Tampa versus Chicago?
I’m sort of jumping the gun on this—I MIGHT have a job interview soon, where I MIGHT have to indicate a preference between whether I’d rather relocate to Chicago and Tampa.
I don’t want to jinx it, but I also want to be prepared when they ask me where I’d rather go!
I was born and raised in NYC, and love it here. I love the size, the variety, the museums, the millions of restaurants, the fact that we’re the first ones to get movies, the amazing public transportation.
I also spent last summer living in San Francisco. I loved the weather, the natural beauty, the fact that I lived a mile from the ocean, the abundance of avocados. There’s a lot less about it that I can specifically point to about liking, but it also felt incredibly right to me, and ideally, I’d head back out there.
That being said, what are Chicago and Tampa like? What things might a New Yorker or a Bay Area Person like about both of them, or dislike about both of them? What type of people live in both? What are the politics like?
(Also, any thoughts about gay culture would be nice.)
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