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View Poll Results: Do you prefer New York City or the Los Angeles area?
New York City 129 70.49%
Los Angeles 54 29.51%
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Here's a cute little pic of L. A., taken from an actual mountain Courtesy of WonderlandPark

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Old 01-11-2008, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Daytime Courtesy of WonderlandPark
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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Maine?
The highest mountain in Maine is Mt. Katahdin at 5,267 feet.
Mt. Wilson, which can be seen in many Los Angeles postscard photos in the distance behind downtown L.A. is 5,710 feet. And there are many more peaks much higher than that in Los Angeles county.
I don't consider anything below 7,000 ft to be a mountain. There is no mountain east of the Missippi. There are ant hills. And Maine is cold and lame.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Maine?
The highest mountain in Maine is Mt. Katahdin at 5,267 feet.
Mt. Wilson, which can be seen in many Los Angeles postscard photos in the distance behind downtown L.A. is 5,710 feet. And there are many more peaks much higher than that in Los Angeles county.
Yes, but that mountain is not within L.A. proper, which is what I was referring to. The "mountains" in L.A. are hills. And yes, Maine has mountains too, which was also my point. Someone said that hills in the east coast would be labeled as "alpine", which I find ridiculous.

http://outdoors.mainetoday.com/trailhead/Big%20K.JPG (broken link)
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Favorite U.S. Cities to Live In
After NYC, San Diego and Seattle, the trend is to go West with one exception: San Francisco, CA (which dropped from #2 to #4). Las Vegas, NV remained the same as last year (#5); while Orlando, FL (#6, jumping up from #14), Honolulu, HI (#7, dropping from #6), Phoenix, AZ (#8, moving up from tied for #12), Denver, CO (tied for #9, dropping from tied for #7) and Los Angeles, CA (tied for #9, up from #11) all changed positions. Returning to the list of the 15 top cities this year are Charlotte, NC at #13 and Miami, FL at #15. Dropping out of the top 15 are Atlanta, GA (tied for #7) and Nashville, TN (#15).



Harris Interactive | The Harris Poll - The Coasts Are Tops as California and New York City Are Most Popular Places People Would Choose to Live
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Yes, but that mountain is not within L.A. proper, which is what I was referring to. The "mountains" in L.A. are hills. And yes, Maine has mountains too, which was also my point. Someone said that hills in the east coast would be labeled as "alpine", which I find ridiculous.
The highest mountain in the city limits of Los Angeles is Mt. Lukens at 5,074 feet. That is definitely a mountain!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I don't consider anything below 7,000 ft to be a mountain. There is no mountain east of the Missippi. There are ant hills. And Maine is cold and lame.
Geologically speaking, a mountain is any range in which any peak is at least 3,000 feet.
There has to be a geologic term because if you ask 10 different people what is considered to be a mountain, you will get 10 different answers.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I prefer Los Angeles because it has so much potential in many areas to be even better than NYC, and it is actually pretty dense and walkable in many areas. The only downside in transit (subway). In NYC, you can catch the train from basically anywhere in the city. In Los Angeles, that isn't the case (hopefully it changes by 2020 when all of the new subway lines are suppose to be complete).
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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NYC - no contest. They are completely different places.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Los Angeles. This has been confirmed by New Yorkers themselves who have moved to LA in mass for the last 50 plus years and counting.....

Although the NY metro area does have some nice qualities.
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