Reviews & Comments
Great place if your in tech or a yuppie
Posted On: 4/2/2017 5:29:21 PM
A city that has prided itself on individualism has sold out to corporate greed. Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other tech giants have changed this town to something else. It's just Techies (mostly Brogrammers), people with money and yuppies now. There still is some middle class, but they are struggling and likely don't live in Seattle proper anymore. COL is high, people can be cold to non-natives, and weather is not sunny for more than half the year. Come summer time, Seattle is beautiful, and many things to do and sights to see.
Good place if you have a job and make good money
Posted On: 4/2/2017 5:18:32 PM
What surprised me about Portland was the rapid increase in cost of living. Living in the cool parts of the city is expensive, so many may have to live in the surrounding communities like Beaverton, Gresham etc. While the climate is mostly mild year round, your going to get a lot of drizzly gloomy days from mid October to the end of March. That's about half the year without much sun, so if your a sun worshiper, this isn't the place for you. On the positive it doesn't rain hard, it's more of a mist and the heavier rain is usually in the early morning or late at night when your usually still at home.
The overly liberal politics of the place are easy to ignore, and seemed hypocritical to me. The other issue is that if you don't know anyone and can't network well, good luck getting a job to pay the bills. Since everyone wants to move here, there are not enough jobs to go around, and many people have bachelors and master's degree already, so it's not a place for someone just starting out.
Too hot and too many Brogrammers + Yuppies
Posted On: 4/2/2017 5:05:45 PM
Austin is a pretty city for Texas. It actually has a nice flowing river and some interesting topography which most of Texas lacks. Unfortunately, it's still has the hot Texas climate, so it's going to be hot and muggy for many days 7-8 months out of the year. I come to Austin to visit, but I can tell that it's not a good place for all people. If your a recent UT-Austin graduate and in Computer Science, this is a good place for you. If your a hipster, and have no real marketable skills, then you aren't going to make it. Lots of young early 20s Yuppies. Much more luxury condos than actual business. This is the Portand of the Southwest.