In a lot of ways, Seattle and Boston are pretty similar. Seattle's population (652,405) is just slightly bigger than Boston's (645,966) and the median home sale price in 2014 in Boston ($469K) was just slightly bigger than in Seattle ($432K). As the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots get set to go head-to-head in the Super Bowl, it only makes sense to pit their two home cities head-to-head in a city showdown. Redfin looked at census data, real estate data and some other sources to find out what it's like to live in Boston and Seattle. And most importantly, which city is better.
With the data sorted, Redfin asked some specific questions to see which city came out ahead. In terms of "Getting More Home for Your Money," "Affording a Home in the First Place," Enjoying the Weather" and "Boating, Cooking and Drinking Coffee," Seattle was the clear victor (I would hope so in any category that includes coffee). Boston got the advantage in "Getting Around" while Seattle and Boston both earned points in "Getting an Education" and "Dating & Marriage."
In the end, it wasn't even close. Seattle won by a score of 6-3, securing our championship and meaning that we can now change the city slogan to "Better Than Boston." Let's hope the Seahawks follow suit on Sunday.
· Which Fans Have It Better, Boston or Seattle? [Redfin]