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The Pros and Cons of Big Gay Cities

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Where you live matters.  It impacts your quality of life and your financial situation. So, is a big gay city right for you? What are the pros and cons? Let’s find out. Meanwhile, grab your free copy of the 5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life.

Listen to the Pros and Cons of Living a Big Gay City:

Moving to Big Gay Cities; is It Worth It?

And while there are benefits to living in a popular gay mecca like San Francisco, Seattle or New York, it’s not ALL rainbows and unicorns.

So, what are the pros and cons of living in an elite LGBTQ-friendly community?

On this episode of Queer Money, we share 5 advantages of living in premiere gay cities, describing the support services, sense of security and unique feeling of community you won’t get in other places.

We go on to discuss 5 drawbacks to living in an A-list urban center, weighing in on the expensive cost of living and the benefits you forego when you choose premiere city living. Listen in for advice on balancing your must-haves with your wants as you make the important decision of which city or town is right for you!

Topics covered on Big Gay Cities

  • 5 pros of living in premiere LGBTQ-friendly areas like Chelsea, Castro or Boystown
  • The financial benefit of living in areas with rising property values
  • How gay-friendly cities provide a sense of security and community you don’t get other places
  • Why premiere gay cities are better places to start an LGBTQ-owned and operated business
  • The mental health and financial support services available to the queer community in elite gay cities
  • 5 drawbacks to living in popular gay-friendly neighborhoods in major metro areas
  • How expensive the cost of living is in cities like Chicago, New York and San Francisco
  • Why you run the risk of living in an echo chamber when you live in an A-list gay city
  • The benefits you forego when you migrate to the urban center of a large metropolitan area
  • Our advice on how to weigh your needs and wants as you choose where to live


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  • 5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life
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