I am based in Europe and I would like to test my website as if I am located in New York. I have some specific features that will be visible based on cities.
You have a few solid options that will return results in Google and display the site as you was actually in their country. The most common methods are Proxies and VPN (Virtual Private Network) This are available as free or paid, paid services tend to be fast and not very noticeable your using a server to connect to a desired site. While a Free Service is normally painfully slow at times and especially noticeable when downloading or watching videos on such sites as YouTube.
VPN VS PROXIES
I won't go into every plus and negative about both but what you should know is that VPN tend to me much more secure than proxies due to encryption and the authentication system works.
A Few Free Proxies Services
A Few Free or Trial Based VPN Services
There is also many more online simply Google VPN or PROXIES and your soon be overwhelmed.
Based on how you implemented it you could set up a local proxy (or even re-configure your local webserver) to explicitely send X_FORWARDED_FOR headers with specific IPs related to NY.
There's a lot of applicable resources to test this without the need of installing a proxy, VPN or something else, like
However I find them very incompetent since they need ages to load and Loads.in seems to not work at all (maybe just me?)
Just-ping.com is fast and good if you only need to test the speed, however if you are looking for browser compatibility, css and js hooks (to see how fast they load and act), etc. then there's not much from my point of view you could use. Since I really don't know what you are exactly looking for give this makeuseof.com/tag/10-free-online-tools-test-website-loading-speeds-create-faster-webpages a shot.
(Sorry for the cripple links at the end, but apparently new users cannot post more than two links in one post.)
There's are VPN's you can use. HMA VPN & https://www.overplay.net/ are a couple you could get for like 10 bucks per month.
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