that live in those homes pass them down to children? I mean, if I owned one, i would never give it up. How much is it to live in one? Millions?

I voted for Seattle though. I like weather better and I think the downtown has more going on. The cost of living is much less as well. The crime is better. Boston does have much more culture and architecture that can't be matched by any other city.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Do people that live in those homes pass them down to children? I mean, if I owned one, i would never give it up. How much is it to live in one? Millions?

I voted for Seattle though. I like weather better and I think the downtown has more going on. The cost of living is much less as well. The crime is better. Boston does have much more culture and architecture that can't be matched by any other city.
Yes, millions and millions. I believe they're from 1820.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Seattle! plzz
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I picked Seattle. I was an east coaster, living in D.C. and New York. Cool vibe but needed a change. I actually love the pnw moreso than mid-atlantic/northeast. Boston has the history but I like the newer Seattle. We don't have the most museums or best library but we do have those things. We do have churches, nightlife, great food, people, culture, one of if not the most educated population in the country. We have professional sports, a fantastic downtown, a growing downtown residential population, with the most dt residents than any city its size. Plus I love the pnw weather. Mild with fresh air and beautiful summers and not too cold winters. We're not as dense as Boston but we are definately dense, walkable and bike friendly. And yes natural beauty means a lot to me and seeing it everyday is a blessing.














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Old 03-01-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Hey wait a minute! Theres sun shining in those pics! Look! That cant be Seattle!!! Imposter!!!!!!!!!!


j/k
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Gotta go with Seattle. I prefer to live now than in the past, because I feel like Boston doesn't have much going for it beyond its sports and history.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I voted for Seattle because it is, of the two cities, the place I would rather live a this point in my life. That said, I went to college in Boston and spent five years there. It is an amazing city (especially for a college student) and I have some amazing memories of it.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Hey wait a minute! Theres sun shining in those pics! Look! That cant be Seattle!!! Imposter!!!!!!!!!!
Up here we call them sun breaks. After December there's alot of it.
November and December are the dreariest, after that the sun slowly
but definitely starts winning out ( although January is still cold with temps in
the 30's & 40's ) Right now spring is in the air. Less books, coffee, movies
and board games, time to enjoy the great outdoors.

I can't vote until I spent some time in Boston, looks like an awesome
place to visit, as well as N.Y., Philly and D.C.

I'm from the school of thought that a cool place to visit isn't always the best place to live. Kinda like not marrying the hot exciting.... high maintance....
Any way, Seattle and Portland area may not be great tourist attraction's
but are nice places to raise a family.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Gotta go with Seattle. I prefer to live now than in the past, because I feel like Boston doesn't have much going for it beyond its sports and history.
I can't live in the present in Boston. Boston isn't just sports and history; there are a few universities in Boston, perhaps you've heard of them?
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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Picked Boston although Seattle is more scenic.
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