Originally Posted by 69er
S.F. is way better than NYC in many ways. Montreal was cool to visit and seems very mellow but very very cold when I was there in October one year. It was cold in NYC and then we went up to Montreal from there and it was extremely cold compared to NYC.
S.F. is really coldest in the summer months with the fog but it's a mild marine climate. Great place to live. Mellow attitude, great food, pretty girls and guys of all nationalities, beautiful weather and beaches as well as close proximity to the majestic California redwoods and parks. It's really one of the best places on the planet, hence the high cost of living.
I try to see the charms in every place, just like one cannot deny that there are downsides to every place as well.
I enjoy speaking French daily in society, so Montreal is second-rate if I cannot be France. SF loses big-time from this perspective (NYC is closer to Quebec).
I want away from rednecks/religious folks/uncouth people.