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Maybe running an APA League is right for you, but there’s already a League in your area. If you’re up for relocating to a great new place, here are the Top 10 markets available in North America. Hurry though, they won’t last long!
No. 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver is widely considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is ranked the “3rd most livable place” on the entire planet – just one of the many reasons it was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Don’t let the Canadian address fool you; Vancouver averages a mild 52 degrees annually, just two degrees cooler than Chicago. It’s also home to one of the Top 5 aquariums in the world. More than 2.3 million people call Vancouver home, meaning there are multiple opportunities to start a League here!
No. 2 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With a metro area of nearly 1.7 million, Milwaukee is one of the top 25 largest cities in the United States. Situated on scenic Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is home to MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers and the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. The summer months offer nearly three dozen festivals, including the world’s largest music festival. Milwaukee has been referred to as “Beertown USA” due in part to an abundance of bars and taverns, which means a countless number of pool tables to potentially host APA League activity!
No. 3 – Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is known for its beaches and ski resorts, so if that’s your thing, this could be your place to start an APA franchise! This amazing city boasts a population of nearly 22,000 and median age of 35. The city’s restaurants and bars merge with the casinos of adjacent Stateline, Nevada.
No. 4 – Green Bay, Wisconsin
The perfect market for any football fan! As most people know, Green Bay is home of the legendary Green Bay Packers. The Packers are the only NFL team owned by their fans which means the community is well connected and loves a reason to get together for friendly competition. When the games sell out, no sweat, there’s 159 bars and clubs locally to catch the game and play pool. The cost of living is also well below the U.S. national average making Green Bay a top candidate in the 10 best available APA markets!
No. 5 – Corpus Christi, Texas
If sun and sand are your thing, this could be the perfect place for you to start an APA franchise. Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas, the state which boasts the second highest number of APA members in the country. Known for its marine and birdlife, Corpus Christi has the largest stretch of underdeveloped barrier island in the world. It’s also home to one of the best fishing piers on the Gulf Coast and has an average temperature of 65 degrees during the winter. There’s no drop off during the hot Summer Session as people look for recreational activities indoors.
No. 6 – Madison, Wisconsin
The capital city of Wisconsin, Madison, lies just west of Milwaukee. Madison’s population of over 255,000, makes it the second-largest city in Wisconsin by population, after Milwaukee. It’s also the 82nd largest in the U.S. Madison is home to an extensive network of lakes, parks and bike trails!
No. 7 – Lansing, Michigan
Lansing is the capital city of Michigan. The Lansing metropolitan area is an important center for education, cultural, governmental, commercial and industrial functions. East Lansing is home to Michigan State University, a public research university with an enrollment of more than 50,000! The area features two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools and two law schools. This is a great place to start APA leagues!
No. 8 – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minn., was ranked #64 in the 2020 Best Places to Live in the U.S.! Saint Paul is the state capital of Minnesota and forms the “Twin Cities” with Minneapolis, which is just a few miles away. The cost of living in Saint Paul is lower than the state average, making it a great option for relocating. APA League play is thriving in the cities surrounding Saint Paul, so jump on this opportunity to join the pool community.
No. 9 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax is a bit of a hidden gem in Canada’s eastern most province, Nova Scotia. This picturesque city was ranked by MoneySense magazine as the fourth best place to live in Canada in 2012. Halifax has a metro population of over 415,000 people with a cost of living 31% lower than New York. It enjoys four distinct weather seasons and has the most bars per capita of any city in Canada. With the average age being just 39, there’s lots of potential for League play Halifax.
No. 10 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ever been to Calgary? You might be surprised to learn it’s Canada’s sunniest city. Calgary has the makings of a hot bed for pool for many reasons! The metro population exceeds 1.5 million, which represents the largest increase in population growth among major Canadian cities. The median age is just 36.1 years, also making it the 2nd youngest city in Canada. With a young demographic and a surging population, the potential for success in Calgary is tremendous!
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