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View Poll Results: Sacramento, CA vs Richmond, VA
Sacramento, CA 55 54.46%
Richmond, VA 50 49.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 101. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-01-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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Seattle is definitely a top 5 city for me. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about Sacramento either. It looks really nice and until a few days ago I've never really given it much thought.

There is beauty in accessibly. The West is magestic, the East gracious. Sure CA produces a bunch of food, but only through extreme engineering is that possible. Before there was even a country the East was much more populated because food and water is abundant. With the exception of the North West forests, the countryside out West feels dead, well lifeless.
In eastern forests and marshes there is a caucofany of incect noise, birdsong and scurrying critters. The air is fragrant with either blooming flowers or rotting vegetation. There is some of that out west ( the bogs at high elevations are exquisite) but the low humidity ensures that it cannot fully permeate the air. From Appalachian folklore to the Hudson River school to bluegrass...I'd say the East is more evocative. There is no equivalent out west (Sasquatch sightings aside).
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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^^^Swamps/mosquitos/humidity>Mediterranean climate
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Some people actually enjoy humidity.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Some people actually enjoy humidity.
True but I would say they're the exception not the rule.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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What is with the whole "Eye" thing?
Eye of Horus.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Folks from the east coast or anywhere where the waters are warmer in the summer or all year round don't get California. Californians don't need 75F+ waters to enjoy them.

We deep sea DIVE, fish off-shore, deep sea fishing off a boat, SURF (a lot), big waves, most California beaches have heavy surf, hard to find on the east coast unless you go far north (Nova Scotia). Hiking along coast that offers huge cliffs, mountains, Redwood forests as well as broad wide open sandy beaches, secluded coves hidden by mountains.

This last month, and I live in Sacramento, 80miles inland, have Surfed up and down the California coast, deep sea fished, hiked, and Sailed SF Bay, and the LA coast. All in either a DAY trip or extended weekend. And within a few weeks. I will be camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains, at 9,000 feet, 1hour, 45 mins away by Car-SUV.
LOL You act like we don't do this on the East Coast either
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:16 PM
 
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Seattle is definitely a top 5 city for me. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about Sacramento either. It looks really nice and until a few days ago I've never really given it much thought.

There is beauty in accessibly. The West is magestic, the East gracious. Sure CA produces a bunch of food, but only through extreme engineering is that possible. Before there was even a country the East was much more populated because food and water is abundant. With the exception of the North West forests, the countryside out West feels dead, well lifeless.
In eastern forests and marshes there is a caucofany of incect noise, birdsong and scurrying critters. The air is fragrant with either blooming flowers or rotting vegetation. There is some of that out west ( the bogs at high elevations are exquisite) but the low humidity ensures that it cannot fully permeate the air. From Appalachian folklore to the Hudson River school to bluegrass...I'd say the East is more evocative. There is no equivalent out west (Sasquatch sightings aside).
Our country is a beautiful one, and it's only tongue in cheek that I claim the West has a monopoly or an edge when it comes to natural splendor. I feel more at peace and in awe when I am in nature out West, but that likely comes from being born and raised here. I will probably never know another place as well as the West, and that lends a certain bias.

That said, this is pretty evocative:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8134...!7i8000!8i4000

Edit: Those were some gorgeous pictures you posted earlier. I like the first one looking downtown from the Fan District and the second with the river.

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Old 09-01-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Speaking of all this diversity Sacramento boasts about, I lived there for 11 years until this past February, in different neighborhoods among a variety of ethnicities and yes, witnessed interracial mingling in the lower tier areas. But I don't define diversity along those lines if I don't see much social interaction beyond the workplace between the suburbians and the inner-city common folk. And in that regard, I don't consider the city any more diverse than L.A, S.F, or Oakland.
I'd always thought social interaction among different ethnicities was common in Oakland?
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Classic Rep points!
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Seattle is definitely a top 5 city for me. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about Sacramento either. It looks really nice and until a few days ago I've never really given it much thought.

There is beauty in accessibly. The West is magestic, the East gracious. Sure CA produces a bunch of food, but only through extreme engineering is that possible. Before there was even a country the East was much more populated because food and water is abundant. With the exception of the North West forests, the countryside out West feels dead, well lifeless.
In eastern forests and marshes there is a caucofany of incect noise, birdsong and scurrying critters. The air is fragrant with either blooming flowers or rotting vegetation. There is some of that out west ( the bogs at high elevations are exquisite) but the low humidity ensures that it cannot fully permeate the air. From Appalachian folklore to the Hudson River school to bluegrass...I'd say the East is more evocative. There is no equivalent out west (Sasquatch sightings aside).
Can't wait for Autumn to get here!!!!!
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