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Old 05-16-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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Rank the following flat as pancake cities in the following categories from best to worst. Here are the cities: Miami, Chicago, Denver (yes I know mountains in the back but the city is flat), Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans. Here are the categories:

-Most beautiful built environment

-Most beautiful natural environment

-Best balance of built and and natural beauty

-Best quality of life

-The ones with the brightest future

-Best weather


Here are mine:

-Most beautiful built environment: Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Denver, Houston, Orlando, Tampa, Dallas

-Most beautiful natural environment: Miami, Denver, Chicago, Tampa, Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston,

-Best balance of built environment and natural beauty: Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Tampa, Denver, Orlando, Houston, Dallas

-Best quality of life: Denver, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, New Orleans

-The ones with the brightest future: Denver, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans

-Best Weather: Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Denver, Chicago

-Your favorite: Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Denver, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Dallas

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Old 05-16-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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-Most beautiful environment - Miami, Chicago, Tampa, Denver, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Orlando

-Most beautiful natural environment - Denver, Miami, Chicago, Tampa, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando, Dallas

-Best balance of built and and natural beauty - Chicago, Miami, Denver, Tampa, Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando

-Best quality of life (subjective) - Chicago, Houston, Denver, Miami, Tampa, Dallas, Orlando, New Orleans

-The ones with the brightest future - Houston, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Denver, Tampa, Chicago, New Orleans

-Best weather - Miami, Tampa, Denver, Houston, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando

-My favorite - Chicago, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Dallas, New Orleans, Denver
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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[quote=UrbanCheetah;44081175]Rank the following flat as pancake cities in the following categories from best to worst. Here are the cities: Miami, Chicago, Denver (yes I know mountains in the back but the city is flat), Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans. Here are the categories:

-Most beautiful built environment
Chicago
Miami
New Orleans
Denver
Tampa
Houston/Dallas/Orlando

-Most beautiful natural environment
Denver
Miami
Chicago/New Orleans/Tampa
Houston/Dallas

-Best balance of built and and natural beauty
Chicago
Miami
New Orleans
Denver
Tampa
Houston/Dallas/Orlando

-Best quality of life
Subjective

-The ones with the brightest future
All hopefully do well, but all have their issues...

-Best weather
Subjective
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:39 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Denver is "mostly" flat, but it has neighborhoods on the west side that show higher elevation. Dallas, isn't exactly flat as a board, there are rolling hills, but generally is flat by western standards.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Most beautiful built environment: Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, Tampa/Miami/Houston/Dallas, Orlando

Most beautiful natural environment: Miami, Tampa, Houston/New Orleans/Orlando, Chicago, Denver, Dallas

Best balance of built and and natural beauty: Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Houston/Dallas/Denver/Orlando

Best quality of life: Miami/Tampa, Chicago, Denver, Houston/Dallas/Orlando, New Orleans

The ones with the brightest future: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Tampa/Orlando/New Orleans

Best weather: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Houston/New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Chicago

Favorite: Miami, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, Dallas, Denver, Orlando
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:21 PM
 
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Agreed. What should have been included on this list was Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Columbus. All flat as a board.
Uh, Minneapolis isnt flat like Houston or Chicago. It has hills and small river bluffs around the Mississippi. It has an actual waterfall within the city limits.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:44 AM
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Location: Miami
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Most beautiful built environment - New Orleans
Most beautiful natural environment - New Orleans
Best balance of built and and natural beauty - Miami
Best quality of life - Houston/Dallas
The ones with the brightest future - Houston
Best weather - Miami
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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-Most beautiful built environment - New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Dallas, Tampa, Houston, Orlando

-Most beautiful natural environment- Miami, Tampa, Denver, Chicago, Orlando, Houston, Dallas

-Best balance of built and natural beauty- Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Dallas

-Best quality of life- Denver, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Chicago/New Orleans

-Best weather- In my opinion none of these cities have great weather...but I think I would like Denver's the most.

- Favorite - New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Tampa, Miami, Houston, Orlando.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Uh, Minneapolis isnt flat like Houston or Chicago. It has hills and small river bluffs around the Mississippi. It has an actual waterfall within the city limits.
I was going to say the same thing. Below St. Anthony Falls, the Mississippi River runs through a deep river gorge, and there are some notable waterfalls along it like Minnehaha Falls, Hidden Falls, Shadow Falls, etc.

There are several hilly areas in Minneapolis, too, especially in Prospect Park (the Witch's Hat is a popular vantage point for sweeping vistas of the city and the Minneapolis skyline), Kenwood, and Tangletown.

Sure, Minneapolis is "flat" compared to, say, Pittsburgh, Seattle, or Los Angeles, but definitely not uniformly flat compared to Chicago, Miami, Houston, or Orlando. It's more of a low, gently rolling hill topography.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Unplugged from the matrix
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I was going to say the same thing. Below St. Anthony Falls, the Mississippi River runs through a deep river gorge, and there are some notable waterfalls along it like Minnehaha Falls, Hidden Falls, Shadow Falls, etc.

There are several hilly areas in Minneapolis, too, especially in Prospect Park (the Witch's Hat is a popular vantage point for sweeping vistas of the city and the Minneapolis skyline), Kenwood, and Tangletown.

Sure, Minneapolis is "flat" compared to, say, Pittsburgh, Seattle, or Los Angeles, but definitely not uniformly flat compared to Chicago, Miami, Houston, or Orlando. It's more of a low, gently rolling hill topography.
If you wanna say Minneapolis is rolling then so does Orlando on the north and NW suburb sides. Even Houston suburbs have some roll in the North, NW, and far SW sides. I'd guess though that Minny has larger hills than the other two, and it also has them a little closer to the central city.
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