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View Poll Results: Which City Has the Best Geographical Advantages?
Boston 4 3.51%
NYC 14 12.28%
Philly 3 2.63%
Houston 12 10.53%
SF 8 7.02%
LA 14 12.28%
SD 7 6.14%
Miami 3 2.63%
Denver 6 5.26%
New Orleans 2 1.75%
DC 5 4.39%
Chicago 16 14.04%
Detroit 4 3.51%
Seattle 9 7.89%
Portland 2 1.75%
Other 5 4.39%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Chicago
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:53 AM
 
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New Orleans merges with the Gulf and Miss River. All it needs is a Donald Trump or Mr. Wynn type mayor to change the city around.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: SEA/HNL/OC
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i would say:

seattle/portland: you have the city/suburban life, drive an hour and a half east and your in the mountains in the snow. drive an additional hour east from there and your in the desert. these cities are only about 2 or 3 hours from the coast and there's also wetlands/temperate forests and the lowlands have farms and the country feel to it.

san francisco: is surrounded by the bay and the pacific ocean. it's only hours from the wine vineyards, and the desert. also, it's a few hours away from the snow in the sierra nevada.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Chicago!
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I'd saw Seattle or Portland. Not far from the ocean, mountains, forests etc. Seattle's also not far from Vancouver, BC... and pretty cheap flights up and down the westcoast, even to Hawaii and Alaska. On the eastcoast i'd say Philly because it's not far from many major cities and the "shore" I suppose.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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George Washington found Pittsburgh geographically advantageous. There was a fort where the three rivers meet and a small mountain across the rivers from it, Mt. Washington.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Dallas!, centrally located in US, but warmer than Chicago.
Natural resources: gas and oil; farming; and several lakes, (helping Dallas suffer little during major droughts and heat waves)
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Uh, Duh! Houston without a doubt. It's local has placed it on top in the US energy idustry. 6th Largest port in world, oil refineries,etc.

Doesn't hurt to be in a very business friendly state, either.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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I like Miami even though I do not live there right now. It has great beaches and great public transportation. It is easy to get from West Palm Beach down to Key West by bus and train. And Miami has a free downtown train. And you can't beat the weather. I don't mind hurricanes as long as I live in a solid place. Good place to take cruises out of and international flights. But you must avoid the crime-ridden spots. If there are three levels of window bars or door bars you are in a bad neighborhood!

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Syracuse is: within an hour or so from the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, the Adirondacks and the 1000 Islands. Is about 5-6 hours from Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and even Detroit, if you go through Southern Ontario. Has plenty of hills and valleys. Has many lakes, rivers and streams within the area to enjoy too. At worst, you might get a snowstorm and they take care of that relatively quickly, unless you have a very major snowstrom. It is at the crossroads of NY State with I-90 and I-81 crossing each other there. Crime is not that bad here either. Our Bus system was recently ranked as one of the best mid-sized city transit systems. We have many great higher education institutions within an hour of the city like Syracuse University, Cornell, Colgate, Ithaca College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland and many more. There are pelnty of good school districts and private schools. You can get to anything withn 20 minutes in the immediate area and much more.
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