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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, 04:02 PM
 
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Since people are coming up with these awesome places threads, where would you rather live? Any US location (big city or hick town, doesn't matter) that is next to a major body of water or up in the mountains?

Next to the ocean for me. I can always take a trip to see a beautiful mountain location.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Mountain.

A mountain area has a higher likelihood of snow and possibly less humidity. I grew up far from a natural water source so living nearby to one isn't something essential to me and I can always take advantage of a nearby lake or river. There's also the option of skiing which I've always wanted to learn.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Up in the mountains for me; I can always make a trip to see a beach (I live 10 minutes from one now, was there just yesterday).
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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I have lived near both and must say that although the mountains are wonderful I enjoyed living near the ocean more
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Beach!
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Mountains!

Like Newsboy said I can always vacation at the beach...for me, the beach is monolithic and gets old after a little while...whereas the mountains are unbelievably diverse with a variety of colors, trees, wildlife, ecosystems, and potential activities. Superior views too, IMO.

However it's not difficult to see why some prefer the beach. Just not my bag.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yes, living near a beach when you are not a "beach" person can be a real drag. But who doesn't like mountains? I've heard some people say mountains make them claustrophobic, but that's just silly. You can see for miles and miles in the mountains, but just to the nearest horizon at the beach.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I've always lived near the ocean, so I'm trying something different. I'm moving to the high desert and mountain setting of New Mexico and I'm pretty sure I'll thoroughly enjoy having the Sangre de Cristo and Sandia mountains nearby. I'll come back to Mass. or go to NC or Cali to see the ocean when I want to. The beach is wonderful but I'm at a point where I don't feel like just lying on the beach or sit and stare at the ocean (had my fill of it). I'm also finding that most coastal and beach locations in the US are just too crowded for my liking (and the ones that arn't are usually the cold water places..IE Oregon/WA). Mountains and the trails will keep me active and moving and have a bit more elbow room with plenty of room to roam. Also the way the mountains scrape the sky and dominate the horizons is symbolic of the mighty forces of earth that created them give me more of a sense of awe.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I'm also finding that most coastal and beach locations in the US are just too crowded for my liking (and the ones that arn't are usually the cold water places..IE Oregon/WA).
Can you say BRRRR?

Also, great whites in the southern to middle Oregon Coast. Killer whales where Puget Sound empties into the Pacific in WA state. No recorded killer whale attacks, but the great whites have mistaken surfboards for lunch.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Mountain.

And I will, someday. Beaches are fun and all but I miss changes in elevation.
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