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View Poll Results: Which Metro area would you prefer to live in?
Atlanta Metro 25 26.88%
Houston Metro 22 23.66%
Seattle Metro 46 49.46%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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If Houston or Atlanta had downtowns close to Seattle's...


....or scenes like these


..then maybe I could choose Atlanta or Houston.
IMHO, Those people playing volleyball are in dire need of a suntan.
By the way how many weeks does summer lasts in Seattle?? In other words how often can one go to the beach and get suntanned. water-skiing, sailing, and jet skiing are very popular water-sports here in Houston's 5 lakes as well as in nearby Galveston. I wonder how popular they are in Seattle?
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Which of these metro areas would you prefer to live in as far as quality of life, attractions, landscape, shopping, lifestyle, culture,etc


Mod or someone put a poll if you can!
I prefer Seattle's climate and topography.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Atlanta
Houston
Seattle

In that order
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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True, thanks to the mountains and water. But IME downtown Seattle can feel eerily like downtown and midtown Atlanta in places. Just an opinion, of course, but my husband agrees...he's a Seattle native, and I'm from Atlanta.
The bottom line to me is that all three of these cities have a lot to offer. Will be in Seattle next week to see friends and relatives...can't wait. I'm a total foodie, and Seattle definitely has one thing that the other two cities don't...fresh Pacific salmon. Yum.
BTW, Rachael, welcome back from your wedding and honeymoon...hope it was everything you dreamed it would be! Isn't Greece fabulous?
I've seen Houston from pictures and on tv, but I've been to Atlanta numerous times. Haven't been to Seattle, but have been to WA state. At least from pictures, the thing that does it for me are the mountains in the background.

Yes, it was amazing there. I posted a few pictures on my profile if you'd like to see.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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In your opinion

I would choose Houston or Atlanta. Just more to do overall in those cities and better job market

Do you really find it necessary to roll your eyes at someone's opinion?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Your right ,but Atlanta is a very beautiful city too. I wish Seattle could attract more blacks because that is a big reason why I couldn't live there.
That's cool but I'm black too and thought it would be a nice change. Do you only socialize with blacks? I moved here from D.C. Been in D.C. for over 20 years and a couple of other cities including Newark, Los Angeles. Not as many blacks as D.C. but we are here. We have a thriving black community. Take a trip out. You will be quite surprised.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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That's cool but I'm black too and thought it would be a nice change. Do you only socialize with blacks? I moved here from D.C. Been in D.C. for over 20 years and a couple of other cities including Newark, Los Angeles. Not as many blacks as D.C. but we are here. We have a thriving black community. Take a trip out. You will be quite surprised.

I talk to anybody, I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood so don't get it twisted or nothing lol. However, as far as getting the black culture and getting haircuts, food, clubs,etc that was my point.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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If Houston or Atlanta had downtowns close to Seattle's...








....or scenes like these







..then maybe I could choose Atlanta or Houston.
Those are REALLY nice pics of Seattle. Especially the beach where they're playing volleyball, and I like those appartments behind them. Seattle looks like a fun city. People usually stereotype Seattle as a dark gloomy place, because of Grunge Music and all the rainy days there, but there are actually nice days, as displayed by these photos. People on the beach. Looks fun, I would love to go one day.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I talk to anybody, I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood so don't get it twisted or nothing lol. However, as far as getting the black culture and getting haircuts, food, clubs,etc that was my point.
It's all here. Plenty of black barbershops, salons, restaurants, coffee houses, festivals, churches etc. We even have our own Northwest African American Museum. NAAM: Northwest African American Museum
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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1) Atlanta
2) Houston
3) Seattle

Seattle is a very nice city, but I wouldn't personally want to live there. I had enough with freaks.
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