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View Poll Results: Which city would be right for me?
Chicago 19 23.75%
Philadelphia 10 12.50%
Boston 2 2.50%
Seattle 6 7.50%
Portland 2 2.50%
New York City 3 3.75%
Baltimore 1 1.25%
Washington D.C 3 3.75%
Milwaukee 2 2.50%
Houston 2 2.50%
Dallas Fort-Worth 0 0%
Austin 1 1.25%
Tampa 0 0%
Los Angeles 2 2.50%
Miami 3 3.75%
Minneapolis Saint-Paul 1 1.25%
Atlanta 9 11.25%
Phoenix 3 3.75%
Denver 3 3.75%
Bay Area 8 10.00%
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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Hi guys, I recently turned 21 years old and I am also trying to relocate to another city this fall.

I am looking for a city with a large metropolitan area (+2.5 million) that has an interesting LGBT scene (nightclubs, bars, lounges, organizations...).
For me it means that it should be easy to meet 21-24 years old and also easy to find a sizable quantity of nightclubs.

I love to party so I'd prefer larger mega-dance-clubs that can host many people rather than "bars". I also like when there's monthly special parties and lounge gatherings.

I highly considered these cities in the first place : Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle.

But I am open to other suggestions as well because I am really confused.

I would love a city that is young, nightlife/college oriented but I also consider the price of the rent (cost of living), the commute time, the crime rate, life opportunities (jobs), diversity (I'm white so I don't know if it matters anyway), the overall quality of the LGBT scene and maybe many other points I am missing.


To be honest I am more attracted to northern cities than southern ones (I am not a huge fan of LA and SF). I would be glad to get advices and also read the Pros and the Cons of the city of your choice.

Thank you.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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You've got a good starting list. I'd take Boston off, because I can really only think of one or two gay dance clubs in Boston. It has more of a bar scene. It also has a higher cost of living than the other cities on your list.

But for the cost of living I'd recommend NYC and DC too. Maybe look into Minneapolis or Pittsburgh. I'm not sure of the nightlife scene in either, but I know gay people in both, and they love the cities.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Also, are you open to Canada? Montreal would be a good fit, IMO.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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Also, are you open to Canada? Montreal would be a good fit, IMO.
An American citizen can't just go live in Canada.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:43 AM
 
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Boston has a great gay community and doesn't have a cost of living any higher than Seattle or The Bay Area.

You should consider Detroit or Cleveland as well, it should at least be on your radar.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Boston has a great gay community and doesn't have a cost of living any higher than Seattle or The Bay Area.

You should consider Detroit or Cleveland as well, it should at least be on your radar.
Thank you for responding. Why should I considerer Detroit and Cleveland?
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Philly has a pretty solid gay scene and is very accepting of the LGBT community.

Explore LGBT Philadelphia

According to nerdwallet, Philly area has the sixth highest percentage of people who openly identify as LGBT and is the largest metro of those six.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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An American citizen can't just go live in Canada.
An American citizen can emigrate to Canada, and it's not a very difficult pro-cess, especially if you have some professional skill/training/expertise.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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An American citizen can emigrate to Canada, and it's not a very difficult pro-cess, especially if you have some professional skill/training/expertise.
From reading the criteria, a "professional" doesn't come to mind...AND, he just turned 21.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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From reading the criteria, a "professional" doesn't come to mind...AND, he just turned 21.
What I mean is if an American wants to move to Canada there are ways to do it. An employer could offer a job and the person can apply for a visa and work permit. A person could apply to and enroll in a Canadian university and obtain a student visa. Maybe fleeing the Trump regime qualifies you for refugee status (kidding). It's not as simple as moving to another state, obviously, but Americans and Canadians move across the border often enough. There's no iron curtain here.
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