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View Poll Results: Which has the best combo. of urbanity and outdoor recreation?
San Francisco 5 8.62%
Seattle 14 24.14%
Los Angeles 14 24.14%
Vancouver 4 6.90%
Portland 2 3.45%
San Diego 5 8.62%
Denver 5 8.62%
Other 9 15.52%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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1. San Francisco
2. Seattle
3. Los Angeles
4. Vancouver(Canada)
5. Portland
6. San Diego
7. Denver
8. Other


Remember, urbanity and city life must be as important as nature and outdoor recreation.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Are we talking in city limits or in the greater metro area?
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Are we talking in city limits or in the greater metro area?
Good question. I'd say metro.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I don't know if this is quantifiable. If it's just opinion, I'll take LA
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Seattle's metro includes Mt. Rainier (14,410' above the waterfront). You can be on a glacier in the morning then back in town sailing in the afternoon, with your choice of Puget Sound or some huge inland lakes. Then you can take a bike ride with a good amount of tree cover.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think Los Angeles with the beach, mountains, and desert. The only major sore spots are that few of the beaches close to the city are in their natural state and that there aren't more major city parks within the basin close to where the city is most urbanized. I'm hoping that when the Inglewood Oil Field is no longer productive that most if not all the land becomes parkspace. Supposedly the Santa Monica Airport will be closed to become mostly parkspace, but who knows.

I think Cleveland if it had its Metroparks as they are now and then furthermore had Chicago's policy about keeping the lakefront accessible to the public would have probably would have been a good contender.

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Old 11-08-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Where are the East Coast cities? They offer more than each of these in urbanity, other than SF which is on par, and each of them have lots and lots of outdoor recreational activities of their own.

Of this list above LA wins because its biggest and has beaches among other stuff.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I think Los Angeles with the beach, mountains, and desert. The only major sore spots are that few of the beaches close to the city are in their natural state and that there aren't more major city parks within the basin close to where the city is most urbanized. I'm hoping that when the Inglewood Oil Field is no longer productive that most if not all the land becomes parkspace. Supposedly the Santa Monica Airport will be closed to become mostly parkspace, but who knows.

I think Cleveland if it had its Metroparks as they are now and then furthermore had Chicago's policy about keeping the lakefront accessible to the public would have probably would have been a good contender.
True. if Seattle had deserts, or beaches that draw many people from throughout the metro on a daily basis it would win in my book, but it doesn't at least within the metro.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I dig Portland for outdoorsy activity. 90 minutes to the stunning Oregon coast or Mt. Hood, amazing parks within the city, and the Gorge is right on the edge of town.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Where are the East Coast cities? They offer more than each of these in urbanity, other than SF which is on par, and each of them have lots and lots of outdoor recreational activities of their own.

Of this list above LA wins because its biggest and has beaches among other stuff.
That's true. You can argue that NYC offers overwhelming urbanity over any other city in the US and then has fairly decent though not the best outdoor recreation to boot.
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