Isn't Phoenix something like 400 miles away from Los Angeles?
Originally Posted by mello
Akron is 30 miles from Cleveland, it is a suburb and in the Metro area in my book. Obviously Phoenix and Vegas are not in a similar relationship to LA as Akron to Cleveland. I can't speak much for LA but I know that Phoenicians love to come to San Diego in the hot months May-October. It seems like PHX lives in SD in the summer time.
Yeah, I would think the Akron to Cleveland relationship is much stronger, simply based on close proximity. I wouldn't consider Akron a suburb of Cleveland really though, since it has its own suburbs. Nearby, connected cities in the same greater NE Ohio region/CSA -- of which Cleveland is the major hub -- definitely.