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View Poll Results: Best megaregion
Northeast 28 24.78%
Great Lakes 22 19.47%
Piedmont Atlantic 16 14.16%
Florida 3 2.65%
Texas Triangle 11 9.73%
Gulf Coast 2 1.77%
Front Range 3 2.65%
Southern California 13 11.50%
Northern California 5 4.42%
Cascadia 7 6.19%
Arizona Sun 3 2.65%
Voters: 113. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2017, 02:12 PM
 
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I know that "best" (especially here on C-D) is VERY subjective, but it's hilarious that the considerations were cost of living and weather, yet the Northeast is in the lead, lol.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Great Lakes all the way!


Contains Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Montreal, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Akron, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Ottawa, Louisville, Grand Rapids, Buffalo, Erie, Rochester, Dayton, Toledo, and everything in between.


The Great Lakes are amazing and I much prefer them to the oceans!


I agree, but Montreal and Ottawa were not included in the GL mega-region. Unfortunately.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I'm confused, are we voting for "which mega-region holds the most promise for the future?" or which one is currently the best?

Currently the best would probably be the north east (Bosh-Wash corridor) but for future prospects I think that Cascadia will do very well.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The mega region concept is flawed in general, and neither the Twin Cities or Kansas City are part of a Great Lakes city system. The nearest major Great Lakes city is five hours away from here and the only town of note in between is Madison, the rest is forest and dairy farms. Some of these mega regions are larger than most European countries. They have a fancy shaded map but the idea behind it is bunk. The only real mega regions in the US are the Bos/Wash megalopolis, and maybe parts of Florida.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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I voted for the Texas Triangle.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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The fact that anyone here has picked Northeast or Great Lakes should eliminate any doubts about whether this forum has an older-city/Rust-Belt bias.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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1. Piedmont Atlantic
2. Texas Triangle
3. Great Lakes
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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The fact that anyone here has picked Northeast or Great Lakes should eliminate any doubts about whether this forum has an older-city/Rust-Belt bias.
The fact that anyone thinks the Great Lakes is a mega region is absurd

There is maybe 1 mega region the BosWash and even then it's questionable if it's really the New York-Washington Corridor
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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The fact that anyone here has picked Northeast or Great Lakes should eliminate any doubts about whether this forum has an older-city/Rust-Belt bias.
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The fact that anyone thinks the Great Lakes is a mega region is absurd

There is maybe 1 mega region the BosWash and even then it's questionable if it's really the New York-Washington Corridor
Having been on C-D for 11 years now (has it really been that long!), and having seen 100's, if not over 1,000 different polls over that time on here, take every poll with a grain of salt; they're not scientific, and C-D is definitely not an accurate/complete snapshot of society and the "real world", far from it.

The demographic that uses C-D definitely skews to certain groups/types of people, that's why I always chuckle when people on here take polls so seriously!
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Future outlook Dallas and Houston are the only two metros routinely gaining 100k a year. Austin is the fastest growing major metro in the U.S and San Antonio is the fastest growing city by city limits. All of these areas are in the Texas Triangle which makes that area the fastest growing mega region in the U.S and his the one with the brightest future.
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