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Old 09-27-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by Rhymes with Best Coast View Post
Not bad. I believe Canton is at 37% grade.

Here's some steeps for SF.

The Steepest Streets In San Francisco
1. Bradford above Tompkins (41% grade)
2. Romolo between Vallejo and Fresno (37.5% grade)
3. Prentiss between Chapman and Powhattan (37% grade)
4. Nevada above Chapman (35% grade)
5. Baden above Mangels (34% grade) *
6. Ripley between Peralta and Alabama (31.5% grade)
7. 24th between De Haro and Rhode Island (31.5% grade)
8. Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth (31.5% grade)
9. 22nd between Vicksburg and Church (31.5% grade)
10. Broadway above Taylor (31% grade)
11. 23rd above Carolina (31% grade)

More Steeps Of San Francisco – A New Steepest Street Is Born

Time to call Guinness! lol
Canton is a 37% grade. From using Google Earth the estimation of how steep the hill I have to go down to leave my house everyday is only around a 15% grade (there's a street with a 20% grade that I drive too, but that's going home. I'd never drive down it lol). I must say, I couldn't imagine a street with a 41% grade. I'd think no 4 cylinder car would make it up that lol!
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Originally Posted by Noloi View Post
Hilliest:
Milwaukee
Pittsburgh

Flatest:
San Diego
Milwaukee isn't even close to as hilly as SD is..

Google Maps

Google Maps
VS
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll...p&vpsrc=6&z=12

Google Maps
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Knoxville, TN. Every time I go to a UT game, I'm reminded just how hilly Knoxville is.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Piedmont literally means foot hills, cities on the Piedmont sit on a large hilly ridge from the Appalachians to the Atlantic coastal plains. so Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh are extremely hilly.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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Piedmont literally means foot hills, cities on the Piedmont sit on a large hilly ridge from the Appalachians to the Atlantic coastal plains. so Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh are extremely hilly.


Exaggerate, according to dictionary.com:


exaggerate (ɪɡˈzdʒəˌreɪt)

vb
1. to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
2. ( tr ) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usual: his new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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As for the Texas cities that were brought up,

San Antonio is rolling to hilly
DFW is mostly softly rolling with a few "prominent" hills in certain regions of the metro
Austin is very rolling to hilly
Houston is very flat, less so than Chicago
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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I would add Boston to the hilly list.
thanks, ik I missed a few places
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Hilliest:

Easy: San Francisco
then Pittsburgh & Seattle


Flattest: Phoenix
then Denver & maybe Miami?
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Milwaukee isn't even close to as hilly as SD is..

Agreed! There's NO WAY they really meant that... San Diego is very hilly in many parts. Maybe some of the southern suburbs like Chula Vista and San Ysidro are pretty flat, really the only REAL flat area of San Diego is Coronado and the Mission Bay area.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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i may have missed a few, but how can you say these cities are flat? Kc and minneapolis especially are some of the hilliest cities i know of.

lol.
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