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Old 02-19-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Knoxville, TN is in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and its metro population is 700,000...


Skyline, Downtown Knoxville on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9865822@N03/761272541/ - broken link)
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: CO
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Im sorry I have to defend Colorado is beautiful!! Lived here all my life and still love it!! I am just outside Boulder, Niwot. I would never call it ugly flat compared to many other places Ive been.

Just because I have lived here forever dosent meen I havent been anywhere else
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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For midsize cities - Boise, ID backs directly up to the rocky mountains w/ 30 min drive to skiing. Spokane isn't bad either. for mid-large cities portland or salt lake. personally, I like the sunshine and if planning to move, would look into boise or slc. Obviously my bias is the northwest though.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Most striking mountain setting backing a city would have to be Anchorage. The Chugach range as a very sharp rise right up from sea level.

Seattle on a clear day is an "Oh my god" mountin setting. Casades to the east and Olympic Range to the west, and Mount Rainier 70 miles south of Seattle at 14,000+ (rising up from sea level in that short distance) is a sight to behold.

Approaching Salt Lake City and driving towards the Wasatch range is also like "wow"!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs, 650,000 metro. Elevation, 6000-7000 AMSL. In our backyard is Pikes Peak. At 14,115, it's the highest easternmost peak in the rockies.

Metros in the Mountains-800px-pikes_peak_from_co_springs.jpg

Courtesy of Wikipedia
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: IN
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Reno/Lake Tahoe.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Vancouver, B.C. sure is nice. Also, Knoxville seems like a great place. I need to see a game at Neyland Stadium before I die and here the Vols fans sing RockyTop.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Grand Forks, ND
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Some of the mountains around Seattle, all pictures from flickr

Olympics on the west side, rising out of the ocean (or Puget Sound depending on which side of them you are on) to 8000 feet:


Seattle from Somerset hill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39064538@N00/4770816232/ - broken link) by hightechrider (http://www.flickr.com/people/39064538@N00/ - broken link), on Flickr


Seattle, Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountain (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbn/5660627150/ - broken link) by longbachnguyen (http://www.flickr.com/people/lbn/ - broken link), on Flickr

The cascades on the east side, the non-volcanic mountains rising in some cases to nearly 10000 feet from sea level:


Seattle Skyline from the ferry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/4735286229/ - broken link) by sjb4photos (http://www.flickr.com/people/sjb4photos/ - broken link), on Flickr


Seattle, WA from Green Mountain (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhlsilverdale/3249722104/ - broken link) by MHLSilverdale (http://www.flickr.com/people/mhlsilverdale/ - broken link), on Flickr

Mount Rainier, 14411 feet from Puget Sound at sea level:


Seattle - Mount Rainier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronniewiggin/5244374015/ - broken link) by Ronnie Wiggin (http://www.flickr.com/people/ronniewiggin/ - broken link), on Flickr
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Asheville gets one mention on this whole thread about mountain cities???? I have a hard time understanding that, especially with views like this..




http://ashevillerealtyteam.com/images/_gallery/Asheville%20Beauty%20photos/Skyline%20photos/City%20Skyline%20through%20trees.JPG (broken link)



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Old 08-17-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Charleston, West Virginia
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