I've always dreamed of moving to one of these two cities. Well, what the fuck, I'm going to do it; turning dreams into reality is fun. I know it seems like an odd contrast, but I dig hustle and bustle and a laidback beach life almost equally. Here's what I'm thinking.
Cost of living: It's very high in both places. That just gives me more incentive to make a lot of money.
Safety: New York's gotten better, right? Right?
Weather: That's a no-brainer.
Culture: It's hard to beat New York for that.
Business opportunities: ?
Apartments: With high rental prices, there will be a lot of people in each city looking to cut down on costs and I'm definitely interested in finding a roommate or two. What areas typically attract the most young people? Where are the best "bargains"?
Chicks: I've heard that SD has a reputation for unbelievable hotties. New York is so fucking big that I'd have to be a total loser not to meet lots of girls. They may be bitchier, but they may also have more substance. There has to be some truth to the "surfer girl" stereotype, no?
Public transportation: I'd have no problem getting around NY, but what about SD? If I choose to move there, I'm not driving cross-country so could I get along for, say, up to a year without my car?
Give me your thoughts.