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Old 01-10-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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Default Wow.

What a bunch of weather weenies.

Vancouver is one of the coolest cities around, with less attitude than anywhere in California that I've been, though perhaps similarly expensive.

It's unfortunate that folks are scaring you off because the winters are grey and damp.

Go to the California boards - every place has unique problems. Seems to me that (at worst) unpleasant weather is a lot easier to deal with than sprawl, gentrification, massive budgetary issues, etc. But to each their own.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C
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What a bunch of weather weenies.

Vancouver is one of the coolest cities around, with less attitude than anywhere in California that I've been, though perhaps similarly expensive.

It's unfortunate that folks are scaring you off because the winters are grey and damp.

Go to the California boards - every place has unique problems. Seems to me that (at worst) unpleasant weather is a lot easier to deal with than sprawl, gentrification, massive budgetary issues, etc. But to each their own.
I don't find fall or spring to be all that pleasant either...summer can be hit and miss. For me life is to short to live somewhere that is grey,cold, and wet soo much of the year..and it costs a fortune for the privledge of it all.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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Thumbs down Vancouver is rainy and gloomy all year long

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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone could give me some general info on Vancouver. I want to get away from Chicago's harsh winters... I've heard that the weather in Vancouver is fairly decent. What is it like all year round? I'm asthmatic and need to find a place that had moderate temps all year round. What are the hot job fields there? Nice neighborhood to consider where the rent isn't too high?

If anyone has ever been to Chicago..how would you compare Vancouver with Chicago?

Thanks in advance!
If you are considering moving to Vancouver you will have to be ready for rain, and lots of it. The skies are grey and gloomy and there is rarely a sunny day. The rent is high all over BC, not just in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Cost of living is high as well and the transit system is one of the worst I have ever seen in all of Canada.
On a social level there is a high rate of homelessness and poverty and the wages are not too good. Crime is an issue too. If you have lots of cash in hand and you can secure yourself a job right away you might be able to make it there, but do not go to BC without lots of cash, that is why the local
people joke BC stands for "bring cash!". lorri
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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If you are considering moving to Vancouver you will have to be ready for rain, and lots of it. The skies are grey and gloomy and there is rarely a sunny day. The rent is high all over BC, not just in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Cost of living is high as well and the transit system is one of the worst I have ever seen in all of Canada.
On a social level there is a high rate of homelessness and poverty and the wages are not too good. Crime is an issue too. If you have lots of cash in hand and you can secure yourself a job right away you might be able to make it there, but do not go to BC without lots of cash, that is why the local
people joke BC stands for "bring cash!". lorri
While I agree with much of what you have said the statement that there is rarely a sunny day in Vancouver is completely untrue. I just spent 3 months there last summer and with the exception of a week it was very sunny the whole time. Check out katkam.ca for current weather pics and see for yourself. It does rain a lot but it is an insanely beautiful city!
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