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Where would you rather live? Atlanta or Seattle?

Seattle or Atlanta?

  • Atlanta

    Votes: 6 24.0%
  • Seattle

    Votes: 19 76.0%

  • Total voters
    25

evan83

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Let's pretend you've been offered a promotion at work, and you can choose to be assigned to either the Seattle or Atlanta field office of your company.

Your salary will be adjusted based on the cost-of-living difference between the two cities, so cost-of-living will not be a factor.

Which do you choose, and why?
 

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Seattle. Atlanta is too sprawled and full of highways and cars. Seattle is a more public transit/walking city. Also rain is better than scorching heat, and Washington politics are WAY better than Georgia. Both of these cities have been places that I was considering relocating to at various times in the last few years.
 

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Let's pretend you've been offered a promotion at work, and you can choose to be assigned to either the Seattle or Atlanta field office of your company.

Your salary will be adjusted based on the cost-of-living difference between the two cities, so cost-of-living will not be a factor.

Which do you choose, and why?

Cost of living still matters - they'll use the generic index to calculate the difference, but that doesn't cover things like transportation costs (fuel/insurance) and food, etc - the stuff that really smacks you every day.

I'm assuming you mean Atlanta, Georgia?

Atlanta - I have no interest in getting into Seattle weather or living near Mt. St. Helens.
 

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Seattle because I believe it's less dangerous and I love the climate of the Northwest. And in my opinion there are more things to do and see in Washington than Georgia.
 

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Seattle. The weather there sounds better than it does in Atlanta. And it's not in the South. I have no interest in living in the South.
 

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Ugh. Those are the only options?
 

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Atlanta is HOT, and of course a big city, thus it sucks.
Seattle is always grey and rainy, home of mold and mildew, depressing, and like Atlanta, a big city, thus it sucks.

I'd find a job elsewhere.
 

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I picked Seattle because I have been to Atlanta too many times and the place is a nightmare.
 

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Let's pretend you've been offered a promotion at work, and you can choose to be assigned to either the Seattle or Atlanta field office of your company.

Your salary will be adjusted based on the cost-of-living difference between the two cities, so cost-of-living will not be a factor.

Which do you choose, and why?



Probably Atlanta. It's hot and the traffic sucks, but its the South, and I'm Southern. I'd probably feel a lot more at home there.
 

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Atlanta. I like warm weather and don't like too much rain.
 

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Been to both cities and wasn't overly fond of either but if I had to choose it would be Seattle just because it seemed friendlier and the weather is more tolerable.
 

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Atlanta in the winter, Seattle in the summer. If that can't be arranged, Honolulu.
 

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I don't run much anymore but my knee can take the strain better when I run in hot climates. Never been to the US, let alone the two cities but that would be my decider.
 

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Easily Atlanta. Georgia is my home, my family is here, and the weather is awesome.
 

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Seattle:

3% unemployment
Tom Douglas Restaurants
2 Dem senators
Dem governor
Jim McDermott in Congress, so popular he often has no opposition, and needs to fund raise enough to buy business cards
Small companies that are employing some folks: Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Paccar ...
Dick's Hamburgers
Ivar's fish 'n chips
Guys who throw fishes at Pike Place Market (not actually good way to handle seafood, so it's a throw-away fish)
Lake Washington (would not live anywhere that had no view of it)

Great!!! coffee (not Starbucks)
 

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Atlanta. I like warm weather and don't like too much rain.

Well to be honest, it's rained like it is Seattle the past year. We've already got over a years worth of rain.
 

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Well to be honest, it's rained like it is Seattle the past year. We've already got over a years worth of rain.

Us too. I think the whole East coast got drenched this year.
 

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Seattle because I believe it's less dangerous and I love the climate of the Northwest. And in my opinion there are more things to do and see in Washington than Georgia.

Stone Mountain, The Little White House, The World of Coke, Augusta National, The Fox Theater, Six Flags, Calloway Gardens, Centennial Olympic Park, and that's just off the top of my head.
 

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The smart money would choose Las Vegas but it wasn't one of the options.

I've been to Seattle and Atlanta. I prefer the emotional environment of Seattle but neither city would be high on my list of choices.
 

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Never been to Seattle but after that governor's debacle a few years ago I'd prefer Atlanta-there are some nice suburbs there, its much closer to most of my friends and is the site of the 1996 Olympics (I was part of the test event for one of the shooting events-the gun range there (wolf creek) is awesome. I suspect the cost of living is better as well and its easier to get to more places I care about from Ga
 
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