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Yes 158 77.45%
Not at all/didn't care 46 22.55%
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Roselle, NJ
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Just wondering.
Honestly, I moved to where i live now because the rent was cheap for its location and the area was fairly on the safe side... I have yet to own a home yet, so scenery might be another must on my checklist when i do my home hunting.

How important is it to you?
Would you be in your home if the scenery was bland?
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Not necessarily the scenery "around here" but one thing that keeps me anchored to the area is access to the Wisconsin Northwoods.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I couldn't get used to the "barren" look of the West during the two years I lived in Montana. I didn't find it beatiful at all, except maybe when it snowed and the mountains were capped.

I need the lush green shade and gorgeous, leafy Autumns of the East Coast. I'll take the humidity in order to have it any day.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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For me, no. I would be very happy if I never saw another palm tree again in my life. For the majority of people who live here, yes the scenery is THE reason to live here.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Ditto what TANaples said about the palm trees. I hate palm trees.

But I love the Pacific Northwest's scenery. I love seeing huge, lush, forested mountains towering in the distance whenever I look out of my windows in my house or whenever I drive anywhere in my city.

Granted this is just where I grew up so living here is more a matter of convenience than anything. But the scenery is really important to me. I can't imagine not having it. Day to day life would just feel so much less inspiring...
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: IN
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Living in NH that features lots of trees is very important to me. It really adds to the niceness of the community and the quality of life. When you live in the woods you can quickly begin to identify various tree types. Road salt is injurious to some tree types (white pine in particular). I get depressed when I have to visit family in Kansas City because it is just so open and not as lush.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Global citizen
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the scenery is definitely not a reason why i live here. Orlando has no unique sceneries, its so boring. I think the pacific northwest has the best scenery in the country.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: British Columbia.
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the scenery is definitely not a reason why i live here. Orlando has no unique sceneries, its so boring. I think the pacific northwest has the best scenery in the country.

Agreed, its not all dry and barren like the rocky mountain states, yet its not flat and boring like the midwest, and the mountains are much bigger and snowcapped compared to anything on the east coast. PNW rules for scenery.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I was born here.

But the Ozarks provide awesome scenery.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Living in the Piedmont of NC, the scenery is not too unique; my only requirement was some trees behind the house instead of another house right on top of us. Sadly, that's become a bit unique given the trends in neighborhood development.

When we lived in Colorado and Arizona, I was keen on having a view from our house. In Colorado, we had a sweet view of Horsetooth Mtn, Longs Peak and the Mummy Range! I loved waking up each morning and looking out on the mountains.
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