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Old 10-15-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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What city fits the bill for a single gay male in his early 30s. I dont care about the weather. I hust want a livable city that there is something going on
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:59 AM
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Location: Baltimore
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miami
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Is being gay even an issue in any major city any more?

If you want the best urban experience for your dollar and weather is a non-issue, Chicago wins in a landslide.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:17 AM
 
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Out of these 4 cities the most "livable" in my opinion would be Austin. Doesn't have the horrendous winters like Boston and Chicago do. Hurricanes aren't a major issue like they are in Miami. Humidity is still a thing in Austin but not nearly as bad as Miami. Lots of Boston and Chicago residents are "lifers" and are very conservative and "in their ways" which sometimes hinders growth/change. That doesn't mean all these cities aren't all gay friendly. Austin and Miami are just a bit more gay friendly.

There are a lot of people who live in Austin car-free, but it's not as easy as it is in Boston and Chicago. COL isn't as high as it is in Boston and Miami, but probably on par or slightly above Chicago. Rent is rising quickly in Austin, but you get a lot more space and a lot newer housing options for similar prices.

Austin and Boston are both also the capital of their respective states, meaning a bit more cushion from recession/economic downturns. Lots of government jobs, healthcare, tech, all that.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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Aside from being gay, maybe consider other things that are important to you. Weather, you say, isn't one of them, but how about a particular food or music or sports or entertainment scene? All of the places you mention are big enough cities to have people from all walks of life, but there are geographical influences everywhere. I'm no expert on any of those places, but I would imagine Miami has Caribbean/Cuban cultural influences; Austin would have some Tex-Mex; Boston would have a Yankee/New England feel; and Chicago an overall Midwestern vibe (including things like baseball, beer, brats...you get the idea).
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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Out of these 4 cities the most "livable" in my opinion would be Austin. Doesn't have the horrendous winters like Boston and Chicago do. Hurricanes aren't a major issue like they are in Miami. Humidity is still a thing in Austin but not nearly as bad as Miami. Lots of Boston and Chicago residents are "lifers" and are very conservative and "in their ways" which sometimes hinders growth/change. That doesn't mean all these cities aren't all gay friendly. Austin and Miami are just a bit more gay friendly.

There are a lot of people who live in Austin car-free, but it's not as easy as it is in Boston and Chicago. COL isn't as high as it is in Boston and Miami, but probably on par or slightly above Chicago. Rent is rising quickly in Austin, but you get a lot more space and a lot newer housing options for similar prices.

Austin and Boston are both also the capital of their respective states, meaning a bit more cushion from recession/economic downturns. Lots of government jobs, healthcare, tech, all that.
Don't forget, Boston is is a very transient city, or at least it's becoming more transient I would think. I think it's still growing by around ~8,000~ people a year. Chicago's unfortunately not growing that fast I don't think.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Actually, OP would be better off in Ft Lauderdale, specifically Wilton Manor. Quite a few gays, not all, have fled Miami for Ft Lauderdale.

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Old 10-17-2019, 06:16 AM
 
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Once the OP said he doesn't care about weather. Basically, I might come down to choosing a city by work available in your field, visiting key Gay areas/neighborhoods and options available to live in these areas and areas nearby that gain more Gay transplants.

Each may have a different feel/vibe as these cities will. Generally, in such relocation options others might suggest? I'd say start a thread in each city forum you are most interested in. Internet, research into these cities Gay neighborhoods especially. Since most of these cities will be Gay friendly in or near cores and key neighborhoods anyway.

Just suggesting ones favorite city and weather ..... isn't really helping.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I'd go Chicago. Boystown or West Loop to be specific.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Boston is grea but the gay scene supposively is way different than other places. Its one of the most gay cities, but I noticed many of the LGBT families are integrated very well with the population and have families, etc. Its very different, the gay night club scene is dwindling because the lot of the gay population just goes to regular clubs. In my opinion, Boston is like the least extrusive gay city. Which is different, not necessarily a bad thing.. its just a way different dynamic than plces like Orlando, NYC and Miami where you KNOW the lGBT population s there and thriving and everything. Boston is like commuter gays.

So Depends on what you want. Chicago is affordable, good jobs etc. Miami is a good vacation spot, dont live there. Austin? idk.

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1. Chicago


2. Boston
3. Austin
4. Miami
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