Humidity is the devil

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I know this has been talked about ad nauseam on here, but I'm gonna put a spin on this. I live in DC which is a swamp, no pun intended, and I'm thinking of uprooting and going somewhere new. A lot of the posts on here are about NYC vs LA vs Chicago etc in terms of nightlife, cost of living, and all that, but I'm specifically looking for mid to preferably larger cities that have low level of humidity and a sizable enough financial industry. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Jun 16, 2017

LOL... Let's run down the list (in no particular order):

1) NYC - Humid and stinks like garbage during the summer (I live here, it's a love / hate relationship), but has great nightlife and things to do, plus flights from here to anywhere you'd want to go are available
2) Chicago - Humid and has terrible pizza
3) SF - Great temperate weather, but more expensive than NYC and not as good nightlife (IMO)
4) Boston - Humid and has terrible accents
5) Los Angeles - Dry heat, but terrible people
6) Miami - No... just no
7) Atlanta - Humid and have fun in retail
8) Charlotte - Humid and have fun in retail
9) Houston - The mother of all suck

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Jun 16, 2017

Yea I would stay FAR AWAY from Houston if you can't do humidity. Dallas has a pretty robust finance scene and is much less humid than Houston/ NYC etc.

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Jun 17, 2017

I am not sure wheter you are serious or it's an "equities in dallas" reference.

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Jun 22, 2017
BobTheBaker:

Yea I would stay FAR AWAY from Houston if you can't do humidity. Dallas has a pretty robust finance scene and is much less humid than Houston/ NYC etc.

Dallas finance scene is in one building basically. If you ever have to go to that one building be ready for clownish pocket squares and no socks and loafers types trying to act cool. Dallas is like the LA of Texas - douchebaggery runs high

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Jun 16, 2017

Is Boston any better than NYC? NYC is better than DC but not ideal. I'm thinking SF now overall,even though it'd cost me an arm and a leg.

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Jun 17, 2017

Sf is great IMO, but everything said above is true. There isn't as much nightlife, and there isn't as large of a finance industry.

Jun 18, 2017

Seattle? Denver?

Jun 16, 2017

Both seem like great choices, especially Denver with its cost of living and expanding growth.

Jun 21, 2017
Craig McDermott:

LOL... Let's run down the list (in no particular order):

1) NYC - Humid and stinks like garbage during the summer (I live here, it's a love / hate relationship), but has great nightlife and things to do, plus flights from here to anywhere you'd want to go are available

It blows my mind how dirty NYC is. The bulk of the world's major businesses have dealings in NYC, but no one has money to mop up the stink. It sometimes seems like they're not even trying.

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Jun 16, 2017

Downtown is markedly cleaner than Midtown, in fairness.

Jul 10, 2017
UFOinsider:
Craig McDermott:

LOL... Let's run down the list (in no particular order):

1) NYC - Humid and stinks like garbage during the summer (I live here, it's a love / hate relationship), but has great nightlife and things to do, plus flights from here to anywhere you'd want to go are available

It blows my mind how dirty NYC is. The bulk of the world's major businesses have dealings in NYC, but no one has money to mop up the stink. It sometimes seems like they're not even trying.

hmmm yeah Beijing smells worse to me

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 10, 2017

Bamboo V-Necks from Amazon and nobody will see you sweat

Aug 15, 2018

Yes, terrible people. Everyone please stay away from LA, go somewhere else.

Jun 16, 2017

The United States, in general, is humid territory. Frankly, the weather in D.C., by and large, is incredibly mild by North American standards. It rarely, rarely hits the extremes in cold and heat, there are rarely droughts, no direct hits from hurricanes, few tornadoes, once-in-a-blue-moon earthquakes, relatively rare flooding.

Jun 16, 2017

I can handle an extreme cold, I lived in Russia and northern Europe for a while so I'm not phased by that. It's just humidity itself. I'm fine in Phoenix for example, but it's just an overall boring place.

Jun 16, 2017

L.A. is best in terms of weather, if you like oceans and mountains in the same day, are active, etc. Low humidity if any...great weather.

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Jun 16, 2017

San Fran is probably your best choice.

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Jun 16, 2017

little water in the air did ya in?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jun 16, 2017

Minneapolis maybe?

