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Old 09-04-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: 'da U.P. or Bust!
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Default Hills in Florida: Which Areas/Counties Have the Most Hills?

Most people think Florida is entirely flat, most is however I do remember parts of it being rather hilly. So, which parts of the state, which counties, are there hills? I remember Mt. Dora and Inverness as being quite hilly but I do believe there are other areas with hills as well. Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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Most people think Florida is entirely flat, most is however I do remember parts of it being rather hilly. So, which parts of the state, which counties, are there hills? I remember Mt. Dora and Inverness as being quite hilly but I do believe there are other areas with hills as well. Thanks!


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Old 09-04-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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Leon, Gadsden, parts of Lake, and parts of Polk. Probably more in the Panhandle, but I'm not too familiar with those ones.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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Thank you so much Buddy! The highest points you mentioned first, are they primarily in the Panhandle? I know ppl have mentioned hills in the Panhandle but I remember the drive west on I-10 to be pretty flat. I was on my way to Panama City so maybe I got off I-10 too soon. What counties in the Panhandle have hills?
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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Pasco and Hernando Counties have good sized hills also. Used to live in Dade City (Pasco) which was very rolling and hilly, some about 225 - 275 ft high.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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I've heard the Clermont and Mt Dora, both outside of the Orlando metro area have hills. Haven't visited either so I couldn't tell you for sure.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Highest point in the state is in Walton County in the Panhandle. You generally have to get a bit north of I-10 to see the hilliness of the area.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Drive I-75 north from Orlando and you will see some hilly areas. The land flattens out again but gets hilly north of Ocala and north of Gainesville.

I have seen several relief maps of the state where the hilly areas are easy to spot.

Some are sand hills which are prehistoric sand dunes of earlier coastlines and some like the Ocala ridge, area are more fertile with nice big oaks and lime rock close to the surface.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Drive I-75 north from Orlando and you will see some hilly areas. The land flattens out again but gets hilly north of Ocala and north of Gainesville.

I have seen several relief maps of the state where the hilly areas are easy to spot.

Some are sand hills which are prehistoric sand dunes of earlier coastlines and some like the Ocala ridge, area are more fertile with nice big oaks and lime rock close to the surface.
I think you mean the Turnpike, I-75 doesnt go to Orlando.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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South Lake County is probably over all the area with the largest square miles area of hills. My house in Clermont is 240-some feet above sea level according to GPS. There are definitely hills here, and plenty of them. My drive to work is about 16 miles, and it's rolling hills the entire way.
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