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View Poll Results: Boston v. Seattle
Boston 32 48.48%
Seattle 34 51.52%
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Lake City, FL
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Two cities I love...
Which do you think is better overall (to live in, or visit)? Take into account crime levels, urbanity, friendliness, cleanliness, commute, weather, job market, cost of living, and everything else that goes along with living in (or visiting) a city.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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crime levels - Seattle
urbanity - both
friendliness - Seattle
cleanliness - Seattle
commute - Boston
weather - Seattle
job market - Seattle
cost of living - Seattle
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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crime levels - Seattle
urbanity - both
friendliness - Seattle
cleanliness - Seattle
commute - Boston
weather - Seattle
job market - Seattle
cost of living - Seattle

okay okay, so i plagiarized! but i couldn't have said it better myself
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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Boston! Although Seattle is a nice place to visit and the Pike Place market blows Faneuil Hall Marketplace out of the water--the latter being basically a food court flanked by chain stores and the former being maybe the best public market in the U.S., if not North America. Seattle is on the bland side--nice, calm, green outside the downtown, but not so exciting. Boston has concentrated urban energy, layers of history, extraordinary architecture, great museums, a complicated mix of different cultures. Seattle has beautiful and well maintained parks but the closest it has to a central park is Seattle Center, which is ok but not really a park at all; whereas Boston Common and Public Garden are wonderful, central public spaces. Seattle's new central library is interesting and useful but it hardly compares with the Boston Public Library on Copley Square. Boston has a huge public transport system; Seattle has, well, the monorail. Walking around Seattle--where are the churches? Nothing like an eastern city--in central Boston, New York, Philadelphia, churches are everywhere. It's a little odd visiting a place like Seattle--something's missing and then you realize it--hardly a church to be seen.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Are you obsessed with churches? Churches don't make a city.

This is a very tough decision. They are both great cities, but I think I would rather live in Seattle.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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crime levels - Seattle
urbanity - both
friendliness - Seattle
cleanliness - both
commute - Boston
weather - Boston (far more sunshine and 4 seasons)
job market - both
cost of living - Seattle, but not by much

Ill add some more:

sports - Boston
food - both
locale - Boston (alot closer to everything)
architecture/history - Boston by a long shot
Nightlife - both
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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crime- Seattle
urbanity- Boston
friendliness- Seattle
cleanliness- Seattle
commute- Boston
weather- Boston
job market- Seattle
cost of living- Seattle
sports- Boston
food- both(equally limited)
location- Boston
architecture- Seattle
history- Boston
night-life- both(equally limited)
city's personality- Boston

Better place to live or visit BOSTON!
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Give me that old East Coast architecture of Boston in place of the MTV crowd of Seattle any day.


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Old 02-29-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Give me that old East Coast architecture of Boston in place of the MTV crowd of Seattle any day.


By Urban Ohio
Yes, Boston's architecture is beautiful, but I'm use to forward thinking design. Often cities with such long and rich history as Boston's, have a hard time looking forward, to busy looking at the past. Today, a lack of modern architecture can be a sign of that kind of complacency.(imho) We must remember and protect our history, but the future is now. To each his own though.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Old world east coast city vs. more recently settled West Coast city...the differences are vast. Both are urban and dense, but in different ways. Boston has alot more density in the outlying neighborhoods, and a better public transportation system. It was settled in the 18th century, before the advent of the car, and the infrastructure reflects that. Both cities have their good and bad points, with that said both are awesome cities IMO.

crime- Seattle
urbanity- Boston
friendliness- Both places are accused of being cold/reserved, so its a toss up
cleanliness- Seattle
commute- Boston
weather- I prefer the mild, cloudy winters of Seattle to the arctic winters in New England
job market- I think they are pretty equal
cost of living- Seattle
sports- Boston, really the only other city that could compete would be New York
food- I am not sure, I know both cities are big sea food towns, but I think the fresh salmon in Seattle puts it over the top
location- Boston
architecture- Boston
history- Boston
night-life- both cities close up shop relatively early (2 a.m.), so its a tie.
personality- I like Seattle's funkiness, so I give the nod to Seattle.
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