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Old 10-02-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Me and my wife have both families in Montreal and Stockholm. My job could be done at home so I don't have to worry about that either. Visa or anything like that is not a problem either. We have no kids and are white Americans. We've been to both cities twice. Cousins from both cities tells us to move where they live, so we can't decide! And we will live there for at least 20 years.

Now the problem is that we don't know where to live in. Both cities seems great, but Montreal is closer to our home in Maryland. However, we don't care about that. We don't speak French or Swedish, but we don't mind taking classes and learning it, but both cities speak English very good thank God.

Please help us decide!! Where should we move? Where would you move if you had the option? Pros and cons of both?

Thanks for advice!!

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Personally, I would choose Stockholm. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to live in a European country, especially a rich country like Sweden.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Personally, I would choose Stockholm. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to live in a European country, especially a rich country like Sweden.
What's good about living in Stockholm, and Sweden?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What's good about living in Stockholm, and Sweden?
I haven't been there. Just saying what my personal feeling is. It would be a nice experience to live in a Scandinavian country. Montreal is nice too. But for me, it's sort of "been there, done that."

I'm a Marylander too BTW - Silver Spring, just north of D.C.

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Old 10-02-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'd pick Stockholm any day.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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Stockholm would be more of an experience, Montreal is sort of "America light". And if you settled in the west-island or close to downtown you would not even have to learn french, that area would make you feel like you were in Connecticut or Long Island.

I'd choose Stockholm
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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I'd pick Stockholm any day.
Why? Please be specific
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I find Stockholm to be a very beautiful, historic city. It has all the aspects of a big city but is not polluted, in fact, it is one of the cleanest capitals on earth. It has plenty of open parks, lakes and islands. Excellent public transport too and very friendly people.

It's also very intertwined with the rest of Europe so you have great access to many other cities.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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You choose Montreal, you are still in the Americas ...
You choose Stockholm, you are a hop and a skip away from everywhere else in Europe !!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Everything in Stockholm is in walking distance too.
Other than that I agree with dunno and irman.
One thing I like is you can get a quiet smalltown feeling just a block or two from the busiest inner city streets.
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