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Old 11-03-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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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
Omaha is definitely NOT one of the hilliest cities in America; in fact most of it is predominantly flat, like the rest of Nebraska. It's also not what I would call a "major" city, lol.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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South Florida isn't that flat:

Davie FL right outside of Fort Lauderdale(notice the random bus-stop): Hollywood FL - Google Maps

Palm Beach Gardens: palm beach gardens - Google Maps
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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^ You realize those "hills" in your post are just a landfills, right?
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Chicago is definitely the flattest. Flat as a pancake.

Pittsburgh is probably the hilliest.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Out of the places I've been to, SF and Pittsburgh top the list for hilly. SLC has many hilly neighborhoods as well, The Avenues-Federal Heights areas, Olympus Cove, Suncrest, and North Salt Lake are all quite hilly.

Flat: Houston and Chicago. They seemed as flat as the monitor I'm looking at as I type this!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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^ You realize those "hills" in your post are just a landfills, right?
Perhaps if the photo was a scratch and sniff?
Whenever I see something like this in South Florida, I roll up the windows in my car and turn the a/c on recirculating air!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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Chicago is definitely the flattest. Flat as a pancake.

Pittsburgh is probably the hilliest.
You wouldn't say that if you've ever been to Miami, NOLA or Houston.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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A couple of things I noticed as I read through this thread-
"Hilly" seems far more popular than "flat", which makes sense;
People really get into "city A is hillier/less hilly than City B", complete with topographical maps;
Some people post lists that can't possibly be based on first-hand knowledge;
San Diego appears as both "hilliest" and "flattest", which is interesting because - within the city limits - it's sort of in between;
The flattest place I've ever lived in is Lubbock, TX, which only appears in postings #40 and 135. Back in the 70s, there was a popular wall hanging, "Ski Lubbock", that showed a leafless tree and a horizontal line... wish I still had it, it was cool.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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San Francisco is the hilliest. Other cities might technically have more hills or bigger hills, but as far as hills being a part of the city fabric it's SF.

Miami is probably the flattest city that I've been to but most of the state is flat so you can mention almost anywhere. Many of the counties in Florida have highest elevations in the 30-50 foot range.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Chicago is definitely the flattest. Flat as a pancake.
Houston's flatter. I remember having to drive up and down hills traveling from Houston to Chicago (and back). Apparently there is a ridge that I would estimate along the Des Plaines river that rendered my uncle's TV reception as poor using an indoor amplified antenna in Aurora. I would like to see the Chain O'Lakes region NW of Chicago. From the maps, it looks hilly and from the pictures, the lakes are beautiful--so strangely close to the biggest city in Middle America.

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San Francisco is the hilliest. Other cities might technically have more hills or bigger hills, but as far as hills being a part of the city fabric it's SF.
Austin has much steeper hills than SF proper. I was glad SF's hills were gradual, going up each block, instead of one big slope going up and then down.
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