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View Poll Results: Where would you prefer to live?
By the ocean 39 60.94%
By the mountains 25 39.06%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-28-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Guajara View Post
Why decide for one of them, if you can have both. I like the ocean and the mountains.
There are many cities which have both.
LA
Nice
Catania
Pescara
Honolulu
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Naples
Sochi
Vancouver
Seattle
Athens
Antalya
Cape town
and many more

Yep. One of the best in Australia for mountains and coast is Hobart, although technically it's at the mouth of the Derwent river.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=h...00%3B940%3B627
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Guajara View Post
Why decide for one of them, if you can have both. I like the ocean and the mountains.
There are many cities which have both.
LA
Nice
Catania
Pescara
Honolulu
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Naples
Sochi
Vancouver
Seattle
Athens
Antalya
Cape town
and many more
This is a beautiful city.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I grew up in a house very near to the ocean and just walkable distance to mountains..that's why we call it "Bondoc Peninsula".

US west coast seems to be the best location of having both.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I grew up in a house very near to the ocean and just walkable distance to mountains..that's why we call it "Bondoc Peninsula".

US west coast seems to be the best location of having both.
Very true although I would think that Scandinavia and New Zealand would be no slouches in this regard either. As far as the US west coast though:

Los Angeles
http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...ountains2.jpeg

Seattle
http://www.todaysphoto.org/potd/seat...-mountains.jpg

With these two cities, the mountains are closest to the ocean relatively. Outside of the cities, the other side of the mountains in the Seattle photo has those mountains meet the pacific.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I like both, but I find even though I live near mountains, the ocean is better for me. I have terrible sinus problems, and I live in the Southwest Deserts surrounded by Mountain ranges. I have a terrible time with clogged sinuses, that just seem stuffed up all the time. The air is very dry in the desert. The ocean air is much easier for me to breathe. Only problem is. Where the ocean is, is where the high COL is. Think San Diego.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I like both, but I find even though I live near mountains, the ocean is better for me. I have terrible sinus problems, and I live in the Southwest Deserts surrounded by Mountain ranges. I have a terrible time with clogged sinuses, that just seem stuffed up all the time. The air is very dry in the desert. The ocean air is much easier for me to breathe. Only problem is. Where the ocean is, is where the high COL is. Think San Diego.
If you think San Diego is bad then San Francisco will give you a straight up heart attack.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I get the best of both, living within 3 km of the beach and 9 km of snowy peaks.

I would choose ocean because I spend much more time there over the year, than I do in the mountains. It's good to have skiing close by though.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:54 AM
 
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I choose mountains. I would not like living next to the world's biggest sewers.
I agree!!
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Very true although I would think that Scandinavia and New Zealand would be no slouches in this regard either. As far as the US west coast though:

Los Angeles
http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...ountains2.jpeg

Seattle
http://www.todaysphoto.org/potd/seat...-mountains.jpg

With these two cities, the mountains are closest to the ocean relatively. Outside of the cities, the other side of the mountains in the Seattle photo has those mountains meet the pacific.
My only concern with seaside living is the possible tsunami.


Is the west coast safe from Tsunami for a possible undersea earthquake in the Pacific Ocean?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I am an ocean person mainly so I would take the sea but I would not like living where it would be more than a few hours drive to the Mountains.
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