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post #16 of 82
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There is supposed to be a very favorable male-female ratio that I have not personally witnessed.

You've never noticed the unusually high population of 50+ administrative assistants? Open your eyes, man!
post #17 of 82
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DC ranked very high in a recent poll on this very subject in Money (I think) magazine. If you're a lawyer, there is no better place for jobs. The city and metro-accessible suburbs are fairly pricey, but Capitol Hill staffers seem to get by, so it's definitely doable. As far as culture and entertainment goes, it's no SF or NYC, but it's better than people give it credit for. The weather is definitely better than Boston. There is supposed to be a very favorable male-female ratio that I have not personally witnessed.
where are you from originally AC?
post #18 of 82
It really depends what you are looking for, if you have a job that transfers well etc.

Were I ready to start a family, I think Lexington, Kentucky would be my choice. Such a gorgeous part of the world and the people there are nicer than you can imagine.

But as a young person, you need excitement and nightlife and opportunities to meet people. My short list would include Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles for bigger places. If you can deal with cold weather, Minneapolis is fantastic as well.
post #19 of 82
Chicago is great. It is a friendly city that has a lot of good spirit.

San Francisco is a good and bad choice. You can still live here if you don't have a family and have few responsibilities, but a lot of people leave once they need to settle down. I would estimate that 80% of our friends have left over the last 10 years. It is a good place to experience.
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Chicago is great. It is a friendly city that has a lot of good spirit.

San Francisco is a good and bad choice. You can still live here if you don't have a family and have few responsibilities, but a lot of people leave once they need to settle down. I would estimate that 80% of our friends have left over the last 10 years. It is a good place to experience.

Are you sure they are leaving because of San Francisco?
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Chicago is great. It is a friendly city that has a lot of good spirit.

San Francisco is a good and bad choice. You can still live here if you don't have a family and have few responsibilities, but a lot of people leave once they need to settle down. I would estimate that 80% of our friends have left over the last 10 years. It is a good place to experience.

I have some close friends from Boston that moved out there about two years ago and love it there. I think it is definitely a consideration if I were to move to the west coast. The key thing they seem to appreciate is that people are more "laid back" than our New England brethren.
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Are you sure they are leaving because of San Francisco?

Does that ignore function still exist on here???
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Does that ignore function still exist on here???

It should be, I see no reason why J would remove it.

Jon.
post #24 of 82
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DC ranked very high in a recent poll on this very subject in Money (I think) magazine. If you're a lawyer, there is no better place for jobs. The city and metro-accessible suburbs are fairly pricey, but Capitol Hill staffers seem to get by, so it's definitely doable. As far as culture and entertainment goes, it's no SF or NYC, but it's better than people give it credit for. The weather is definitely better than Boston. There is supposed to be a very favorable male-female ratio that I have not personally witnessed.

+1. I read the same article, though I can't remember where.

My experience of San Francisco exactly parallels what Matt wrote. It's still my favorite city (to visit), but I lived there for a year when I was married and had a family and found practical, real life a pain in the a$$, not to mention hellaciously expensive.

I agree that everyone should experience living in a big city once in his life. Then you'll appreciate living in a small town, but making enough $$ to travel for pleasure.
post #25 of 82
DC, Austin, Miami.
post #26 of 82
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+1. I read the same article, though I can't remember where.

My experience of San Francisco exactly parallels what Matt wrote. It's still my favorite city (to visit), but I lived there for a year when I was married and had a family and found practical, real life a pain in the a$$, not to mention hellaciously expensive.

I agree that everyone should experience living in a big city once in his life. Then you'll appreciate living in a small town, but making enough $$ to travel for pleasure.

Agree 100%....I lived in NYC and never found it practical or convenient. Made me appreciate the suburbs where I grew up much more....but definitely an experience everyone should try.
post #27 of 82
DC becomes pretty uninspiring if you're here long enough. Very little excitement.
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DC becomes pretty uninspiring if you're here long enough. Very little excitement.

You could always go to the IRS Building and flip em off all day like Walter.
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You could always go to the IRS Building and flip em off all day like Walter.

You can spend your whole life flipping off buildings in DC.
post #30 of 82
If you can stand winter I'd suggest you explore Minneapolis.
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