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View Poll Results: Do you live closer to your state's highest point or lowest point?
Highest point 23 41.82%
Lowest point 32 58.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Highest. I'm about 40 miles from Black Elk Peak.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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They are! Especially Death Valley. You are still close to Whitney however, being in NorCal I assume
No, I'm in SoCal.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma - I live closer to the lowest point which is 203 miles away, the highest point is 322 miles away.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I am so close to sea level that the city is actually building up the roads and other infrastructure around me due to sea level rise!
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I am so close to sea level that the city is actually building up the roads and other infrastructure around me due to sea level rise!
Whoa! Are you near the coast or something? Or a river?




I knew that the lowest point would win because in a lot of states the lowest points are the coastlines or bodies of water, which most cities are located near the coasts or big bodies of waters of their respective states. Though it's nice to see the gap is not as big as I thought, so far.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Highest point
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I'm 7 feet above mean high tide.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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It still sort of amazes me how people live so close to sea level. Here in Tucson I hover at around 2,000 feet or so. There are entire states where the highest point does not even get near Tucson, and Tucson is not even considered high-elevation out here either.

I mean New Jersey's highest point, named High Point (I love that) is still lower elevation than Tucson (it's about Phoenix's elevation or so). I get why that's the case but it's still so weird to me. Could you imagine if Arizona or Colorado was next to New Jersey? It would be like a giant plateau over New Jersey. Yet when you drive across the country, you can almost never notice how big of a difference that is, because it's so gradual.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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I'm in the middle .. but my state is only 1500 sq miles lol
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We are actually considered at a higher elevation for the Puget Sound Region, at about 600', but having Mt. Rainier, the Olympics and Cascades in our state knocks us down to low.
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