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Old 06-19-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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Why don't you live in Rochester, MN? it's pretty cool not that i know or anything
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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Which 3 national parks is Seattle close to?
Olympic National Park
Mt. Rainier National Park
North Cascades National Park
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Out of those I would say Seattle--there are plenty of parks nearby and it has a very outdoorsy vibe to it. San Francisco is great but it is extremely dense and not great for outdoor activities.

If you are willing to go south, you should consider Austin-- it has a scenic 10 mile hike and bike loop around the lake downtown. There are always joggers and cyclists out on it, and it connects to a 7.5 mile wilderness hiking trail flanked by rock climbing walls, that follows a creek that's great for swimming-- right in the middle of town. There are lots of runners and bikers here and you can actually enjoy the outdoors year-round (except for maybe August).

NYCers and San Franciscans are flocking to Austin in droves-- it really is becoming the place to be for liberal-minded, outdoorsy young people, as well as the yuppies, hipsters and hippies.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Almost any city in the West offers such convenience.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Default Cities With Best Access to the Outdoors

Travel & Leisure recently came out with a list of rankings on this topic.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/afc/...subcategory/49

Top 1 - 10

Portland
Denver
Honolulu
Seattle
Santa Fe
San Diego
Minneapolis
Austin
Charleston
San Francisco
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Hermitage, Tennessee
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Default Salt Lake City

Outdoor opportunities are endless here year round
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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It is hands down SEATTLE. I live here now and I used to live in California my whole life, but Seattle is great! It does rain, but not that much and is a large stereotype. It has very moderate climates and there is absolutely no city as beautiful with Puget Sound, Olympic and Cascade mountains, and all the forests. Portland is great, but not as much as Seattle because it is smaller and Denver is bad. I thought when i went there i was landing in the middle of nowhere and it does not have the forests as one might think around it. Seattle is the best choice.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:46 AM
 
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It is hands down SEATTLE. I live here now and I used to live in California my whole life, but Seattle is great! It does rain, but not that much and is a large stereotype. It has very moderate climates and there is absolutely no city as beautiful with Puget Sound, Olympic and Cascade mountains, and all the forests. Portland is great, but not as much as Seattle because it is smaller and Denver is bad. I thought when i went there i was landing in the middle of nowhere and it does not have the forests as one might think around it. Seattle is the best choice.
This thread started 1 1/2 years ago, the op is currently looking into moving to Fort Greene, NY.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:38 AM
 
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It is hands down SEATTLE. I live here now and I used to live in California my whole life, but Seattle is great! It does rain, but not that much and is a large stereotype. It has very moderate climates and there is absolutely no city as beautiful with Puget Sound, Olympic and Cascade mountains, and all the forests. Portland is great, but not as much as Seattle because it is smaller and Denver is bad. I thought when i went there i was landing in the middle of nowhere and it does not have the forests as one might think around it. Seattle is the best choice.
I have found that to be true as well. And to all, thank you for the helpful post.

I'm aware this is an old post, but the information is still appreciated.
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