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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%
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm much closer to the lowest point at sea level. My neighborhood in Philly is about 240 feet above sea level.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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At an elevation of 16 feet, my building is closer in elevation and distance to sea level than to the state's highest point at 1,803 feet, or my city's highest point at 180 feet.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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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.
Yes, I'm in CA and I remember how surprised I was to find out that the local mountains right behind my house (about 5600 feet -- beautiful and nice to live near, but really "nothing" mountains, more like very big hills) are higher than the highest elevations in 30 states.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Chicago is 300 feet above the lowest point and 700 feet below the highest point.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Closer to highest point.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I feel like my post may not have been clear... I meant distance to, not what the elevation is of where you live. I live 11 miles closer to Arizona's lowest point of elevation than I do the highest.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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Closer to the lowest point, the coast
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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I live about 2 hours from NC's highest point (Mt. Mitchell 6684 ft.)
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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A lot closer to Guadalupe Peak than the Gulf for me.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Lowest point, because I'm in Michigan and unless you live in the Upper Peninsula or the far northern stretches of the Lower Peninsula, you're going to be closer to the lowest point.
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