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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

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: plano
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Neither for me. Beaches arent my idea of fun and can lead to higher humidity. Mountains can be nice to look at daily but are not fun to travel around daily. I prefer NM mountains to Colorado for example because you can be in the mountains and get out in a hour to flat land to travel more quickly from point to point. I can visit beaches and mountains on time off and get my fill. Fly over country to me is oceans and mountains.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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A nice urban city will do, like Chicago, Philadelphia, or New York City
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I love the mountains, but I voted beach because I've always lived within 50 miles of the ocean.
the farthest outside of 3 years of my life that I lived by the ocean was 25 miles. those other 3 years living in the middle of the country I can't say I liked it and missed being close to the ocean. I've also lived right on the beach. Right now I'm about 20 miles but I'd like to be closer.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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A nice urban city will do, like Chicago, Philadelphia, or New York City

Personally I prefer Mountains and beach!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Personally I prefer Mountains and beach!
To each his own! I wouldn't care if the city had any mountains or swimmable beaches nearby, but there is something to be said about water being next to a city skyline that makes it illuminating!
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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To each his own! I wouldn't care if the city had any mountains or swimmable beaches nearby, but there is something to be said about water being next to a city skyline that makes it illuminating!
And nothing can quite ruin a beautiful ocean or mountains like an invading city skyline.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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I decided I wanted both and moved to the Puget Sound. I can be to the (sand) beach in 30 minutes, mountains in 45.

If I were forced, I'd have to say mountains if they were high enough to host subalpine/alpine climate zones. I would also have to be on the wet side of the range.

If not, then I would say beach. Unlikely to be tropical though. I can't deal with huge bugs and year round heat.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Boston
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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?
Yep, definitely beach for me, but when I lived in L.A., I certainly did enjoy the proximity to both beach and mountain.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Boston
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A nice urban city close to a beach will do, like New York City, Boston, or San Francisco.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Definitely beach for me (with mountains?)...

Hawaii sounds perfect.
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