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Old 09-18-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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^I don't think Denver or Colorado City are hilly by any means. Denver is flat as a pancake in most of the city. Some of the western portion has small hills. Golden is more hilly.

Just because there are mountains behind the city does not make the city "hilly".

Pittsburgh and San Fran are the most hilly. These cities people live on the hills. It is much more different than people living on flat land with mountains in the background.

Nice picture you took btw.
So if a city is situated next to hills or mountains, those places can't be in the conversation? This thread didn't specifically say it had to be in city limits.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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San Fran, Pitt
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Planet Kolob
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So if a city is situated next to hills or mountains, those places can't be in the conversation? This thread didn't specifically say it had to be in city limits.
In my opinion a "hilly city" is a city built on hills and not located outside of them.

If you go to Pittsburgh and San Fran you will understand how the hills literally developed the city, or the city developed around the hills. Pittsburgh is defined by it's hills. The hills created barriers between neighborhoods changing the way it was developed.

This is not the case in Denver. It is flat and on a grid. There is a major difference than a city built on hills than a city built close to mountains yet flat.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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In my opinion a "hilly city" is a city built on hills and not located outside of them.

If you go to Pittsburgh and San Fran you will understand how the hills literally developed the city, or the city developed around the hills. Pittsburgh is defined by it's hills. The hills created barriers between neighborhoods changing the way it was developed.

This is not the case in Denver. It is flat and on a grid. There is a major difference than a city built on hills than a city built close to mountains yet flat.
I didn't bring up Denver as being a hilly city, because it isn't, but I don't understand why it can't be mentioned as having the best hills. The metro is touching the mountains, and there is some nice hilly area around the southern part of the city.

The city of Denver itself is pretty flat, but it isn't hard to find hills in the metro. Surely not on the level of cities like Pittsburgh or San Francisco, but saying Denver is flat as a pancake is misleading.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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I didn't bring up Denver as being a hilly city, because it isn't, but I don't understand why it can't be mentioned as having the best hills. The metro is touching the mountains, and there is some nice hilly area around the southern part of the city.

The city of Denver itself is pretty flat, but it isn't hard to find hills in the metro. Surely not on the level of cities like Pittsburgh or San Francisco, but saying Denver is flat as a pancake is misleading.
Well Denver proper yes it's is....,

When you say "Denver" people think city proper. If you want to include the entire metro then you have to be specific...l
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Bend, Oregon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:47 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Anyone have pictures of Cincinnati's hillside neighborhoods?

Not US, but Quebec City has some amazing hillside development.

Also, how's Asheville and Branson? I suspect there are probably a lot of towns perched in the Ozark and Appalachians that are somewhat hilly.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I took some pictures last winter that show off Duluth's hills:


du201259 by afsmps, on Flickr


du201257 by afsmps, on Flickr


du201212 by afsmps, on Flickr
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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This thread ought to be flooded with aerial pics of San Francisco neighborhoods. Get real, people.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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I took some pictures last winter that show off Duluth's hills:


du201259 by afsmps, on Flickr


du201257 by afsmps, on Flickr


du201212 by afsmps, on Flickr
Looks very depressing in the winter.
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