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Jun 16, 2017

To do retail banking? LOL

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Jun 16, 2017

LMAO

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Jun 16, 2017

I received a message from a recruiter who was looking to fill analyst through Director IB positions in Minneapolis - probably PJC. The reality is that it gets fairly humid in MN, not as bad as the southern states though. The winters can be brutal, however, when you are downtown the skyways connect just about everything.

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Jun 16, 2017

How about the Atacama Desert?

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Jun 16, 2017

NO, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON is THE DEVIL. She eats CHILDREN raw and turned Elton John GAY. I read it on INFOWARS.COM, so it has to be TRUE!

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Jun 16, 2017

Lemme guess, you read ZeroHedge too? Yawwwn. LoL

Jun 16, 2017

I get off to ZeroHedge while eating ORGANIC ROTISSERIE CHICKEN after snorting COCAINE in a SEX DUNGEON.

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Jun 20, 2017

You're wrong here buddy. Hillary Clinton didn't turn Elton John gay. It was the chemicals that Deep State puts in the water. THEY'RE TURNING THE FROGS GAY!!!

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Jun 17, 2017

Denver is a super dry climate

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Jun 17, 2017

Go to Houston, you'd love it there.

Jun 17, 2017

Denver and Salt Lake City are your best bets for mid-sized cities with low humidity but neither are large financial services markets, although there are some solid jobs. I live in Denver and love it.

Jun 16, 2017

I was considering Denver since I'm also interested in CRE so thankfully that's in more places than just major hubs, so maybe Austin included too and some other cities like that.

Jun 17, 2017
BubbaBanker:

I was considering Denver since I'm also interested in CRE so thankfully that's in more places than just major hubs, so maybe Austin included too and some other cities like that.

There's a lot going on in CRE in Denver at the moment. Austin is pretty humid in the summer.

Jun 18, 2017

Can't believe nobody said Phoenix yet
Very hot but totally dry, and is actually a pretty large city with an okay finance industry presence (including banks, pe, etc) and a good real estate investing presence

Jun 16, 2017

Phoenix is insanely boring and the sprawl is a little too much. Not that LA is better, but at least it's more interesting. However, from a weather point of view Phoenix is comfortable, except in the dead of summer. Winters are amazing.

Jun 21, 2017

I would kill to go down there if they had an IM presence. Southern Cal it is..

Jun 18, 2017

seattle. only humid if its cold, if that makes sense to you. anytime its above 70, its a dry heat.

Jun 16, 2017

So I've heard, one of my buddies lives there and only has the best things to say about it, plus it doesn't seem to rain as much as I thought.

Jun 18, 2017

its just super cloudy and gray a lot. gets to some people, but i think the outdoors/mountains make up for it.

honestly, anything west of the continental divide will be good to go. i grew up in seattle, and traveled all around the west. first time i went east of the rockies was for college, stepped off the plane in nyc, and could not believe what I was feeling.....water...in the air....and its hot...what is this? people really live in damp/humid places like this?

im sort of used to it now, but like i said, any major city west of the rockies will fit the bill.

Aug 15, 2018

however it fucking blows if your apartment doesn't have AC and it's above 80. apparently only like 30-something percent of housing units have AC (lowest % of any US metro)

Jun 16, 2017

No bobby. Momma say foosball is the devil.

Jun 19, 2017

I'm moving to SF from the East Coast in August and pretty pumped about the lack of humidity/overall climate. Seems like the nightlife is still decent and year round golf, hiking/skiing in Tahoe, and other outdoor activities help make up for anything it lacks. Sticker shock for sure though.

Jun 19, 2017

Plus the human beings shitting on the sidewalk

Jun 16, 2017

Yeah that's part of the appeal, year-round outdoor things to do all the time. Rents in DC are approaching SF, but it's still something I'd have to get used to.

Jun 19, 2017

Toronto is fine in the summer...winter may be a problem though

Jul 10, 2017
Courtside:

Toronto is fine in the summer...winter may be a problem though

Toronto is very humid in the summer and the winters are awful.

Jun 20, 2017

In terms of quality of life, Denver would be my choice. Their finance presence is also expanding, which is nice to see. I believe Partners Group just moved their HQ there.

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Jun 22, 2017

dont think anywhere compares to Hong Kong when it comes to humidity
the locals seem to be climatized to it, but it's aways amusing seeing another white guy on the street looking like he just jumped in a pool with his clothes on

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Jun 16, 2017

that's tragic, I've never been but it's one of my top choices on my travel list

Jun 16, 2017
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Jul 10, 2017
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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