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Old 09-04-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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Default Is San Francisco another Seattle?

Hello!

My boyfriend and I are looking to move to San Francisco or NYC. We LOVED the vibe and social atmosphere of NYC, but we'd like a more relaxed lifestyle and better weather, so we are considering San Francisco. We have lived in Seattle and hate the social climate/ vibe-- we want to make friends, and have people to hang out with on the weekends.

Is San Francisco an easy place to make friends? Do the locals (on average) enjoy hanging out with transplants? We are outgoing and found it easy to make friends in NYC, but difficult in Seattle.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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I compare San Francisco to a smaller laid back NYC built on hills. I used to live in Seattle and besides the downtown area, Seattle is more like Portland and completely different from San Francisco once you step outside of downtown.

San Francisco is mostly transplants, so you won't encounter that "you aren't a local, get out" mentality. It's a great city, I love it here.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:15 AM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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Is San Francisco an easy place to make friends? Do the locals (on average) enjoy hanging out with transplants? We are outgoing and found it easy to make friends in NYC, but difficult in Seattle.
This was just recently discussed in another thread.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-f...ants-make.html
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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if anything, Seattle would be another San Francisco...either way, I don't think it's true...
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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It probably has worse weather than Seattle and way more crime, filth, traffic, nastiness and cost of living..
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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How exactly is the weather in SF worse than Seattle? Have you even been there?
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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How exactly is the weather in SF worse than Seattle? Have you even been there?
No.. But can't imagine it being worse... I mean Seattle has warm and sunny summer unlike Frisco!
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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People in SF are less friendly than Seattle, so if you're having trouble in Seattle you may be disappointed by the Bay Area.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I totally disagree. Have you ever heard of the "Seattle Freeze"?
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