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Old 02-02-2019, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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I love mountains, so top 3 mountains cities/towns, village and it has to be nearby mountains(over 10.000 ft) so no Pittsburgh and the likes.

Innsbruck- next door to some of the most beautiful mountains in Austria, Italy, and Switzerland

Santiago Chile - Crazy high mountains
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:37 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Banff, Alberta

Interlaken, Switzerland
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Banff
Zermatt
Innsbruck
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Just realized I haven't been in many mountain towns.

--- Sucre, Bolivia

-- Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

-- Boquete, Panama

Honorable mention --

Pokhara, Nepal
Orofino, Idaho
Antigua, Guatemala

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Old 02-02-2019, 08:48 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Banff, Alberta

Interlaken, Switzerland
Oops forgot my third pick....

Kitzbuhel, Austria
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:54 AM
 
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Definitely Chongqing, China
One of the largest mountain cities in the world too. (Maybe no need to say one of).



For smaller towns, I pick Kangding lol


For international western cities, I pick Lugano.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I have experience in the Alps and the Andes.

I would second any city among Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria (also Monaco, Germany, Lichtenstein, Slovenia).

Would not go back to Andes.

I was wondering about any Himalayan cities, and so India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Butan, Nepal.

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Definitely Chongqing, China
One of the largest mountain cities in the world too. (Maybe no need to say one of).


For smaller towns, I pick Kangding lol
Those two places seem a bit far from the Himalayas.

Can anyone point to any cities/town in Himalayas that a "westerner" might feel comfortable living in?
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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Top 3 Alpha Cities by Topographical Variance-50 Miles/80 Kilometers*

1. Santiago, Chile: 19,902 ft.
2. Mexico City, Mexico: 14,606 ft.
3. Bogota, Colombia: 13,192 ft.

Most mountainous capital at short range: Thimphu, Bhutan (I think)
Within 2: 3,602 ft. Within 10: 9,472 ft.
Most mountainous capital at long range: Kathmandu, Nepal 24,052 ft. within 50 miles
Most mountainous surrounds for a city, anywhere in the world (I'm pretty sure, at least): Pokhara, Nepal (26,407 within 50)

Towns:
Winter Olympic Sites With the Greatest Immediate and Long Range Variance
Chamonix, France (5,012 within 2, 13,901 within 10, 14,957 within 50)
Saint Moritz, Switzerland (3,412 within 2, 8,711 within 10)
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (3,793 within 2, 7,835 within 10)
Albertville, France (15,115 within 50)
Squaw Valley, CA, United States (13,944 within 50)

Coastal:
Santa Marta-Colombia likely has highest near coastal mountains on earth of any city. Within 10 miles: 5,174 ft. Within 50 miles: 18,684 ft.

Major Coastal Cities that also have Major Mountains nearby:
Lima, Peru: Within 50: 16,483'
Taipei, Taiwan: Within 50: 12,772' Within 10: 3,678'
Los Angeles: Within 50: 10,062'
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I don't know many cities near mountains, so my opinion would be biased, but I visited Lucerne, in Switzerland, and I found it absolutely lovely. I would go back there as many times as I could.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Top 3 Alpha Cities by Topographical Variance-50 Miles/80 Kilometers*

1. Santiago, Chile: 19,902 ft.
2. Mexico City, Mexico: 14,606 ft.
3. Bogota, Colombia: 13,192 ft.

Most mountainous capital at short range: Thimphu, Bhutan (I think)
Within 2: 3,602 ft. Within 10: 9,472 ft.
Most mountainous capital at long range: Kathmandu, Nepal 24,052 ft. within 50 miles
Most mountainous surrounds for a city, anywhere in the world (I'm pretty sure, at least): Pokhara, Nepal (26,407 within 50)

Towns:
Winter Olympic Sites With the Greatest Immediate and Long Range Variance
Chamonix, France (5,012 within 2, 13,901 within 10, 14,957 within 50)
Saint Moritz, Switzerland (3,412 within 2, 8,711 within 10)
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (3,793 within 2, 7,835 within 10)
Albertville, France (15,115 within 50)
Squaw Valley, CA, United States (13,944 within 50)

Coastal:
Santa Marta-Colombia likely has highest near coastal mountains on earth of any city. Within 10 miles: 5,174 ft. Within 50 miles: 18,684 ft.

Major Coastal Cities that also have Major Mountains nearby:
Lima, Peru: Within 50: 16,483'
Taipei, Taiwan: Within 50: 12,772' Within 10: 3,678'
Los Angeles: Within 50: 10,062'
Wow, really good info !!!
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