Our company is in Greensboro, NC and has 2 static ip addresses allocated but they're on different networks. I noticed recently after doing a trace ping that our default IP's first hop is in Wilmington, NC and the secondary/backup IP has a first hop a few miles from our office.
After the first hop in Wilmington the packets come back to Greensboro and onward toward Alabama, and so on. Both IP's have a 1ms ping and tracert time but I just wonder if it's best practice to use the more "local" IP as the default IP. So packet's round trip is at least slightly less.
It may be a dumb question and may make no difference at all but I'm just curious.