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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 06-29-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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I have lived mostly in the Eastern US , but now in the southwest. Going from lush to dust is an adjustment I can not get use to. Sure there is some green here in Phoenix , but its sparse and feels really artificial. Which do you prefer to live in?
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:39 PM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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We live in Oregon, foothills of the Cascade range. I love the forested hills on all sides and a beautiful river flowing about a hundred yards south of us. I don't think I would enjoy living in the desert at all.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:04 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Beaches
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:19 AM
 
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BTW, the choices you listed aren't topography. Topography implies the shape and formations of land; mountains, rivers, valleys, beaches, plains, canyons, etc. Your poll just listed the stuff that grows on top of topography.

So, even though your poll didn't offer any topographic options, here's an answer anyway. I prefer mountains.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:37 AM
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Same here, mountains and sometimes beaches... love mountains !
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:55 AM
 
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I like steep, tree-covered mountains, like in this pic.





That's Front St. in Issaquah Wa, a small valley surrounded on three side by steep mountains, everywhere you look there is a wall of green.


So I prefer rugged terrain, but like the valleys between too.


Thx
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I have lived mostly in the Eastern US , but now in the southwest. Going from lush to dust is an adjustment I can not get use to. Sure there is some green here in Phoenix , but its sparse and feels really artificial. Which do you prefer to live in?
I was returning from a trip out west, canít remember where but it was arid. It was late at night, I was driving back from Dulles taking some roads less traveled. It was nice and I had the windows down. The air was humid, sweet smelling and there was a constant sound of frogs and insects. I still remember thinking it felt like a jungle, alive and teeming with life. Thereís a big difference for sure, IMO. I like that feeling of life everywhere, crowding in from all sides.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I have to have greenery and forests around me; I could never live in a place without plenty of trees. I like some rolling hills...



I also could not live anywhere that does not have water nearby :: Most kinds of water will do but I really prefer freshwater and love living near a Great Lake:



I did visit Phoenix a couple of times for business and while the landscape was interesting, I couldn't see myself living there.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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I could never live anywhere in the Southwest. Too hot, too dry, and not enough vegetation. I like plenty of greenery, forests and fields with rolling hills, like much of the Northeastern US was before suburban sprawl.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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I was returning from a trip out west, canít remember where but it was arid. It was late at night, I was driving back from Dulles taking some roads less traveled. It was nice and I had the windows down. The air was humid, sweet smelling and there was a constant sound of frogs and insects. I still remember thinking it felt like a jungle, alive and teeming with life. Thereís a big difference for sure, IMO. I like that feeling of life everywhere, crowding in from all sides.
You would be a good writer
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