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Old 09-05-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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If I have enough money,

Do you guys think D.C. (Georgetown) is better or Boston (Near the river, common wealth ave.) is better?

I think manhattan is considerable, but too huge.

Georgetown in DC and Boston's historic apartments are really amazing, i think

which place would you guys pick?
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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This "DC vs. Boston" topic has been covered ad nauseum on this forum - do a search and read other threads.

In a nutshell, having lived in both:

Boston: very provincial. I lived along Commonwealth and it was like collegetown central. Much more laid back - I think of it as a decent starter city for someone who wants their urban experience white-bred and either quaint or college. Very safe city.

DC: there are far more interesting neighborhoods in DC than Georgetown (which has become basically a mall), but DC in general is more of a cosmopolitan and intellectual culture than the sports-obsessed Boston. A lot more obnoxious jerks too in DC who think they own the world, but also a lot of genuinely good people who want to commit their lives to saving the world.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:45 AM
 
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I would agree with the previous poster that Boston is much more homogenous. I wonder if it could even pass as the least-diverse major city in the country? Neither bad nor good, but I can guarantee you will see much more diversity on the streets of DC, MD or VA than in Boston or Cambridge.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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Boston = one of the most racist cities on earth.

DC = not so much.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Dorchester. I prefer DC over Boston any day of the week. That's why we have alot of Boston folks here in DC...who aren't going back.

And PS: New England is not a city.
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