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Boston, Philly, NY, DC

Please offer your thoughts on each of these East Coast cities. I am considering a move to the East Coast. Please be honest, but don't embellish (too much).

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3905/04/2013

Of the 4, Philly is probably the worst. DC is only a little better. If you're from Seattle, you probably will like Boston.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 105/01/2013

Don't go to Philly EVER -- it's horrible.

DC is OK if you have the $$ to live in the 'burbs.

NY, again, is nice if you have the $$.

Boston?? Too chilly for me.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 205/01/2013

In what ways are Seattle and Boston similar? Thanks.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 305/01/2013


by Sleepy in Seattlereply 405/01/2013

I would pick NY or Boston

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 505/01/2013

Philly is basically a NYC suburb at this point and I don't mean that in a positive sense.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 605/01/2013

NYC is obviously the best choice. You can't regret it, though you'll be broke.

Philly is a lot better than outsiders would say. Great downtown area and affordable.

DC is boring. Milquetoast/suburban sensibility.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 705/01/2013

I love NYC but have to say Boston is really growing on me.

-Boston & NYC are both great -Philly & DC both suck

NYC = more expensive, hipper Boston = nice outdoor space, lots of cool smart people but can be pretty aloof.

I like the compactness of Boston Lately and the sense of community.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 805/01/2013

What with the Philadelphia bashing? It's a great city, unique with many great neighborhoods and commerce.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 905/01/2013

Moved from NY to Boston for work and regretting. Here, they're provincial, full of road rage and have a Napoleon complex.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1005/01/2013

R9. The whole city is GHETTO.

It's the worst aspects of the worse neighborhoods of NYC and let's not forget that lovely Camden, New Jersey right across the river from Philly.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1105/01/2013

I lived in DC for years but it began to wear on me. I wanted more edginess.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1205/01/2013

Boston is too provincial. I lived there before coming to NYC. Love NYC. Philly is really quiet; doesn't offer much in the way of the arts. There are some nice neighborhoods in center city. It's a lot cheaper than NYC, but it's also have the city that new york is. NYC has lots of cool neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1305/01/2013

Don't embellish too much?

Aren't you the tedious, controlling one?

You'd just LOVE Philadelphia. Move there and die.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1405/01/2013

Boston - small but pretty, close to P-Town, good seafood, boring scene, uptight and boorish residents. Great museums and schools.

Philly - great food, cheap, small but fun scene, a fair degree of sleaze, great museums, nice diversity of people - an underrated city, IMO.

DC - yawn. yawn. yawn. Great museums.

NY - big, fun, something for everyone, high energy, people look good, dress well, are smart, interesting, on the expensive side.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1505/01/2013

You should move to Chicago.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1605/01/2013

I'd live in DC before shitcago

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1705/01/2013

I was just Googling distances from NYC and Boston is 217 miles away, while Philly is only 96.7 miles away from NYC.

I had no idea Philly was that close to NYC and Boston was that far away.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1805/01/2013

Chicago is landlocked. EUW!

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 1905/01/2013

If you are moving from Seattle, Philadelphia would be a sensible and easily acclimated move.

DC is fun, but if you aren't a young up and coming politico, or old and wealthy.. it's limiting.'s nice, The location is great for summer excursions...but the winter can really suck.

NYC, lots of excitement, lots of situation, be very, very rich.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2005/01/2013

Philly might be a little too untidy and "urban" (euphemism) for OP. Boston is clean, upscale, white and pretty far north, which does make it seem like the move for someone from Seattle.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2105/01/2013

DC sucks. Don't waste your time thinking of moving here.

Philly's probably your best bet if you're looking for cool people, reasonable cost of living, and peace of mind.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2205/01/2013

If you're looking for a city where the gay scene is stuck in a time warp circa 1985, then by all means, choose Philly.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2305/01/2013

OP, it's

New York




Everybody talk about mmm pop music

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2405/01/2013

And if you want HIV or meningitis, by all means, go to NYC.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2505/01/2013

well, Philly is the best, fucked-up but full of character and affordable.

NYC, too fashion driven and expensive now

DC, impossible traffic, it's nearly impossible to commute from one part to the part at any part of the day

Boston, pretty and nice but the people are indeed chilly. I like spending time there but am always glad to be back in Philly.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2605/01/2013

This thread is embarrassing.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2705/01/2013

New Yorker who goes to Philly all the time. Great museums, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Wonderful architecture and it's an affordable place to live. It's undergoing a long-awaited rebirth.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2805/01/2013

Philly's got the blacks!

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 2905/02/2013

r21 nailed it.

If I was coming from seattle I would be sad going to philly.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3005/02/2013

which is better, NY or London?

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3105/02/2013

In Boston the entire metro gets shut down just to look for two murderers.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3205/02/2013

R31 NYC all the way.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3305/02/2013

R31, used to be New York but I think these days, London is better. It's also more expensive, however.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3405/02/2013

R29, pretty much

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3505/02/2013

DC is gorgeous, with tons of cultural, food, employment, and entertainment offerings, but it helps to have $$$$.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3605/02/2013

The conclusion: Nowhere is good without $$$$$.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3705/03/2013

There is a reason I call Philadelphia KILL-adelphia. Just watch our news. In fact, read the news online for ANY city you are planning to move to before you relocate.

Some great places to eat in the greater Philly area, downtown too.

Please be careful if you come to Philly.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3805/03/2013

Philly is ghetto hell. Not as bad as Baltimore but a pretty horrible, violent city.

by Sleepy in Seattlereply 3905/04/2013
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