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Old 09-08-2008, 05:43 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Norfolk/Va Beach is very flat. The highest elevation (and only real change in elevation) in Va Beach is a capped landfill dubbed (appropriately), Mount Trashmore.
Oh, but VA Beach is so fun! My daughters, two friends and I were just down there for a "girls gone wild" weekend a couple weeks ago! What happened in Virginia Beach stays in Virginia Beach!
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Parts of Cleveland and St. Louis are hilly, while other parts of them are quite flat. Seattle and San Francisco I would say take claim to being some of the hilliest cities out there. The flattest cities I would say that I've been to are Indianapolis, Columbus, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Chicago is fairly flat as well at least in the parts i've been to, although I've been told that the Northern and Northwestern suburbs are hilly. Detroit seemed pretty flat to me when I was there. Same with the Twin Cities.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Not that wikipedia is a reliable site, but according to the Pittsburgh page the hilliest cities are San Francisco, Seattle, then Pittsburgh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh#Cityscape
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Chicago is fairly flat as well at least in the parts i've been to, although I've been told that the Northern and Northwestern suburbs are hilly. Detroit seemed pretty flat to me when I was there. Same with the Twin Cities.
i'd agree minneaplis is flat, but not st. Paul!!

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Old 09-08-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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^^^ Looks pretty flat to me...
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Portland is built on a bounch of Volacanos, so it gets my vote. San Fran is also hilly so Im not 100% sure.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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Flattest - Miami. The highest hills we have are the garbage mounds.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Of the four most mentioned cities (Pittsburgh, LA, SF, and Seattle) only Pitt gets a lot of snow (Seattle some, but less) and winter driving on those hills is brutal.

I posted this once before, it's an article about Canton Ave in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It's supposedly the steepest paved road in the world, steeper than the one in New Zealand. In the winter you're not allowed to drive down it.

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Albuquerque may be located at a higher elevation, but the city itself is rather flat when compared to Seattle or San Francisco.
I live here dont ya think i should know come and see all of the city first then you can talk i have been to both seattle and san francisco btw..
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