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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 12-04-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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So which mega-region holds the most promise for the future? Give us your order from best to worst. You can consider all of the same things that people consider on other polls. QOL, affordability, weather, jobs etc.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I think you left out the mountain west, which gets my vote. The Front Range is only the eastern side of the Rockies and leaves out Utah, Idaho, Montana, and most of Wyoming. Cascadia arguable goes into northern Idaho, but not central or south.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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This is according to the megaregions project, so it may be that we could consider other regions, for simplicity I just went with the normal convention.

Megaregions - America 2050
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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For me its hard to pick me top #1. So close, I really like the perfect weather of So Cal. But I think the Piedmont cities (ATL, Research Triangle, Charlotte) and the southeast is a growing place that has a lot of promise. So the delta is larger, but if you can afford it, So Cal its one of the best places on earth.

1. Piedmont Atlantic
2. Southern California
3. Texas Triangle
4. Northern California
5. Cascadia
6. Northeast
7. Front Range
8. Florida
9. Arizona Sun
10. Great Lakes
11. Gulf Coast
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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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!
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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^^ Montreal?
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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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!
yepper, lots of cool cities and fresh tasty water.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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To me, personally:

Northern CA
Great Lakes
Cascadia
Northeast
Piedmont
Southern CA

Then the rest.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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This is according to the megaregions project, so it may be that we could consider other regions, for simplicity I just went with the normal convention.

Megaregions - America 2050
ok I see, cool.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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If affordability plays a role, NorCal and SoCal are eliminated. I live in NorCal anyway and hate it so there’s that.

1- Great Lakes
2- Front Range
3- Northeast

Those would be my top 3
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