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Old 12-06-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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In terms of nature, the spring/summer storms can be the only interesting thing about the midwest. Never found lakes, bluffs, little hills appealing.
Too bad for you, I guess. I would tend to think someone who can't find beauty in lakes, bluffs and hills is missing out. Frank Lloyd Wright loved it enough to live a little south of Madison. The quiet beauty of the bluffs and hills is stunning. (IMO)
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Most people in the midwest are amazed by bluffs & hills. I think they are ok, but strongly prefer palm trees & actual mountains.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Most people in the midwest are amazed by bluffs & hills. I think they are ok, but strongly prefer palm trees & actual mountains.
How are these comments germane to the topic at hand?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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In terms of nature, the spring/summer storms can be the only interesting thing about the midwest. Never found lakes, bluffs, little hills appealing.
The Northwoods of the Upper Midwest is more appealing for those that like a large quantity of lakes and dense coniferous forests.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Dane county has nearly 500,000 people so definitely not exclusively a college town at all, even though Madison is the state capitol obviously. And, it is a magnet for attracting and retaining a good deal of talent and job creaters who want to live here. Why is it that Waukesha county is not growing at all while Dane county is growing at nearly 2% a year? Waukesha county is certainly wealthy, but people aren't moving there.
I love Madison/Dane County. It is a gorgeous bike-friendly small city with beautiful skyline by lakes, the presense of highly educated population thanks to UW-Madison, and the center of state politics.

At the same time, you can drive out to the countryside with dotted farms and corn fields in just a few minutes. It has the best of both worlds (urban and rural).

I would always choose Madison over Des Moines! I just can't explain why I dislike Des Moines.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Too bad for you, I guess. I would tend to think someone who can't find beauty in lakes, bluffs and hills is missing out. Frank Lloyd Wright loved it enough to live a little south of Madison. The quiet beauty of the bluffs and hills is stunning. (IMO)
It's one of the US's best-kept secrets, isn't it? Love it up here in bluff country.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Most people in the midwest are amazed by bluffs & hills. I think they are ok, but strongly prefer palm trees & actual mountains.
a palm tree is by far, the ugliest tree that exists
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Most people in the midwest are amazed by bluffs & hills. I think they are ok, but strongly prefer palm trees & actual mountains.
That's fine, everyone is different.

I personally find palm trees to be ugly and believe that if they were a Northern tree and they didn't represent sunshine, beaches and paradise that they wouldn't be so highly regarded. I think Northern trees like Maples, Birches, Elms, Cottonwoods, or various types of Pines are incredibly beautiful. I also love the (more Southern) Savannahs, but they don't usually grow too far north of I-80.

It's hard for me to understand what someone would not like about a lake but if they were used to the ocean their entire lives I can see how the perspective would be different.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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a palm tree is by far, the ugliest tree that exists
Of course it's all opinion, but I agree. Palms are ugly trees.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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They have fake palm trees in the lobby of my office building. They do not need to exist.
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