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Old 09-17-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Detroit are all pretty central to all of the major Northern population centers, but I'd say Cleveland's location on I-90 and I-80 positions it particularly well as a midpoint between NYC and Chicago.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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Is having access to Phoenix really a good thing? It's a negative for me. SD, LV, and SF are nice nearby, though. But that's it. LA doesn't have access to that many cities. Quality, yes. Quantity, no. And the whole saying of "quality over quantity" is true in most aspects, but I don't think so in this one.

And NYC is a good location in the BosWash corridor, but Philly and Baltimore are better positioned more in the middle.
Enjoy.
Sincerely: Palm trees, swimming pools, sunshine, mountains, ..................................Phoenix
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:33 PM
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Location: Ontario
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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.
Agreed.

I'd also like the point out that FedEx Ground has major hub in Syracuse, for this thread looking where courier
companies have there hubs can be a good clue as to whether a city is at advantageous
location.
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Old 09-17-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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Agreed.

I'd also like the point out that FedEx Ground has major hub in Syracuse, for this thread looking where courier
companies have there hubs can be a good clue as to whether a city is at advantageous
location.
Louisville is UPS's air hub for the entire world.
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Lol @ the question. For me it's probably Wilmington, DE, cause I am a big fan of the entire NE corridor. On paper, I'd love to be right outside Philly, a very short train ride to Baltimore, a fairly short ride to NYC or DC.

Since we're all sharing about our city, Jax is also in a good spot. 45 min south is a tourist hot spot (St Augustine), 45 min north is a popular resort town (Amelia Island)
To the south it's 2 hours to Orlando, 3 hours to Tampa, and 5 to Miami. Northward you are 2 hours to Savannah, 4 hours to Charleston, 5 to Atlanta, 5 to Charlotte and 5 to Myrtle Beach.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:48 PM
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Location: Miami
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From this thread, it's pretty much every city in the US?
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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I live in the Indy area. While not a fan of urban travel really, Indy is fairly close to other major cities. Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis are within reasonable drives. Nashville, Lexington, Memphis, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto and Knoxville could all be reached by driving an additional two to three hours.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Anywhere with a decent airport.
In terms of flying, Denver is one of the best having a hub airport within non-stops to just about any big city in the US and Caanada and also being well positioned to fly to the east or west coasts within a few hours. In terms of driving, Denver kinda sucks for road tripping to other cities outside of the Front Range corridor. Very isolated, as are Salt Lake City and ABQ.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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I think Philly is definitely up there. ~2 hour drive to Manhattan, Baltimore, DC. And then you also have Boston not too far away, and then Pittsburgh.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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In terms of flying, Denver is one of the best having a hub airport within non-stops to just about any big city in the US and Caanada and also being well positioned to fly to the east or west coasts within a few hours. In terms of driving, Denver kinda sucks for road tripping to other cities outside of the Front Range corridor. Very isolated, as are Salt Lake City and ABQ.
If we talk about flying, Chicago and Dallas would reign supreme.
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