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Old Jul 31st 2005, 10:42 pm
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Does anyone live in either of these places.

Although I am planning to return to the UK, Pittsburgh, PA just doesn't cut it even after 8 years. Went to Seattle once, wasn't bad but it was just a weekend visit. Never been to Phoenix but only heard good about it.

Be interested to hear from anybody in these places before I totally close all doors on the US.
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Well you couldn't have picked two cities with such a completely different climate as these two. The lush green pacific northwest vs the southwestern desert.
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Well you couldn't have picked two cities with such a completely different climate as these two. The lush green pacific northwest vs the southwestern desert.

The coffee is good in Seattle though.
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Well you couldn't have picked two cities with such a completely different climate as these two. The lush green pacific northwest vs the southwestern desert.
I know - Seattle reminds me of England because of the rain but I like the tropical plants etc that Arizona offers. Although the 120° heat doesn't appeal to me much at the moment
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I was in Pittsburgh last weekend. I thought it was nice. But I was only there for 2 days. I really liked the Church Brew Works!
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I was in Pittsburgh last weekend. I thought it was nice. But I was only there for 2 days. I really liked the Church Brew Works!
Nothing really wrong with Pittsburgh - it just isn't for me. Too many bad memories from the in-laws
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Originally Posted by debbie#1
Nothing really wrong with Pittsburgh - it just isn't for me. Too many bad memories from the in-laws
Then the Church Brew Works is the perfect place!
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Then the Church Brew Works is the perfect place!

Curious, is that the old german brewery in downtown Pit??
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Default Re: Seattle or Phoenix

Originally Posted by debbie#1
Does anyone live in either of these places.

Although I am planning to return to the UK, Pittsburgh, PA just doesn't cut it even after 8 years. Went to Seattle once, wasn't bad but it was just a weekend visit. Never been to Phoenix but only heard good about it.

Be interested to hear from anybody in these places before I totally close all doors on the US.
How about Philadelphia? I live nearby and it really is a lovely city. Weather is decent, close to NY and DC and lots to do. It's in PA but miles from Pittsburg.
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Originally Posted by debbie#1
Curious, is that the old german brewery in downtown Pit??
No, thats Penn Brewing. Decent beer there too, food os OK too. Church Brew Works is a brewery/pub that is in an old church. Good beer and from what I hear good food. It's certainly a different place to go for a night out.
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Originally Posted by debbie#1
Does anyone live in either of these places.

Although I am planning to return to the UK, Pittsburgh, PA just doesn't cut it even after 8 years. Went to Seattle once, wasn't bad but it was just a weekend visit. Never been to Phoenix but only heard good about it.

Be interested to hear from anybody in these places before I totally close all doors on the US.
Don't forget to consider Tucson ... very beautiful, particularly places like Oro Valley. Also there is NM, which is probably a lot cheaper than AZ. I have never visited Seattle, but stayed in Phoenix (Scottsdale area) and Tucson (Oro Valley), bot places are very beautiful, but I preferred Tucson over Phoenix, it seemed to be a wee bit cooler and cheaper (but salaries might be lower). I think Tucson is elevated so might be cooler for that reason. I was blown away by Phoenix (Scottsdale), but totally blown away by Oro Valley near Tucson, such beauty, never seen such scenery before. Totally fabulous. Best of British with whatever decision you make.
 
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Default Re: Seattle or Phoenix

Originally Posted by debbie#1
Does anyone live in either of these places.

Although I am planning to return to the UK, Pittsburgh, PA just doesn't cut it even after 8 years. Went to Seattle once, wasn't bad but it was just a weekend visit. Never been to Phoenix but only heard good about it.

Be interested to hear from anybody in these places before I totally close all doors on the US.

Bring your factor 50 and come to the desert.
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We decided on Seattle when we moved over, although we aren't exactly in Seattle....pretty expensive! The weather is pretty good here, except we've had a few hot days of late. We're having a rough time with high 80's/low 90's, so I can't imagine what would happen to us if we were in the low 100's!!
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Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
The coffee is good in Seattle though.
Coffee in Seattle is overrated...



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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
We decided on Seattle when we moved over, although we aren't exactly in Seattle....pretty expensive! The weather is pretty good here, except we've had a few hot days of late. We're having a rough time with high 80's/low 90's, so I can't imagine what would happen to us if we were in the low 100's!!
I'd give my oldest for 80's with no humidity right about now..

My yard needs major weeding after all the rain and I don't have the courage to step out the front door!


As to the original question, why not go visit them both if you can and then make up your mind.
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