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Old 02-01-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Hilliest? Easily San Francisco.

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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This topic's been beaten to death, and I can't take anything away from Pittsburgh because it's tremendously hilly and beautiful, but SF takes this as far as the US goes. It's second in the world behind La Paz, with Lisbon at third. Pittsburgh is somewhere in the top ten I'm sure.

CITY OF HILLS / With 50-plus hills, it's no wonder that San Francisco is considered the second hilliest city in the world, next to La Paz, Bolivia
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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I'm kind of surprised no one's mentioned Austin yet as one of the hilliest cities.

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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Cincinnati is also quite hilly.

Indianapolis is so flat that city's highest elevations are highway over passes.
Not true. There are a series of kames (elongated hills) on the south side of the city near Morgantown Rd. and County Line Rd. Indy isnt as flat as you think and there are many cities that are even flatter: Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Tulsa, Dallas, San Anotnio, Houston, New Orleans and anywhere in Florida.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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Not true. There are a series of kames (elongated hills) on the south side of the city near Morgantown Rd. and County Line Rd. Indy isnt as flat as you think and there are many cities that are even flatter: Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Tulsa, Dallas, San Anotnio, Houston, New Orleans and anywhere in Florida.
Memphis isn't that flat, there are gentle hills throughout the city, but yeah relatively speaking, it's flat.

St. Louis isn't flat at all. It's pretty hilly, a lot moreso than Memphis. The Ozarks aren't too far away
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Not true. There are a series of kames (elongated hills) on the south side of the city near Morgantown Rd. and County Line Rd. Indy isnt as flat as you think and there are many cities that are even flatter: Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Tulsa, Dallas, San Anotnio, Houston, New Orleans and anywhere in Florida.
San Antonio isn't flat. I think people have said this several times.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Seattle has some hills in the city that are steeper than San Fran's.
No it doesn't. Seattle has some decent hills, but none compare to some you'll find in places like North Beach, Nob Hill, Bernal Heights, etc. We are talking like 60 degrees at some point. Ive lived in both SF and Seattle extensively. Believe me on this one...
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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San Antonio isn't flat. I think people have said this several times.
Neither is New Orleans, but I've been living here my whole life and can't tell. It's wierd how the city is flat anywhere, but the the naked eye it looks like a pancake. The northern parts of Florida also have rolling hills similar to the Mobile, AL area.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I didn't know SF had staircase streets. Thanks for the pics. I'd love to visit them next time I'm in the area.

SF has a few high-profile cliffs and very steep hills, but looking at the Google terrain map (and from my experience wandering the city) the majority of it ranges from relatively flat to gentle hills. Pittsburgh is mostly medium to steep hills with a few flat areas here and there.

I have to disagree with you here. Pittsburgh is very underrated and much hillier than people think, but SF has several areas that surpass it, although it also has some relatively flat areas.

Overall, SF is hillier though...
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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All-time fave:

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