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View Poll Results: Which of these 'Mountain Paradise Cities' do you prefer?
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 21 37.50%
BOULDER, COLORADO 25 44.64%
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA 10 17.86%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Here's an excellent matchup that is sure to be interesting ...

ASHEVILLE vs. BOULDER vs. FLAGSTAFF

Here are 3 mountain cities that are quite similar in many aspects, including their physical locations amid the beauty of surrounding mountains.
All 3 cities are quite popular with tourists, too ... feauturing many WORLD CLASS resorts, spas and signature hotels.

I'm presently seeking a location amid mountains where I can establish a secondary residence. I'm actually quite familar with all 3 of these very beautiful and similar cities ... I'm looking at a mid sized city that is located in a mountainous setting, and one that also offers a fair level of cultural amenities.

I'd like to hear the feedback from City Data Forum members regarding the 3 aforementioned cities ... what do you like or dislike about them? Of the 3, which do you feel offers the greatest beauty and environment? Please be descriptive and include photo's ... Thanks!


Asheville, North Carolina



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Boulder, Colorado


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http://www.city-data.com/city/Boulder-Colorado.html


Flagstaff, Arizona


Flagstaff, Arizona CVB - Hotel, dining, nightlife and travel information for Flagstaff and Grand Canyon

http://www.city-data.com/city/Flagstaff-Arizona.html

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Old 01-09-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Hey John, how's it going?

My vote goes towards Asheville. This city is awesome, vibrant, and home to some great people.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Hey John, how's it going?

My vote goes towards Asheville. This city is awesome, vibrant, and home to some great people.

Hey Beaver!

I'm doing extremely well, thanks for asking ... I'm actually leaning strongly towards Asheville.
I have an extended family throughout North Carolina, plus I'm always in complete awe of the majesty of the Great Smoky Mtns in NC.

I think that Flagstaff would be my next choice
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Boulder without hesitation.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Hey Beaver!

I'm doing extremely well, thanks for asking ... I'm actually leaning strongly towards Asheville.
I have an extended family throughout North Carolina, plus I'm always in complete awe of the majesty of the Great Smoky Mtns in NC.

I think that Flagstaff would be my next choice
You enjoying Stonebridge? Lots of new construction down by you, lol sorry off topic. Asheville is a great town.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You enjoying Stonebridge? Lots of new construction down by you, lol sorry off topic. Asheville is a great town.
Beaver, yes, I am thoroughly enjoying my new home in Cleveland ... it's going to be a great experience watching all of the new construction
in the flats ... 'Flats East Project' and the new
Aquarium @ the Powerhouse Complex.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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A beautiful time lapse video of ASHEVILLE ... it's an extraordinary place!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBlE_qJjQUc
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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My vote was for Asheville, but if ever three cities were siblings these three would be it. Maybe toss Santa Fe into the mix...
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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I voted for Boulder. I am biased (live 20 min from Boulder) but I have spent time in all 3. I don't think I would be miserable in any of these cities. For me it would be Boulder, Flagstaff, then Asheville. I just visited Flagstaff last year and love it. Boulder is a mountain lover's paradise with the price tag to match. Judging by your criteria though I would say Boulder, Asheville then Flagstaff.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I voted for Boulder. I am biased (live 20 min from Boulder) but I have spent time in all 3. I don't think I would be miserable in any of these cities. For me it would be Boulder, Flagstaff, then Asheville. I just visited Flagstaff last year and love it. Boulder is a mountain lover's paradise with the price tag to match. Judging by your criteria though I would say Boulder, Asheville then Flagstaff.
Must clarify that I am biased as well as a native of Boulder.. my next pick would be Asheville than Flagstaff..all three very cool places.
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