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Old 06-29-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Cleveland's metro park system is one of the best in the nation.

Cuyahoga Nat'l Park is only 30 minutes from downtown. The bike and hiking trails are awesome. I know some people who work downtown that go to the parks on their lunch breaks.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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Birmingham, Alabama. Only the downtown area and major shopping areas are treeless. So, basically, you'd look out and never guess that about a million people live there.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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Thumbs up Portland

Forest Park in Portland is the largest forest within a city's limits. It's great for hiking and running and it's always nice and cool on hot summer days.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Default city trees

Don't forget about Sacramento. They claim to have more trees per capita than any other city in the world and they're planning on doubling their city tree canopy in the next 40 years. It's a beautiful leafy city.
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: RVA
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I have to second (or third) Pittsburgh. I've lived in Atlanta and Seattle, and it seems like the greenest city I've lived in, outside of wintertime when it all turns brown.

I don't know of any other city with deer crossings in inner-city neighborhoods. I've lost count of how many times I've had to stop. I live two blocks from a park where I can guarantee a sighting of at least one at any time, and I usually see several. I think they even allow bow hunting in some parks during deer season.

Then there's the wild turkeys...


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Old 09-14-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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America's Best Cities For The Outdoors - Forbes.com

chart with percentages of parkland on them. Honolulu wasn't included but I think it has the most parkland.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Atlanta and Boston both have a decent number of trees in their metros
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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wow that is quite a rare picture of im guessing thats new jersey? never seen the world trade centers from that far away before.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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