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Old 06-23-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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I'm talking about along the Gulf of Mexico.
Oh, my bad.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Oh, my bad.
It's cool. I probably should have worded that better. My mind is 3rd Coast connected.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston, Chicago, & Miami are all pancake flat. To my surprise, even much of Los Angeles was flat just like Houston. LA isn't all mountains & hills contrary to what most people may think. Heck, even NYC is flat.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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L.A. is pretty hilly. It's backed my mountains to the north and east. Partially to the south. The majority of the area is in the L.A. basin though. Except you have parts like Palos Verdes that are very hilly.

@MetroMatt - Houston and L.A. look nothing alike in terms of physical geography . Where as Houston is devoid of mountains and hills. The City of Angels is not.

http://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/15/12/01/74/socal_10.jpg
View from PV to the Mountains. Downtown in the center.

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Old 06-27-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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Didn't feel like reading previous posts, but surely Atlanta has been mentioned because of it's consistent rolling hills. They never stop by the way-lol. Miami is probably the flattest major city that I've visited which I don't like but Biscayne Bay more than compensates for that imperfection.
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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L.A. is pretty hilly. It's backed my mountains to the north and east. Partially to the south. The majority of the area is in the L.A. basin though. Except you have parts like Palos Verdes that are very hilly.

@MetroMatt - Houston and L.A. look nothing alike in terms of physical geography . Where as Houston is devoid of mountains and hills. The City of Angels is not.


View from PV to the Mountains. Downtown in the center.
That's a beautiful shot of LA. Probably Los Angeles has the actual highest peaks since a mountain range runs right thru the middle of the city. But the steepest\ hilliest sections are almost all residential. In San Francisco the entire city is very hilly though the western end is less so.

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Those pictures of LA make me so jealous.
It would rather live some place where there is something natural taller than skyscrapers!

I grew up 40 miles southwest of Chicago. On a clear day/night I could see the entire skyline from an overpass right near my house.
Chicago is completely flat. I can't think of one even sort of hill in the city. Unless you count the drop-off by the lake, which I don't. I didn't realize it until I lived in Chicago for a while and then would drive out to the suburbs. The mini-hills I never thought of as hills all of a sudden seemed huge.

Indianapolis is flat too. I hate driving down 55, 57, or 65 through central Illinois and Indiana. Southern Illinois gets much better.

Asheville and Nashville are hilly!
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Judging from those pictures of LA... GTA: San Andreas' Los Santos was pretty dead on. Down to flying a hovercraft off downtown LA's highest building.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Those pictures of LA make me so jealous.
It would rather live some place where there is something natural taller than skyscrapers!

I grew up 40 miles southwest of Chicago. On a clear day/night I could see the entire skyline from an overpass right near my house.
Chicago is completely flat. I can't think of one even sort of hill in the city. Unless you count the drop-off by the lake, which I don't. I didn't realize it until I lived in Chicago for a while and then would drive out to the suburbs. The mini-hills I never thought of as hills all of a sudden seemed huge.

Indianapolis is flat too. I hate driving down 55, 57, or 65 through central Illinois and Indiana. Southern Illinois gets much better.

Asheville and Nashville are hilly!
Interesting. I've lived in Duluth, MN now for a while after growing up in the Twin Cities, and I never realized how flat the Twin Cities were compare to Duluth, which is actually built ON A HILL.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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Hilliest-
San Francisco
Seattle
Portland
Los Angeles
Pittsburgh
Omaha

Flattest-
Oklahoma City
Kansas City
Minneapolis
Denver (believe it or not)
Phoenix
Las Vegas
Sioux Falls
I would add Astoria, Oregon among the hilliest. It's like a miniture San Francisco.

Also, Miami is one of the flatest cities I have ever been to.

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