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Old 02-09-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: America's Heartland
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(Random fun facts)
"Minne" = Water
"Apolis" = City

Minneapolis nickname is also "City of Lakes"

Yes Orlando has nice lakes but really "there are lakes everywhere throughout the metro"?
Twin Cities metro lakes are by far much better than any lake in Florida
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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(Random fun facts)
"Minne" = Water
"Apolis" = City

Minneapolis nickname is also "City of Lakes"

Yes Orlando has nice lakes but really "there are lakes everywhere throughout the metro"?
Twin Cities metro lakes are by far much better than any lake in Florida
Not "any" lake, but maybe any Orlando Lake.,,, or, better yet, Lake Minnetonka is better than anything in metro Orlando, and Lakes Harriet, Isles and Calhoun are better than anything in Orlando city. I can't even attest to that, since I've never experienced the Orlando lakes, but that is at least a statement that COULD be true (since I don't believe that anything in metro Twin Cities is better than over 10K lakes in Florida -- particularly, Lake Okeechoba, or whatever it's called).
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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While there are some beautiful lakes in the Twin Cities, this is one I think Orlando runs away with. There are lakes everywhere throughout the metro.
Possibly. Although if you're willing to talk metro areas, it might be closer than you think.

Have you been to both? I've never been to Orlando, so I can't speak for it. I think what West said is probably right, though. Twin Cities lakes are usually surrounded by parks or nature preserves; I think the trend in most of Florida is to build million $ mansions right on the lakes....
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: America's Heartland
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I think what West said is probably right, though. Twin Cities lakes are usually surrounded by parks or nature preserves; I think the trend in most of Florida is to build million $ mansions right on the lakes....
Yes also Alligators everywhere
In Florida alot of the lakes are on flat land
In Minnesota the lakes are more on a hilly terrain creating better scenery
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Does chicago count?



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Old 02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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^according to the OP, no. It has to be w/in the city boundaries.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: America's Heartland
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Lake Calumet is within the city boundaries
Chicago's lake Michigan shore is really nice though
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I lean towards Minneapolis, which is famous for its lakes, but a couple of people mentioned some other possibilities like Seattle and Orlando. I have never seen some of these lakes so I cannot really judge. For instance, how is the fishing and is there good water access or are the lakes surrounded by private property?

Anyway, the Seattle ones in particular look interesting. And, not just in Orlando but I have seen lakes all over Florida.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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Lake Merritt in Oakland definitely fits the bill.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Seattle also has Greenlake - less urban and glamorous than Lake Union but surrounded by beautiful park and has nice coffee shops and restaurants around it.



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