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Old 06-13-2009, 04:36 PM
Status: "Welcome Governor Polis!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver claims the title as flattest city in america(queen of the plains). I think champaign IL is the flattest. Indy is not the flattest, maybee the fattest.jk Also, i'M pretty sure cinci & louisville are hillier than KC.
Queen City of the Plains has nothing to do with flatness. It's just the biggest city on the Great Plains. The elevation starts to rise at about Ogallala (sp?), Nebraska, going west. Ever heard of the movie "High Plains Drifter"? I said this earlier in the thread (much earlier acutally), but Denver has hills, especially on the west side. There is a neighborhood called "Highlands" named for its, well, hills. It is on a bluff above the S. Platte River. The area around the capital is "Capital Hill".
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Living in Pittsburgh for nearly my whole life, I'd have to say it's the hilliest city I've ever seen. I'm talking constant hills, too. There are no really big mountains there, but the terrain is still VERY hilly. If you want to walk anywhere, be prepared to be winded as you are going to be going up and down lots of very annoying - sometimes steep - hills. It's a rare thing to be walking down a completely flat road for more than 2 minutes.
True, Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are very hilly. Even in some of the neighborhoods, you'll see houses perched on the hillsides tightly packed. I know where I live (Clarksburg, WV) the neighborhood above downtown reminds of some of the steep neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. You wonder, how do those people get to their houses in the winter time?
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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So, is it safe to assume that the "walk uphill both ways" joke is old and overused in Pittsburgh?
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:23 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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So, is it safe to assume that the "walk uphill both ways" joke is old and overused in Pittsburgh?
I grew up there, too, and was a visiting nurse there. It's probably true in many cases.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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The Syracuse area is pretty hilly:
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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San Francisco, Worcester, Atlanta, Seattle, Tallahassee are hilly
Dallas, Oklahoma City, Wichita, San Antonio are flat
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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San Francisco, Worcester, Atlanta, Seattle, Tallahassee are hilly
Dallas, Oklahoma City, Wichita, San Antonio are flat
San Antonio is actually very hilly. North and west of the downtown area is in the hill country.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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San Antonio is actually very hilly. North and west of the downtown area is in the hill country.
I've never been, so I will take your word for it. I just remember watching a video in drivers ed where they said San Antonio can be dangerous after it rains because the flat terrain floods quickly.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I've never been, so I will take your word for it. I just remember watching a video in drivers ed where they said San Antonio can be dangerous after it rains because the flat terrain floods quickly.
The southern and eastern areas of town aren't very hilly, so that may be what that video was talking about.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Buffalo as being flat. The whole city of Buffalo is flat like a pancake. You have to drive out to one of their farthest suburbs to find any slight incline..
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