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Old 07-07-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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Default Bored and Tired of living in DC want to move to NYC

I currently live in the DC metro area and am tired and bored of living here. I visit NYC as often as I can and love it there...the people arefriendlier, the energy is amazing and so much more interesting things to do. DC people suck and is overrated for the cost of living. I can’t seem to run into regular people in DC and in generally I seem to run into 4 kinds of people all the time in this town.

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I work for the Federal Government and want to relocate really bad...any thoughts?

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 AM
grant516
 
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The better you get to know people in any big city and the fall into very similar categories.
Visiting and Living places yeild very different experiences.

If you want to move, make the move.

Generally working for the Feds might make it easier if you're in DC.
Most people on here first question about money if you're considering moving into NYC, especially Manhattan.

Washington is expensive, but New York beats it hands down.

IMHO though, I wouldn't move to New York City for the quality of people.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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Anyone else? Aslo I hate the singles scene in DC...it sucks big time. So does the nightlife. Thats one of my biggest reasons to wanting to move.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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I currently live in the DC metro area and am tired and bored of living here. I visit NYC as often as I can and love it there...the people arefriendlier, the energy is amazing and so much more interesting things to do. DC people suck and is overrated for the cost of living. I can’t seem to run into regular people in DC and in generally I seem to run into 4 kinds of people all the time in this town.

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I work for the Federal Government and want to relocate really bad...any thoughts?
You sound like a whiner. That's likely the problem.

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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You sound like a whiner. That's likely the problem.
lol
 
Old 07-07-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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No not whiner. Lots of people in the same boat as me hate DC.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: New York City
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... there's hardly any interracial couples who are not middle class and up and are from DC.
New York probably isn't what you want either. Both New York and DC are dominated by transplanted upper-middle-class professionals and have large numbers of poor minorities (whom you describe as "ghetto"). These cities attract the elite and their populations are more similar than they are different.

Perhaps someplace like Atlanta or Houston? Those cities provide more opportunities to the aspirational working/middle class and have a much lower cost of living.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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New York probably isn't what you want either. Both New York and DC are dominated by transplanted upper-middle-class professionals and have large numbers of poor minorities (whom you describe as "ghetto"). These cities attract the elite and their populations are more similar than they are different.

Perhaps someplace like Atlanta or Houston? Those cities provide more opportunities to the aspirational working/middle class and have a much lower cost of living.
I was a little peaved by the ghetto comment but was too lax to address it. I didn't realize people sought out interracial relationships-but I don't know that Atlanta or Houston would be better for that. Funny thing is, I was in some DMV suburb a few years ago and i saw TONS of IR couples that appeared to be working class. columbia MD I think. Mostly Black guys with White women (or they were the most noticable) but I thought the town was chartered for it or something.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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I was a little peaved by the ghetto comment but was too lax to address it. I didn't realize people sought out interracial relationships-but I don't know that Atlanta or Houston would be better for that. Funny thing is, I was in some DMV suburb a few years ago and i saw TONS of IR couples that appeared to be working class. columbia MD I think. Mostly Black guys with White women (or they were the most noticable) but I thought the town was chartered for it or something.
DC still sux bigtime. Manhattan prices for cr@ppy living.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 04:13 PM
grant516
 
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DC still sux bigtime. Manhattan prices for cr@ppy living.
I don't think you have a real grasp of what Manhattan prices are if you're comparing DC to them.

How much money do you make, and can your job transfer you? If you're making anything less than 65K, I don't think you'll find any quality of life in Manhattan.
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