Pro's and Con's of each major city
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Not trying to start a "which city is the best" war, but rather, compile a list of the pros and cons of each major city for banking/investments/partying/girls/sin/etc
Center of the financial world, opportunities on every corner, almost every concieveable financial product is traded there
Expensive, base Ibanking salary does not go far, gold diggers, cuthroat mentality, strong target school compitetion
Midwest mentality, laid back, cheaper to live compared to NYC, money goes further, people are generally nicer
Less opportunities, fat women, called the second city for a reason
The weather in Chicago is absolutely atrocious, it's always extreme. Extremely cold, rainy, snowy, windy, humid, hot - it's terrible. Even a city where it rains 5 days a week like Portland is more enjoyable for weather.
cheapest real estate in the country for a big city?
royal oaks is a decent area and I was able to find surprisingly a few local good places to eat (vegetarian, etc.)
the people still left are actually nice from the exposure I've had, they were born there, they will die there.
I remember I stayed at a Marriot a few times in Troy, which was right outside Detroit. They had a whole foods and a heavy police presence in the area (didn't seem needed though). Getting into Detroit and around is very easy, traffic is a joke compared to other cities.
too many to list.... I would not recommend going here unless you have a specific reason. It's future is very speculative and the weather is bad. Reminds me of Oakland, but does not have immediate access to cooler areas (SF, Berkeley) like Oakland.
- Weather is great 7-9 months out of the year (Basically throughout the whole year except for a couple of summer months and a couple of winter months)
- I'll disagree and say the nightlife is pretty great, with many different options throughout the city. Whether you're looking for massive clubs, hipster bars or anything in between, ATL kinda has all of it and tons of each
- Local talent is not that bad. There are tons of colleges & universities in the metro area (and so many more within a 1-2 hour drive)
- Culinary/Restaurant scene is blowing up
- Great place to start a family
- Overall, a fraction of the cost of other large cities (NYC, LA, SF, CHI)
- Traffic is terrible and there isn't any viable public transportation. Also, parking is shitty.
- Weather during the peak summer months is simply unbearable (temperature/humidity/etc)
- There are definitely some sketchy parts of town that sometimes bleed into other areas of ATL. As a result, crime can seriously be a problem.
- The metro area is a prime example of urban sprawl.
Hot women, Ballers in energy
You're in texas, hard to break in if you aren't from there, very tight knit community (which could be a pro)
Down to earth and friendly people
Super cheap cost of living
Reasonably Good Weather
Can have a car
Decent number of HFs PE firms for its size
Not a huge finance hub like NYC/SF/Chi/Hou,
Overwhelming Texas culture when going out (could be a pro)
35K millionaire/ SMU trust fund babies
Most people went to either Texas, A&M, TexasTech or SMU which all have very different cultures than typical Wall St. target schools
far from most attractive travel destinations
- Great weather. I think only Hawaii and San Diego have better weather.
- Hot women. Cream of the crop. Chicks take care of themselves and many come with Ds.
- Solid nightlife. Something for everyone from dives to super trendy clubs.
- More bang for your buck than NYC / SF
- You can have a car if you want to (apartments usually come with parking spots)
- Access to mountains, beaches, and everything in between.
- Finance is definitely backseat to the entertainment industry. Don't expect people to give two shits about which bank you work for.
- Traffic. Lots to do but takes a long time to get there if you don't plan appropriately.
- No real city center. Trying to gentrify downtown but they are kidding themselves as downtown is a piece of shit and far from the westside. Multiple mini-city centers instead.
- Cheaper than NYC and SF but still need a fuckton of money to live comfortably.
- Chicks are hotter but you're going to have to be more aggressive to get them than you might have to be up in SF.
- Professional sporting events are basically gang hangouts. If you want to pass on the thug passion you're going to have to shell out the bucks for field level seats.
Tech center USA, layed back, smoke weed everyday mentality
Most beautiful city in america, perfect climate (super temperate)
perfect weather, scenery
people are more health conscious
public transportation (for example: in SF, you can live in an adjacent city (Fremont) and still make your way to the financial district via public transportation in reasonable time...in Dallas, this is note the case)
the place to be if you like tech i.e. Houston for energy
homeless people everywhere
politics can be so left winged that it almost comes full circle
housing is expensive
Taxes are outrageous, you have to pay a 4% health tax on your meal, WTF
night life stops early, 1:30AM
Lack of hot women. The talent out here are slim pickings and even the fugly bitches think they are hot and they all come with attitude
hipster motherfuckers that like to ride their stupid little bicycles as if they own the fucking road. Got into a fist fight once.
overall anti-finance and anti-business
aggressive bums that will follow you into stores
parking is expensive and parking tickets are even worst
- Proper broker culture
- center of the world, best in class for EM
- Really fit birds from all other the world
- Party scene is too much to take
- No one wears oversized suits to works (unless they are FOB from the US)
- Couple hours away to Italy to get custom fit shirts
- One stone throw away to get some slick shoes
- A train ride away to get some proper suits in Paris
- You can vacation anywhere in Europe and jetset for cheap ;)
- One of the most expensive city to live in
- Weather is shit (which is why you have to travel away every week end)
- Tough banking culture
- One of the most overbroked market in the world, you are running the rat race against the elite of every European schools. Everybody is getting fired at the moment...
- Everybody is pissed on Thursdays and Friday's are a nightmare to survive
- Taxes are WAY over the top
- Winter Weather
- Crazy nightlife
- Crazy Outdoors life
- Great transport
- Excellent basepoint for Asian travel
- Summer weather