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

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Have lived in both places,  Beaches and Mountains have good and bad points. The beach can be warm, wonderful, then cold miserable, high waves.  The mountains can be absolutly gorgeous, Springtime come to mind, more to do than on the beach.  Yes it gets cold windy, snow, in the mountains.  Both places are great to visit and live.  Be prepared for a  great titme at either.

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

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Beach!!! I have ocean water flowing through my veins.....!!! The smell of the ocean makes me happy. I love the mountains and have enjoyed many wonderful times there, but no place could come close to the beach!!! Even as crowed as it can be......the beach, the beach, the beach!!!!!

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

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I would choose to be near the coolness of mountains! Beaches are nice vacation places, but long term, the fresh air and cool breezes win out!
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

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Well, you can climb the mountains, hunt in the forests, fish the streams, hike and see some breathtaking views, snow ski in the mountains, drive/bike some really curvy fun roads in the mountains, and it is always cooler in the mountains than at the base. 

 

All that being said, I prefer the ocean any day. I am a consumate beach walker, a shell seeker, a snorkeler, a swimmer, and a picnicing-adult-beverage-drinking, people watching machine. I have a toast for every sunset, a sand auger for my umbrella, & a taste for salt on my skin & sand between my toes. Nothing is better than the sound of surf to lull you to sleep, and no one sleeps better than one who has spent their day ON the beach. Pack up the cooler, the swimsuit, the sunscreen & the beach chairs: I'm IN!! 

 

We can go for a couple of days to the mountains, but the beach is where I find peace.

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

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Not hard to answer.

You can only LOOK at mountains. And usually boring.

Beaches can be used. Boating, swimming, fishing, etc.

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

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Living in Rock Hill, SC we have the best of everything.  It is 3hrs to the beach, 2hrs to the mountains and near a big city but not in it.  We only occassionally get a dusting of snow, hurricanes are almost no worry this far inland and we have wonderful weather. 

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

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I would live in the mountains. I enjoy the peace and solitude that I find there.

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Somewhere in between? I love the water, but I also love the desert AND the mountains. The one absolute condition for me is being near a university or artists' hub, somewhere with cultural options -- and not just high, but also low!

 

Right now, I'm in NYC, where I was born, bred (& corrupted) and where I've spent two-thirds of my life (having lived in Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and spent some time in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Paris). But I need to get out soon. As someone once said: Live in New York City, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in California, but leave before it makes you soft. After so many years of big city living, I think I need some softening, so plan to move out west in the next couple of years!

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

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I would live near the beach; the ocean air and the smell of the ocean salts ;sounds good to me, living in the
midwest west I'm ready for the ocean.
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Re: Would you rather live by the beach or in the mountains?

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My husband and I always talked of retiring in the Smokies, but now we have two grandsons, 4 and 1, who live in Melbourne, Florida .... so now it's very difficult! I just hate heat, but love those boys ... and we are in Ohio and are tired of winters!!!!! What to do????