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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 12-07-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Aside from financial, commercial and entertainment opportunities of a city, I am interested to see which city has the best geographical advantages based on where it is located in the map. For example Boston is located on the sea which means it is close to beaches and also mountains are nearby in NH, VT and ME meaning skiing and hiking opportunities. NYC is 5 hours away and has its own advantages in terms of beaches but it is closer to other cities although most would find most of what they need in NYC anyways. So lets hear it why your city has the best geographical advantages.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Maybe Detroit. All that water, when other cities have recently had drought issues. You don't generally hear of earthquakes or tornadoes in Detroit either.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Burlington VT is

less than 4 hours by car from Boston
Less than 2 hours by car from Montreal
a short plane ride from NYC

Burlington is on Lake Champlain, which has advantages for those traveling by boat...

Burlington is under an hour from 5 ski areas, and not much more than an hour from several others...

Burlington has a good view of The Adirondacks in New York State.

The gigantic and beautiful Adirondack Park is a short ferry ride from Burlington.

Burlington is a short drive from The Champlain Islands - which can serve as The Scenic route to Montreal.

Quebec City is about 4 hours by car...

...and finally, Burlington is a short bike ride from the mindblowing Conchester Causeway via The Burlington Bike Path.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Chicago

1. huge water supply
2. centralized in the country
3. low risk for natural disaster
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I think all the port cities have an advantage, so my picks would be:

Boston, New York City, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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San Diego has an advantage that it is a major port, near the water, not too far from mountains, not too far from the desert, very close to LA without actually being part of LA, and it is a border city, and no major earthquakes.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago is in the middle of the country, and its a port, so its a huge center for transportation and commerce.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Dallas has the Advantage that it is in the middle of the country.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Newark NJ is only a few minutes from NYC, an hour away from Philly, short train ride from Boston

Newark is also close to the Poconos, catskill

Newark is only an hour or two from the Jersey shore (ocean), gambling in atlantic city, or foxwoods,

Newark close enough to french canada to take a weeks vacation up there

Newark is not far from DC either as many people do take weekend trips there

Newark also gets all four seasons

The only thing Newark does not have is deserts and rainforests and tundras, and steppelands

I say Newark has the most geographical advantages
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Knoxville, TN is a good location. Centrally located in the country and has the Smokey's right there too.
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