has written 4 SperlingViews. Currently, Brook is living in Snohomish, WA and has a little something to say:
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re: moving concerns - 1/4/2008 Posted On: 1/17/2008 4:22:20 PM
My advice would depend on the type of life you want. If you are interested in making a nice salary, the Seattle area pay is rather good. Just don't except a big welcome (or any welcome at all for that matter). All of the G/L couples I know don't have any more friends than the rest of us. Even in bars and clubs people just do not mingle like you would think. I can't seem to figure it out. The winter will be mild to you in comparison w/Boston. Summer here is short, but wonderful. Seattle is not the worst place to live, but I certainly would not chose it again.
I would have to agree with the majority... Posted On: 9/4/2007 12:41:26 PM
As a recent transplant from Mobile, Alabama , I have experienced many of the backwards ways expressed by the majority on this site. Yes, Seattle is a beautiful place. It has mountains, vast forests, and is in close proximity to Canada. On the other hand, I have not been accepted as well as I would have thought. I am often ridiculed for my "southern accent". I have been told things such as "You're from Alabama? You don't sound that dumb!". I don't expect to be lovingly embraced or anything, but a little bit of common courtesy might be nice. The job market is good here, hence the constant flow of newbies like me to the area. Traffic is crazy and everyone drives below the speed limit. Seattle has it's advantages, but look way in before moving here. You may just be disappointed.
For Jason Posted On: 7/26/2007 3:02:20 PM
I have never been to Memphis, but I can tell you if you don't have issues with pay and heat it is truly wonderful. There are many things for a 35yr old man to do. Plenty of beautiful women, great beaches minutes away, art and history museums, good people. You should check it out!
Great History Posted On: 6/7/2007 3:01:56 PM
Mobile has a great city history of more than 300 years. Where can you go to find oak trees that canopy the street over historic homes? Mobile's Mardi Gras is actually one you can take your children to and not have to cover their eyes. The people are friendly and despite the wages being on the lower end, the cost of living/property taxes are comparable. I love Mobile and all of it's splendor.