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Old 11-09-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: US
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Wanted to get feedback on cost of living, economic opportunity and quality of life from now to the next decade.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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I'd rather be culturally expected to recycle than culturally expected to be religious.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: North Caroline
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I'd rather be culturally expected to recycle than culturally expected to be religious.
I'm not religious myself, but it's always so enlightening when people make blanket statements like that. And if anything, recycling is probably split more along an urban-rural divide than a regional divide...
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I'd rather be culturally expected to recycle than culturally expected to be religious.
I guess going to heaven is a kind of recycling... :-)
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'm not religious myself, but it's always so enlightening when people make blanket statements like that. And if anything, recycling is probably split more along an urban-rural divide than a regional divide...
What's your preference, Poached Salmon or Fried Chicken?
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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PNW. Cooler weather, more liberal, heavier Asian influence.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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Southeast. Better prospects for long term rather than that damp dog weather of the PNW.

Besides I can live near beaches that I would actually want to go to like Charleston, or the mountains of Asheville.

I would miss the beautiful nature areas of the PNW. Problem is that the only nice areas are on the coasts while the SE has the coasts to the mountains as getting better. Particularly in the cities which is where I would move to anyway.

The PNW has Portland and Seattle for its realistic contenders for where I would live. The southeast has

Raleigh-Durham, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nasheville, Charleston, Savannah, Wilmington, Asheville, Greenville.

Sure I wouldn't live in all of them right now, but I can see them all getting better and their proximity only makes it a better location overall.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Metrowest Boston
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Pnw.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Even though I enjoy the Southeast and think there are plenty of beautiful areas around here, I much prefer the PNW due to the better outdoor activities. Much more dramatic mountains (better hiking and skiing), breath-taking coast-line, and better summers (depending on where in the PNW).
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Wanted to get feedback on cost of living, economic opportunity and quality of life from now to the next decade.
I'll admit the southeast probably wins in COL and economic opportunity. You have a lot more cities to choose from and associated employment.

Quality of life is more subjective - PNW wins for me due to being stronger for my hobbies.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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To make this a fair comparison we should first define the regions and try to make it of a similar land area. Now lets just limit the PNW to WA and OR. ID is usually included but it's kind of far removed from the coastal states.

PNW
Washington: 66,455.52 sq mi | 7,405,743 people
Oregon: 95,988.01 sq mi | 4,142,776 people
Total: 162,443.53 sq mi | 11,548,519 people

metropolitan areas
>6,400,000 (0)
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>3,200,000 (1)
Seattle, WA: 3,867,046
>1,600,000 (1)
Portland, OR: 2,453,168
>800,000 (0)
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>400,000 (2)
Spokane, WA: 564,236
Salem, OR: 424,982
>200,000 (7)
Eugene, OR: 374,748
Kennewick, WA: 290,296
Olympia, WA: 280,588
Bremerton, WA: 266,414
Yakima, WA: 250,193
Bellingham, WA: 221,404
Medford, OR: 217,479
>100,000 (5)
Bend, OR: 186,875
Mount Vernon, WA: 125,619
Albany, OR: 125,047
Wenatchee, WA: 118,478
Longview, WA: 106,910
>50,000 (3)
Corvallis, OR: 90,951
Grants Pass, OR: 86,352
Walla Walla, WA: 64,614

SE
North Carolina: 48,617.91 sq mi | 10,273,419 people
South Carolina: 30,060.70 sq mi | 5,024,369 people
Georgia: 57,513.49 sq mi | 10,429,379 people
Total: 133,192.10 sq mi | 25,727,167 people

Metropolitan Areas
>6,400,000 (0)
---------------------
>3,200,000 (1)
Atlanta, GA: 5,884,736
>1,600,000 (1)
Charlotte, NC: 2,525,305
>800,000 (3)
Raleigh, NC: 1,335,079
Greenville, SC: 895,923
Columbia, SC: 825,033
>400,000 (7)
Charleston, SC: 775,831
Greensborough, NC: 761,184
Winston, NC: 667,733
Augusta, GA: 600,151
Durham, NC: 567,428
Myrtle Beach, SC: 464,165
Ashville, NC: 456,145
>200,000 (10)
Savannah, GA: 387,543
Fayetteville, NC: 386,662
Hickory, NC: 366,534
Spartanburg, SC: 334,391
Columbus, GA: 303,811
Wilmington, NC: 288,156
Macon, GA: 228,914
Hilton Head Island, SC: 215,302
Athens, GA: 209,271
Florence, SC: 205,831
>100,000 (10)
Gainesville, GA: 199,335
Jacksonville, NC: 193,893
Warner Robins, GA: 191,779
Greenville, NC: 179,042
Burlington, NC: 162,391
Valdosta, GA: 145,437
Dalton, GA: 144,440
New Bern, NC: 124,864
Goldsboro, NC: 124,172
Brunswick, GA: 118,119
>50,000 (2)
Rome, GA: 97,613
Hinesville, GA: 80,400
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