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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 431 of 451 (15,556 Views)
I have always loved the beach...the smell of the ocean and the sounds of the waves and cries of the birds are the most calming sounds to me. My husband, however, is a mountain man... He loves the silence of the woods. We compromise...summer in the mountains, winter by the beach.
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 432 of 451 (4,688 Views)
Luckily I have the best of both worlds.  I live in Corvallis, OR, which is between the Cascades and the ocean.  Can be in the mountains or at the coast in under an hour .....
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 433 of 451 (4,573 Views)

I would take the beach in a warm place in the winter and the mountains in the summer. Of course, I'd want a lake close by tthe mountains.
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 434 of 451 (4,306 Views)
I was born at the feet of the Big Horns in Wyoming and spent much time in Colorado's Rockies. My home for many years has been near the Pacific in California. I would like to state with great assurance that in California we have it all. The Pacific is at my doorstep; the Sierra Nevada a skip and jump off to the east. As I see the question, however, the choice is not between beach and mountains but ocean and mountains. Mountains have plenty of high-country lakes and their beaches, but the ocean is a world of its own.
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 435 of 451 (4,238 Views)
We live in the country about 2 miles east of the left coast. It gives us stable weather without extremes. We do get earthquakes, however. And straightening the road in front of our house was nixed by the city.
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 436 of 451 (4,056 Views)
Oh give me the mountains anytime!!  But not where you get all the snow.  Someplace like Asheville NC.  I was also in Washington in November and loved the pines.  I don't know how bad the winters would be there though.  I don't mind the drizzly days though.  If I want the sound of water, a wonderful mountain brook or stream would be great.  I like to see sunsets at the beaches, and to spend a few hours there, but then I'm good to go (back to the mountains).  So where do I live?  In Indiana, surrounded by CORN!!
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 437 of 451 (3,970 Views)
Beach ..beach ...beach...Love It!
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 438 of 451 (3,788 Views)
Beach!
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 439 of 451 (3,653 Views)
I've lived near both & loved both, but the mountains with a lake wins out.  A mountain + a lake offer many more opportunities to use + explore, than the ocean does.Wink
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

Message 440 of 451 (3,570 Views)
I love the mountains for a visit, but I would rather live on the beach somewhere warm year-round.