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Old 07-24-2014, 09:00 AM
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It's a matter of personal preference.

As for me, I like all the scenery in the entire USA and could never get tired of any of it .

Old 07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Location: Philadelphia
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I think the residential areas are often prettier in the East with tall trees covering the streets and greenery everywhere contrasted with stone and brick homes, but the scenery in general is definitely more dramatic and less consistent (in a great way) in the West.

Another point mentioned by Hawaii4evr is the change in seasons-the scenery really looks different from Season to Season out East.
Old 07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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The west has the Pacific Northwest, very beautiful. In fact the Pacific Coast is stunning. Both the Western and Eastern U.S are beautiful, can't say the East is better though.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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not even close. The west has it all.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:15 AM
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West hands down.

The Western States are much larger, and have a bigger variety of terrain.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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The West is brown and the Pacific Ocean is freezing as are most of the lakes and rivers. The East has more fresh water, a warmer ocean, and is greener. We have cities with trees. We have a variety of topography. We have the most beautiful fall foliage. I take that over tall mountains any day.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Location: Milwaukee
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The West, for sure. But as has been mentioned previously, the East is consistently nicer throughout the region. Lots of wasteland out West, in fact you could probably say in terms of scenery it's the majority. But the most beautiful areas West are more breathtaking than the most beautiful areas East. Good point above about the seasonal changes East - flowers in spring, colors in fall, etc.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by spicymeatball View Post
I'm just not as impressed by mountains as most people. I like them, but I also like greenery and open spaces.
The West consists of more than just mountains. We have beaches, deserts, valleys, forests, etc.
Old 07-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Location: SGV
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Originally Posted by bluecarebear View Post
The West is brown and the Pacific Ocean is freezing as are most of the lakes and rivers.
Why take a refreshing dip in the Pacific?

Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico is awesome. I enjoy standing in it cutting up peas and carrots as I cook myself in the soup as sweat pours off my head.

(End sarcasm)
Old 07-24-2014, 11:23 AM
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No way. I'm from the East, but find the West scenery to be far more exciting to look at. I LOVE Nevada, with it's brown rocky/sandy terrain and mountains all over.

However, when it comes to everyday living, I'm not sure I could handle not having a certain amount of greenery. I like thunderstorms, rain, overcast, etc. Snow can be interesting, too.
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