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 Post subject: Re: Is Seattle the BEST city in America/the World?
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The answer is a resounding "no". That honor belongs to Kennewick. :o

Sunshine and good wine is awesome.


One has only to drive through Kennewick to see how wrong that statement is. And is Kennewick even classified as a "city"?



Kennewick is what happens to a good place that is allowed uncontrolled developement.

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Never had the luck to visit Europe, have traveled a lot in Mexico when in the Coast Guard but have been to a lot of places in the US.

Seattle is wonderful in August and September for sure. You can see why its called the Emerald City or, like Rome a city built on 7 hills. Great shopping and always something to do or see. Uwagimaya's downtown is a must visit anytime of year. Where else can you find rice cookers from $10 to $700? And like I told Scott you can't find better food anywhere than Seattle.

But for summer its hard to beat Eastern Washington and that includes anywhere in the states. Warm to hot summer days, little if any rain, and great variable scenery. Winter? I hate it more every year.

November/December/January the Gulf Coast of Florida is great. Visit Tampa now and then for lunch and perhaps a trip to Orlando to visit the Cheyenne Saloon or Disney World. The little town of Belleair Bluffs was great for us. Close to Tampa and the gulf, great people and warm breezes. Those same breezes are miserable until you get used to them in the spring/summer.

One thing we have done most years till this one is visit Seattle in late January or February to get a break from the winter weather here. With surgerys and the problems with dog deaths in the Redmond area we are staying home this year.

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I don't think I could get tired of looking at the sites in Rome. There's only so many times I can visit the Fremont Troll. Seattle's a great American city, friendly people, nice attractions, great mountain views on the waterfront, but when compared to international city's I think its outmatched.


This isn't exactly a fair comparison. The world didn't know the Americas existed when Rome was already a couple thousand years old. Seattle is 158 years old. That's like expecting a toddler to be as grown-up and cultured as a 40-year-old person.


Exactly. The thread title says "the World." Its not a fair comparison. Seattle is top 5 cities in the US and I don't think I could name 4 cities ahead of it easily. I haven't been to San Diego, but I've only heard good things.


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The answer is a resounding "no". That honor belongs to Kennewick. :o

Sunshine and good wine is awesome.


But it's no Umatilla, amirite?

On topic: No. Great place and a city I would liked to have lived in, but I think I'd prefer Vancouver, BC to Seattle in the PNW if I didn't live in Portland.


True enough. Umatilla's got the two titty bars and a massage parlor going for it. Not bad for a city of 3000. Tri-Cities pales by comparison.

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I don't think I could get tired of looking at the sites in Rome. There's only so many times I can visit the Fremont Troll. Seattle's a great American city, friendly people, nice attractions, great mountain views on the waterfront, but when compared to international city's I think its outmatched.


This isn't exactly a fair comparison. The world didn't know the Americas existed when Rome was already a couple thousand years old. Seattle is 158 years old. That's like expecting a toddler to be as grown-up and cultured as a 40-year-old person.


Exactly. The thread title says "the World." Its not a fair comparison. Seattle is top 5 cities in the US and I don't think I could name 4 cities ahead of it easily. I haven't been to San Diego, but I've only heard good things.


San Diego is great for weather, but it's also drab scenery and really spread out ( I put something like 200 miles on my car in 2 days). Great beer, though.

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Shark, I've heard similar about Prague. It's tops of my to-visit list. Had a chance to go back in '03, but just ran out of money traveling all the other places I did. Wish we would have done it anyway now. I'm assuming it's similar to some of the other Eastern European cities like Zagreb, which of course only makes me want to visit it more because I know how awesome it's going to be.

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You have to get out into the plains to meet real people. Fender-bender? Messed-up McDonald's order? Nobody's gonna care.


Incidentally, one of the first things the wife and I noticed about people out here was how polite and caring people were here. It was particularly noticeable in fast food joints. Coming from the East Coast, where truly nobody gave a shit, the difference was astonishing. The first time we went through a drive through, we both commented on it, saying it hardly felt like fast food because they were so nice, polite, and actually cared about the food they were giving us. And the rare time I've seen an order messed up here, I'm usually offered a free extra sandwich or fries or something.

I'll agree, Montana has some great people. I lived there for eight years and loved it. You're probably a bit spoiled since you know every single denizen of your town, but for bigger cities, Seattle is quite at the high end of politeness and civility.


I live in Montana, too. In terms of politeness, it's about a toss-up (there are plenty of douchebags here in Billings). Seattle, however, has much better drivers.


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I've grown up in Vancouver and summered in Seattle my whole life (My moms side of the familly lives in Seattle). I lived in Seattle for two years and Waikiki/Honalulu for a year. I'd rank them Van, Hawaii, then Seattle. I lived in North Bergen New Jersey for a year and even that I'd grade above Seattle but only because Manhattan was a 5 min car ride away.

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I'm trying to move to Seattle in a couple of years. Fell in love with the city after my first visit.

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I thought Seattle was the suicide capital of the US? Not sure if that was a fact or some show I was watching.. Something about depression...correct me if I'm wrong tho.


