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View Poll Results: Preferred Topography
Forests 16 84.21%
Desert 1 5.26%
Little bit of both 2 10.53%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-30-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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For the poll, I would have added:
Coastal areas and or flat land

I've lived in various terrains on 2 different continents. I've not yet lived near the coastline or in/near the desert.

Overall I like hilly topography, lush forests and mountains relatively near by (few hours drive). I really dislike super flat land which is sometimes near the coasts.

I do like visiting the beach on vacation, but I don't think I want to live that close to the ocean. I also like vacationing in the desert areas as well, not sure about living in it.
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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For the poll, I would have added:
Coastal areas and or flat land

I've lived in various terrains on 2 different continents. I've not yet lived near the coastline or in/near the desert.

Overall I like hilly topography, lush forests and mountains relatively near by (few hours drive). I really dislike super flat land which is sometimes near the coasts.

I do like visiting the beach on vacation, but I don't think I want to live that close to the ocean. I also like vacationing in the desert areas as well, not sure about living in it.
Agree with not wanting to live in flat areas like Florida. It has beautiful fauna and nice to visit , though
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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Your poll offers but two choices: forests and deserts. There are a lot more biomes than that. Grasslands, for instance. Savannahs. Chaparral (a sort of forest, perhaps, but nothing like the woodlands of the East that you reference). Some others. Beyond that, much of the eastern woodlands have been felled for agricultural purposes, and urban areas are rarely forested to any significant degree.

I like geographic diversity. There are many places where one can be in the arid desert, yet ten or twenty miles away rise forested mountain flanks. There are glaciers in California less than ten miles from desert scrub, usually with forests between the two. Many of the western states have deserts or semi-arid lowlands or tablelands nearly adjacent to wetter and forested highlands.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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I'm in the Mojave for another few years. I miss trees so badly. I can always drive a couple hours.
OTOH there are really no fleas or mosquitoes to speak of.
There's a lot to be said for the desert. I just need green.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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As much as I love trees and nature, too much forest is rather cloying.

I prefer a bit of both. Think dry forest or steppe, like this:



Ugly? Maybe, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if you're a true nature lover, you have to enjoy the best of both worlds.
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