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Old 03-24-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think you can see the Blue Ridge from various points in the north ATL burbs, such as around Sweat Mountain near highway 92.

It may just be large hills in the distance.
No, it's the mountains. The first time I went to Canton I was pleasantly shocked at the views towards the north.

Nearby Lake Allatoona is beautiful, and sort of mountainish:

Red Top Mountain State Park | State Parks & Historic Sites

Kennesaw Mountain is beautiful, and right in the heart of Cobb County:

https://www.nps.gov/kemo/index.htm

Sweat Mountain has homes all over it, with breathtaking views of the Metro. Even the smallish Vinings Mountain has wonderful views of 4 of the 5 skylines. I always take out of towners there, and they're amazed every time.

And of course the most unique of all, Stone Mountain.

https://www.stonemountainpark.com/

And as Pemgin has noted, the views of the Appalachians is incredible from the upper floors of many skyscrapers here.

Another beautiful and unique feature we have is the protected National Parklands along the Chattahoochee River, slicing through the center of the Metro. It's not very common to have a wild river with rainbow trout in the center of a major urban area.

https://www.nps.gov/chat/index.htm

We also have one of the finest Botanical Gardens in the Country, and they are about to launch a major expansion in the heart of the City.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

So the people that claim Atlanta is ugly and characterless are either clueless, have an agenda or are downright jealous.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think the scenery in ATL is fine and I like the hilly topography.

The area of ATL within the beltway doesn't seem to have an unusually high amount of trees compared to most other cities on the east coast that I'm aware of. But that is only my perception.

I think most of the east coast, upper midwest and northwest has plenty of trees.

I do agree the burbs of ATL seem more wooded than many burbs elsewhere. I see more farmland in the suburbs of other southeastern cities.

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Old 03-24-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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Trees and topography are strong points for Atlanta.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think the scenery in ATL is fine and I like the hilly topography.

The area of ATL within the beltway doesn't seem to have an unusually high amount of trees compared to most other cities on the east coast that I'm aware of. But that is only my perception.

I think most of the east coast, upper midwest and northwest has plenty of trees.

I do agree the burbs of ATL seem more wooded than many burbs elsewhere. I see more farmland in the suburbs of other southeastern cities.
All of the streetview pics I posted earlier were from inside the Perimeter.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Cities that come to mind for me would be Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Chicago.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Cities that come to mind for me would be Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Chicago.
I fully agree with these choices.

I would also add to the list Detroit, Cleveland, International Falls, St. Paul, Madison, Chattanooga, and Cincinnati.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Cleveland
It cleans up nicely sometimes.

IMG_9561 by James Fremont, on Flickr
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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All of the streetview pics I posted earlier were from inside the Perimeter.
He said that's just his perception. Let it go...
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:10 PM
 
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I think the mountains and lakes in the viscinity of Charlotte are more attractive than around Atlanta. Also in terms of the built environment, Atlanta has larger swaths of run-down neighborhoods (and more crime) than Charlotte.
I wonder why Charlotte is not coming up as underrated then if Atlanta is since they look the same.. hmm.
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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He said that's just his perception. Let it go...
And my post was to show him his perception could possibly be wrong with some proof that he may appreciate. He may not be familiar with the areas I showed.

Why do you have a problem with this?
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