We have many of these types of residences.
Would you prefer living on the flat ground just far enough away to see a great view of the mountain at all hours of the day or night, or living on the side of a mountain where you look out from the mountain to the city lights and houses?
I prefer the view looking up at the mountain. I have shared many photos on this site of the views of Camelback Mountain from my bedroom and I really do enjoy looking up at the mountain.
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