- What is my age:
- My hair:
- Short blond hair
- I prefer to listen:
- I like:
You can find street parking in the area or can park at the Victory Parking Garage at 25 Vine Street, about 1. Find Your Studio. See All Studios. Main Menu. Back to Calendar. Event Type 0.
Springfield, Massachusetts. Also, in general, I value ethnic diversity and meeting people of different backgrounds - not sure which city is better in this regard either. Originally Posted by Dave I would actually lean towards Manch.
University of massachusetts amherst
City-Data Forum Message. I can't believe I just said that. Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose 23, posts, read 22, times Reputation: Quote: Originally Posted by Dave My career path may end up taking me to one of these two cities. It would take some engagement with the community to find women on more of a career track. A big lesbian vibe which could actually work to your advantage. I think most would pick Northampton.
It's fine for a while but I noticed that when people got older they tended to move to eastern MA. As a poster stated, there isn't that much of a dating pool at your age and that's because there aren't many decent jobs. Both are equally close to good skiing and the mountains, but Manchester has better access to the coast. View detailed profile Advanced or search site with Search Forums Advanced. Your visible dating pool of 30 year old women is mostly coffee house baristas, waitresses, and store clerks. Then you've got the stores and the restaurants.
If it was better connected to Boston via rail, I'd consider living at a condo in the Gaslight District and commuting to work I'm near North Station given the cost of real estate. I would do some research on Springfield on this board. At all.
Very liberal. The job itself will be the biggest deciding factor, but I'm also considering the city I'll be working and living in, so I'd be curious about others' thoughts, since I have little experience in these places.
It's also closer to more job opportunities Boston and suburbs in case you wanted to switch jobs without moving. It's a lively place and while it's not exactly a great choice for someone your age, it's probably better than Manchester. I think Manchester has better access to Boston for work or entertainment. Devil's Advocate I guess. Search Forums Advanced. I sound like a total western mass snob. Between PhD students seeking "stress relief" from dealing with undergr and adjunct professors trying to decide if academia is right for them, you'll find way more than waitresses to feel up bada-bing!
UMass is the largest employer. View detailed profile Advanced or search site with.
In any event, as a former resident of Amherst, I can confirm everything GeoffD just said. My career path may end up taking me to one of these two cities. There are A LOT of college kids. It is free and quick. If someone attacks you, do not reply. My family is from Northampton and having lived there for many years, I can say that people in their 30s often felt left out because the area is so student oriented.
It's a fun and interesting place --for a while. Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum.
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose. With respect to Northampton and its shortcomings diversity and dating pool of mostly college agedI'm wondering if Springfield, only about 20 minutes away, could serve as a complement to Northampton's shortcomings; on paper, it seems pretty diverse - does it have any sort of a more mature young professionals scene maybe comparable to Manchester?
You can still find some people your own age but when I lived there, I got sick of it being like kiddie land. Northampton is a medium-sized college town a bit less than 30,not a city.
Remember Me. Advanced Search. Given that, I'd favor a city that has some kind of potential dating pool and maybe more mature than just the college crowd and some nightlife moreso for things like live music and Latin dancing than bars. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Search this Thread Advanced Search.
Nh - manchester
There are 5 colleges within a half hour drive of Northampton with solid graduate programs. Show Thre Show Posts. User-defined colors Preset color patterns. Thanks everyone for all the replies and insight. I agree that Northampton is definitely cuter, there are definitely better restaurants and it's more "lively" in general. If you pick Manchester, you have to pay attention to what neighborhood you pick.
It's easily the best place to live as a something in Western Mass but "ethnic diversity" isn't what springs to mind. Worcester, Massachusetts.
Early-mid 30's is a bit old to troll for Smith girls. Detailed information about all U. Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait.
So it seems like they're pretty comparable in terms of diversity with both being mediocre in this regardis that everyone else's take? Opacity: Opacity. Additional giveaways are planned. So how do these two cities stack up on these aspects? Manchester, NH is a decaying blue collar ex-mill city that has gentrified some due to the proximity of the booming I, Route 3, and I job market and the outrageous housing prices to the south.
I'd vote for Northampton too. View detailed profiles of: Boston, Massachusetts. Quote: Originally Posted by lrfox I would actually lean towards Manch.
That's just my take. They are wildly different places. User Name. Based on data.
Manchester is also mostly white with a bit of hispanic and immigrants from everywhere. People graduate from the colleges and a lot of them want to stay around. Go to Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!
I'm not huge on restaurants, but I do enjoy having decent options when it comes to ethnic foods. Nobody would say Manchester is "nicer," but it's not bad enough to be prohibitive and it might actually be better for some people and some situations. Quick Reply. Location: Baltimore, MD posts, readtimes Reputation: Advertisements My career path may end up taking me to one of these two cities. For that reason you'll find a lot of women with master's degrees working at drudge jobs at the colleges or working retail.
University of massachusetts athletics
Originally Posted by lrfox. While there is some nightlife and stuff to do, it's not a nice area. It's affluent by decaying mill town standards but has some poverty and crime issues. Cancel Changes. To give some background, I'm a guy in his early-mid 30's, and single.
But Manchester isn't Holoyoke and it has a decent amount going on itself.
There's a lot to do in Northampton and it's grown so much that rte 9 now has just about every store you can think of. I vote for NoHo as well. The only thing I would add is that saying the dating pool for a mid 30s age group would mostly consist of barristas is very unfair.
Most recent value.