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Old 12-18-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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How is KC considered Midwest and Omaha is not?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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1. Chicago
2. Indianapolis
3. Minneapolis
4. Columbus
5. Cleveland
6. Cincinnati
7. Milwaukee
8. St. Louis
9. Detroit
Columbus Ohio would be at or near the top of my list. I've been there twice and loved it. German Town is awesome.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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In no order:

Minneapolis
Chicago
Madison
Omaha
Kansas City
Lawrence
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: IN
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How is KC considered Midwest and Omaha is not?

I consider KC and Omaha to be Plains cities.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I consider KC and Omaha to be Plains cities.
Great, me too.

I think the cutoff should be Minneapolis, Des Moines to St. Louis (western end)
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Ann arbor > Cleveland > Chicago > Indy > Detroit
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: IN
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Great, me too.

I think the cutoff should be Minneapolis, Des Moines to St. Louis (western end)
Missouri is a tricky state with boundary deliniations. I think Kirksville down to Columbia could be Midwest. Another thing to consider is agriculture. the Plains grow crops like corn and soybeans, BUT they generally have to be irrigated- especially the further west you go. The Midwest gets very reliable precipitation for crops while the Plains does not.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I think Missouri is Midwestern. Maybe the only part that isn't is the bootheel, which is a flat, cotton-growing area.

Most mid-Missouri is the Ozark Mountains, and Northern Missouri might have more plains like Iowa or Illinois. St. Louis City and Kansas City are kind of flat I think.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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1. Minneapolis

(gap)

2. Indianapolis
3. Kansas City
4. Columbus
5. Chicago

(gap)

6. Cleveland
6. Milwaukee
8. St. Louis
8. Cincinnati


(huge gap)



10. Detroit
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I dont fully understand what the rankings are over. I heard something about size, so Ill factor that in the most and what Ive seen first-hand:

1. Chicago
2. Detroit
3. Minneapolis
4. Cleveland
5. St. Louis
6. Cincinnati
7. Kansas City
8. Milwaukee
9. Columbus
10. Indianapolis
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