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View Poll Results: On the whole, do you think substantial hills more help or hut a city?
help a city 52 81.25%
hurt a city 12 18.75%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Give me a flat city with hilly suburbs.
Charlotte would fit this depending on how far out you consider the suburbs still part of Charlotte.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Syracuse. Those people understand snow, know how to get around in it, revel in it, and accept it as part of winter. Seattle, on the other hand, goes into full meltdown even with an inch or two.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:28 PM
 
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I guess they can be pretty to look at and add to the visual stimulus, but as far as living I'm very happy to be in a flat city. Especially given that I bike or walk everywhere, I don't think about hill at all. When I go on vacation to hilly cities it really makes me appreciate Chicago.
Unless you can bike downhill in one direction...then take public transportation the other way back. There is nothing more beautiful than cities with hills/mountains and water. But to each his/her own.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Syracuse. Those people understand snow, know how to get around in it, revel in it, and accept it as part of winter. Seattle, on the other hand, goes into full meltdown even with an inch or two.
There was hardly a dust of snow for one day this past winter and Seattle basically shut down. It's pretty funny.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Charlotte would fit this depending on how far out you consider the suburbs still part of Charlotte.
Elmira, NY is another city that fits that description. The urban center itself is flat but it is surrounded by hills and cliffs that the suburbs crawl up.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:02 AM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I live among mountains. My home town is half along mountainsides. Living near it has me still in the mountains of PA. HATE IT IN WINTER. For work I drive over a couple and around others making my paths to work longer. To go around means added miles over a more direct path if flat. Over them in winter in ice, snow, fog is no fun.

Having lived in Chicago in the past. Flat as a pancake. I RATHER IN A HEARTBEAT. Especially for a Urban setting. Though Philly proper is largely flat. It certainly does have mountains around it. Entering the City from the West you see communities built on hills as more Rural PA. And DRIVING AROUND ONE MOUNTIAN ON THE BUSY ESPRESSWAY IS.... NO FUN.

Entering Pittsburgh you encounter them you go around. Though on provides a great vista to view its Skyline from above.
BUT GIVE ME FLAT AGAIN.... I'D NEVER MISS THE MOUNTIANS. Even though I am in a valley. You can't avoid them all around you going places.

So most say it adds like in LA and SF vistas ect. But they do not have winters and snow to deal with in the cities. Especially cliffs along the coastline for vistas would add.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Hills provide views. I'm all in favor of that.
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