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View Poll Results: The shortest distance between my home and the nearest border of my state is...
0-10 miles 96 28.66%
10-30 miles 79 23.58%
30-60 miles 43 12.84%
60-100 miles 43 12.84%
100-150 miles 24 7.16%
150-200 miles 20 5.97%
200-300 miles 15 4.48%
More than 300 miles 15 4.48%
Voters: 335. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Let's see how many of us live close to a state line (or international border, if that's the shortest way out of your state). Use the most direct road distance from your home to the nearest border of your state.

In my case, the distance is 188 miles (San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe, NV).
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Downtown Los Angeles to San Ysidro, CA (border with Mexico) - 133 miles.

To another US state:

Downtown Los Angeles to Primm, NV (stateline) - 227 miles
Downtown Los Angeles to Ehrenberg, AZ (stateline) - 227 miles
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Depending on where you are in Pittsburgh, it is between 25-40 miles to the WV and OH state line near Weirton/Steubenville(the northern tip of the panhandle). Just to go deeper it is ~85 miles to Friendsville Maryland (closest town that I could punch into google maps), and 146 miles to Ripley NY, 297 miles to Wilmington DE and 308 miles to Camden NJ. I just thought that it would be interesting to provide distances to all the states surrounding to give a better idea of the location

Edit: I just realized that technically PA shares a border with Canada via lake Erie so Ontario is fair game. Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls ON is 241 miles

Last edited by escilade18; 11-15-2012 at 11:03 AM.. Reason: I wanted to add in Canada because it is awesome
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Fair enough. My 'other' states are:

Oregon - 334 miles
Arizona - 555 miles

Distance to Mexico - 517 miles
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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As the bird fly 55 from NC/SC and 65 From AL
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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16.6 miles to DC.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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^^ DC is not a state...
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I believe I am virtually equidistant to both Illinois and Ohio.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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^^ DC is not a state...
But the border between MD and DC is a "state line," is it not? MD is a state.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Inner Loop Houston to the western edge of Cameron Parish, Louisiana is ~100 miles.
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