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Old 01-27-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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But what kind of spoiled brat actually says they can't fathom living somewhere flat -- like it's really that amazing?
No.....there's something about seeing Mt. Rainer, or living in a town like Salt Lake City, where mountains are literally in your face...that can stay with you....
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:36 AM
 
Location: NY
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Fellow East Coaster, and I agree.

I wish that West Coast vs. East Coast thread wasnt closed because a bunch of idiots dont know how to properly debate.

The West Coast, or West in general is much more interesting geographically speaking, and its NOT even a contest.

Im saying this as an EC guy, it seems the WC or people who move out West are way more practical. I get so tired of the EC and how it is sometimes.

Whats great about the EC is the cities. Everyone gets caught up in the cities, and to the contrary, whats great about the WC is the geography, and everyoen gets caught up in that.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:38 AM
 
Location: NY
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"Mountains"...back East, usually are just "hills" out West.
Bingo.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm from the East Coast and was weirded about how flat and barren western cities were. How if you were on a hill you could see the entire city below you and how at night it'd be just a spot of light in the middle of blackness.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm from the East Coast and was weirded about how flat and barren western cities were. How if you were on a hill you could see the entire city below you and how at night it'd be just a spot of light in the middle of blackness.
That's the cool thing about flat cities, find a hill over the trees and you will be able to see the Chicago skyline from 30, or even 40 miles away! same thing goes for other Midwestern cities
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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That's the cool thing about flat cities, find a hill over the trees and you will be able to see the Chicago skyline from 30, or even 40 miles away! same thing goes for other Midwestern cities
It isn't like you can't find places like that on the east coast either.

http://www.georgemaronson.com/images...-turkeymtn.jpg


http://phillyskyline.com/misc/wallpaper_090921d.jpg


A popular section of Philly is real hilly:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2791/...657842100b.jpg

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0265...ljBAg7rcig!2e0
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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"Mountains"...back East, usually are just "hills" out West.
Well when you climb those "hills" let me know. I'm sure people in Nepal think your "mountains" out west are hills too.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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40-50 miles inland? The west coast starts to become reminiscent of a lunar landscape. No? Its almost a posion pill. The West was gifted with these incredible highs but it also has a massive amount of wasteland that brings the whole aura crashing downward.

On the otherhand the east coast goes 400 miles wide of uninterrupted picturesque terrain.
Try driving up 95 and the NJ Turnpike and tell me how picturesque it is from DC to Newark. And Rainrock that is so false.
Living out west now and traveling back east (DC/NY alot) I too find many cities flat. Hills in DC that I use to call big now look tiny.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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Try driving up 95 and the NJ Turnpike and tell me how picturesque it is from DC to Newark. And Rainrock that is so false.
Living out west now and traveling back east (DC/NY alot) I too find many cities flat. Hills in DC that I use to call big now look tiny.
Oh ok, an obviously flat area in a place that consists of thousands of miles of land looks...flat. No way Jose!

It's called the Appalachians. If you can't find picturesque landscapes from the east coast, you are obviously not interested in trying very hard.

The west coast scenery tends to have height over the east coast but that doesn't really mean anything. A lot of the west coast landscapes looks very dry and ugly, something which height is not going to make up for.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Theyre just different places. I notice a lot of east coast posters are obsessed with trees and think it's weird that not a lot of West coast cities are built in a forest. They're just different places with their own natural beauty
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