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Old 01-12-2010, 12:17 PM
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Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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pretty much. you have to get into upper east texas to see a lot of hills with more hardwood forests
Houston's terrain looks typical of the Southern Coastal Plain. Atlanta's is typical of the Southern Piedmont.

 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Houston's terrain looks typical of the Southern Coastal Plain. Atlanta's is typical of the Southern Piedmont.
He's talking about areas like Tyler or even Atlanta,Texas:

Tyler,Texas area:

Tyler, Smith, Texas - Google Maps

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Atlanta,Texas area:

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: America
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Houston's terrain looks typical of the Southern Coastal Plain. Atlanta's is typical of the Southern Piedmont.
yes but the landscape drastically changes the further you get from the coast

honestly there's nothing in east texas as hilly as atlanta (except for maybe parts of the rusk/jacksonville areas). i would say it more closely resembles macon or augusta
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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Yeah, Houston is on the gulf coastal plain, and the forests have that look to them. I've said before that some parts of Houston the closer you get towards the bay and gulf remind me a lot of Florida, except the housing styles are different.

I think most of East Texas lies on the Gulf Coastal Plain. There isn't too much there that will be as hilly as anything you see here in the Piedmont South.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: America
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Yeah, Houston is on the gulf coastal plain, and the forests have that look to them. I've said before that some parts of Houston the closer you get towards the bay and gulf remind me a lot of Florida, except the housing styles are different.

I think most of East Texas lies on the Gulf Coastal Plain. There isn't too much there that will be as hilly as anything you see here in the Piedmont South.
yes east texas is largely made of gently to mid rolling terrain, but believe me there are some spots here and there that get as hilly as the piedmont. combine that with the trees and the weather, if someone blind folded you and dropped you off there, you wouldn't know which of the many states in the southeast you were in
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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I wonder what Dallas would look like if it was very hilly!
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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It's more beautiful to look at to me as well, but it's HELL during rush hour, LOL. One of the major reasons for Atlanta's traffic problems is that much of the arterial system is not a good alternative. If there is traffic on the LBJ, Forest Ln, Alpha Rd, or Belt Line can be used as alternatives. In Atlanta, the Top End of 285 has very few alternatives. Heards Ferry or Hammond Rd, and those are pretty lousy options. Cobb Pkwy is a good alternative to I-75, but it's really not much better than I-75 itself in many areas.
...but away from the Top End Perimeter there are good alternatives to the highways - it's just that not many people seem to know about them. Let's keep it that way so they don't get just as clogged as the highways.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I wonder what Dallas would look like if it was very hilly!
A larger, but less green Austin.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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A larger, but less green Austin.
I was thinking the same thing lol

However; the southern parts of Dallas rival parts of Austin when it comes to hills.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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A larger, but less green Austin.
Are you trying to say Dallas is not green lol!
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