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Old 01-19-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Lubbock, Texas...can't get more flat.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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LA may not be as Hilly as those cities, but the peaks of hills that LA does have, are higher than most of those cities, save for maybe SF and SEA. As hilly as Pitts, and Cincy are, I doubt they have any areas comparable to Beverly Hills, or the Hollywood Hills as far as elevation goes. Using Google Maps, I could see that those LA neighborhoods REALLY get up there in elevation.
LA has the more dramatic change in elevation than most big cities but lacks the consistency throughout the metro like San Francisco, Pittsbburgh, Cincy, and even Atlanta. I will admit that Hollywood hills is more impressive than anything in Cincy, Atlanta or Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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Miami is pretty flat.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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People don't get out much.

First off Kansas City is not flat, not at all. I would say it's in the top third of hilliest cities. Not as hilly as Pittsburgh, Cincy, Portland or SF, but hillier that probably 2/3 of major cities.

And elevation doesn't matter one bit, so I'm not sure why people are talking about that list. An area can have a high elevation and still be flat. Denver is flat as hell for example till you get into the sprawl that is encroaching into the mountains on the front range.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Here are the 50 largest cities ranked from highest difference in elevation to lowest, in feet. This is from the USGS, so it's pretty definitive. It's up to you to decide what constitutes hilly or flat. Note that these are city limits only.

*Below sea level

Los Angeles 5,074
Honolulu 4,020
San Jose 2,125
Oakland 1,754
Albuquerque 1,174
Portland 1,073
San Francisco 934
San Diego 823
Nashville 775
Tucson 700
Austin 674
Pittsburgh 660
Birmingham 564
Cincinnati 527
Seattle 520
San Antonio 495
Baltimore 489
Cleveland 479
Philadelphia 441
New York 410
Washington 409
El Paso 385
Louisville 379
Long Beach 367*
Atlanta 348
MEDIAN 344
Denver 340
Boston 330
Omaha 312
Kansas City 300
Dallas 296
Minneapolis 293
Oklahoma City 284
Newark 278
Indianapolis 268
Charlotte 265
Fort Worth 253
St. Louis 229
Milwaukee 220
Columbus 208
Tulsa 190
Memphis 140
Buffalo 128
Phoenix 102
Detroit 97
Chicago 94
Houston 83
Toledo 56
Jacksonville 40
New Orleans 33*
Miami 30
Not even a fair comparison, really. Do any other US cities besides LA have mountain ranges that cut right through the center of the city?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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Not sure if this city is large enough to qualify but colorado springs is the hillest city I have been to. San Fran/Seattle, etc have large hills and steeper in parts, but they also have flat spot, colorado springs outside of downtown is not flat at all, its either up or down inclines. I found out how little flat spots the city has when I went tuning my car trying to find a flat spot to hold a steady pedal input.

COS, SAN FRAN, SEATTLE were hilly from the ones I went to.

flat
MPLS, Chicago, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. tons are flat.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Well, here's the top 10 steepest streets in the US:


Top 10 US steepest streets

I've done #5 on a Vespa. Do not recommend it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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^^^

For Canton Avenue, it looks like you're riding a roller coaster and preparing for the big drop:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Canto...175.4,,0,11.07
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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From my own experience...

Hilliest :

San Francisco

Portland Oregon

Seattle

Los Angeles

Flattest :

Jacksonville Florida

Miami Florida

Pretty much anywhere in Florida.

Flat places can be beautiful too, but I much prefer hills and mountains. I would never want to live in a flat state.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I drove on Baxter Street a few weeks ago - you climb straight up on side and reach the crest, and it's just like the infographic says - the street seems to drop out from below you and all you can see is the Silver Lake Reservoir.
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