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Author Topic: What's the closest major city to where you live that you have never been to?  (Read 1118 times)

TheStranger

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If we are measuring by not stepping foot or driving through in ANY form:

Closest city > 100K that I have not stepped foot in: Corona, California at 169K (422 miles)

Closest city > 250K/500K: Tijuana at 1.6 million (520 miles)

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If it is counted specifically by stepping foot within city limits (and not merely driving through), Santa Ana at 332K is 409 miles from home.
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Greater than 500K: Boston, 396
Between 250-500K: Raleigh, 387
Between 100-250K: Newport News, 281
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Looks like my answer is Jacksonville, FL at just under 600 miles
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Sherbrooke, QC
(US: Rochester, NY)
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Depending on your definition of Major.   Pittsburgh (about 7 hours away) or Virginia Beach (4 hours)
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Yakima, followed by Victoria, Kelowna, Pocatello, Caspar, Cheyenne, then Denver for the dominant seventh.
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I'm in Phoenix, AZ.

The closest major city I have never been to is Salt Lake City, UT at 663 miles.
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Closest small city that I've never visited: St. Cloud, MN (417 mi)
Closest mid-sized city I've never visited: Evansville, IN (357 mi)
Closest major city I've never visited is: New Orleans, LA (987 mi)

The only other major US cities that I've never visited are Baton Rouge, Seattle and (oddly) Austin, TX.  I've been to Texas dozens (if not hundreds) of times yet Austin has eluded me. 
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Pretty sure mine is Little Rock, Arkansas - the Future I-57 connection, at about 260 miles, for cities over 100K pop
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I've been all over the Pacific and Mountain time zones but looking around there are a few conspicuous misses:

Spokane WA (817 miles) -- although I've been to Pullman for college football.
Vancouver BC (901 miles) -- sort of inexcusable; I've been to Seattle plenty and as far up as North Cascades National Park but don't think I've ever crossed the border at Blaine.
Albuquerque NM (1012 miles)
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Terry Shea

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I live in Grand Rapids, MI.  If 100,000 is the criteria then I believe the closest city I haven't been to would be Peoria, IL, which bare qualifies.  Looks to be about 250 miles away.
Exactly.
For cities above 100k Peoria would be my closest.

And I can't see any reason I would be there.
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I think it's Kansas City but I'm not sure if there is one closer.
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