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Old 10-14-2016, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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What are the best mountain towns near water (ocean/lakes)? Taking into account safety, charm, schools, and weather (nothing insanely cold.... prefer moderate temperatures).
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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We live in Bellingham, WA and I'd say that it fits the bill. It's the only place where the Cascades touch the sea, as the Chuckanut Mountains (a small foothill range on the south side of town) look out over Bellingham and Samish Bays. While people may not think of it as a mountain town, there are several substantial ridges and hills in town and mountains in every direction. On clear days we can see the Olympics, BC Coastal Range, San Juan Islands, and, of course the Cascades.


Bellingham from the bay:
http://bellinghamweb.net/wp-content/...gham-Baker.gif

View from Chuckanut Drive (just south of town):
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/79830101.jpg
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Seneca / Clemson, SC is a good one, near clear water lakes Jocasee and Keowee at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains. these lakes are known as the Lake tahoes of the east.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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EDIT: nm didn't see the water bit lol
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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We live in Bellingham, WA and I'd say that it fits the bill. It's the only place where the Cascades touch the sea, as the Chuckanut Mountains (a small foothill range on the south side of town) look out over Bellingham and Samish Bays. While people may not think of it as a mountain town, there are several substantial ridges and hills in town and mountains in every direction. On clear days we can see the Olympics, BC Coastal Range, San Juan Islands, and, of course the Cascades.


Bellingham from the bay:
http://bellinghamweb.net/wp-content/...gham-Baker.gif

View from Chuckanut Drive (just south of town):
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/79830101.jpg
I think Port Angeles is another example, the Olympics are so close over there. Also SE Alaska has many towns in those fjords.
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:21 PM
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Location: Ontario
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EDIT: nm didn't see the water bit lol
Did you say NM?

Well, how about Eagle Nest, NM...elevation 8,288 ft
on Eagle Nest Lake, near Red River Ski Resort.

Dillon Reservoir, Colorado....elevation 9,017 ft
Biggest town: Silverthorne, near ski areas like Keystone, Araphoe Basin.

Lake Tahoe, California / Nevada
Homewood,Incline Village ....great skiing, Heavenly Valley, Squaw Valley, etc....

Lake Louise, Alberta....beautiful lake, very good skiing

Kallispel, Montana ....Flathead Lake, beautiful big lake,
skiing nearby at "The Big Mountain".
Bonus....near Glacier National Park.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Incline Village, NV on the shore of lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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NE GA, far Western NC, NE TN, towns throughout WV. Take your pick.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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What are the best mountain towns near water (ocean/lakes)? Taking into account safety, charm, schools, and weather (nothing insanely cold.... prefer moderate temperatures).
Asheville-Hendersonville NC
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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Idaho has a few...


Sandpoint, ID
Coeur d' Alene, ID
McCall, ID
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