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Old 09-07-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Portland is pretty hilly and when it snows, which is rarely does..... people don't leave there houses because they don't know how to drive in it.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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I agree Omaha isn't flat, but it's not a top condender of hilliest. It's just middle of the road.

I think it's a pretty big misconception though that places like Omaha and Eastern Iowa are flat. They've very much NOT flat areas, they're full of rolling hills, but obviously not anything too steep.

Des Moines, and where I grew up in Iowa City were very hilly. There were no areas of Iowa City that were flat, it's either on a slope uhill or downhill.

Hilliest:

San Fran
Pittsburgh

Flattest:

Miami
Chicago

Chicago is literally flat as a pancake, as in most of the city is exactly the same elevation. It's wonderful for city planning and walking/biking. When they built the city they bulldozed everything completely even before adding the roads and buildings. Not that it wasn't pretty level anyway, but once you get to the suburbs where they didn't flatten, you suddenly have rolling hills everywhere.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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if we're talking about overall topography, san diego is more hilly then LA and san francisco combined!
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Cincinnati is also quite hilly.

Indianapolis is so flat that city's highest elevations are highway over passes.
That's so funny! I've said the same thing before about Memphis: the only hills in Memphis are interstate overpasses.

hilly Nashville:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/14...89d4c4.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/4...2de316.jpg?v=0

flat Memphis:

http://static.flickr.com/19/114729433_5ed760c82c_b.jpg

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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i dont have any pictures right now but Indianapolis,Indiana is a pretty flat city.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Portland is pretty hilly and when it snows, which is rarely does..... people don't leave there houses because they don't know how to drive in it.
Most of Portland is actually very flat. Yeah, there's Mt. Tabor and the West Hills, but the majority of the city is fairly level (for a western city).
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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San Francisco and Seattle are nothing compared to other cities..,

Albuquerque:
As you can see by the following elevation numbers the downtown area is really lower in elevation than anywhere in the city, its located in the Rio Grande River Valley.

Downtown Elevation 4,953
South Valley Elevation 5,288
East Side Area 5,911
My House West Side(VR) 5,550

Albuquerque has Real Hilly Areas, plus were pretty high up in elevation for a city its size.

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Old 09-07-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Burkina Faso
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Houston and Miami are the flattest cities. /thread.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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Hilliest is probably Seattle. Flattest is probably Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Seriously, I can't even think of a 5 foot ridge in this place. Even Miami has 5 foot ridges which I would nominate for second flattest
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Chicago s dead flat.
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