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Old 02-04-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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what are some decent sized metro areas (750k+) located in or very near mountains?

The ones i can think of

Denver (duh)
LA
Pittsburgh (big hills)?
Portland
Seattle



others?
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Add Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Tucson to the list. Boise and Albuquerque are almost big enough to be on the list also.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Albuquerque has over 800,000 in the metro and has a big mountain on the edge of the city and is closer to the mountain than the other cities on your list.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Syracuse is within an hour to an hour and a half of the Adirondacks. It's metro is about 750,000(give or take). Also, the Catskills are about 2 hours from Syracuse too.

Albany is about the same distance from the Adirondacks as Syracuse is as well. That area is close to the Berkshires of Massachusetts too. That metro, which includes Schenectady and Troy, has about 900,000 or so.

Actually, NYC isn't too far from the Catskills either. About a couple of hours, if that.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Sacramento is FLAT, but it is only about 50 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains so it counts as "near" mountains. 1.5 hours puts you at the Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Denver is actually very flat, but of course, it's at the edge of The Rockies and it's called The Mile High City.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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What he said. Portland and Seattle are hilly, but not in the mts. Pittsburgh is hilly, generally referred to as being in "the foothills of the Alleghenies". The University of Pittsburgh is referred to as the first college west of the Alleghenies.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Las Vegas and San Diego.

Atlanta and Charlotte aren't too far from mountains, either.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville has over a million in its CSA and is right next to the Great Smoky Mountains.



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Old 02-04-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Denver is actually very flat, but of course, it's at the edge of The Rockies and it's called The Mile High City.
Its not called the mile high city because of the mountains, but because of its elevation. but yea, its very ugly flat until you reach the western parts of the metro
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