List pros and cons of both if you've been to or live in either city / state. Im having a dilemma on choosing where I want to invest my energy on as far as focusing where to move to.
i initially thought it would cost me $11k to be able to afford a long distance move but I've done more research and it won't cost that much.
- Austin, TX37% (19)36% (17)37% (36)Vote
- Seattle, WA63% (32)64% (30)63% (62)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Austin hands down.
Much prefer the climate
Prefer the music scene (both have music scenes but I prefer Austin's)
Seattle is too big for my taste
Seattle just seems depressed to me - like boxed in, overcast, isolated from the rest of the country. Whereas Austin seems more alive, open, blue sky, and more centrally located.
I like the Cascades, Ocean, Rainier near Seattle. But I like the hill country, rivers and lakes near Austin better. Yea I'm a outdoorsy type, but so are a lot of other people on both of those places.
I think I'd like the people in Austin better.
Bottom line is that Austin just impresses me a LOT more than Seattle. It's an overall feeling.1
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Most Helpful Girl
Seattle is amazing, lived there (actually lived on Bainbridge Island) for a little while. The community there is amazing, there are tons of places to walk, bike, or jog, and there's a lot of culture, specifically Native American culture. Plus, you live a little while away from Portland, Oregon, and you can take the ferry to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. If you wind up settling down there, and have kids (I'm assuming you don't already) the school system isn't half bad, there are a ton of parks on the islands, many museums to take them to to expose them to art, as well as children's museums. There are also a few beautiful lakes to visit (such as Crescent Lake, it's beautiful and I'd give in a 10/10) as well as a rainforest and a national park, and you can drive to the ocean. It's also incredibly LGBTQ friendly, I didn't once meet anyone homophobic, and overall it's very welcoming to everyone from different walks of life.
Some cons might be the Puget Sound. Beautiful body of water, but if you want to get across it you have to travel two hours by car or take the ferry, and depending on if you live on one of the island or on maibl and, you could wind up taking the ferry every day. That being said, it's quite a nice, well kept ferry system, and it's usually on time, plus you can get a frequent user card. Another con might be the distance to proper shops. On Bainbridge, we had a lovely Main Street with a grocers, a bookshop, and some little stores, as well as a park, a tiny children's i for play space, and an ice cream shop, and for Halloween all of Main Street hands out candy (or an ice cream cone, if you're the ice cream shop) but you have to travel at least twenty minutes to go to a Target or any other brand name store.
All in all, I would totally recommend moving there, it's a great place to be single guy, or to raise a family.0