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View Poll Results: Would you rather live in a US beach or mountain location?
Beach 23 53.49%
Mountains 20 46.51%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-27-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Mountains. The Mountains are so beautiful and breathtaking; especially to somebody not used to such heights and seeing such vast distances away. Here is a music video that I think captures the beauty of this geography;


Ne-Yo - So Sick - YouTube

As for the beach;
+ You're required to buy Flood Insurance in many areas (which is very expensive).
+ You have to worry about hurricanes in many coastal US areas.
+ The Ocean oftentimes has odors
+ Flooding
+ Oil Spills now
...... It's overall just a far riskier and more expensive investment. I would prefer to vacation on a beach than a mountain but living on one is a totally different thing.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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If I had to pick between the two, I'd pick the beach.

However, why choose between the two when you've got areas like Santa Cruz and Big Sur?

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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beach for sure, I've sometimes fantasied about living in a house boat one of these days. I don't want to live anywhere non coastal, just not for me, but having a mountain backdrop would be cool also.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NC
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mountains.

I love the many different micro-climates you can get by just losing/gaining elevation
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Beach!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Originally Posted by 415_s2k View Post
If I had to pick between the two, I'd pick the beach.

However, why choose between the two when you've got areas like Santa Cruz and Big Sur?
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The thin waterfall into the ocean is the give-away.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The thin waterfall into the ocean is the give-away.
Yep! Gorgeous area.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Both. But mountains if I had to choose.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I love the mountains, but I voted beach because I've always lived within 50 miles of the ocean.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Mountains. For some reason I associate beach settings with sloppiness and humidity and feeling too lazy to do anything. Lol. But beaches can be beautiful.
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