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Old 05-27-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Santa Fe is over 7,000-ft but I don't think it's a particularly large city populationwise.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Albuquerque's altitude varies from 4900 to 5700 feet which qualifies it as the highest metropolitan city, unofficially. Because elevations are measured at the main US Post office and Albuquerque's PO sits at the city's lowest elevation, Denver "officially" becomes the US city with the highest elevation despite the fact that most of Albuquerque sits above Denver.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Highest point within city/county of Denver is ~5680 feet. I live at 5572 or something.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Lovin'Decatur, I wish knoxville were a mountain city but it ain't. It's about 40 miles to the mountains.

Chattanooga is down in a valley alongside the TN river as well. It has a couple of "mountains" in the city - Signal mountain and lookout mountain are about 2500 ft and there are some ridges as well. But overall the Chattanooga area is in the flatlands.

Roanoake is much closer by the blue ridge mountains.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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You can try to make Albuquerque seem higher than Denver with the foothills trick, but you have to remember that Denver has the same thing Albuquerque does - the downtown is the lowest part, and in every direction except for down the river, the elevation gradually rises. Denver remains higher.
Actually the highest point within the city limits of Denver is 5,470 feet. Whereas Albuquerque reaches 6,120 feet in the northeast heights. And yes this is actually in the city and not up on the mountain. See the following link Elevations and Distances
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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The thread could be re-named: "I want to live in Denver, but how can I say it without being obvious?"
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Actually the highest point within the city limits of Denver is 5,470 feet. Whereas Albuquerque reaches 6,120 feet in the northeast heights. And yes this is actually in the city and not up on the mountain. See the following link Elevations and Distances
Denver: 5680ft, within city limits (N of Belleview/Kipling, east side):
Denver High Point - Peakbagger.com

Albuquerque: up to 6300 ft, within city limits (Glenwood Hills sub)
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Albuquerque (32nd largest city in the US and 2nd largest city in the Front Range Urban Corridor) is located in a vast rift valley. Often ABQ's altitude is listed as 5,000ft, but that is it's lowest altitude at the river. Albuquerque's elevation ranges from just shy of 5,000 feet above sea level near the Rio Grande (in the Valley) to over 6,700 feet (1,950 m) in the foothill areas of Sandia Heights and Glenwood Hills. At the airport, the elevation is 5,352 feet (1,631 m) above sea level. Denver, on the other hand is located out on the Plains. Also known as the "Queen City of the Plains", Denver is a steady 5,280. The average altitude of ABQ is actually higher than the average altitude of Denver.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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They don't call Denver the Mile High City for nothing! Also, pretty much all the cities on the Front Range From Denver to Albuquerque.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I've heard that climates change drastically within city limits of La Paz. The lower you are the more humid and lush it is. The higher you are there is less vegetation and air.
Been there a couple times. Quirky city. In most cities, the rich people live up on the highest points for the best views. Not this city! The poorest of the poor have the best views from the cliffs up in El Alto, and the rich, unable to breathe up there at 13,500 feet, live down in the lowest altitude area of the city, in Moon Valley, at around 11,000 feet!

Those Indian women you see lugging big sacks of potatoes up those vertical hills, at that altitude? Wimpy me, I climb a half-flight of stairs in my hotel room there and I'm gasping for breath!
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