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Old 09-15-2016, 03:20 PM
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Not exactly sure how to word this, but what do you think are the best located cities in terms of access to other cities? People often gauge how desirable a city's location is by how close it is to nature, the beach, day trips, etc. But what about other cities?

For example, I'm very fond of the Lexington-Louisville-Cincinnati corridor. If I lived there, I'd frequently be going to all 3. And I'd say I enjoy all 3 of those cities equally. You're not more than 1.5 hours from either of those.

I used to live in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) but that's really just one big metro area.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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I really like living in the Piedmont Triad of NC (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point) because it is equidistant to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and Charlotte. It's also a couple hours to the mountains and a few hours from the beach. It's halfway between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. It's also halfway between New York and Florida (something I take advantage of).

I think Philadelphia is in a great position on the Bos-Wash corridor. 1 hr from NYC, a few hours from Boston, a couple hours to Baltimore and D.C.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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Phoenix is pretty well located, 4 hrs to Las Vegas, 5-6 to Los Angeles, 5 to San Diego, and 4 hrs to Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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I think San Antone/Austin are in a reasonable proximity to themselves as well as Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:36 PM
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Location: Miami
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Pretty much any southern city for me.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Driving Times from Dallas:

Dallas-Fort Worth- about 30-45 min.
Dallas-Tyler- about 2h.
Dallas-Shreveport- about 3h.
Dallas-Houston- 3.5-4h.
Dallas-Oklahoma City- 3h.
Dallas-Austin- 4h.
Dallas-San-Antonio- 5h.
Dallas-Little Rock- 4h.
Dallas-Memphis- 6h.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'd agree with the mention of Philadelphia.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:23 PM
 
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The 2 I was going to say were already mentioned

Philadelphia is close to all cities on the Jersey Shore and Rehobeth Beach, DE. Very easy access to NYC, Baltimore, and DC. Mountains to the west for winter activities. Boston isn't too far. Adirondacks and Catskills are accessible. Pittsburgh is only like 4.5 hours west.

Louisville is 1 hour to Lexington, 1.5 to Cincinnati, 2 to Indy, 2.5 to Nashville, 3 to Columbus, 4 to STL, 5 to Chicago and Cleveland, 6 to Atlanta.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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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.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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Most cities in the US are very spread out, but NYC and Philly are both in the middle of really nice population corridors, along with Los Angeles and Miami
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