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Question by fxtrade: Moving from Chicago Boston?
I am thinking of making a move from Chicago to a city in the east. I am a 29 yo single male. I currently live in Chicago, and have lived here all my life. Chicago is infested with gangs/crime and seems to be getting worse than better. I am just sick of the gangs. Fortunately I live in an ok neighborhood, but still.
Traffic in Chicago is awful. What I do like here is the public transportation. You can easily do without a car and get just about anywhere. Cold weather is not a concern for me. Not many places have worse winters than ours. I do not like places that are very hot & humid year round.
There are also many activities in the city, but there is nothing outside of it but endless plain fields of corn.
What eastern city is better for me compared to Chicago?
– Safety (Crime rate, gang violence…etc)
– Activities in the city, and outside of it.
– Jobs market.
I’ve looked at NYC, but it is extremely expensive there. It surprises me that such a large city has such low crime rate. I’ve also looked at all the major cities in the Northeast(Washington DC, Philly, Richmond, VA) and Boston seems the best option, although I know that it is also expensive there.
Any other suggestions are welcome. The only other city that called my attention was Denver.
(Don’t tell me that X city is better than Y city because of better/worse sports teams, please.)
Thanks for all the input guys. To clarify, since some, for unknown reasons, don’t understand my question. I am asking how is Boston compared to Chicago. i obviously know there is crime everywhere, and more in big cities. Again, how does it COMPARE. By activities, I mean, any, since I didn’t specify.. outdoors, indoors, art, museums, music…etc. I like sports, but not interested in baseball. I follow football(soccer).
Any good suburbs of Boston you recommend?
Answer by Kristina
Stay in Chicago but move to the North side! I’ve lived here all mylife, in Pilsen. Nowhere else I’ve been can compare. I mean its upto you but I think Chicago’s as good as it gets lol. Goof luck on whatever you choose to do.
Or move to pilsen. It is very gang filled but also a very cultured neighborhood.
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