I think it combines the good qualities of a big city (diverse makeup, food, arts stuff, etc) with elements of a smaller place - pretty laid back compared to cities in the US where I lived, lots of green spaces, not especially expensive, clean. I lived two blocks away from the financial district / my university, but my street had lots of trees and nice small cafes. People are generally really nice, too.thanks - what would you say are the best things about it? that it's very diverse is about all i know...
Not sure what it's like in terms of finding work.
The one thing that I was disappointed in is the music scene: there are a lot of good indie gigs, but in my experience dance music isn't very strong. Electro house seems to still be big (was when I was there in '10, at least), not that much in terms of house / techno (at least not that I noticed) aside from some good local DJs. That said, I think promoters are bringing in a fair number of dubstep / post dubstep DJs now, although I get the feeling that it's kind of bandwagon jumping and they'll move on to whatever else is popular next. There's a few good record stores, too.
sickboy could probably describe the city much better.