Santa is searching for a North Pole 2 and Cleveland is the top pick

CLEVELAND - Santa is reportedly looking for a second North Pole — and Cleveland is ranked the number one best choice! We definitely have the right weather for it.

According to Redfin, Cleveland would be the perfect place to relocate, because it wouldn't be too expensive for the elves to buy new homes. With the median home sale price sitting at $140,000, the toy makers would have plenty of inexpensive options to choose from.

Another important factor – and arguably the most important — is the number of bakeries per capita. We all know Santa loves his cookies, and Cleveland sits with 3.34 bakers per capita.

Of course, as a secondary location, NP2 will need to be somewhere with enough talented toy makers to keep up with kids' needs and elves' standards. With 89,180 workers with toy-making talent in Cleveland, what else does Santa need on his list?

Oh right - snow. Hey, I think we have some of that. Just 61 inches per year. That ought to make Santa feel right at home.

A transit score is important to the elves who need to take public transportation to and from the workshop. We can't all be lucky enough to have a reindeer-powered sleigh. Cleveland's score of 47 should come in handy.

Last, but not least, NP2 needs to be somewhere with enough Amazon fulfillment centers to help good old St. Nick with faster and more efficient present deliveries - and Cleveland has three!

Based on these qualifications, Redfin says Cleveland, which is already home to "A Christmas Story," should be at the top of St. Nick's list.

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Redfin even has a house picked out for Santa and Mrs. Claus to move into! The home on Regal Drive in Akron has a huge, state of the art kitchen - perfect for baking cookies - four bedrooms and an abundance of space! It may be big, but it sure looks cozy! We think Santa would approve.

The other top cities behind Cleveland are: 

  1. Cleveland
  2. Detroit
  3. Buffalo
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Chicago
  7. St. Louis
  8. Newark
  9. Minneapolis
  10. Atlanta
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