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I thought Seattle was the suicide capital of the US? Not sure if that was a fact or some show I was watching.. Something about depression...correct me if I'm wrong tho.


It's not even in the top 10 in the U.S. Look it up. It's just one of those things people repeat, assuming it's true because it rains 24/7/365 here.

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I've grown up in Vancouver and summered in Seattle my whole life (My moms side of the familly lives in Seattle). I lived in Seattle for two years and Waikiki/Honalulu for a year. I'd rank them Van, Hawaii, then Seattle. I lived in North Bergen New Jersey for a year and even that I'd grade above Seattle but only because Manhattan was a 5 min car ride away.

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I would say that Seattle is definitely a top 5 city in the North America and a top 15-20 city in the world.

quite frankly, the only thing Seattle is lacking in order to be a #1 overall is a world class mass transit system and a milder climate.

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I thought Seattle was the suicide capital of the US? Not sure if that was a fact or some show I was watching.. Something about depression...correct me if I'm wrong tho.


It's not even in the top 10 in the U.S. Look it up. It's just one of those things people repeat, assuming it's true because it rains 24/7/365 here.


I worked for a boss that did the same. He would just repeat stuff and soon enou gh people/lemmings were repeating it.


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I would say that Seattle is definitely a top 5 city in the North America and a top 15-20 city in the world.

quite frankly, the only thing Seattle is lacking in order to be a #1 overall is a world class mass transit system and a milder climate.


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[quote="12evanf"]I don't think I could get tired of looking at the sites in Rome. There's only so many times I can visit the Fremont Troll. Seattle's a great American city, friendly people, nice attractions, great mountain views on the waterfront, but when compared to international city's I think its outmatched.


This isn't exactly a fair comparison. The world didn't know the Americas existed when Rome was already a couple thousand years old. Seattle is 158 years old. That's like expecting a toddler to be as grown-up and cultured as a 40-year-old person.


Exactly. The thread title says "the World." Its not a fair comparison. Seattle is top 5 cities in the US and I don't think I could name 4 cities ahead of it easily. I haven't been to San Diego, but I've only heard good things.


San Diego is great for weather, but it's also drab scenery and really spread out ( I put something like 200 miles on my car in 2 days). Great beer, though.[/quote]

No beer compares to the PNW. Stone brewing is really good but no way it compares to the local fare.

San Diego and Seattle are by far my two most favorite cities at least in the US. Its a toss up between the two based on category but its damn close.


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Stone is but one brewery in a very rich area of brewing. I LOVE N. San Diego county. Escondido, a great place to live, way outside of the city but totally accessable by may roads. Lots of mountainous drives, great vistas. One of my fav. places on the planet to live.

I lived in Washington for 32 years, love it, but I am loving the sun, surf, and mountains in SoCal a LOT more these days.

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Stone is but one brewery in a very rich area of brewing. I LOVE N. San Diego county. Escondido, a great place to live, way outside of the city but totally accessable by may roads. Lots of mountainous drives, great vistas. One of my fav. places on the planet to live.

I lived in Washington for 32 years, love it, but I am loving the sun, surf, and mountains in SoCal a LOT more these days.


My wife has a friend in Carlsbad ( I lived there for a year too) who's husband home brews next to the industrial park where stone and a couple others have local micro breweries and they/he make excellent beer. He does a coffee stout that goes down awesome. Its just not PNW awesome. Manny's, Mac and Jacks and then Fremont among many others. Its awesome. Fremont Abominal Ale will make you wet your shorts. That combined with not paying close to 14% state income tax makes the weather easier to handle. Although I'm pretty close to my limit here without sun.


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I haven't been outside the US enough to accurately gauge the greatness of Seattle, and I haven't been to San Diego either, but that month of sunshine in August makes miserable days like today almost worth it.


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Stone is but one brewery in a very rich area of brewing. I LOVE N. San Diego county. Escondido, a great place to live, way outside of the city but totally accessable by may roads. Lots of mountainous drives, great vistas. One of my fav. places on the planet to live.

I lived in Washington for 32 years, love it, but I am loving the sun, surf, and mountains in SoCal a LOT more these days.


I've been in SD for five years and I just love it near the beach!
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I ride my motorcycle here every month of the year, whereas in Wash. you are lucky to get 2 or 3 months.

I live in Culver City at the moment, but my wife and I plan on moving back to N.San Diego county and building our place in the next couple of years, and opening our brewpub / restaurant (Hawks themed of course) and it will become the official S.D. Seahawks Fans Hangout.

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I thought Seattle was the suicide capital of the US? Not sure if that was a fact or some show I was watching.. Something about depression...correct me if I'm wrong tho.


Actually, I think Butte, MT might be higher on that particular list than Seattle. And if Great Falls doesn't join it there soon, I'll be surprised.

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I ride my motorcycle here every month of the year, whereas in Wash. you are lucky to get 2 or 3 months.

I live in Culver City at the moment, but my wife and I plan on moving back to N.San Diego county and building our place in the next couple of years, and opening our brewpub / restaurant (Hawks themed of course) and it will become the official S.D. Seahawks Fans Hangout.


You must have married the queens daughter. N sd. County isnt cheap. Let me know.


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