Try telling that to someone from NYC or Boston! lolBut northeastern Ohio is barely part of the Midwest. It is so much like Buffalo and Pittsburgh that it could pass for the interior northeast.
araman0, for mid-sized cities, one could easily make a similiar argument for your city, Madison. What Madison accomplishes for a city of its (rather delightful) size is incredible; it should be a model for other cities although they can't import that incredible isthmus location.For the 9% of you who have never been to Chicago, please plan a visit soon. In addition to learning about sheer urban planning done right, you will construct a yard stick by which you will measure every other major city in (at least) the Midwest. A visit to Chicago is a must for anyone on this board, and is centrally located in the Midwest region.