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Old 07-06-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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I just wanted to get some info on the landscape of the charlotte area. I've often read that you are two hours from mountains and two hours from the ocean. However, I haven't heard anyone really describe what it looks like in the city. I can't find any pictures that really show what the area looks like. Is it flat as a pancake, small rolling hills, or extremely hilly? Charlotte seems like a nice city that gets a lot of negative comments on the city vs city forum. Thx in advance for any responses.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We are actually 4 hours from the ocean and are in the piedmont of NC. I would characterize it as being hilly.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I just wanted to get some info on the landscape of the charlotte area. I've often read that you are two hours from mountains and two hours from the ocean. However, I haven't heard anyone really describe what it looks like in the city. I can't find any pictures that really show what the area looks like. Is it flat as a pancake, small rolling hills, or extremely hilly? Charlotte seems like a nice city that gets a lot of negative comments on the city vs city forum. Thx in advance for any responses.

We get negative comments on the city vs city forum? Must just be sour grapes, since this is one of the most popular cities in America for people to relocate to

Charlotte is in the piedmont - we have gently rolling hills but are not overly "hilly".
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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As someone from the midwest, I am not familiar with what the piedmont is.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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As someone from the midwest, I am not familiar with what the piedmont is.
Didn't you study this in school when you were a kid? Mountains, foothills, piedmont, sandhills and coast? It was part of geography
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Default Pictures are worth 1,000 words...

Gonna go with the old Pictures are worth a thousand words approach and suggest you check out some of these threads that post pictures of the area:

Some more Photos around Charlotte
SPRING In North Carolina Photos
Beautiful Lincoln County photos

Index of some other threads:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/charl...-carolina.html

And just a nifty thread of old Charlotte:
Old Charlotte Photos
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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As someone from the midwest, I am not familiar with what the piedmont is.
if you are from the midwest, we ARE very hilly!! (by comparison)

It is rare to find just flat land (with no hills at all) to ride your bike, etc. The closer that you get towards the mountains, the hillier it gets. Some houses are either on top of hills or at the bottom of them. My father used to say never buy a house down in a gully as the rain could cause a flood.

and, Loves, geography (topography) is not usually part of our curriculum in the midwest. (well, Chicago area anyway)
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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As someone from the midwest, I am not familiar with what the piedmont is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_(United_States)

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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if you are from the midwest, we ARE very hilly!! (by comparison)

It is rare to find just flat land (with no hills at all) to ride your bike, etc. The closer that you get towards the mountains, the hillier it gets. Some houses are either on top of hills or at the bottom of them. My father used to say never buy a house down in a gully as the rain could cause a flood.

and, Loves, geography (topography) is not usually part of our curriculum in the midwest. (well, Chicago area anyway)
Fascinating - you mean you didn't study landforms and things like that? Even in below-sea-level Lousiana we learned this stuff in geography class!
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: WA
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This is the correct URL (missing a closing parenthesis):
Piedmont (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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