Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate

  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2015 4:11 PM GMT
    Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/17/every-county-in-america-ranked-by-natural-beauty/
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    Aug 21, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    Q9342221 saidHa ha! As I read your subject line, the first county I thought of was Ventura County. And, sure enough, they turned out to be number one!

    I think that much of Calif is very beautiful though I found where most people live it's less natural beauty and more artificial. Very few trees, miniature front lawns. some of those places don't even have room for sidewalks. They pack'm in out there.

    But just to check the Calif ego a tad, there's this from the article:

    "...sorry, Alaska and Hawaii residents -- the USDA didn't have some of the data for your states (a common problem), so you're left out of the rankings. It's probably for the best, since Hawaii would probably have swept the top of the rankings, what with it being an island paradise and all.


    What I thought especially interesting in the article was this:

    "...I stumbled on these numbers after reading about a recent study linking natural amenities to religiosity. (U.S. counties with nicer weather and surroundings tend to have less religious residents.)...


    And what surprised me until I gave it more thought was Miami-Dade's lower appeal compared to much of the rest of Florida. Because while the coast is nice and where it meets the Everglades is interesting there's not much in between.

    Monroe County (the Keys) 59
    Martin (Stuart) 88
    Palm Beach 108
    Pinellas (St. Pete) 117
    Collier (Naples) 120
    Broward (Lauderdale) 123
    Sarasota 144
    Hillsboro (Tampa) 175
    Orange (Orlando) 314
    Dade (Miami) 838 of 3,111
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    Aug 22, 2015 3:59 AM GMT
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