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Old 12-28-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Default Best Location in the Nation

Cleveland was once called the "Best Location in the Nation" because it was within 500 miles of 60% of the population of the US and Canada, its proximity to natural resources like Oil and minerals, and the availability of shipping lanes and railroads. From a geographic and economic standpoint which city do you think can claim this title today?
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Philadelphia deserves mention as well as all of the NE corridor cities.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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Chicago and Dallas are midway between coasts, other than that, it depends on what you want to be close to.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: America's Heartland
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I really enjoy the threads you post on here, they're really interesting.
Back on subject..

Best Locations:
Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia
Portland on the West Coast is in a pretty good location as well
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I think that criteria is outmoded. As it relates to our current economy, proximity to high tech and reseach institutes would supplant shipping lanes and railroads, IOW: NYC, Boston and the Bay Area.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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For me, it's Los Angeles. Love the weather especially winters when its in the 60s and some 70s with cool nights. The foothills are green and the mountains are snowcapped. Skiing and snow is in season right now. And love being so close to the Pacific. Right now as I'm watching the news, there showing people riding bikes along the beach.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Most definitely Philadelphia:

1.) It's a behemoth on its own - a major destination and cultural and job center
2.) Other major cities (NYC, Baltimore, DC) within 2.5 hrs
3.) Poconos and skiing within 2 hrs
4.) The shore within an hour
5.) Every amenity you could possibly want (shopping, food, parks, waterparks, museums, etc.) within a short walk or at least drive.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Atlanta
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: LBC
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For me, it's Los Angeles. Love the weather especially winters when its in the 60s and some 70s with cool nights. The foothills are green and the mountains are snowcapped. Skiing and snow is in season right now. And love being so close to the Pacific. Right now as I'm watching the news, there showing people riding bikes along the beach.
Right now, its 32 degrees warmer in LA than NY. "Outside" is actually a pleasant thing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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All of the centrally located US cities have the advantage IMO

Omaha
Kansas City
Wichita
Lincoln
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Dallas
Houston
Austin
San Antonio

In todays modern age the East & West Coasts are not as relevant as they once were.
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