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Should I move to Philadelphia or Chicago?

So I maybe relocating to Philadelphia or Chicago from Baltimore and just wanted some honest input on the city. I am 26, my boyfriend is 30 and we love city life. I am a writer and actor, so I wanted to be close to NYC without having to struggle to live in NYC. Just able to go to hang out or for auditions and stuff. I also that Chicago has an amazing theatre scene. There are two problems with Chicago: 1. My boyfriend hates it because he said the people are horrible and it's absolutely too cold (he's from Cleveland and he is trying to get away from EXTREMELY cold weather). 2. It's not like the east coast where I have easy access to other cities such as NYC, DC and Baltimore. I love the east coast for that reason. In Chicago, I would be landlocked. On the east coast I can get to other cities within 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. I also LOVE rapid transit systems. I know Philly has SEPTA (MFL line, BSS line and PATCO) and Chicago has the "L". I have heard that the "L" is much better. I also know that Philly is much cheaper to live in than Chicago. I am very torn between these two cities and I need some helpful info on arts/theatre scene, nightlife, food, crime rates and rapid transit. Please only answer if you have helpful information about one or both of the cities that will help me make my decision. Thank you.

Asked By: Kevin - 12/11/2011
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The people in Chicago are no different than people in most other big cities. It does not have as many snooty, over-educated people like Boston does. It is less rude than NYC... More
Answered By: Richard - 12/11/2011
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They are both dirty, crime ridden and cold, (but not all parts).. Try new jersey instead :)
Answered By: ModeL...DuH! - 12/11/2011
 
I have nothing much to add to the other person whom answered your question as he is on the money, however, The closer to other cities were brought up by 2 people I know that moved here from Philly, but they have been here for 34 years! Also, I might add that Philly has a higher crime rate than Chicago. I do not think... More
Answered By: John - 12/11/2011
 
I live in Chicago and love it but I want to move! I was considering moving to Philly for the same thing you list...it's so close to so many awesome cities. Chicago is the most beautiful city I've ever been to...it is the best city in the US, but once you leave the city it's just suburban wasteland followed by endless... More
Answered By: ώï╚Ð╒└өώɛґ - 12/12/2011
 
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