Sorry for my late response, I just got around to seeing this. Congrats to your wife on the job!
I've been to Seattle once before and just driving around the area, I highly agree that it's super beautiful. I think that's what I dislike most about NYC, this place is great and all, but I miss being able to hop in my car and just driving out and away from the city. I don't see myself as a lifer in NYC so I'm beginning to consider what my options are. Seattle is probably going to be my next stop, it's a LOT closer to my family, and it the tech scene/job opportunities seem to be plentiful.
Seattle isn't anywhere as big as NYC though, so I'm wondering besides Amazon and Microsoft, are there plenty of smaller tech startups and or job opportunities? I guess I'm wondering how it compares to the likes of San Jose/San Francisco and NYC.
There definitely are smaller tech companies/start ups in Seattle as well, but unfortunately I'm not super familiar with that side of the industry. I want to say that there's a lot, but I don't quite know.
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