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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 08-24-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Closer to the low point by about an hour. If I lived in Burlington it would be nearly the same length drive both ways.

2 hours 45 minutes to Wrightsville Beach (nearest point in the Atlantic Ocean)

3 hours 45 minutes to Mt Mitchell
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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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.
I think a lot of states are like that. But Michigan though is Lake Erie... I'd argue that in the "fingers" of the Mitten is when you start getting closer to the highest point, yes? Thumb and below, where most Michigan residents live will be closer to Erie, yes?
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The City
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I am about 20 feet above sea level based on a Google search. I can basically walk to sea level so imagine am closer to the low point
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm in Iowa, and I don't care what the numbers say -- the whole #### thing is flat.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The City
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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.


not sure which range but the ranges on the coast are pretty spectacular and fairly unique in the US especially compared to the east coast, great lakes or gulf coast


Alaska has even more tremendous differences


its interesting to look at the peak differential, or how high they rise, there are a few in the East coast in this regard but is dominated at the top by Alaska and the West coast
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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My state's lower points are better than your state's higher points.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:56 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I used to live about 10 miles from the lowest point, now I am about 60 miles from the highest point.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Platte Purchase
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Highest, both by elevation and geographically.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Lowest point, though both are close. Lowest point is due south, highest is due southwest, though mostly west.
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