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Old 09-15-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Baltimore is in a sweet spot.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:31 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Baltimore is in a sweet spot.
Yes, I can see that. Very similar to Philadelphia that other people mentioned. If I had to pick between the two, I would say Philadelphia but it is close.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:40 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I guess Syracuse isn't bad. 4 hours to NYC, Toronto, Montreal and Philadelphia. Boston is about 4 and a half hours away. DC, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are about 6 hours away, among other cities(Ithaca, the other major Upstate NY cities, etc).

In terms of mountains, the Adirondacks are about an hour and a half, the Poconos and Catskills are about 2 hours away and the Taconics and Berkshires are about 2 1/2 hours away.

Lake Ontario is 45 minutes away, with the eastern most Finger Lakes only 20 minutes away. There are other lakes within minutes of the city.

The 1000 Islands are an hour and a half away. Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the East, is about the same.

I may be missing some things, but those are some of the things that come to mind.
Agreed. I think Syracuse is in a good location, especially compared to say Rochester. Besides Syracuse being closer to places like the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands, Syracuse is also at a crossroads:

I-90 (New York State Thruway) goes east and west - Buffalo, Toronto, Cleveland to the west, with Albany, NYC and Boston to the east.

I-81 goes north and south - Ottawa and Montreal to the north, with Philadelphia, Baltimore and WDC to the south.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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Detroit - Chicago 4hr 10 millions CSA
Detroit - Toronto 4hr 6.5 million CSA
Detroit - Buffalo 3hr 2 Million CSA
Detroit - Cleveland 2.5 hrs 3.5 Million CSA
Detroit - Grand Rapids 1.75 hrs 1.5 Million CSA
Detroit - Columbus 3.5 hrs 2.5 Million CSA
Detroit - Pittsburgh 4.5 hrs 2.6 Million CSA
Detroit - Indianapolis 4.5 hrs 2.5 Million CSA

Lots of places to visit that are less than 5 hrs away. Of course...that is downtown to downtown. Metro to metro take off an hour. There are 8 MSA's over a million in less than a 5 hours drive from D town.

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Old 09-16-2016, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Columbus has fairly good access to a variety of cities. I don't think I would go as far as saying it is one of the best located since the BosWash corridor likely takes that title.

Columbus to:

Cincinnati-106.6 miles, 1 hour 42 minutes, MSA of 2.1 million

Cleveland-143.9 miles, 2 hours 12 minutes, MSA of 2.0 million

Indianapolis- 175.6 miles, 2 hours 39 minutes, MSA of 1.9 million

Pittsburgh- 184.8, 2 hours 57 minutes, MSA of 3.3 million

Detroit- 205.2 miles, 3 hours 21 minutes, MSA of 4.3 million

Louisville- 206.0 miles, 3 hours, 11 minutes, MSA of 1.2 million

Chicago- 354.8 miles, 5 hours 34 minutes, MSA of 9.5 million+

Nashville- 379.8 miles, 5 hours 41 minutes, MSA of 1.8 Million
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Clifton, Cincinnati
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Columbus has fairly good access to a variety of cities. I don't think I would go as far as saying it is one of the best located since the BosWash corridor likely takes that title.

Columbus to:

Cincinnati-106.6 miles, 1 hour 42 minutes, MSA of 2.1 million

Cleveland-143.9 miles, 2 hours 12 minutes, MSA of 2.0 million

Indianapolis- 175.6 miles, 2 hours 39 minutes, MSA of 1.9 million

Pittsburgh- 184.8, 2 hours 57 minutes, MSA of 3.3 million

Detroit- 205.2 miles, 3 hours 21 minutes, MSA of 4.3 million

Louisville- 206.0 miles, 3 hours, 11 minutes, MSA of 1.2 million

Chicago- 354.8 miles, 5 hours 34 minutes, MSA of 9.5 million+

Nashville- 379.8 miles, 5 hours 41 minutes, MSA of 1.8 Million

Ohio is in a good spot to get to a lot of places very quickly, isn't it?
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Ohio is in a good spot to get to a lot of places very quickly, isn't it?
Most seem to flock to another place/region that wasn't listed: the Carolinas.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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Pittsburgh really is a true Nexus city.

Baltimore
Boston
Buffalo
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Detroit
Indianapolis
Louisville
NYC
Philly
Richmond
Toronto
Washington DC

All within reasonable driving distance.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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The 2 corridors that I think of is the I-85 corridor (Atlanta/Greenville/Charlotte/Greensboro/Raleigh-Durham/Richmond-Petersburg) and the I-95 corridor (Washington/Baltimore/Philadelphia/NYC/Providence/Boston).
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Assuming an average speed of 60 MPH, and highway routes using no less than four lanes at any time, the following is a list of all major North American cities located within 10 hours of Pittsburgh:


Driving distances from Pittsburgh

133 miles to Cleveland
185 miles to Columbus
215 miles to Buffalo
246 miles to Washington DC
248 miles to Baltimore
283 miles to Hamilton (Canada)
284 miles to Rochester
286 miles to Detroit
289 miles to Cincinnati
304 miles to Philadelphia
317 miles to Toronto (Canada)
344 miles to Richmond
359 miles to Indianapolis
371 miles to New York
388 miles to Louisville
417 miles to Grand Rapids
430 miles to Norfolk
445 miles to Virginia Beach
448 miles to Charlotte
460 miles to Chicago
471 miles to Hartford
502 miles to Raleigh
547 miles to Ottawa (Canada)
551 miles to Milwaukee
559 miles to Providence
562 miles to Nashville
572 miles to Boston
602 miles to St. Louis
604 miles to Montreal (Canada)


Remember to take your passport if you're driving to Canada.
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