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Old 10-30-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Which city in the US comes closest to an all work no play culture? Some may say NYC but that's more of a "work hard, play hard" culture.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I’d say anywhere where people have to work a lot to stay “afloat” would qualify.

Like the San Francisco area. Rent & housing is stupid expensive, so unless you’re one of the high flying techies, or doctor, etc...It takes a considerable amount of work to make $$$ to survive

But “surviving” comfortably will vary from person to person. Someone making $2K in SF area who lives with 3/4 roomies could only be paying $500-$800 for rent, so that might be comfortable to them. Where as I hate roommates and would much rather live in my own place and pay $2200 (like I do now). But luckily I make enough to be perfectly fine for this.

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Old 10-30-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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I’d say anywhere where people have to work a lot to stay “afloat” would qualify.

Like the San Francisco area. Rent & housing is stupid expensive, so unless you’re one of the high flying techies, or doctor, etc...It takes a considerable amount of work to make $$$ to survive
Yeah, i was kinda thinking SF where it's just as expensive as NYC but the entertainment pales in comparison.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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DC fits the bill. DC used to have the best Black Nightlife in the country. It's declined a LOT, but it's still better than average. Non-black DC is pretty boring.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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What about Washington D.C.? I would agree that the higher the cost of living is, the more work is required. It seems like other cities with a similar cost of living like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. have a greater outgoing/nightlife aspect to them.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yeah, i was kinda thinking SF where it's just as expensive as NYC but the entertainment pales in comparison.
Yawns If a person cant entertain themselves in SF, there's something wrong with them.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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And I believe the answer is the San Jose metro. There is no real down time from work imo having worked there for sone years now.

One of the main reasons I live in Oakland is to get away from that all tech, 24/7 mentality in the valley. I dont need to be working on 3 side projects and 2 start ups apart from my actual profession-and almost everyone I know is doing that.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Yawns If a person cant entertain themselves in SF, there's something wrong with them.
Not saying SF has no entertainment, it's just a tier or two below NYC's quality.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Definitely not NYC.

Boston and DC though.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Not saying SF has no entertainment, it's just a tier or two below NYC's quality.
Not at all. Most 2017 rankings of most fun and/or entertaining cities dont put NY a 'tier or two' above any city actually. SF tends to be in the same tier in most public opinion polls and surveys that I skimmed thru in the past 10 minutes.

I generally feel that any 3 Million+ CSA/MSA provides good to great entertainment, even many smaller are great( NOLA, Vegas, Honolulu immediately come to mind)
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